Arts

Cut it out

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 9th, 2016

By Jacinta Macheel Zens jacinta.zens@gmail.com

HPR Editor Sabrina Hornung, is not just our writer and editor. She is also a talented artist who works in multiple media. An exhibition of her works will be on display at the Rourke Art Museum from November 4, 2016 to December 4, 2016. This exhibition, titled “Sod Breakin' and Reclamation,” showcases the diversity and complexity of Ms. Hornung's work.

High Plains Reader: Your work for this show showcases your multi-faceted artistic…

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​Jim Denomie and the power of cultural identity

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 27th, 2016

“I’ve had a lot of experiences--learning my identity over the years, growing up as a product of the assimilation campaign, I was not taught a lot about who I was as an Anishinaabe person,” says Minneapolis-based artist Jim Denomie, “Along the way I learned a lot of that stuff by going back and talking to people and getting involved in the culture through pow wows, storytelling and ceremony.”

His art reflects just that. He was born on the Lac Courte Oreilles reservation, and…

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​More than skin deep

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 26th, 2016

By Ben Haugmo

Unlike other creators, tattoo artists don’t have the ability to erase their mistakes. They don’t have the advantage of erasers or the ability to undo mistakes with a keystroke. Luckily, most tattoo artists are in their field for a good reason. They understand that, when your canvas is a human body, you have to commit to each line. They’ve taken the time to hone their skills and build the confidence needed to be certain that the final product looks great.

Athena Funk…

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​Star Wars comes to Fargo—Sean Star Wars

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 19th, 2016

Sean "STAR WARS" Stewart, the Mississippi based outlaw printmaker, woodcut artist extraordinaire and Mountain Dew connoisseur is making his debut in Fargo Moorhead as part of the NDSU Visual Arts/ PEARS Visiting Artist Series in conjunction with the "PRINTOBER" events hosted by the Plains Art Museum.

The High Plains Reader had the opportunity to chat with Sean Star Wars between classroom visits throughout the area and various printmaking demonstrations at NDSU and the Plains Art…

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​Sticking around

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 5th, 2016

By Sabrina Hornung

sabrina@hpr1.com

Photo courtesy of Albino Buffalo

The Albino Buffalo project’s humble beginnings stemmed from a quarter sticker machine that graphic designer, educator, and arts advocate Jeff Knight purchased online. Thanks to a grant from The Arts Partnership, and a few handy locals who were willing to turn a wrench to aid in refurbishing the machines, Albino Buffalo was born.

The moniker Albino Buffalo was coined due to the beauty and rarity of the beast. Not only…

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​FMVA Studio Crawl

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 29th, 2016

MAP of Fargo Moorhead Visual Artists Studio Crawl

Photos by Michael Miller

This weekend 39 emerging and established artists from Fargo to Felton will be opening their studios to the public during the 13th annual Fargo Moorhead Visual Artists Studio Crawl, a family-friendly, community-wide celebration of local art and its creators. Studio crawl attendees will have the opportunity to experience artist demonstrations, witness their creative processes, ask questions and interact with…

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​How Su Legatt’s art creates dialogue

by John Showalter | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 28th, 2016

Something that has had its tenuous definition morph dramatically over the course of human history is art. From cave paintings depicting the hardships of Paleolithic life to Renaissance frescoes and sculptures glorifying in the natural form, who art has been done by and what it has meant to accomplish has constantly shifted.

In modern times, there is more and more emphasis on art as active communication, a means to provoke discussion with the art and with each other, rather than a…

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​Living Large

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 31st, 2016

“I took a drawing class in high school and have drawn simple pictures since i was very young.” says NDSU art student Emma Beatrez, “ I never really painted before my freshman year of college so it was quite unexpected that i took this route and decided to emphasize in painting”.

Beatrez, a Junior at NDSU with an emphasis in painting and one of the founders of Ochre studios,has been making an impact with her expressive large scale oil paintings. Her work has been exhibited as…

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​So young, so accomplished: Blayze Buseth interview

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 24th, 2016

By Jacinta Macheel Zens

Fergus Falls ceramicist Blayze Buseth has been working with clay since he was a tween, spent time in China to study his craft at the same age that most people are focusing on what they are planning to do for the weekend, has had multiple shows in both regional galleries and galleries in China, and, most recently, had a solo show at the Rourke Art Museum. This is all before the age of 25.

HPR sat down with Blayze to get some insight into how someone so young can be…

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​The Fashion Affair: Local Fashion Hits the Runway in Grand Forks

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 19th, 2016

By Alicia Underlee Nelson

alicia.underlee.nelson@gmail.com

For hot local fashion, music, drinks, food and a champagne toast as the sun sets over the rooftops of downtown Grand Forks, get to The Fashion Affair on August 25.

This event will (literally) roll out the red carpet to showcase unique looks from 11 regional boutiques and shops, including Avant Hair and Skincare Studio, RH Standard, Kittsona, Voxxy, Pretty b., CURIOUS Clothing, Glitz Glam and Tan, Affairs by Brittany, Two-Twenty…

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