Art School 3.0: An Artful Happy Hour

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Art School 3.0: An Artful Happy Hour

Join us on Nov. 4 at 6 p.m. for a lively and candid conversation on what it takes to pursue art as a major with Museum Director Colleen Sheehy and three leaders of the art departments at NDSU, MSUM, and Concordia College—Michael Strand, Kelli Sinner, and Peter Schultz. The group will share insights about the state of college art departments, locally and around the country, as well as trends shaping the future.

The program is offered in conjunction with the Museum’s latest exhibition, Art Boom: The Tri-College Art Faculty Show. The hour-long talk is free and open to the public, with complimentary beverages provided. After the talk, visitors are welcome to explore the Art Boom exhibition which features work by 24 higher ed art instructors. This program is free and open to the public

Plains Art Museum is located at 704 1st Avenue North in downtown Fargo. For more information, visit www.plainsart.org or call 701-551-6100.
The exhibition and related special events are made possible through generous sponsorship by The Forum, the newspaper of Fargo Moorhead, and a grant from Tri-College University.

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Book signing and show opening for “Samson’s Gift” on Nov. 15

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Book signing and show opening for “Samson’s Gift” on Nov. 15

Plains Art Museum will host an exhibition of acrylic and watercolor paintings created by award-winning artist Ellen Jean Diederich as illustrations for her new book, Samson’s Gift. The show opens Saturday, Nov. 15, with a book signing from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Museum’s Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity.

Samson’s Gift is a Christmas tale about the joy of selfless giving, which Diederich brings to life through the character of Samson, a sheep afraid to get his wool sheared. At the book signing, Diederich will give an author’s talk, and Cole Carley will read from the book.

The event is free and open to the public, with refreshments and treats provided. Samson’s Gift will be available for purchase at the event and at the Museum gift shop. The paintings are on exhibit through Jan. 11, 2015.

Diederich is the owner/publisher of Givinity Press in Fargo, www.givinity.com. She teaches watercolor workshops locally and nationally. A member of Fargo Moorhead Visual Artists, Diedrich will also give an FMVA Visual Talk at the Museum on Thursday, Nov. 20, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The talk covers the inspiration and book production insights for Samson’s Gift, and is free and open to the public.

Check out the recent coverage in The Forum on Ellen and  Samson’s Gift!

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