Upcoming Events

Community: Print Exchange

April 11, 2015
2:00 pmto4:00 pm

Plains Art Museum presents Community on April 11, a print exchange organized by artist Amanda Heidt, left, manager of the Museum’s Hannaher, Inc. Print Studio. For the exchange, artists will create and submit an edition of 30 prints on the theme “community” and will receive prints from other artists in return.

Participants include faculty and students from Concordia College, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Minot State University, North Dakota State University, University of Manitoba, University of North Dakota, and Valley City State University. One print from each edition will be given to these institutions and also will be displayed at the Museum April 3 – 30.

 

We Create Better, Together: Open Innovation for Social Good: April

April 13, 2015
5:30 pmto6:30 pm

Start your week with a creative experience. The Museum and IDeaspace at NDSU are collaborating on a monthly OpenIDEO education meet-up event of design- thinking challenges and activities for social good. Both organizations will post the talk topics through their respective websites and social media.

Free and open to the public.

Creative Voices: Native American Artists at Plains Art Museum / Monte Yellow Bird, Sr.

April 16, 2015
6:30 pmto7:30 pm

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. He has received top awards for drawing and painting in juried shows at the Santa Fe Indian Art Market, the Gene Autry Museum in Los Angeles, and the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis. Yellow Bird, Sr. is Arikara and Hidatsa from the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota. His work is displayed and collected worldwide and locally, including at West Acres Mall and North Dakota State University.

Light refreshments provided
FREE and open to the public

Supported by the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, providing funding for the Museum’s Creativity among Native American Artists initiative.

Philosophy for All: The North Dakota Oil Boom and the Environment

April 16, 2015
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Come and look at some artworks in an exhibition in the Museum and join in a discussion of issues related to the environment arising from the Oil Boom in the North Dakota.  Feel free to come early to visit the exhibition. Two panelists will make brief presentations and serve as resources in the discussion: Ed Gruchalla and Felix Fernando.  Ed Gruchalla of Fargo served in the ND House of Representatives from 2007 through 2014. For the last 8 years he served on the Industry, Business and Labor Committee.  He is a conservationist and has been involved with the Dakota Resource Council, the Sierra Club and the North Country Trail.  Felix Fernando is a PhD candidate at NDSU in Natural Resources Management. His research focuses on the social and economic conditions created by the oil boom and its impacts on quality of life, community values and community development.

Free and open to the public.

Co-sponsored by Philosophy for All and  Plains Art Museum.

FMVA Visual Talks: April

April 23, 2015
7:30 pmto8:30 pm

Plains Art Museum and Fargo Moorhead Visual Artists are partnering in this collaborative program in the Museum and studio spaces in the Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity. Check back for talk topic.

Free and open to the public.

Final Friday Art Break: Art Improv: Celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month

April 24, 2015
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

Join us for this new lunchtime gallery discussion series facilitated by artists, curators, and/or educators each month.
Free and open to the public.

Recycling the Clay Community Day

April 25, 2015
12:00 pmto4:00 pm

Create your own vessels, using the recycled clay from our ceramics programs Participants can sign up for one of three sessions offered at noon, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. We’ll have a demo table at each of the sessions, with teaching artists showing how to make different types of vessels, from coil to slab.

$5 per person
Registration will begin two weeks prior to the program.

Spring Gala: Carnaval!

May 2, 2015 7:00 pmtoMay 3, 2015 12:00 am

The Hottest Party of the Year!

  • Silent Auction of Amazing Art
  • Live Music by Carluster Crumplebee Orchestra
  • Dancing with Bossa Nova, Samba and Sizzling Spectacle
  • The Region’s Largest Wine/Beer Tasting by Happy Harry’s Bottle Shops
  • Fabulous Gourmet Fare by Mosaic Foods
  • Exotic Cocktails by Sidestreet Grille & Pub
  • Delectable Desserts by Nichole’s Fine Pastry

Gala Tickets!

$100 for members/$125 for nonmembers
$50 is tax deductible. Proceeds benefit Museum educational programs.

Late night desserts and dancing with entry after 10 PM: $30 at the door

We Create Better, Together: Open Innovation for Social Good: May

May 11, 2015
5:30 pmto6:30 pm

Start your week with a creative experience. The Museum and IDeaspace at NDSU are collaborating on a monthly OpenIDEO education meet-up event of design- thinking challenges and activities for social good. Both organizations will post the talk topics through their respective websites and social media.

Free and open to the public.

Philosophy for All: May

May 21, 2015
7:00 pmto9:00 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, combining serious philosophical activity with an informal exchange of ideas and views.

Free and open to the public.

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