“It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) that those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.”

— Charles Darwin

The Power of Collaboration

ArcStone’s next Happy(our) will focus on our value of collaboration in life and in the workplace.

Join us on May 16 as we explore collaboration with four experts — Adam Levy, Chanida Phaengdara Potter, Joe Horton, and Ken Brahmstedt. 

We will get a glimpse into the lives of four successful Minneapolis locals and learn from their experiences.

Price: Free — We will be collecting donations for Mentor. Please consider donating $20.00 to support their work.

Event Schedule

Thursday, May 16, 2019
4:00 – 6:00 PM
Panelists Conversation | 4:30 PM
Music and Social | 5:30 PM
Drinks and light snacks with be provided

Our Panelists

Adam Levy

Adam Levy

Singer, Songwriter, Musician

More About Adam

Adam Levy has been making music for decades, finding some footing with his band the Honeydogs in the mid ’90s. While continuing to create music with his band, his world was shaken up by the suicide of his son in 2012. Levy took some time to process the loss, and it eventually came out in the form of Naubinway, an album focusing on the healing process of losing someone in such a tragic manner.

Chanida Phaengdara Potter

Chanida Phaengdara Potter

Community Development Strategist and Executive Director of The SEAD Project

More About Chanida

Chanida Phaengdara Potter strives to build a better access bridge to equity and to achieve a better world by using an assets-based approach and design-thinking tools. She approaches her work through the lens of social justice and a human rights framework in order to advocate for policy initiatives. Professionally, she’s collaborated with local publications and organizations including The Uptake, Minnesota Public Radio, Twin Cities Daily Planet, Pioneer Press, and more. Chanida is currently the executive director for The SEAD Project.

Joe Horton

Joe Horton

Emcee, Director, and Co-founder of FIX music collective.

More About Joe

Joe Horton is an emcee, director, and co-founder of FIX music collective. Horton is best known for his work with experimental rap groups No Bird Sing and Mixed Blood Majority. Horton’s directorial catalogue includes video, theater, concert, and art installation — all employing a signature style that marries ancient thought and forward thinking aesthetic. Horton has been awarded for both his music and visual work by the Minnesota State Arts Board and Jerome Foundation, and was recently named 2019 Artist in Residence for the Minneapolis Institute of Art. 

Ken Brahmstedt

Ken Brahmstedt

Co-owner, Creative Director, and Composer for Black Label Music and BWN Music

More About Ken

Ken Brahmstedt is the co-owner, creative director and composer for original music and music supervision company Black Label Music and music catalog company BWN Music. Ken has composed music for hundreds of television commercials and has offices here in Minneapolis and in LA. As creative director of these companies, he has helped to shape the stylistic direction from project to project and album to album — helping to satisfy the needs of clients through their musical styles. 


David Carnes, ArcStone CEO

David Carnes

As a founder of both ArcStone and AMO, David has over 20 years of experience in management, marketing, design, and software development. He is a leader in the Minneapolis tech community and strives to partner with organizations that give back. Outside of ArcStone, David enjoys writing music with his wife and ArcStone co-founder, Lisa, hanging out with his 2 kids, and playing with his rambunctious new puppy, Ziggy.



Adam Levy

After being one of the Happy(our): Collaboration panelists, Adam Levy will play some of his music during the social hour. Levy's songwriting has always been musically expansive, exploring styles as diverse as American roots music, psychedelia, soul, world, jazz, and classical music. His lyrics have always been thoughtful, literary and provocative, and have garnered him international critical accolades and fans.

2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Parking & Location
There is free parking in the lot behind the big Egg & I sign and street parking along Aldrich Ave and surrounding streets. Enter through the side door under the black awning marked “2836” next to the lot. We are the first door on the basement level.

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