Arts

Halloween party for artists

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 22nd, 2014

The FMVA and the Rourke Light up the Night

Tricks and treats will run rampant this Halloween and one of the crown jewels of the celebratory “Hallo-week” will be a tastefully spooky costume party held at The Rourke Art Museum. The FMVA is teaming up with the Rourke for a Halloween bash like no other.

Guests are encouraged to costume up for this family friendly event for a chance to win an FMVA and Rourke membership under the eyes of celebrity judges John Lamb of the Fargo Forum and…

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Roughrider Tattoo Expo

by Allie Balsdon | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 16th, 2014

Photo by Raul Gomez

It’s been a crazy fall so far. George Clooney got married, Amanda Bynes is back in the tabloids and, most important, Fargo’s very first tattoo convention is coming to the Fargo Civic Center. The two-day event will feature some of the best local artists and a few significant celebrity artists including Corey Miller of “LA Ink” and TV personality and former pro wrestler Brett “Big Schwag” Wagner.

The Roughrider Tattoo Expo will kick off on Friday, Oct. 24 at 4 p.m. and will…

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Blue Belle Burlesque Troupe

by Krissy Ness | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 16th, 2014

Photo by Raul Gomez

Fargo’s first-ever Roughrider Tattoo Expo will be held at the Civic Center Oct.24 and 25. Featured as the Sailor Jerry’s hula girls, along with international headliner Ophelia Flame, will be Fargo’s own all-female Blue Belle’s Burlesque troupe.

With constant hard work and many days and nights spent rehearsing, these femme-fatales are here to entertain. The main goal they all share is to bring this burgeoning theatrical art entertainment in its best form to a community that has…

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​Art Boom Town

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 2nd, 2014

Art by Sherry Short

The Plains Art Museum presents “Art Boom: The Tri-College Art Faculty Show”

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to notice that the Fargo-Moorhead art scene is booming. Thanks to not only the “Downtown Renaissance,” which involved the revitalization of its structures as well as its cultural points, but also the Tri-College community, which has fostered three incredible art departments. The Plains Art Museum will be host to Fargo-Moorhead’s first ever Tri-College faculty…

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​The Paint and the Pendulum

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 18th, 2014

Art by Kim Bromley

Kim Bromley dips into numerous cups for inspiration to make art. Whether it be showcased in his Monet-esque “Pond Series” featured in the Spirit Room Gallery, “The Moby Dick Series” exhibited at The Plains Art Museum in 2013 or even his series of billiard balls that he was commissioned to paint for Fargo Billiards and Gastropub. For his latest body of work, Bromley is focusing on a series of portraits, drawing inspiration from pieces created by Rembrandt, Picasso and Chuck…

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​A Labor of Love and Faith, Part Deux

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 11th, 2014

Br. Llewellyn Kouba

Last week we explored a bit of the history of Assumption Abbey in Richardton, N.D. We discussed a bit of the history and renovations, and then ended with Abbot Brian Wangler sending me to the Abbey Pottery Studio to meet the Abbey’s resident artist, Brother Llewellyn Kouba.

The studio is located in a space that formerly housed a prep school dormitory. The studio came into being in 1987 with Brother Basil Atwell, OSB as the Abbey’s first potter until he felt the call to be more…

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​A Labor of Love and Faith

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 4th, 2014

Photo by Sabrina Hornung

As much as I hate to admit that the passing of Labor Day leads to the passing of summer, I tend to reflect on my own personal highlight reel. I spent the majority of my summer in western North Dakota (in Stark County to be precise) and some of my favorite company was that of the monks at Assumption Abbey in Richardton.

My sweetheart and I decided to check out the abbey one summer day, but opened the door to see the monks at prayer. At the time we thought we would disturb them and made a…

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Calling all MN artists!

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 7th, 2014

Artist Resource Fair invites folks to explore their passion

By Jacinta Macheel

Are you a Minnesota-based artist, musician, writer, concert promoter, poet, dancer, director or thespian? Have you ever wanted to get your work recognized throughout the state, but did not know where to start? Do you have a project in mind that you’ve always wanted to do, but do not know how to get funding? Does navigating the granting process feel overwhelming?

If these questions resonate with you, then I am…

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​In grief and graphite

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 17th, 2014

A Totem / by Meredith Lynn

Meredith Lynn’s “Elkhorn Ranch” drawings

Meredith Lynn is one busy lady. Not only is she the new interim director at The Rourke Art Museum in Moorhead, but she has also served as director of Nemeth Art Center in Park Rapids, Minn., for the past three years and is the fourth artist in residence as part of The Arts Partnership’s community-centered initiative in collaboration with TMI Hospitality.

Her latest body of work, “Elkhorn Ranch,” consists of 13 drawings and a…

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​Lost and Found at The Rourke’s 55th Midwestern

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 12th, 2014

Artwork by Christina Johnson / Photo by Perry Rust

The Rourke Gallery was established June 18, 1960. This year, June 18 marks the 55th annual Midwestern Art Invitational at the Rourke Art Gallery in Moorhead and consequently renders the exhibition one of the longest consecutively running invitationals in the country. Since its inception, The Rourke has been a jewel in the crown of Fargo-Moorhead culture.

“The Rourke Art Gallery was a trailblazing visual arts organization in the community. It’s hard to imagine now, with numerous…

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