Arts

​Civility is for the Birds

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 9th, 2018

Design by Raul Gomez

By Tayler Klimek
tklimek@cord.edu

Tucked in the back of Roberts Street Studio, if you follow the “yellow brick road” (a funny story, if you get the chance to ask her), you are likely to find local artist Mackenzie Kouba working on her next masterpiece.

Born and raised in the Fargo-Moorhead area, Kouba is no stranger to the art scene. She began her arts degree at UND, then continued her studies at NDSU where she graduated with her BFA in the spring of 2011. She has been a dedicated…

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Downtown artist evoking movement in glass

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 9th, 2018


By Tayler Klimek
tklimek@cord.edu

Born in Minnesota and having lived in Seattle for most of his life, Tarjei Nossum is somewhat new to the Fargo art scene, but that hasn’t stopped him from taking advantage of all the opportunities the art community provides for local artists.

“I love Fargo because you can literally talk to anybody you want to talk to,” Nossum said. “There’s a lot of creative people here, and that’s what drew me to this place.”

Nossum has made a name for…

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​It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Free Comic Book Day!

by John Showalter | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 2nd, 2018

In the last century, comic books have gone from being a fringe medium of entertainment to a ubiquitous part of American pop culture and artistic expression. People from around the country (and around the world) immediately recognize images like Superman’s ‘S’ shield or Batman’s bat logo. Superhero films crowd the theatre marquees. Even as DC and Marvel turned their superhero franchises into blockbusters, smaller presses latched onto comics as a breathtaking and original…

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​Kirk Williams and his isle of misfit toys

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 2nd, 2018

Kirk Williams - photograph by Sabrina Hornung

“When all of these are packed up, it’s like having dysfunctional adolescents that sting and threaten to self destruct when you decide to attack them," Fergus Falls-based artist Kirk Williams said. "It’s awful. It’s hard to do but we’re getting it done,” 

Williams unveiled a table full of fragile, meticulously packed assemblages peeking out from their respective boxes waiting to be dropped off at the Kaddatz Gallery for his upcoming exhibition. As he speaks, I imagine the…

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​Black and white and rad all over

by Logan Macrae | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 26th, 2018

The Plains Art Museum’s Spring Gala is coming up again this year on May 5. The spring gala is the best art party this side of Minneapolis and continues to impress with new surprises and attractions each year. If you are in the mood to be swanky and cultured, here is your annual opportunity. With plenty of new changes. This year’s celebration won’t disappoint.

The guests of this extravagant gala will be able to participate in the largest wine tasting Fargo has to offer presented by…

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​Black and white and rad all over

by Logan Macrae | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 25th, 2018

SPRING GALA PLAINS 4 LAYERS

The Plains Art Museum’s Spring Gala is coming up again this year on May 5. The spring gala is the best art party this side of Minneapolis and continues to impress with new surprises and attractions each year. If you are in the mood to be swanky and cultured, here is your annual opportunity. With plenty of new changes. This year’s celebration won’t disappoint.

The guests of this extravagant gala will be able to participate in the largest wine tasting Fargo has to offer presented by…

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​Black and white and rad all over

by Logan Macrae | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 25th, 2018

SPRING GALA PLAINS 4 LAYERS

The Plains Art Museum’s Spring Gala is coming up again this year on May 5. The spring gala is the best art party this side of Minneapolis and continues to impress with new surprises and attractions each year. If you are in the mood to be swanky and cultured, here is your annual opportunity. With plenty of new changes. This year’s celebration won’t disappoint.

The guests of this extravagant gala will be able to participate in the largest wine tasting Fargo has to offer presented by…

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​Art and Science: ÖZSİSLİ’s Fargo Days

by Hee Han | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 25th, 2018

Originally from Turkey, Tülin ÖZSİSLİ is a visiting scientist at NDSU. She has created art inspired by science with bright and active acrylics, oils and watercolors. 

“Painting is essential in my life for expressing my feelings," ÖZSİSLİ said. "My painting style is similar to my scientific research.

“The act of painting has always been on my mind, so I started painting. I continued painting in my spare time when I began working as an assistant professor in the Plant Protection…

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​Burlesque of North America: a taste of the Twin Cities in the Music City

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 28th, 2018

Mike Davis - photograph by Sabrina HornungThere are so many cool places to be in Austin during the South by Southwest Festival -- like the Flatstock Market, which displays the works of the world’s top gig poster artists. The show features posters of varying styles, colors, and techniques, for sale by the talented artists who created them.

With so many people from everywhere under the sun, we bumped into Mike Davis, design director and one of the minds behind Burlesque of North America, a design company based out of…

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​Kay Ornberg; ‘The Human Figure and My Rural Surroundings’

by Hee Han | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 28th, 2018

“With the human figure, it would be capturing the figure with a medium (watercolor) that is very difficult to control,” Kay Ornberg said.

“The Human Figure and My Rural Surroundings,” an exhibition of watercolor paintings by Kay Ornberg, will open on Sunday March 25, from 1:30 to 3:30pm at the Rourke Art Museum. Admission fee is free, and it is open to public. Ornberg’s gallery talk will start at 2pm.

Ornberg started with oils and acrylics for her first journey as an artist…

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Arts

​Civility is for the Birds

by HPR Contributor

By Tayler Klimektklimek@cord.eduTucked in the back of Roberts Street Studio, if you follow the “yellow brick road” (a funny story, if you get the chance to ask her), you are likely to find local artist Mackenzie Kouba working…

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