Celebrate a new public artwork dedicated to Hussein Samatar

May 9, 2024

Come help celebrate a new public artwork May 28. “Common Currents” is a two-part artwork sited at each end of Samatar Crossing. It is inspired by the journeys people have undertaken to begin new chapters in Minneapolis. The wavelike sculptures include colorful steel panels inscribed with poetry by local poets. They evoke Hussein Samatar’s enduring legacy of bridging cultures.

5 p.m. May 28
East side of Samatar Crossing
Gather on the downtown side of the crossing and walk or roll with artists and poets in a poetry procession to Cedar Riverside. Experience readings from the project poets along the way. The program will close on the east side with refreshments and music.

Artwork by Ifrah Mansour, Aaron Marx and Randy Walker with poets Sun Yung Shin, Sharon M. Day, ShaVunda Brown, Aegor, Ahmed Said Salah, Sixco and Mohamed Shariff.

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