Union Depot in downtown Saint Paul will participate in the 25th anniversary Saint Paul Art Crawl and Saint Paul Classical Music Crawl October 14-16 with visual art exhibits by 35 artists, classical music performances by four ensembles including VocalEssence and Apollo Master Chorale, and a month-long installation of the “Wishes for Peace” Origami Peace Crane Art Project that will open October 1.
The art crawl hours at Union Depot will be Friday, October 14 from 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, October 15 from noon-8 p.m.; and Sunday, October 16 from noon-5 p.m. Visual art exhibits will be displayed in the Waiting Room and will include work by painter Marjorie Moody and award-winning photographer Charles Hezsely, as well as numerous other artists. Moody’s watercolor and oil paintings are recognized for their loose, expressionistic style. Her subject matter includes florals, landscapes, figurative and abstracts. Hezsely specializes in photographing architecture, businesses, events, landscapes, and people. He leads Mobile Photography Adventure workshops in the Twin Cities and has self-published photography books. For more information about the artists’ work, please visit www.mnartists.org/Marjorie_J._Moody and www.charleshezselyphotography.com.
“Wishes for Peace” is a community engagement art project led by artist Yang Mee-Moua Yang that involves families, students, artists, businesses, organizations, schools, and communities who want to share a message of peace through art. The project goal is to engage 2,000 people who will fold 5,000 origami peace cranes, with wishes for peace written inside. The peace cranes will be displayed as an installation at Union Depot through the month of October. The cranes will then be sent to children in Saint Paul’s Sister City of Nagasaki and to Hiroshima. The peace crane idea dates back to WWII when a 12-year-old Hiroshima girl named Sadako Sasaki folded cranes with a wish for health after developing radiation sickness from the atomic bombing 10 years before. Her goal was to fold 1,000 cranes so she could recover and when she succumbed to the illness, her classmates folded the remaining cranes in her honor. Those cranes are all displayed at the Hiroshima Peace Park.
Below is a schedule of musical performances:
Music: Union Depot will participate in the Saint Paul Classical Music Crawl with a series of live performances from noon-8 p.m., Saturday, October 15. All performances will feature 15 minutes of music repeated four times, on the hour and half hour. Performances include:
- Noon-2 p.m.: Apollo Master Chorale
- 2-4 p.m.: Glorious Revolution
- 4-6 p.m.: Bach Society of Minnesota
- 6-8 p.m.: VocalEssence
The Saint Paul Art Crawl and Saint Paul Classical Music Crawl events at Union Depot are free and open to the public. For more information about the activities taking place at Union Depot, please visit www.uniondepot.org or www.facebook.com/uniondepot. For information about the Saint Paul Art Crawl, please visit www.saintpaulartcrawl.org and for information about the Saint Paul Classical Music Crawl, please visit www.saintpaulclassical.com. Visitors for the Saint Paul Art Crawl events are encouraged to explore the public art installations within Union Depot. There are five small-scale and five large-scale pieces throughout. For information visit www.uniondepot.org