Events for November 2011

Patrick Marold Artist Presentation

November 3, 2011
7:00 pmto8:00 pm

Public art is becoming a hot topic among artists and art supporters in Fargo as the city looks to build the arts into its long-range strategic plan. In the spirit of these plans, on November 3 we’ll host artist Patrick Marold, a Denver native and sculptor whose experiences in the U.S. General Service Administration’s Art in Architecture program will inform a presentation and discussion on the role of public art, the development of public art projects, and their creation. Join us for this free event.

Marold studied at Rhode Island School of Design and later established a studio there after working abroad for several years. He has been awarded a number of grants and recognition including the Fulbright Fellowship in Iceland. He has completed several public art commissions in the United States and has been widely exhibited in recent years.

This event is sponsored by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)–Rocky Mountain Region, and their Art in Architecture Program, which oversees the commissioning of artworks for new federal buildings nationwide through a percent for art scheme.

Rebecca Krinke: The Emotional Landscape

November 8, 2011
7:00 pmto8:30 pm

This presentation will be held at Fargo City Hall.

Part of the project "The Mapping of Joy and Pain"

Place and emotion are strongly intertwined but often overlooked in thinking about cities, design, and people’s experiences. Landscape architect and sculptor Rebecca Krinke will discuss her recent participatory public artworks that explore place and emotion, with a focus on her recent project, The Mapping of Joy and Pain. Rebecca Krinke is a multimedia artist and designer working in sculpture, installations, and site art. In broad terms, her work deals with issues related to trauma and recovery—moving  from individuals to societies to ecosystems and back again. Krinke’s sculpture has focused on embodying trauma, using the body as a starting point, while her installations and site works have focused on ideas of recovery through contemplative, transformative environments. She disseminates her work through gallery shows and temporary and permanent public works. Krinke’s most recent projects have moved into the realm of participatory public artworks that use writing, mapping, and talking as ways of public engagement and catharsis. She is Professor of Landscape Architecture in the College of Design at the University of Minnesota.

For more, visit Her talk is copresented by Plains Art Museum and the City of Fargo.

Sodbuster Summit

November 10, 2011
7:00 pmto8:00 pm

Sodbuster in 1991

Join us as we discuss the future of Sodbuster, a sculpture by Luis Jiminez that once stood downtown at the corner of Main Avenue and Broadway. Sodbuster has been out of commission since 2002, yet it remains a fixture in Fargo’s visual identity. We’ll host a “Sodbuster Summit” at the Museum on November 10 to a plan process for its restoration. We invite you to come and be part of the proceedings. You’ll hear about the issues surrounding its restoration and return to the public, and you can voice your own thoughts about its future. This event is free and open to the public.

Marvels of the Circus and Side Show: MacKenzie Kouba, Maria Cristina Tavera, Xavier Tavera

November 12, 2011
6:30 pmto8:30 pm

The Spirit Room
111 Broadway, Downtown Fargo
November 1, 2011 – January 8, 2012

Opening reception:
Saturday, November 12 • 6:30 – 8:30 PM

See how other contemporary artists have been inspired by the circus in this companion exhibition to See Acts of Audacious Daring! Plains Art Museum is teaming with The Spirit Room in downtown Fargo to present works by MacKenzie Kouba of Fargo and Maria Cristina Tavera and Xavier Tavera of Minneapolis. Their compelling portraits in paint and photography of sword swallowers, clowns, acrobats, dancers, and other entertainers testify to the spell circus figures cast on audiences and the enchanted status they hold in our imagination.

Xavier Tavera, Domadora de Caballo (Acrobat on Horse) 2009, Inkjet print, Courtesy of the artist

John Pederson Quintet

Rush Hour Music Series |
November 16, 2011
5:30 pmto7:00 pm

Pederson and friends weave a tremendous set of standards and favorites that will bring the Museum atrium to life. A sure bet for even the most discerning of jazz fans. The quintet features Pederson on trumpet and cornet, Tom Carvell on guitar, Steve Wallevand on trombone, Doug Neill on bass, Tom Christianson on drums, and special guest Sarah Morrau on vocals.

Dakota Rose String Quartet

Noon Holiday Concerts |
November 28, 2011
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

Tom Peckscamp

Noon Holiday Concerts |
November 29, 2011
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

Darin Henze and Friends

Noon Holiday Concerts |
November 30, 2011
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

Holiday favorites from Darin Henze, Victoria Melchior, Jim Kapphahn, and Liz Lyngstad.