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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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Poetry! Photos! Pandemic!

Art in the Time of COVID-19 Our in-person programs are all on hiatus, like the rest of our world, as we support each other by not seeing each other. But that does not mean that art has to stop! We want to let you know about three things we’re working on. Poetry:  Semilla will be […]

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Healing art in times of trauma

We need each other more than ever! Dear friends of the Semilla Center for Healing and the Arts, Like other organizations, we have suspended all in-person activities until further notice. We want our artists, volunteers and participants in our programs to be safe and healthy.   We hope that our event “Art for All” will take […]

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Feast your eyes on this!

And your ears on this! Our Youth Photography Project is up at The Egg and I Restaurant 2828 Lyndale Ave S. in Minneapolis!  We got the word a few days ago, and put together a retrospective of youth photos from the past 12 years, including new ones from Summer 2019.  “Phillips: God’s Backyard” will be […]

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Protect the earth

Bless its people On December 15, over a hundred people walked in windchills below zero, proclaiming “We Come Bearing Peace”.  It was our annual posada procession with our mother church, St. Paul’s.  Posada is the ancient Mexican tradition of walking with Mary and Joseph, seeking shelter.  We said: “we will keep opening doors, for all […]

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We Will Keep Walking!

“We Come Bearing Peace”  December 15, 4 pm Tuesday, December 10 was International Human Rights Day.  Together with people of diverse cultures and religions, we brought the Posada to the Immigration Court in Bloomington, MN.  We even brought the big puppets of María y José (Mary and Joseph) to walk with us as the sun […]

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