Fargo, N.D. – As part of its new outreach program with Native American artists in the region, Plains Art Museum will host upcoming talks, an exhibition, and a workshop. For more information, visit www.plainsart.org, or contact Laura Youngbird, 701-551-6119, firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 20, 2-4 p.m.
“Holy Generation Women” – A Talk by LaDonna Brave Bull Allard
Tribal historian and storyteller LaDonna Brave Bull Allard from Standing Rock, N.D., will present “Oncage Wakan Winyan” Holy Generation Women – The History of Native American Women. The event is sponsored by Daughters of the Earth, Native American Commission, FM Native American Center and Plains Art Museum.
Opening April 4 through August 29
Julie Buffalohead: Coyote Dreams exhibition
This mid-career survey of Artist Julie Buffalohead’s work is a traveling exhibition organized by the Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul. A reception and workshop is planned for mid-July.
April 16, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
“Creative Voices: Native American Artists at Plains Art Museum”
featuring Monte Yellow Bird Sr.
Monte Yellow Bird, Sr., or Black Pinto Horse as he also is known in the art world, will speak about his work as a professional artist, including his extensive work as an artist educator providing presentations and artist residencies across the nation.
April 17 & 18
Native American Artist Professional Development Training
Sponsored by First Peoples Fund, this two-day workshop is free and open to Native artists and covers pricing art, marketing, portfolio creation, and business budgeting. Call (605) 348-0324 or enroll online at www.firstpeoplesfund.org.
Creativity among Native American Artists, an outreach program to increase visibility of Native artists in the Dakotas, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, is funded through a grant from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation. Plains Art Museum is located at 704 1st Ave. N. in downtown Fargo.View Event
Get ready to shimmy and shine on May 2, when Plains Art Museum hosts “Carnaval,” the 19th annual Spring Gala. Your hosts for “Carnaval” are Bill Marcil, Jr. and Cris Linnares, and Kathryn Helgaas and Doug Burgum, who will make this year’s Gala the greatest party in town! Enjoy the heat and the Brazilian beat from 7 p.m. to midnight, with live samba music, great food and drink, the silent art auction, and dazzling displays of sheer spectacle, directed by Ryan Domres. Thank you to Border States for once again taking the lead as presenting sponsor for the Gala.
Tickets are $100 for members and $125 for non-members, and all proceeds benefit Museum education programs. Order tickets online at http://plainsart.org/spring-gala-carnaval/ or call 701-551-6100.View Event
Plains Art Museum will host “IdeaExchange: Human Trafficking,” a free community conversation on March 5 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Members of the Road to Williston Collective in Duluth will share stories of their work on display in Bakken Boom: Artists Respond to the North Dakota Oil Rush.
The collective’s installation was created in response to the increasing numbers of Native American women and girls subject to human trafficking and the resistance movements that have emerged to fight this problem. Local advocates for human rights also will lend insights to the discussion. Space is limited, register at plainsart.org or call 701-551-6100.
Plains Art Museum is located at 704 1st Ave. N. in downtown Fargo.View Event
Todd Hebert, a professional artist and UND art professor, will present “From North Dakota to the National Art Scene: Pathways to an Art Career” at Plains Art Museum on Wednesday, Feb. 25, from 5-6 p.m. The talk is free and open to the public.
Hebert will offer insights into the development of his work, as well as how to build a successful art practice and make national connections. He has exhibited nationally and internationally, and his work is in numerous public and private collections. A selection of his work is currently on exhibit at the Museum.
Hebert earned his bachelor’s in fine arts at UND and his master’s in fine arts from the Rhode Island School of Design. He is represented by Devin Borden Gallery in Houston and Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe Gallery in New York.
For more information, visit www.plainsart.org, or call 701-551-6100. Plains Art Museum is located at 704 1st Ave. N., in downtown Fargo.
Plains Art Museum and the Red River Valley Writing Project have selected 47 North Dakota winners of the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation’s foremost recognition program for creative students in grades 7–12.
Student award winners will be recognized at a ceremony on Feb. 17, from 6:30-8 p.m. at Plains Art Museum. The event is free and open to the public. Gold Key winners in writing will read from their works and all of the award-winning art is on display in the Museum’s Center for Creativity gallery through Feb. 21.
Judging was performed by the North Dakota affiliate of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a partnership between the Red River Valley Writing Project at North Dakota State University and Plains Art Museum, both based in Fargo.
Art gold key winners are Lily Ferguson, Grand Forks; Alexa Gathman, Devil’s Lake; Zach Howatt, Hunter; Ashleigh Jerde, Bottineau; Zachary Lonefight, Wahpeton; Megan Tichy, Tower City; and Megan Vetter, West Fargo.
Art silver key winners are Ashley Fagerland, Williston; Shelby Foreman, Watford City; Ashleigh Jerde, Bottineau; Nathan Maliscke, Fargo; Megan Tichy, Tower City; and Jonah Zimmerman, Hazen.
