Upcoming Events

Discussion of The Round House

October 26, 2016
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

Exploring The Round House by Louise Erdrich

Inspired by Louise Erdrich’s piece Story of a Woman (2015; acrylic on canvas) featured in the exhibition Arriving at Fresh Water, we will be exploring her 2012 novel and winner of the National Book Award for fiction The Round House in conjunction with the exhibition. Free and open to the public.

Louise Erdrich’s award-winning 2012 novel The Round House follows a thirteen-year-old protagonist seeking justice on behalf of his mother. Join NDSU Department of English graduate students in this book club-style discussion of the novel and its themes of family, justice, and vengeance.

This series of events is cosponsored by North Dakota State University and the Red River Valley Writing Project.

PRINTOBER / Sean Starwars

October 27, 2016

NDSU Department of Visual Arts will be hosting visiting artist Sean Starwars, who will be creating an edition in the PEARS Studio (650 NP Ave., Fargo, Rm. #314) on October 25 – 26. Stop by PEARS at the beginning of the week to see this American Outlaw Printmaker in action.

Starwars will be at the Hannaher’s Inc. Print Studio on Thursday, October 27, where he will create a small edition of hand-printed t-shirts.    

PRINTOBER / Artist Talk: Sean Starwars

October 27, 2016
6:30 pmto7:30 pm

Join us for a conversation with Mississippi-based Outlaw Printmaker Sean Starwars on the 3rd floor of Plains Art Museum.

PRINTOBER / Final Friday Art Break

October 28, 2016
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

Gallery talk in the Tri-College Print Exchange Exhibition. with area artists Eric Johnson, Kent Kapplinger, and Amanda Heidt.

Free and open to the public.

The PRINCE–IPLES of Estate Planning

November 1, 2016
9:00 amto10:00 am

Led by Susan Johnson-Drenth, CELA / JD Legal Planning PLLC

Come and learn about legal issues and changing laws regarding getting your will or estate plan in place. Get the tools to be proactive in protecting your assets and gain understanding of your estate planning options. Coffee, Juice, and Donuts Served.

FREE. Due to limited seating, pre-registration is required. Please call (701) 551.6100.

Kid Quest: Artsy Ancestry

November 5, 2016
1:00 pmto4:00 pm

Create a mixed media mosaic to represent your family’s heritage. This Kids Quest project will be based off of your cultural heritage. Your project will reflect the different ethnic backgrounds of your ancestors. Coming to this Kid Quest with some family history information will help you create a colorful collage that represents the unique background we each carry through our family history.

FREE! Preregistration is required.



Teaching the Works of Louise Erdrich: Culturally Relevant, Responsive, and Sustaining Pedagogies

November 7, 2016
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

Exploring The Round House by Louise Erdrich

Kelly Sassi, Director of the Red River Valley Writing Project, will lead an evening of writing and idea exchange. This program will incorporate artful writing in response to the exhibition Arriving at Fresh Water, reflection on pedagogical approaches to Native American literatures, and an exchange of teaching ideas.

This event is inspired by Louise Erdrich’s piece Story of a Woman (2015; acrylic on canvas) featured in the exhibition Arriving at Fresh Water: Contemporary Native Artists from Our Great Lakes (October 1, 2016 – January 7, 2017).

Refreshments provided. Free and open to the public; pre-registration required.

This series of events is cosponsored by North Dakota State University and the Red River Valley Writing Project.


Creative Voices Talk: Jim Denomie

November 10, 2016
6:30 pmto8:00 pm

Join us for a conversation with the artist-in-residence Jim Denomie.

A member of the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Ojibwe, Jim Denomie was born in Hayward, Wisconsin. He relocated to Chicago and later Minneapolis as a child, and spent most of his youth in South Minneapolis. Denomie is primarily a painter but has also worked with found object sculptures, ink and oil pastel drawings, printmaking, and photography. He received his BFA from the University of Minnesota in 1995. He has shown throughout the U.S. and abroad in several group and solo exhibitions, and his work is in the permanent collections of numerous museums, including the Denver Art Museum, the Heard Museum, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and the Westphalian Museum of Natural History in Munster, Germany. His colorful, expressionist style reconstructs the world and imbues it with meaning and surreal humor.

Free and open to the public

Beyond Order: Gallery Talk by Cole Rogers

November 17, 2016
6:00 pmto7:00 pm

Join Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Artistic Director and Master Printer Cole Rogers for this gallery talk on Highpoint visiting artists Aaron Spangler, Carlos Amorales, Chloe Piene, and Do Ho Suh, featured in the exhibition.

Free and open to the public

FMVA Visual Talk: Birgit Pruess

November 17, 2016
7:00 pmto8:00 pm

Plains Art Museum and Fargo Moorhead Visual Artists present Visual Talks, a series focused on sharing local artwork, processes, and creative experiences with the Fargo-Moorhead community. Talk topics range anywhere from personal, academic to historic in nature.

Free and open to the public.

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