First Artist Now Showing at Minneapolis Shop

 

As Cycles for Change developed a vision for the new Minneapolis shop, we dreamed of creating a warm, welcoming space not only for all types of bicyclists but also for everyone in our neighborhood communities. Cycles for Change is excited to announce another step in the evolution toward building a broad community space–a dedicated artwork area! Our focus will be on emerging Black, Indigenous, and people of color artists from neighborhoods near the Minneapolis shop.

For our first artist, Cycles for Change is excited to feature the prints of Kenneth Rivera.

Here is what Kenneth has to say about his art and his process:

“I use painting as a visual process to journal my dreams. Dreams occur involuntarily in the mind and they are fleeting. As a result, I am driven to capture the fleeting images, ideas, emotions and sensations of dreams. Over the last 13 years of painting I have noticed recurring dreams with intense opposition. Many of my paintings explore motifs such as identity, family, love and can interpreted as personal, reflective, and hopeful dreams. Nightmares on the other hand, have created paintings which convey a sense of despair, anger, and chaos. The challenge of painting the juxtaposition of my dreams has helped me develop a restorative and meditative insight about myself.”

Learn more about Kenneth and his work at https://solylunagallery.squarespace.com/ or follow him on Instagram: @solylunagallery.​

Kenneth’s prints will be up through mid-January and are for sale. (They are print versions of his larger paintings). They can be purchased (cash only, exact change) at the shop. Also, stop by the Seward Winter Frolic this weekend (December 2-3) to meet Kenneth.

Seward Winter Frolic is December 1-3!

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Seward Winter Frolic, an annual art crawl and festival, will take place December 1-3, 2017. On Saturday, December 2nd, stop by the C4C-Minneapolis shop for fun and holiday gifts. We’ll have refreshments and treats, fix-a-flat clinics at 2pm and 4pm, and a selection of Bench Pressed hand lettered cards for sale.

 Also during the Seward Winter Frolic, wonderful C4C community member and tile artist Leann E. Johnson will be selling “unique, colorful, hand-glazed ceramic tiles, tile coaster sets, Two-Way Tile Trays®, ornaments, and handmade tile jewelry” at Faith Mennonite Church (2720 E. 22nd St). During the Frolic, 5% of her sales will be donated to Cycles for Change. Many thanks to Leann for her continued support and generosity!

Give to the Max Day giving begins today!

Give to the Max Day is an annual day of giving in Minnesota. This year’s day of giving is on Thursday, November 16, 2017, and this is one of our biggest fundraising events of the year. Our goal this year is to raise $10,000 to continue our work into 2018.

Beginning today, you can donate at any time using this donation form. Why are we using this form and not the GiveMN form? By donating through this platform, more of your donation goes to C4C!

Many times the funding we receive has limiting parameters for how it can be used within the organization. These restrictions can present challenges with covering operational costs, providing social justice training for staff and youth apprentices, and increasing neighborhood programmatic impact. We rely on your gracious financial support and continued dedication to our efforts of building a diverse and empowered community of bicyclists. Your Give to the Max Day donation has no restrictions and can fund some of the more creative, on the ground work we do to create healthier spaces and environments.

Thank you again for being a part of our C4C community!