Art honorable mentions include Jwan Al Selim, West Fargo; Jessica Azure, Wahpeton; Clare Bath, Fargo; Tierney Branson, West Fargo; Irene Buhendwa, Fargo; Gavin Dorsey,Grand Forks; Kayla Eagle Bull, Wahpeton; Amanda Fasthorse-Geshick, Wahpeton; Darnelle Fourstar, Wahpeton; De Mario Go Clanney, Wahpeton; Olivia Van Renterghem, Fargo; Sydney Werner, Elgin; and Phillip Wyganowski, West Fargo.
Writing gold key winners are Molly Feland, Grand Forks; Sophie Glessner, Fargo; Jack Hastings, Hillsboro; Brooke Schaefer, Horace; and Amanda Wagar, Casselton.
Writing silver key winners are Alex Avila, Mandaree; Shyanne Belzer, Minot; Ashley Fagerland, Williston; Lily Ferguson, Grand Forks; Jack Hastings, Hillsboro; Kayla Redfoot, Wahpeton; Nicole Rothenberger, Grand Forks; Brooke Schaefer, Minot; Kooper Shagena, Horace; Hannah Shawstad, Grand Forks; and Virginia Brower, Emerado.
Writing honorable mentions include Irene Buhendwa, Fargo; Dylan Foley, Grand Forks; Caitlin Hurst, Fessenden; Wyatt Koppang, Grand Forks; Jadyn Leiseth, West Fargo; Vaughn Morrison, Wahpeton; Michelle Narcia, Wahpeton; and Amanda Wagar, Casselton.
Teachers of these award-winning students will also be recognized at the ceremony and receive Scholastic Art & Writing educator pins.
Works by all gold key recipients from more than 100 regional programs across the U.S. are entered into the national competition, and those winners will be announced on March. 15.
About the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
Started in 1923 by Scholastic founder Maurice Robinson, the awards are the nation’s highest honor and largest source of scholarships for creative teenagers. Notable Scholastic Awards alumni include Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, Joyce Carol Oates, Ken Burns, Sylvia Plath, Robert Redford, Stephen King, Lena Dunham, and many more.
A complete list of 2015 regional Scholastic Art & Writing Award winners is available online atwww.artandwriting.org. To learn more about the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, visit the Scholastic Media Room online at mediaroom.scholastic.com/artandwriting.
Join us for a series of free noon concerts from Feb. 9-12 in celebration of Beethovenfest and Giving Hearts Day. Audience members will be offered the chance to create works of art using oil pastels, graphite, colored pencils, or markers while listening to the live performances. On Giving Hearts Day, Feb. 12, all museum galleries will be free and open to the public. That evening, the museum will hold a public discussion on “Bakken Boom! Lives, Land, & Labor” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 9
Beethovenfest Noon Concert
Dr. Tiana Grisé, flute; Peggy Hammerling, flute; and Stephen Sulich, piano; will perform works by one of Beethoven’s contemporaries, Friedrich Kuhlau, who was instrumental in introducing Beethoven’s works to the audiences of Copenhagen.
Tuesday, Feb. 10
Beethovenfest Noon Concert
Featuring movements from Beethoven’s Sonata in A Major for Cello and Piano, Op. 69, and Beethoven’s Trio in B-flat Major for Piano, Clarinet, and Cello performed by Tyler Wottrich, piano; Cecilia Kang, clarinet; and William Comita, cello.
Wednesday, Feb. 11
Beethovenfest Noon Concert
Featuring a performance of Beethoven’s works by Marjorie Schlossman, violin, and Margie Bailly, piano.
Thursday, Feb. 12
Giving Hearts Day Noon Concert
A valentine-themed concert by Darin Henze, piano, with Friends; free admission to Museum galleries all day. Giving Hearts Day is organized by Dakota Medical Foundation and Impact Foundation. Online gifts made to the Museum at impactgiveback.org on Feb. 12 will be doubled up to a total match gift of $4,000.
Thursday, Feb. 12
IdeaExchange: Bakken Boom! Lives, Land, & Labor, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
A community conversation using the World Café ™ method, in which a series of questions are designed for small group discussions, and then shared with the larger group. The program ties to the Museum’s new exhibition,Bakken Boom! Artists, area scholars, and researchers will be part of this program, including Dr. Carol Archbold of NDSU, Dr. Bill Caraher of UND, Dr. Roy Hammerling of Concordia College, Dr. Carol Davis with the group No Fracking Way Turtle Mountain Tribe, and artists Kent Kapplinger and Molly McLain. This group will shape the questions for the evening and lend their insights to the small group discussions. Pre-registration required:http://bit.ly/1Aonjbe.
Plains Art Museum is located at 704 First Ave. N. in downtown Fargo. For more information, visit plainsart.org.View Event