Rosemary Sauvageau

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Rosemary Sauvageau

Today’s Noon Holiday Concert was a real treat. Singer/songwriter Rosemary Sauvageau played a solid hour of her own piano pop/soul songs alongside several instrumental Christmas favorites. Sauvageau has a great voice and can really, really, really play piano. Really. She’ll be back at the Museum in February for a Rush Hour Concert – don’t miss it. In the meantime, you can hear a few of her songs on her MySpace page.

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Win a Copy of “The Walter Piehl Jr. Retrospective” for a Facebook Friend

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Win a Copy of “The Walter Piehl Jr. Retrospective” for a Facebook Friend

Do you have a couple art lovers on your list who still need a gift? Want to recognize a friend for their artistic awesomeness? Enter a Facebook friend to win an autographed copy of “The Walter Piehl Jr. Retrospective”, a companion to Piehl’s 2003 Plains Art Museum exhibition of the same name:

Here’s what you do: tag Plains Art Museum (type “@” then “plains art museum”) and tag a friend in the same Facebook wall post along with a little recognition for your friend. Here’s an example: “Plains Art Museum, I think my friend Jane Q. Public should win the book because she is such a thoughtful friend!” Or, “Hey, Plains Art Museum, give my friend John Q. Public the book – he gave my car a jump start this morning.”

We’ll do a drawing out of all entries, give the book to your friend, and do something nice for you as well.

Qualifying entries must be posted by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, December 15, 2010. If you make multiple entries, please tag a different friend in each post. Only unique entries will be entered into the drawing. Winners will be announced in a Plains Art Museum Facebook post on Friday, December 19, and contacted through Facebook. Please send questions to kkerzman@plainsart.org.

Have fun and thank you for supporting the Museum through Facebook!

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Concordia Sax Quartet

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Concordia Sax Quartet

The Concordia Sax Quartet played a brassy mix of Bartok and holiday tunes at today’s Noon Holiday Concert. The quartet is (from left to right) Kate Gantz, baritone; Sarah Kjorlien, tenor; Tommy Regouski, alto and soprano; and Jack Dukatz, alto.

Our Noon Holiday Concert Series continues through Thursday.

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A Premiere Location for Your Wedding Reception

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A Premiere Location for Your Wedding Reception

While the focus at Plains Art Museum is usually on our exhibitions and the educational services we offer the community, we have a few other tricks up our sleeve and is was a pleasant surprise to have one of them recognized recently.

A couple weeks ago, the Museum was named a premiere destination for a wedding in North Dakota by the magazine Martha Stewart Weddings in an article entitled “50 Ways to Wed in the United States.” The article cites one of the Museum’s finest assets – the building itself. With its open floor plan and the aesthetic touches throughout, we can host a large number of people and surround them with a beautiful atmosphere, a perfect setting for a wedding reception. Our downtown location means we’re in close proximity to a number of hotels, restaurants, and shops. Most importantly, we have a dedicated and attentive staff to help with any detail of your special day.

The use of the Museum for your wedding (or other event) offers you a spectacular venue, but it also helps us to fulfill our mission of bringing people and art together. The revenue generated through our facility rental helps pay staff salaries, keeps the lights on, and keeps the heat on. When you hold your event here, you’re also helping to sustain an important cultural institution for the Fargo-Moorhead community and for the state of North Dakota.

We weren’t the only art museum to be recognized by Martha Stewart Weddings – the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and the Shaw Center in Baton Rouge, La., were two others, with a few other arts institutions recognized as well. Perhaps it speaks to the power of the arts and of an artfully focused location to be the ideal place for one of the most important days of your life.

If you’re curious about our event services, visit the facility rental page on our website. Photos by Milestones Photography.

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