News advisory: 34 to graduate from Hennepin County Drug Court

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News advisory: 34 to graduate from Hennepin County Drug Court

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Hennepin County Minnesota
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contacts:
Carolyn Marinan, Communications, 612-348-5969
Spenser Bickett, Fourth Judicial District Court, 612-801-7583

34 to graduate from Hennepin County Drug Court

Hennepin County Drug Court is hosting a commencement ceremony for 34 graduates. This court works with offenders to complete drug treatment programs.

When

  • Friday, March 22
  • 12:15 p.m.

Where

  • Board room (A-2400), Hennepin County Government Center
  • 300 South Sixth Street, Minneapolis

Speakers

  • Drug Court Presiding Judge Gina Brandt
  • Drug Court Probation Officer Christian Spearman
  • Graduate Lindsay Arf
  • Graduate Raymond “Ray” Perttu

Background

Drug Court aims to increase public safety by quickly identifying and intervening to break the cycle of chemical dependency and crime. The voluntary program works with nonviolent adult offenders who are chemically dependent.
The court includes professionals from Hennepin County Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation, Hennepin County Health and Human Services, Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, Hennepin County Public Defender’s Office, Minneapolis Police Department, Fourth Judicial District Court, Hennepin County Medical Center, area treatment providers, and local partners.
For more information on Drug Court, visit the Fourth Judicial District Court webpage.

Look for more news on the Hennepin County website at hennepin.us/news.
Discover how we’re making a difference in our communities at hennepin.us/stories.

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ASI Eggstravaganza – Solar Egg Opening March 6

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Eggstravaganza – Solar Egg Sauna Opening

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

6 – 8 p.m., Artist Talk at 7 p.m.
$10 ASI members / $17 non-members

Click here to purchase tickets

Join ASI and meet visiting Swedish artists Mats Bigert and Lars Bergström on March 6 for Eggstravaganza, the opening of the new experiential exhibition Reflect: Bigert & Bergström. Celebrate the arrival of the featured Solar Egg by Bigert & Bergström for Riksbyggen, a five-meter-tall golden egg sculpture that’s also a functional sauna. Sign up in advance for a sauna session to enjoy that night or to experience later. Hear what the artists have to say about their work and vision. Food and drink will be available for purchase from FIKA.

The Solar Egg takes residence in ASI’s outdoor courtyard through April 28. The sculpture is made of wood and covered in a stainless, golden mirror surface. Its many facets reflect its surroundings and the sauna acts as a chamber for the exchange of ideas. In the center of the egg is a wood-fired, heart-shaped sauna stove made of iron and stone.

Bigert & Bergström are two of Sweden’s most notable international climate-focused artists. They created the egg for the Swedish housing developer Riksbyggen to stand as a symbol of new beginnings in Kiruna, a northern Swedish town that is making way for the iron mine which drives its economy. The sauna holds a key position in Nordic countries as a space for warmth and reflection.

Schedule a Solar Egg Sauna!
March 6 – April 28
Wednesdays 5-7 p.m. and
Saturdays and Sundays, noon – 4 p.m.

$30 ASI & 612 Sauna Society members / $35 non-members (plus fees)
Per person, per session
Click here to schedule

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Act now to claim one of a limited number of 30-minute sauna time slots. Sessions include ASI museum admission. Bring your own towels and swimsuits (required). Reservations can be made online through ASImn.org and are managed by 612 Sauna Society.

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Two Films by Bigert & Bergström –
Thursday, March 7, 6 p.m.

Rescue Blanket for Kebnekaise

and

The Climate Experiment,


Screening and Q & A with the artists

$15 ASI members / $20 non-members
Click here to buy tickets

Join visiting Solar Egg Swedish artists Mats Bigert and Lars Bergström at ASI for an after-hours, special film screening of Rescue Blanket for Kebnekaise and The Climate Experiment.

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ASI is located

at 2600 Park Avenue, Minneapolis. Free surface lot parking.


For details, visit ASImn.org or call 612-871-4907.

Thank You To Our Supporters
Reflect: Bigert & Bergström is supported by ASI’s Members and donors. ASI’s Hotel Partner is Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot.

Minnesota artist activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, and a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota.

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