Arts

​Sailing the prairie

by Jack Dura | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 3rd, 2015

Two retired ministers take art show across North Dakota

For Vicki Kessler and Donna Kjonaas, the long voyage is almost over.

Their collaborative art exhibition “Land, Sky, Water” comes to North Dakota State’s Memorial Union Gallery after a year of traveling North Dakota from Bismarck to Ellendale, Minot to Mayville. Through the North Dakota Council on the Arts, the two artists present a show prompting viewers to examine their own surroundings -- their own land, sky and water.…

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​Local photographer, professor tries hand at digital work

by Tessa Beck | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 27th, 2015

Meghan Duda presents “New Works” at ecce 

By Tessa Beck

Photo courtesy of ecce galleryPositioned neatly on the clean walls of ecce gallery, Meghan Duda’s 12 face-mounted plexi digital images have found their Fargo home from their Scandinavian roots.

The photos were taken at Sjællands Odde in Denmark – each session taking place at the same location and time of evening. Due to the consistency, the images become a study in color and light.

“I was just playing,” Duda said. “I…

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​Art on the run: ‘Accessible’ Art Marathon returns for another go-around

by Jack Dura | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 22nd, 2015

Photo by Jack Dura

Finally, a marathon you don’t have to train for.

In its third year, the Art Marathon comes back again for another artful, 26-stop scavenger hunt across Fargo-Moorhead. The family-friendly event puts together participants and artists of all kinds in a quest that sees everything from visual to culinary art to comedy and theater.

Justin Atwell, Art Marathon maestro, said the range of arts varies greatly and so do the stops themselves.

“We have things that are static that are in place…

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Top 5 reasons to attend the Plains Art Museum’s Spring Gala

by Diane Miller | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 22nd, 2015

Graphic by Alexis Dietz

Brazilian Carnaval meets the Plains Art Museum this May 2 for its biggest fundraiser event of the year. Here are HPR’s top 5 reasons to attend what we consider to be the best party of the year: 

1) The Brazilian-themed music is going to be lively, upbeat and danceable.

The 11-piece Carluster Crumplebee Brazilian Orchestra will feature some of the finest local musicians, including guitarist/band leader Tom Johnson and professional auxiliary percussionist Kenyon Williams.

Attendees will be…

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Art show at the Nest!

by Diane Miller | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 15th, 2015

Art by Alison Buecksler

Art show at the Nest! Art show at the Nest!

Yes. A public, all-ages art show is happening at a private, warehouse-type indoor skate park this Saturday. It’s called the Hawk’s Nest Freak Out.

Meld by Don Renner

There are two unifying connections between all the artists: 1) They are all local, 2) They all make “bizarre,” “weird” and “creepy” art. That’s according to the curator, Colby Nelson, also known as the artist Ghost Pyramid.

These artists are Dustin Finnicum (Omega Knifemare),…

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Space Craft: Unglued Craft Fest invades downtown

by Kayla Culver | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 11th, 2015

Photo by Kensie Wallner

Local makers and artists are gathering once again to show off their new crafts to the local community at the annual two-day Unglued Craft Fest.

This year marks the fifth year the fest has brought crafters together to sell their items in hopes the community will like their products, while making a pretty penny in the process.

Unglued includes 70 makers, artists and crafters who will fill up all three levels of the Plains Art Museum. Kicking off the event is the third annual gala, which…

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​A Woman’s Perspective Presents: A Twisted Angle On Square

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 4th, 2015

'The Secret Vow' by Karla Gallagher | mixed media painting

By Tania Blanich

Square is a versatile word: noun, verb, adjective and adverb — a word that lends itself to slang and colloquialisms, even as it evokes a prim, four-sided, right-angled figure. No wonder the theme of “square” proved inspirational for the more than 85 artists participating in the 2015 A Woman’s Perspective on Square Visual Art Exhibition at the Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead.

Viewers will be inspired as well, drawn in by the varied mediums, colors, textures, skills…

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​A Woman’s Perspective presents: it’s “Dirty Work” but somebody has to do it

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 4th, 2015

By Beth Bradley

"The kids swinging in the barn, the go-kart races, the potluck feasts, the activity in the kitchen of the old farmhouse, all resonated of deep rooted traditional practices of gathering around food," Deb Wallwork said, when asked why she made the film, “Dirty Work: The Story of Elsie's Farm.”

"So when I visited for the first time, it felt like, yes, this is a different model of how we could be doing things,” added the former Fargo Film Festival participant. “In the…

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Artists respond to the oil boom

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | January 21st, 2015

Michael Conlan, Bounty, 2013, Backlit photograph, wheat, wood, and gold leaf, 144 x 96 x 96 in. Courtesy of the artist.

By Austin Marts

Oil, roughnecks and … art? Oh my! The oil industry and art community collide as the Plains Art Museum teams up with 22 nationally, regionally and locally known artists, including three artistic collaborations, to interpret the oil rush that has put western North Dakota on the map as second in the nation in oil production. This show, opening Jan. 29, invites you to take into consideration the impact that the recent oil boom has had on the lives and land of western North…

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​Paintings, Pots and Prints: “3 P’s in a Pod” at Bluestem

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 5th, 2014

Art by Eric Johnson

Last year local artist Emily Williams-Wheeler approached the folks of Bluestem with the idea of hosting a series of art events. Once she had their attention she immediately reached out to printmaker Eric Johnson and “3 P’s in a Pod” was born.

The event will feature the work of Eric Johnson, Sam Norman, Chelsea Odden and McCal Joy Johnson. They will be using three different media and offering demonstrations, while exhibiting their latest works at the Marcil Commons in the Bluestem…

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