Arts

​‘Conventional’ gets a new platform

by Diane Miller | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 6th, 2013

Jessica Wachter at the Plains Art Museum

Arguably the most buzzed about young artist in town, North Dakota State University art and interior design graduate Jessica Wachter doesn’t necessarily create the most outwardly accessible artwork.

But that may be another arguable statement. Yes, her work is abstract, simply meaning any viewer could interpret the image differently. “I am not painting an apple for you to only see an apple,” says Wachter, who is originally from Bismarck.

Though…

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Wolftree: ​MSUM students and alumni create local publication

by Amber Morgan | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 23rd, 2013

“Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don't really matter.”-- Francis Chan/Wolftree's motto

A new quarterly magazine, Wolftree, will be publicly released at its launch party this weekend.

Wolftree is a small publication based out of Fargo, which aims to support aspiring artists, dreamers and adventurers of the Midwest by highlighting their talents and experiences.

The idea for this publication originated this past December as a joke among…

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Warhol at The Plains Art Museum

by Diane Miller | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | January 31st, 2013

Andy Warhol, Annie Oakley, Silkscreen on paper, 1986, 36 x 36 in., Courtesy of the Cochran Collection. � 2013 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

"Once you 'got' Pop, you could never see a sign the same way again. And once you thought Pop, you could never see America the same way again." - Andy Warhol (“Popism: The Warhol ‘60s”)

Andy Warhol made an unparalleled impact on the culture of American art. Starting this Saturday, The Plains Art Museum will bring his legacy to us. “Andy Warhol: Creating Myth and Icon” will feature two galleries displaying up to 40 original works, making this the first major Warhol exhibition our…

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