Arts

​The 55th Annual UND Writers Conference

February 15th, 2024

In the 20th and 21st centuries, the pursuit of knowledge has directed humankind to new horizons – the ocean depths, the infinite reach of space, and the hidden secrets of cells and microbes…or to Artificial Intelligence, which while spawned from the minds of humans, has no humanity at all. Or has it in fact become sentient? 

The language of discovery has infused most disciplines, whether one speaks of public health “moonshots” to end cancer or the effort to “chart” the human…

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Art as a Catalyst: Indigenous Expressions in North Dakota

January 18th, 2024

By Alicia Hegland-Thorpe, Arts Midwest

 The Sacred Pipe Resource Center, a Native community center in Mandan, North Dakota, empowers Native artists to become catalysts for change to help heal their communities.

Nestled along the banks of the Missouri River, the communities of Bismarck and Mandan, North Dakota bear witness to a complex tapestry of history, culture, and resilience. The cities are only 45 miles north of the Standing Rock Nation, where water protectors defending the…

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The Arts Center raises the bar in Jamestown

January 18th, 2024

By Sabrina Hornung

sabrina@hpr1.com

Located in the heart of downtown Jamestown, North Dakota, The Arts Center is a hub of activity. Whether you spend a summer afternoon enjoying live music and an art market at the Arts Park, or whether you opt to take a pottery class, a Ukrainian Pysanka class, or learn how to assemble a charcuterie board, there’s certainly something for everyone.

Lately The Arts Center has been working on a series of fundraising efforts to expand by securing and…

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Art for all: Plains Art Museum welcomes New Executive Director

January 18th, 2024

By Sabrina Hornung

sabrina@hpr1.com

High Plains Reader had the opportunity to chat with Erin Shapiro, the new Executive Director at the Plains Art Museum. A native of upstate New York, Shapiro has worked at a number of museums throughout the Midwest and even Honolulu, Hawaii, at the Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives. In addition to her museum experience, she has a background in sculpture and a strong passion for “art for everyone.”

High Plains Reader: In my research I…

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Exhibition Honoring Scandinavian Folk Art Opens at ND Heritage Center & State Museum

December 10th, 2023

By Maddie Robinson

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Pieper Bloomquist, an artist and oncology nurse based out of Grand Forks, has been interested in art since she was a child living in Regal, Minnesota, a town of less than 50 people. Stretching back to her school days in a one-room schoolhouse, she would spend her spare class time using the art supplies in the “library,” (a table in the back by the bookcases.)

She delved into folk-art styles later in 1993 when she started learning…

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Art Imitates Life in Wing, North Dakota

November 17th, 2023

By Sabrina Hornung

sabrina@hpr1.com

A trio of Burleigh County artists are making their mark in Wing, North Dakota, to promote local foods and are quite literally painting the town, or at least the newly acquired Wing City Government building. The building was a bowling alley in a past life and proved to be the perfect space for public art.

Molly McLain of Bismarck, Ella Swanson, and Allie Hein, both of Wing, joined forces to paint a mixed media mural incorporating both glass mosaic and…

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​Airport Art at MSP: Ben Owen Interview

October 14th, 2023

By Jacinta Zens 

jacinta.zens@gmail.com

Airports have become increasingly popular art and music venues over the last decade. from Amsterdam's Schiphol International Airport to Chicago's O'Hair to Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport (MSP), music and art flourish amongst the hustle and bustle of travelers.

Showcasing the arts in airports allows artists and…

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​The Studio Crawl Is Celebrating Its 20th Year

September 18th, 2023

By HPR Staff

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The Fargo Moorhead Visual Artists’ much-lauded neighbor lovin’ Studio Crawl is just around the corner – October 7 and 8, noon to 6pm. During the free event, the people who add culture and vibrancy to our communities open their studio doors – to show off their workspaces and tools, talk about what it’s like to be a working artist, and demonstrate their processes. Crawlers are encouraged to ask lots of questions and be inspired! You can find a Studio…

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Film Isn’t Going Anywhere

August 22nd, 2023

By Sabrina Hornung

sabrina@hpr1.com

‘Shot on Film’ provides voice for analog photography

A lot has happened in the world of photography in the past 20 years, as we watched the world transition from analog to digital. Fargo-Moorhead photographer Scott Olsen assures us that film isn’t going anywhere and it’s clear once you view the exhibition “Shot on Film” which opens August 17 at the Spirit Room in Downtown Fargo.

Inspired by a long-forgotten roll of film, “Shot on Film”…

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​MOORHEAD ROCK PAINTING PARTY

April 20th, 2023

Hjemkomst Center 202 1st Ave N, Moorhead 

April 25, 3:30-7:30pm

Paint a rock, make a stranger smile and be a part of the movement! Keep your rock or add it to the pile to be labeled, sealed and released into the wild to add a little color to the community. All supplies provided, All ages welcome, and be sure to wear your painting duds. Can’t make it to the April session? No problem, it’s going to be a monthly event! May 30th, June 27th, July 25th,…

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