Arts

Art Imitates Life in Wing, North Dakota

November 17th, 2023

By Sabrina Hornung

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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 

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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

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‘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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​Dreaming Big: Gary Greff on the Future of the Enchanted Highway

November 17th, 2022

By Sabrina Hornung

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If you’ve ever driven down the Enchanted Highway, the 32-mile ribbon of road connecting Regent to Gladstone in western North Dakota, home to the world’s largest salvaged metal sculptures, it’s no secret that their creator Gary Greff dreams big.

When he realized that this dream of his would become a destination, he knew that the town of Regent would need a hotel.

“I went to a bank and asked them if they would fund a hotel in Regent North Dakota,…

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​19th Annual Fargo-Moorhead Studio Crawl

September 14th, 2022

By HPR Staff

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Tour the studios of some of F-M’s most popular artists

The Fargo-Moorhead area’s largest art event, the Studio Crawl, is just around the corner—October 1 and 2. The members of the Fargo Moorhead Visual Artists organization hosts the event, now in its 19th year, always on the first weekend of October. You can find a Studio Crawl brochure and map at fmva.org, in this issue of HPR, or at a variety of businesses.

We talked with the executive director of the…

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​Balkowitsch Shows New Perspective on Current Work

August 17th, 2022

By Sabrina Hornung

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On August 20, the Spirit Room in Downtown Fargo will be hosting an opening reception for Shane Balkowitsch’s exhibition, “Northern Plains Native Americans: A Modern Wet Plate Perspective,” from 5-7pm.

Now, you may have caught his exhibit at the Rourke in 2018 and you may have spotted his work at the Plains Art Museum – but this exhibition is different. For the first time ever, he will be exhibiting prints of his work, priced to sell and with…

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Familiar Lands and New Traditions at the Rourke

May 18th, 2022

By Sabrina Hornung

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Artwork: Woodcut by Danielle Gravon titled "Allegory of Fargo Winter I"

On June 18, the Rourke will be holding their 62nd annual Midwestern Preview, the date celebrating the opening anniversary of the Rourke Gallery in 1960. The invitational exhibition is one of the longest-running invitationals in the Midwest, celebrating artists from throughout the country. Each year the staff of the Rourke comes up with a thought-provoking theme and then selects a…

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​Prom Night ‘97 at the Plains!

April 21st, 2022

By Sabrina Hornung

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Plains Art Museum celebrates silver anniversary

1997 was a big year. The Spice Girls were the hottest thing since sliced bread, George Clooney was voted the sexiest man alive, we lost Princess Diana, and the Plains Art Museum that we know and love started its existence as a bastion of culture on the North Dakota landscape in its current space. This year marks 25 years of the Plains Art Museum, so in true fashion, the museum is hosting one heckuva silver…

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