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​The biggest little art show on the prairie

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 13th, 2018

Biggest little art show - photograph by Sabrina Hornung

“Our whole idea was to make sure that everyone had some kind of exposure to the arts, which in a small town in North Dakota, you don’t always get that, you have to go to Grand Forks or Fargo, where the big cities are. We just went with the idea that people in a small community -- Nelson County -- we consider that a community, really does have an interest just as much as anybody else does. To make it available to them without having to travel is pretty much a big key to that whole…

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Episode VIII: The Return of Peel + Stick

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 6th, 2018

Art by Marc EltonBy Tayler Klimek
tklimek@cord.edu

It’s back! After another two successful, thriving years, Albino Buffalo has announced that it is having its second Peel + Stick show promoting works produced by local and regional artists through the way it does best: stickers!

Don’t be shy about it. You know you want a sticker.

Albino Buffalo is a company that features the art of selected artists on stickers, which are then sold at repurposed vending machines. Jeff Knight, founder of both Albino…

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​Civility is for the Birds

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 9th, 2018

Design by Raul Gomez

By Tayler Klimek
tklimek@cord.edu

Tucked in the back of Roberts Street Studio, if you follow the “yellow brick road” (a funny story, if you get the chance to ask her), you are likely to find local artist Mackenzie Kouba working on her next masterpiece.

Born and raised in the Fargo-Moorhead area, Kouba is no stranger to the art scene. She began her arts degree at UND, then continued her studies at NDSU where she graduated with her BFA in the spring of 2011. She has been a dedicated…

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Downtown artist evoking movement in glass

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 9th, 2018


By Tayler Klimek
tklimek@cord.edu

Born in Minnesota and having lived in Seattle for most of his life, Tarjei Nossum is somewhat new to the Fargo art scene, but that hasn’t stopped him from taking advantage of all the opportunities the art community provides for local artists.

“I love Fargo because you can literally talk to anybody you want to talk to,” Nossum said. “There’s a lot of creative people here, and that’s what drew me to this place.”

Nossum has made a name for…

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​It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Free Comic Book Day!

by John Showalter | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 2nd, 2018

In the last century, comic books have gone from being a fringe medium of entertainment to a ubiquitous part of American pop culture and artistic expression. People from around the country (and around the world) immediately recognize images like Superman’s ‘S’ shield or Batman’s bat logo. Superhero films crowd the theatre marquees. Even as DC and Marvel turned their superhero franchises into blockbusters, smaller presses latched onto comics as a breathtaking and original…

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​Kirk Williams and his isle of misfit toys

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 2nd, 2018

Kirk Williams - photograph by Sabrina Hornung

“When all of these are packed up, it’s like having dysfunctional adolescents that sting and threaten to self destruct when you decide to attack them," Fergus Falls-based artist Kirk Williams said. "It’s awful. It’s hard to do but we’re getting it done,” 

Williams unveiled a table full of fragile, meticulously packed assemblages peeking out from their respective boxes waiting to be dropped off at the Kaddatz Gallery for his upcoming exhibition. As he speaks, I imagine the…

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​Black and white and rad all over

by Logan Macrae | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 26th, 2018

The Plains Art Museum’s Spring Gala is coming up again this year on May 5. The spring gala is the best art party this side of Minneapolis and continues to impress with new surprises and attractions each year. If you are in the mood to be swanky and cultured, here is your annual opportunity. With plenty of new changes. This year’s celebration won’t disappoint.

The guests of this extravagant gala will be able to participate in the largest wine tasting Fargo has to offer presented by…

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​Black and white and rad all over

by Logan Macrae | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 25th, 2018

SPRING GALA PLAINS 4 LAYERS

The Plains Art Museum’s Spring Gala is coming up again this year on May 5. The spring gala is the best art party this side of Minneapolis and continues to impress with new surprises and attractions each year. If you are in the mood to be swanky and cultured, here is your annual opportunity. With plenty of new changes. This year’s celebration won’t disappoint.

The guests of this extravagant gala will be able to participate in the largest wine tasting Fargo has to offer presented by…

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​Black and white and rad all over

by Logan Macrae | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 25th, 2018

SPRING GALA PLAINS 4 LAYERS

The Plains Art Museum’s Spring Gala is coming up again this year on May 5. The spring gala is the best art party this side of Minneapolis and continues to impress with new surprises and attractions each year. If you are in the mood to be swanky and cultured, here is your annual opportunity. With plenty of new changes. This year’s celebration won’t disappoint.

The guests of this extravagant gala will be able to participate in the largest wine tasting Fargo has to offer presented by…

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​Art and Science: ÖZSİSLİ’s Fargo Days

by Hee Han | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 25th, 2018

Originally from Turkey, Tülin ÖZSİSLİ is a visiting scientist at NDSU. She has created art inspired by science with bright and active acrylics, oils and watercolors. 

“Painting is essential in my life for expressing my feelings," ÖZSİSLİ said. "My painting style is similar to my scientific research.

“The act of painting has always been on my mind, so I started painting. I continued painting in my spare time when I began working as an assistant professor in the Plant Protection…

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