Archive for March, 2017

Philosophy for All Fargo-Moorhead: East Meets West: Journey-Narratives of 2 Poets

June 15, 2017
7:00 pmto8:00 pm

Philosophy for All Fargo-Moorhead is open to everyone interested in philosophy. Its aim is to approach philosophical problems in a non-technical way to enable everyone to participate in discussion and debate. It aims to combine serious philosophical activity with an informal exchange of ideas and views.

Topic: East Meets West: Journey-Narratives of 2 Poets

We will examine the inward and outward journey-experiences of two authors who composed their autobiographical accounts in an interweaving of poetry&prose, a traditional genre of Japanese literature – nikki, or literary journal, with poems and prose-passages echoing each other. The American poet James Lenfestey*, native Minnesotan, imitated this Japanese genre, as he was inspired by the haiku master-poet, Matsuo Basho (d. 1694). Both journeyers created their interweaving of prose and poetry as they traveled with friends, while also incorporating poems by other poets. Basho will guide us as he visits Shinto shrines, Buddhist temples, and celebrated natural sites in 17th-century Japan – The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Other Travel Sketches (Penguin pbk). James Lenfestey will guide us as he visits places of similar renown in China, with the goal of reaching the cave-residence of the T’ang dynasty poet Han-shan (fl. 750s CE) – Seeking the Cave: A Pilgrimage to Cold Mountain (Milkweed Eds., Minneapolis, 2014)

*James Lenfestey will be speaking at MSUM on April 26. When the reminder for April’s Phil. for All meeting goes out mid-April information about time and location will be included.

Presentation by Konrad Czynski, MSUM, followed by discussion.

Free and open to the public.

Philosophy for All Fargo-Moorhead: A Socrates Café Meeting

May 18, 2017
7:00 pmto8:00 pm

Philosophy for All Fargo-Moorhead is open to everyone interested in philosophy. Its aim is to approach philosophical problems in a non-technical way to enable everyone to participate in discussion and debate. It aims to combine serious philosophical activity with an informal exchange of ideas and views.

Topic: A Socrates Café Meeting    

At a Socrates Café the people present choose a topic of interest and then engage in discussion of it. The results are often lively, spirited, amazing discussions. At this meeting we will have our own Socrates Café

Free and open to the public.

Philosophy for All Fargo-Moorhead: What’s Interesting About Boredom?

April 20, 2017
7:00 pmto8:00 pm

Philosophy for All Fargo-Moorhead is open to everyone interested in philosophy. Its aim is to approach philosophical problems in a non-technical way to enable everyone to participate in discussion and debate. It aims to combine serious philosophical activity with an informal exchange of ideas and views.  

Topic: What’s Interesting About Boredom?

In Fundamental Concepts of Metaphysics Martin Heidegger offers a remarkable 90 page analysis of boredom. By means of careful phenomenological description and analysis, Heidegger argues the the mood of profound boredom unveils the deepest nature of human existence, especially the temporality of that existence.

Presentation by George Connell, Concordia, followed by discussion.

Free and open to the public.

Spring Gala: Garden Galore

Saturday, May 6 • 7 pm – Midnight

  • Silent Auction of Art
  • Dance to Heart & Soul
  • Wine Tasting by Happy Harry’s Bottle Shops
  • Desserts by Nichole’s Fine Pastry
  • Hors d’oeuvres & Libations from a Bouquet of Caterers

Plains Art Museum Announces Art of Hope and Healing Program

Press Release
For Immediate Release (March 2017)

Fargo, N.D. – Beginning this month with a program on March 23rd, Plains Art Museum will initiate a series of three guided healing arts programs for individuals and families who have been impacted by substance abuse. The program, The Art of Hope and Healing, will be led by therapeutic arts facilitator Nikki Anderson. Participants are invited to view art in the Museum’s galleries and create original art in a creative and uplifting studio environment.

During the March program, participants will create clay affirmation tiles. On Thursday, April 20, the program will focus on “Peaceful Painting,” and on Thursday, May 11, the program theme is “Mixed Media and Mindfulness.” Each program is runs from 6 – 8 pm.

These Art of Hope and Healing events are free thanks to support from The Bush Foundation, though advance registration is encouraged. Individuals can register at: http://plainsart.org/learn/familyandcommunityprograms/. Note: these events will not be open to media coverage. 

Plains Art Museum is your nonprofit art museum and education center, supported by over 800 individuals and organizations. The Museum and its Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity encompass the largest and only accredited art museum in North Dakota. It is located in downtown Fargo at 704 First Avenue North. For more information about visiting or supporting your art museum, visit www.plainsart.org.

Contact: Andy Maus, Museum Director / CEO, amaus@plainsart.org, 701.551.6123.

Spring Gala: Garden Galore

May 6, 2017 7:00 pmtoMay 7, 2017 12:00 am

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Garden Galore will be an evening of fun-filled entertainment.
It’s 1900. Engage your inner art nouveau and dress for the times.

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Tickets: $90, $100 after April 15.
$65 is tax deductible. Proceeds from the Spring Gala go toward increasing accessibility and art education.

Presenting sponsor:

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The Art of Hope and Healing: Clay Affirmation Tiles

March 23, 2017
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

Experience hope and healing through guided healing arts sessions at Plains Art Museum. Open to individuals and families who have been impacted by substance abuse, these workshops provide a safe space to share and heal through gentle art activities led by trained teaching artist and therapeutic arts facilitator Nikki Anderson. Participants are invited to view art in the Museum’s galleries and create original art in a creative and non-threatening studio environment. Free and open to the public. Limited space, registration required.

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