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Junk Giant offers “a fresh take” on antiques

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 7th, 2015

photo by Jamie Hutchinson

By Jamie Hutchinson

To Aaron Swinkels, co-owner of antique store Junk Giant, there’s an art to selling antiques that extends beyond buying as low as you can and selling as high as possible. That art is about community and contrast.

“I price to where people can afford it here,” Swinkels said. “Hopefully, I can move a lot of stuff and make a living that way rather than sitting on a few really uber, high-end pieces and just waiting to make a killing on them.”

The store, which opened…

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Crafts and drafts

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 2nd, 2015

Unbrewed Craft Fest

By Brittney Goodman

On Saturday, Oct. 3, from 1-8 p.m., Unglued Market comes to the Fargo Brewing Company for a free celebration of local handmade modern crafts, live music and craft beer.

During Unbrewed Craft Fest, 20 local makers will sell their handmade wares. Live polka music will happen in mid-afternoon, Oktoberfest games will be played and Oktoberfest beer will be on tap. Unglued will also be sponsoring the opportunity to make a glass-etched beer mug that…

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Quilts on a barn? More likely than you think

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 2nd, 2015

By John Showalter

If you’ve driven through a rural area (and there are a lot of those in the Midwest), you may have run across them. Panels of painted wood or metal hung on a barn or some other building, or even freestanding in someone’s lawn, painted with a quilt design. They are called barn quilts, and usually form a “quilt trail” that goes along a route, adding a splash of color to the countryside and drawing attention to country properties and architecturally, aesthetically…

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Suedes Car Club to host fall swap meet

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 2nd, 2015

By Jamie Hutchinson

Hot rod enthusiasts will soon have an opportunity to buy, sell, barter and trade car parts when Suedes Car Club wheels its way into Top End Dragways to host its annual fall swap meet Sunday, Oct. 4.

The event will give hot-rodders the opportunity to find the parts they need to complete their projects or sell parts they no longer need.

“People show up with items to sell, whether it’s new stuff or old stuff,” said Stefan Robinson, president of Suedes Car Club.…

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Pieces of Guillermo Guardia

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 1st, 2015

Peruvian-born and Grand Forks-based ceramic artist Guillermo Guardia traded the mountains for the prairie in the early 2000s. HPR relishes the opportunity to discuss his upcoming exhibition at The Uptown Gallery in Downtown Fargo and his experiences as a resident artist in rural North Dakota.

HPR: What kind of work will be featured in your upcoming exhibition?

Gulliermo Guardia: I called the exhibit 2 Verdades/2 Truths. I am bringing two bodies of work, puzzle sculptures and baby…

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Crafty comfort

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 25th, 2015

by Brittany Goodman

Last year’s Handmade Home Tour was such a success that Ashley Morken, proprietor of Unglued Market, decided to do it again. Unglued Market, focusing on “modern handmade crafts,” started out as a craft fest five years ago and due to popular demand she has had a storefront for three years, located at 408 Broadway, Fargo. It features work by local artists and crafters, and the shop serves as a hub for those interested in modern crafting, and also includes social…

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Ha Ha’s, Hellos and Goodbyes

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 24th, 2015

By John Showalter

This coming weekend marks another turning point for the Fargo comedy scene. On the evenings of Sept. 25 and 26, the Hotel Radisson downtown will be hosting the grand opening of its new Level 2 Comedy Club with a show headlined by stand-up comedian Al Jackson of Comedy Central, TBS, BBC and Showtime fame.

Not only that, but the event will be featuring the comedy stylings of our very own Adam Quesnell and Janna Syverson, who will be performing one last grand hurrah before…

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​Dig it!

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 17th, 2015

Dig it!

Archaeology week and archaeological finds in Clay County-a chat with MSUM’s Dr. George Holley

By Sabrina Hornung

HPR: What is your background and how long have you been at MSUM?

Dr. George Holley: I am originally from New Orleans, La and have been doing archaeology since 1973 in various parts of the United States (Arizona, Louisiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Minnesota and North Dakota) and Belize. I am currently a professor in the Department of Anthropology and Earth…

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Pagan Pride in the park

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 16th, 2015

By Chris Carpenter

It’s a beautiful weekend to go to Gooseberry Park in South Moorhead. That’s because on Saturday, Sept. 19, Pagan Pride Day festivities will be held at Gooseberry.

As you enter the park, you’ll see a normal gathering of people, similar to a street fair.

There will be rows of tables where you begin discovering a different path than the one you have followed before. Tables covered with soaps, herbs or, on occasion, an interesting array of crystals. You’ll come…

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Prince a no-show at Labor Day dance parties

by Chris Hennen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 10th, 2015

This weekend I made my first-ever visit to Prince’s studios and concert space known as Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minn., in an attempt to see the Purple One himself. He didn’t promise to appear at this weekend’s three nights of what was billed as international dance parties in celebration of his new album “HitNRun,” which was being streamed starting at midnight on Labor Day, but then again he never does. The conventional wisdom was the higher than normal $40 cover charge…

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