Plains Art Museum invites emerging and established visual artists living in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, and the provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba, to submit works for Art on the Plains XII, a juried exhibition of contemporary art.
Submission guidelines are available at Art on the Plains XII. Entries are due June 15, 2015, and the selection process will be done through a blind review. Art on the Plains XII will open February 2016.
Sculptor Aaron Spangler will serve as juror and select works for the show, as well as award cash prizes and honorable mentions. Based near Park Rapids, Minn., Spangler’s work is included in many notable collections, including those of the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, the Saatchi Gallery in London, and Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.View Event
Visual artist and ceramist Cannupa Hanska Luger of Santa Fe, N.M., will lead two week-long workshops at Plains Art Museum from May 26 to June 5 as artist in residence.
The workshops are Ceramics Master Class from May 26-30, and Clay Instruments from June 1 -5. Details and registration for the courses are at http://plainsart.org/learn/artist-in-residence/.
Luger will also give a Creative Voices artist’s talk on Tuesday, May 26, from noon to 1 p.m., which is free and open to the public.
Luger received his BFA in studio ceramics from the Institute of American Indian Arts in 2011, graduating with honors. He has shown at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts and at Blue Rain Gallery in Santa Fe, where he is represented, and he’s currently creating socially conscious work balanced with a high standard of craftsmanship. His work is in several public collections and has been included in international exhibitions. Originally from North Dakota, he was born in Fort Yates, N.D. on the Standing Rock Reservation and has Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Lakota, Austrian and Norwegian heritage.
The artist in residence program is supported by the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, providing funding for the Museum’s Creativity among Native American Artists Initiative.
Creative Voices Artist’s Talk with Cannupa Hanska Luger
Tuesday, May 26, Noon – 1 p.m.
Free and open to the public
Artist in Residence Workshop: Ceramics Master Class
Tuesday – Saturday, May 26 – 30, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Artist in Residence Workshop: Clay Instruments
Monday – Friday, June 1 – 5, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Each workshop is $170 for Museum members, $200 for non-members; Native artists free through funding provided from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation.View Event
The Heritage Garden at the south side of Woodlawn Park is taking shape near the site of the former Moorhead Power Plant which was demolished in 2014. Coordination and design of the new garden is under the direction of artists Su Legatt, Rob Fischer, and Kevin Johnson, who are working closely with Plains Art Museum, the City of Moorhead, Moorhead Public Service, Concordia College, and community volunteers.
The team is asking current and former Moorhead residents, especially those displace by recent flood buy-outs, for perennial plants and stories, focusing on neighborhoods near the site. Plant pledges are needed by May 22, and plant donations will be accepted at the site on Saturday, June 6. Volunteers are also needed for the site on Friday, June 5.
Some plants may come from gardens that were left behind when houses were removed from the flood-prone riverside. Story subjects will include memories of past floods, life in Moorhead and the Woodlawn neighborhood, and the historic power plant.
Anyone interested in contributing full-sun perennials and stories, or helping to plant at the Heritage Garden, can go online to bit.ly/heritagegarden, or email HeritageGardenMoorhead@gmail.com, or call Su Legatt at 218-329-4950.
Heritage Garden details at a glance:
Plant pledges and stories due May 22
Heritage Garden Planting Days: Friday, June 5, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Saturday, June 6, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
For more information, and to submit stories and plant pledges:
Internet: bit.ly/heritagegarden or www.plainsart.org
Phone: Su Legatt, 218-329-4950
Support for this project has come from the National Endowment from the Arts, Artplace America, the Bush Foundation, and Lake Region Arts Council, Plains Art Museum’s Phyllis Thysell Fund for Education, and the City of Moorhead and Moorhead Public Service.View Event