On Thursday, September 1st @ 6:30PM, SNACKLEBOX will be an enjoyable and engaging showcase of performances by local and regional artists, presented outdoors at the scenic Hovland Town Hall.

The evening opens with a set by multidisciplinary artist Rebekah Crisanta de Ybarra (ST PAUL), then storytelling by Shannon CrossBear (Hovland) featuring her puppet Angelic, and ending with “Tucker’s Robot”, a puppet play by Open Eye Theater (MPLS).


Thursday September 1 st
Hovland Town Hall –
4967 E Hwy 61 Hovland, MN


SNACKS provided!

Bring a blanket or chair.
In the event of rain, we’ll move inside.

Call 573-694-8789 with accessibility questions.

Presented by Tamarack Art & Practice.

This activity is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant
from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. This activity is made possible in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the State’s general fund and its arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

About the performers and presenters:
Open Eye Theatre is nationally recognized for bringing a visual feast of evocative figure theater to the stage.The company’s whimsical yet profound work surprises and delights whether experienced in their historic theater in Minneapolis or throughout the Twin Cities with the Driveway Tour. This year, the Driveway Tour comes to the North Shore with Tucker’s Robot, a play about a young boy who needs to go back in time to learn how to face his fears. Together, Tucker and his robot discover the importance of friendship on the journey to boldly being yourself. Contains puppetry, live music, and fun for families and children of all ages.

Shannon CrossBear is a beautiful, powerful, spiritual Ojibwe /Irish woman who articulates her purpose as demonstrating and promoting gentle healing and expresses her commitment to healing through her work in the world. She is a skilled educator, storyteller, author, columnist, and has written and produced several short plays. Shannon’s greatest hope is for healing the sacred hoop of life so that all can experience good health and happiness. She utilizes her storytelling wagon as a stage to share a variety of stories that range from true accounts to fictional exaggerations.

Rebekah Crisanta de Ybarra (enrolled Maya-Lenca, El Salvador, b. Tomah, WI) is an Indigenous-Salvadoran-Norwegian-American interdisciplinary contemporary artist, musician, and culture bearer whose work is rooted in Indigenous Futurisms. Her work seeks to shift consciousness around immigration, borders, exodus and interconnectedness of Indigenous Peoples of the Americas. Her interdisciplinary social practice speaks from a perspective of Liberation Theology about shared and erased ancient histories. She writes and performs bilingual music under the pseudonym Lady Xøk.

Tamarack Art & Practice exists to connect local and regional artists and host community events in East CookCounty. The group is a collaboration between Ross Orenstein, Margaret Johnson, and Søren Olsen. These artists have worked together in various configurations since 2012; coordinating and maintaining spaces for creative process, performance, and community gathering across the country. Over the last two years, their focus has shifted to Hovland (where Ross and Margaret live), while maintaining a strong connection with the artists of the Twin Cities (where Søren lives). All three are members of the Tamarack Land Cooperative.

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