Shanai Matteson

March 22, 8:30am - 10:00am CDT. Hosted at PAIKKA

part of a series on Water

About the speaker

Shanai Matteson is an artist, writer, mother and cultural organizer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Shanai is one of the founders and collaborative directors of Water Bar & Public Studio, an artist-led public benefit corporation that serves water to build relationships and transform culture.

She creates public art, media projects, stories and social spaces to build and transform relationships. Through slow and emergent arts activism, Shanai strives to change the conditions in which we create and collaborate, shifting narratives and culture, and the systems they shape. In her work as a visual artist and writer, she documents the people and experiences that move her, creating stories and artwork that honors the complex and reciprocal nature of identity, experience, place and memory.

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Additional details

What is the event like? CreativeMornings is about community and inspiration. Come for both! Registration will begin at 8:30am, and we’ll have coffee and breakfast ready for you. Coffee time is great for meeting the other CreativeMornings attendees. The talk will start at 9 followed by Q&A. We like giving high-fives.

This Month’s Theme: Water This month’s theme is Water, chosen by our chosen by our Perth chapter & illustrated by Sofia Varano.

Parking? PAIKKA has free lot parking behind the building. Enter at the Vandalia Tower Annex Entrance and you will find PAIKKA in Suite 165, down the hallway right behind our neighbor, Lake Monster Brewing.

Questions? Please let us know if you have other questions about the event: minneapolis [at]