ART IS...My Origin

ART IS...My Origin

Saturday, April 27th
7 pm

Twin Cities PBS - Street Space
172 East 4th Street
St. Paul, MN 55101

ART IS… My Origin is a sneak peek into the most sacred of creative spaces – home. This segment will explore those living room, basement, bedroom practices of freedom that led to the discovery of voice. It will look at blackness across difference and art, specifically music and poetry, as an inter-generational connector and catalyst for liberation.


Minnesota is a haven for artists – some of them well-known, others we still need to meet. That’s why TPT launched ART IS…, a multi-media and events series aimed at bringing visibility to emerging and established artists in new ways. Watch their stories here, get inspired to make something yourself and snag some tickets to these live events.

More about our artists

Tish JonesFounder & Executive Director of TruArtSpeaks, is a poet, performer, educator and organizer from Saint Paul, Minnesota. 

Donte Collins is a Black, queer American poet currently obsessed with love, lineage and their friends’ laughter. 

Al Taw’am (Arabic for The Twins), from Minneapolis, MN, is comprised of Muslim identical twin sisters Iman and Khadijah Siferllah-Griffin. They are National YoungArts Award recipients and the youngest 2-time Minnesota Sage Cowles Award for Dance recipients.

Yevrah is a Hip-Hop Emcee out of St. Paul, MN, whose politically charged music speaks on injustice and traumatic tragedy that black communities face without aid.

To discover more about the artists featured in this event, please visit

More Info:

  • All Ages
  • Doors at 6:30 PM
  • Show at 7 PM
  • Snacks available

Check out our other upcoming events in the ART IS… series:

May 7th: ART IS… Our Call For Peace

June 13th: ART IS… CreativeNativeResilience

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