Group Bicycle Ride & Tower View Barn Performance with Ben Weaver
Join artist-in-residence Ben Weaver, a musician and poet from Saint Paul, for a group bicycle ride on the Cannon Valley Trail from Red Wing Bicycle to the Anderson Center’s Tower View Barn beginning at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 24. Ben will then offer an acoustic performance and facilitate an exchange of stories at a distance in the Tower View Barn.
**Please note that due to weather the performance has been moved from the Sculpture Garden to the Barn. After assessing trail conditions & the forecast the morning of Fri, 10/23, the decision was made for the group bike ride to proceed! Dress warm and ride safe.**
Contact Red Wing Bicycle at (651) 327-2515 or email us at email@example.com to register for the group bicycle ride. Space is limited! A Cannon Valley Trail pass is required. Be sure to arrive early as the group will leave promptly at 12:30 p.m. Contact Red Wing Bicycle for more details.
Participants may also choose to register for only the performance in the Tower View Barn via the links on this page or by contacting the Anderson Center at 651-388-2009 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Face coverings are required. Again, space is limited to ensure physical distancing. Light refreshments will be provided. Performance should begin once the bicycle caravan arrives between 1:30 p.m. and 1:45 p.m.
Ben Weaver is a poet, songwriter, letterpress printer/book maker, public speaker, and endurance cyclist. Ben creates work that breaks down the emotional and systemic structures separating humans from the ability to feel our connections to the greater web of life and each other.
The songs and poems Ben writes and performs work to dispel illusions of division. Ben’s music and creative practice holds open space for the wisdom that sits within the trees, rivers, rocks, plants and animals to reignite the inherent stories of wildness and mutuality living inside us all.
During his 4 week residency at the Anderson Center Ben is continuing work on a new group of original songs, as well as a poetry manuscript-in-progress. He is excited about spending time the on-site Printmaking Studio, working on several small print pieces excerpted from the manuscript and songs he will be writing. He feels honored to have been gifted the time to focus on my work while in the presence of the other artists who will be at the center, as well as the greater Red Wing community, both human and more than human!