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​HPR exclusive: Jude Montague interview

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 15th, 2016

By Jacinta Macheel Zens

Jude Cowan Montague is a London-based artist with a mind-boggling amount of creative endeavors and a list of accomplishments and degrees to make the staunchest of academics take note. She is a multimedia visual and musical artist, worked as an archivist for the Reuters Television Archive, has a PhD in Film Studies, an MA in printmaking, is a published poet, and has a radio show on London’s Art and Music independent arts radio station, Resonance FM.

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NoMo art revival: Karman Rheault

by Brittney Goodman | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 10th, 2016

Karman Rheault brings her artistic talent to the latest Hop Art Third Thursday event in North Moorhead (NoMo) at 5foot20 Design Lounge, next to Junkyard Brewery. Karman’s work will be exhibited at 5foot20 through September 9.

Hop Art Third Thursday Arts and Craft events are every third Thursday and held at the 5foot20 Design Lounge at 1424 1st Avenue N, Moorhead. The Hop Art Third Thursday events bring music, art, and local beer to showcase local talent and stimulate community…

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​Let’s give them something to chalk about

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 3rd, 2016

“We had 450 people the first year, 1,000 the second when we moved it to Island Park, and more than 3,000 last year when we moved it to the Red River Zoo.” says Dayna Del Val, Executive Director of The Arts Partnership. According to The Arts Partnership’s website, “ChalkFest 2015 was the largest art-making event in our community’s history.” They are anticipating nearly twice as many attendees at this year’s event.

2016 marks the fourth year for Chalkfest. Chalkfest…

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​A summer affair with Dan Jones

by Brittney Goodman | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 3rd, 2016

Early in my interview with artist Dan Jones, I commented: “It must be nice to make a living doing what you love.” Dan retorted, “Yeah…. Everyone says that. But it is still work.” He explained: “If I was truly doing what I love, I would be on the road with a blues band. But I can’t carry a tune. I can play the harmonica and that’s it.”

If you’ve followed Dan’s career, being a working artist suits him. Perhaps the harmonica should remain a hobby. In order to create…

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Moorhead’s Growing Art Mural

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 20th, 2016

By Elle Anderson

As the years have gone by, street art in the community has grown and keeps on growing. In large cities everywhere you walk there are murals on the sides of buildings and sidewalks. Art has always had a way of brightening up any city. In the city of Moorhead, Mandel Mertz has received a grant to paint a mural on the east exterior wall of the Junkyard Brewing Company.

Mertz is originally from Arizona and moved to the Fargo-Moorhead area in 2010. She attended college at…

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Pop go the flowers

by Brittney Goodman | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 20th, 2016

By Brittney Goodman

If you go near the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, you will likely see a beautiful field of translucent, colorful flowers. But these flowers are man-made – specifically made by area children.

Pop-Up Pop Bottle Flowers is a recently installed public art project located in a grassy field on South 42nd Street near the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. The project was organized by ArtWise and funded by the Community Foundation of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks and Region. The…

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​More than signs: Chris Orth’s neon art and brand illumination

by Brittney Goodman | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 29th, 2016

Fargo native, and neon artist Chris Orth recently unveiled a “beacon” outdoor neon art piece on the exterior of the Rourke Art Museum in Moorhead. Chris creates neon art for businesses and individuals. A self-described “neonist,” Orth is passionate about his work and asserts that neon is not only a sign medium.

He is a graduate of the neon technology program at MSCTC Detroit Lakes. Before beginning his seven years of work at Indigo Signs in Fargo, he worked in Eau Claire,…

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Traveling Through Iceland

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 22nd, 2016

By Elle Anderson

Photographs have a way of expressing feelings without verbally saying anything. Photographs can make you feel a certain way or help see a new perspective. In almost every photograph there is a story and this story begins in Iceland. Lynn Fundingsland began taking photographs when he was eight years old and fell in love with the urban landscape during Cub Scouts. “It is challenging and rewarding to interpret a landscape”, says Fundingsland.

Fundingsland graduated from…

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​Jon Solinger: “Working Land: New Rural Photographs”

by Särah Nour | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 15th, 2016

On Tuesday the 21st, the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County (HCSCC) will be hosting a panel discussion and book signing at the Hjemkomst Museum, complete with refreshments. Photographer Jon Solinger will sign and sell copies of his book, “Working Land: New Rural Photographs,” a visual chronicle of the evolution of rural life in Otter Tail County, Minn.

On his website, Solinger describes “Working Land” as having both a documentary component and an artistic vision. In…

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​Fair game

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 8th, 2016

By Jacinta Macheel Zens

Due to an overwhelmingly positive response to the 2014 pilot Arts Resource Fair, the Lake Region Arts Council (LRAC), will host another Arts Resource Fair on June 25, 2016.

The Lake Region Arts Council is the largest arts funder in West Central Minnesota, and will again host this innovative project, which is designed to help regional artists connect with the wide variety of statewide resources.

The Arts Resource Fair, taking place on June 25th, represents LRAC’s…

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