About - Powderhorn365

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Welcome to Powderhorn365! 


Mission

Through the lenses of volunteer photographers, Powderhorn365 tells the daily stories of the Powderhorn Park neighborhood: making people and places visible, documenting history and celebrating life. Powderhorn365 produces a visual, community-written narrative through photo postings, photobooks and exhibits.

Vision

Powderhorn365 provides value to the neighborhood by contributing to public art, inspiring people and connecting the patchwork of the Powderhorn Park neighborhood. Powderhorn365 benefits photographers by spurring creative growth, continuing education, breaking isolation and developing their personal experience of the community. The program serves the neighborhood by creating a platform for the community members to draft their own shared narrative. It serves local youth by documenting where they grew up and providing reasons to stay or come back to the neighborhood. Local businesses and organizations gain visibility through the program and it encourages people to cross cultural barriers.

History

Powderhorn365 began January 1, 2009, thanks to Amy Wurdock and a group of photographers.  The project continued with a new group each year.  We are now a program of Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association, and that partnership has given us the support we need to sustain this project. Our gratitude to PPNA for helping us explore new and exciting ways to celebrate the neighborhood through photography, including photo-wrapped utility boxes along the streets of Powderhorn and neighboring communities. (Click on the PPNA icon on this page for their site.)

Look back at the prior years to get the full spectrum of talent and perspective from 2009 to date. If you want to see the photo full screen, click on it to open.

Photographers

Daily photographers for 2018 include David Pierini, Ben Wells, Kimani Beard, Stephanie Paxton, Jenn Fisher, and Edith Carlson. We look forward to viewing what this group sees in Powderhorn.

Become a Guest or Weekly Photographer

If you have a photo you want to suggest for this site, if you have a comment about a photo, or if you'd like to be a guest photographer, we'd like to hear from you.  Weekly photographers are selected in December of each year.  You may contact PPNA at grace@ppna.org.

Support Powderhorn365!

Support the visual story of Powderhorn Park neighborhood by donating to Powderhorn365!  We offer yearly photo books and prints on our website.  Check out our Facebook page, Tumblr and Instagram to see photos and stay up to date on events that support the program.  


powderhorn365 2009

12/30/09 by Joanne Jongsma

12/30/09 by Joanne Jongsma

"The Photographers"

Interestingly, this was the first time all seven of us assembled in one place. From left to right, Rachel, Joanne, Craig, Christi, Dave, Amy, Corey.

powderhorn365 2010

12/30/10 by Gayla Ellis

12/30/10 by Gayla Ellis

"You Are Invited...!"
This Thursday play group is showing our Powderhorn365 invitation for a gallery exhibit at the Vine Arts Center at 2637 27th Avenue South in Minneapolis. The opening reception (with refreshments) is Saturday, January 8, 2011, from 7 to 10 p.m., and the public is invited. We will have a timeline with all 365 photos for this year, as well as some framed work and a slide show. We will also be taking orders for our upcoming book of 2010 photographs, as well as for our first volume with 2009 photographs. The exhibit can also be viewed Mondays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. It ends February 5. See a closeup of the invitation at http://www.vineartscenter.org/p365. This is my last photo as a 2010 weekly photographer. The experience has been indescribable, like nothing I've ever done. My thanks to Amy (second adult from left on bottom row) for her leadership and new-found friendship and to Christi Williams (last adult on right on bottom row) for her support of our events for this year and for having all these fun-loving people at her house today.

powderhorn365 2011

12/30/11 by Rhonda Kist

12/30/11 by Rhonda Kist

"Rhonda self portrait (really by Hans Christopherson)

My final Friday photograph of 2011. This is my family who have supported me in my art and life. Thank you Kelly and Jasper.

powderhorn365 2012

12/30/12 by Michael Flood

12/30/12 by Michael Flood

"Good Morning Powderhorn"
Sunrise, December 30th, 2012.
This is my last Powderhorn365 photo.

You begin something, and it grows. In the end, what I learned isn't what I expected. The space around Powderhorn - the space, the land, the air, the light - these are what nourish me. I live a block off the park, and every morning, walking my pups, I head for the same overlook, to see the space, the light.. a chance for this country boy to take a deep breath in the middle of this city. The beauty is here, I just need to look.

The beauty is everywhere I look in the morning. I lean towards the vista, the wide view, especially with my photos. I can relax, taking in this morning life, knowing that life is a force as old, as deep, as sure as the sunrise.

Good morning. Good morning. Good morning.

powderhorn365 2013

12/30/13 by Zee Swenson

12/30/13 by Zee Swenson

"The End"
This year has been a blur. Wishing you peace and growth in the New Year. Cheers!

powderhorn365 2014

12/30/14 by Alison Behnke

12/30/14 by Alison Behnke

"Self-Portrait with Hood and Hat and Scarf"

A severely bundled self-portrait closes out my year as a Powderhorn 365 photographer. 2014 was also my first full year living in Powderhorn, and being part of P365 was a fantastic way to explore the neighborhood and meet some fellow residents and photography fans. Onward!

powderhorn365 2015

12/30/15 by Sadie McKinley

12/30/15 by Sadie McKinley

“Rosebud”

Bill (front) took the sled he has had since childhood for a run.

powderhorn365 2016

12/30/16 David R. Woolley

12/30/16 David R. Woolley

"Standing Rock: Water Is Life"

powderhorn365 2017

12/30/17 Jon Vandervelde

12/30/17 Jon Vandervelde

"From the High Seat"
It may be bitter cold outside, but there's always a lot of life at the
Mercado Central!