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Neighborhood Art Parties Updates

Hello Neighbors! We have updates on Art Parties, a Creative Writing Contest, and Call for Photographs to be in the Phoenix of Phillips, our neighborhood literary journal. We look forward to seeing you and hearing from you soon in this hopeful Spring! Art Parties Next Wednesday, April 7, 5:30-7pm Semilla Center will host the 2nd […]

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Semilla Center’s Neighborhood Art Parties

  Hello Neighbors! We are writing from the Semilla Center for Healing and the Arts, a small neighborhood arts organization located in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church’s education building at 2742 15th Avenue South. We are writing to you about coming together as neighbors. We had a hard year, last year, in many, many ways. One […]

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Moving Forward

I haven’t introduced myself properly. My name is Bart Buch and I’ve joined the team at Semilla Center for Healing and the Arts as the new Interim Executive Director. I took over in this position during a pandemic, civil unrest, amended summer programs, and a huge relational transition for the organization. The founders of the Semilla Center […]

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Give to the max!

Strange times, 2020.  Many challenges for all of us: economic, social, political, emotional, spiritual.  No one could have predicted all that has happened this year, and all of us have been affected in many ways. In the middle of all this upheaval, we at the Semilla Center have sought to continue to do what we […]

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Peace Is Beauty—Beauty Makes for Peace

Please Give to Keep it Growing! 2020 has been a stressful year for all of us, and for the community we love so much. The pandemic, the recession, the struggle for racial justice have demanded a lot of our energy and spirit.  It has been a challenge to remain hopeful.  Yet, at the same time, […]

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Peace Lantern Procession

Semilla Center for Healing and the Arts will lead-free, public, outdoor lantern making workshops for the upcoming Peace Lantern Procession walking through East Phillips and Midtown Phillips neighborhoods. This has been an especially hard year for many, and struggles for inner and outer peace are escalated. The procession is to bring hope and peace to […]

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Love in The Time of Pandemic

Art Nourishes the Spirit! Yes, the title of this blog is taken from Gabriel Garcia Márquez’ wonderful book. The pandemic has changed life for everyone and everybody. But it hasn’t changed the importance of art to inspire our lives. From the murals that arose after the murder of George Floyd to the chalk art in […]

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Bright Spots!

Semilla’s Young Leaders and Artists have been busy this summer creating public art to brighten up spots with hope, beauty, and imagination in the Midtown and East Phillips neighborhoods. The Young Leaders, led by Angie Barerra and Ana Freeburg, created murals, yarn art, a puppet show, gardened, and distributed food this summer from June 22 […]

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The Eyes Have It!

Semilla’s First On-line Photography Contest The results of our “What’s Arting Around in Your House”  Photography Contest are in.  Thanks to all of you who entered photos, and special thanks to our judge, Jorge Amerigo!  Prize winners received gift certificates from two local businesses: Manny’s Tortas and Pow Wow Grounds. First place in our Youth […]

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Lights! Action! Poetrgrophyy!

Semilla On-Line, from Your Very Home! While the stay-at-home order is still in place, art and healing still happen.  We are listening closely to our government officials and health leaders about when, and under what circumstances, we may be able to have in-person classes and events.  We still hope to have some kind of summer […]

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