Arts

Annual Studio Crawl Opens this Weekend

October 3rd, 2018


photograph by Michael MT Photography - Design by Raul Gomez

by Ryan Janke
ryanjanke@hpr1.com

Artists from Fargo-Moorhead and the surrounding area are opening their studio doors and putting their artistic talents on display as the Fargo Moorhead Visual Artists (FMVA) 15th Annual Studio Crawl kicks off this weekend. The crawl will feature over 70 artists in 38 studios.

A Glimpse into the FM Arts Community

The Studio Crawl is an event that takes place every year on the first weekend of October. It is a chance for artists to show the public what they…

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Fargo to Host World Traveling Art Installation

October 3rd, 2018

photograph by Tom Martin

by Melissa Gonzalez
gonzalezme@mnstate.edu

On Oct. 4 “The Redball Project” will bounce its way to Fargo-Moorhead from Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

For seven days, between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., the 15 foot ball will travel through the community with a new location each day. The ball will be squeezed in between buildings, placed on bridges and alleys around town.

“The Redball Project” is a public art installation traveling around the world. The installation has visited more than 31…

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The birdman and the bees, the art of Morganne Behl

September 26th, 2018




For the month of October, Fargo’s Red Raven Espresso Parlor will feature the work of local artist Morganne Behl, whose ink, graphite, and colored-pencil sketches are a perfect fit for the Halloween season. This horror-themed exhibition will contain at least fourteen framed drawings, featuring images of skulls, bees, and bird demons.

Among the most intriguing of Behl’s pieces is “Bird Man,” a graphite sketch that took six months to complete. Though original drafts of this creature…

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​Abby Balkowitsch: The next generation

August 15th, 2018

Abby Balkowitsch taking a wet plat of her father - photograph by Sabrina Hornung

It may be cliche to say the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree, but when wet plate artist Shane Balkowitsch found out that his 15-year-old daughter Abby Balkowitsch was following in his photography footsteps, he was thrilled.

“I can remember the day, on May 24th of this year, I went down to my studio and I could just tell someone had been in there, I was not sure what was going on, then I looked in the drying rack and there it was, a finished wet plate of her brother Greyson,"…

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Dan Mihuta: The Art Maker

June 27th, 2018

Daniel T. Mihuta, the By Rod Hadland
rodanthonyhadland@gmail.com

The name Mr. Mihuta may not be familiar, but for most of my life, I’ve known that name. There was a television show where Mr. Mihuta taught art projects, in various mediums, that I remember fondly. Back in 2008, I wondered what became of Mr. Mihuta, so I tried to find him. I eventually found a Dan Mihuta, now 95 years old, and contacted him after nearly ten years of searching. Mihuta, or Dan to me, was kind enough to speak to me recently from…

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​Camelot Revisited at 59th Midwestern Invitational Art Exhibition

June 14th, 2018

Design by Raul Gomez

By Tayler Klimek
tklimek@cord.edu

Come one, come all to the 59th anniversary of the Midwestern Invitational Art Exhibition! This tradition celebrates each year with a preview and awards selection the first night of its showing, with a reservation-only anniversary dinner at Rustica Eatery immediately prior. The theme for this year’s exhibition is “Camelot Revisited,” and will showcase the work of 70 Midwestern artists.

Digital

The opening date of the exhibition, June 18, holds significance as…

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​The biggest little art show on the prairie

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

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

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

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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