Upcoming Events

THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE: Meg Roberts, Plants for Patients – Practicing Compassion

July 31, 2014
5:00 pmto8:00 pm

Providing a space for conversation and query, this interactive exhibit will create an engaging framework for our community to explore what it means in practice to show compassion for our neighbors through therapeutic art gifts. Join Roberts to learn more about the evolution of Plants for Patients from an idea into a not-for-profit venture while we pot living plants in handmade ceramic vessels and write notes of support for our neighbors.

TUESDAY LUNCH LAUNCH: Meet Sandra Menefee Taylor

August 5, 2014
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

Sandra Menefee Taylor is a Minnesota artist who pushes the boundaries of the role of the artist and art making: building bridges between the audience and the artwork, what writer Suzi Gablik calls “connective esthetics.” Menefee Taylor will discuss the process of creating art with older adults who have memory loss at the Wilder Adult Day Program in St. Paul, Minn., with the goal of giving people who might feel themselves failing, or losing, the opportunity to also learn new things – “a new way to communicate.”

THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE: Sandra Menefee Taylor, In a New Voice

August 7, 2014
5:00 pmto8:00 pm

Join us for collective reflection on whether and how the creative arts can help people develop more resilience, giving us opportunities to express strengths rather than weaknesses, as we engage in an intergenerational “mark-making” painting activity designed for the entire community.


August 12, 2014
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

Heather Zinger, originally from Illinois and currently a Fargo resident, works across the media of photography, videography, and performance art. An artist in residence with Sanford’s Roger Maris Cancer Center and a Springboard for the Arts artist organizer, Heather facilitates creative expression with a range of audiences and platforms.

THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE: Heather Zinger, Build a Chair, Build a Community

August 14, 2014
5:00 pmto8:00 pm

What does it take to build a community? How do people from diverse backgrounds feel welcome? What is the etiquette of interaction? Discuss these questions and others in reflections on this community-based art project.

TUESDAY LUNCH LAUNCH: Meet Jeff Knight, Colin Kloecker, and Shanai Matteson

August 19, 2014
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

Jeff Knight, a graphic designer, Concordia College design instructor, serial project initiator, and Fargo resident, will team with Colin Kloecker and Shanai Matteson of Works Progress Studio, an artist-led LLC based in the Twin Cities established to realize imaginative public art and design projects rooted in place and purpose. Join Kloecker, Knight, and Matteson for this lunch/editorial meeting to set up a process for collaborative inquiry and reflection to draw out stories, catalyze connections, and to make new meaning between and among people and place. At the end of the project, our collective responses to the questions, “what makes us whole?” and “what kind of place are we making together?” will be reflected back to us via a newspaper and map representing our stories.

THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE: Jeff Knight, Colin Kloecker, and Shanai Matteson, Whole City Fargo-Moorhead

August 21, 2014
5:00 pmto8:00 pm

Take a virtual tour of Fargo and Moorhead as Works Progress artists Colin Kloecker and Shanai Matteson and designer Jeff Knight and other collaborators narrate a slide show documenting their Whole City Fargo-Moorhead exploration and initial impressions.

This interactive session will invite participants to add their community-based insights and personal stories to the Whole City map, and offer reflections for publication in the Whole City Fargo-Moorhead newspaper for distribution at the close of Living as Form.

FMVA Artist Talks

August 28, 2014
7:30 pmto8:30 pm

Plains Art Museum and Fargo-Moorhead Visual Artists are partnering on the first of what we hope will be many collaborative programs in the museum and our studio spaces in the Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity. Watch for details on Artist Talks offered on fourth Thursdays in July, August, and September—both organizations will post the talk topics through their respective websites and social media.

Free and open to the public.

The Internet Cat Video Festival

September 4, 2014
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

The Central Time Centric symposium opens on Thursday, September 4, 7 p.m., with a presentation of Walker Art Center’s 2014 Internet Cat Video Festival at the Fargo Theatre. An example of a contemporary art museum showcasing a popular art form and participatory culture, the Internet Cat Video Festival has became a national and international phenomenon and has been presented at South by Southwest and other venues. Get ready for many laughs as you meet some of the screen stars of the cat video world. Open to the public. Cat costume contest with prizes!

Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway, Fargo • $8


Fall Open House

September 16, 2014
6:30 pmto8:00 pm

Check out what is happening at Plains Art Museum and Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity in 2014-2015. We’ll preview upcoming exhibitions and programs, lead guided tours of our Pollinator Garden and Center for Creativity studio spaces, share resources for educators, create art, answer questions, and more. This evening is designed for anyone who wants to learn how the Museum can help them lead a life of creativity and wonder—from educators to families to seniors to artists of all ages.

Free, no registration required.

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