‘Other Event’ Category

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.

 

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Ceremony and Art Exhibition

February 17, 2015
5:30 pmto8:00 pm

This ceremony recognizes all North Dakota winners of the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and celebrates the works by visual art winners on display at the Museum’s Center for Creativity art gallery. For the first year in the long history of the national contest, North Dakota teens are competing in a statewide event instead of a regional competition. The change is due to a partnership between Plains Art Museum and the Red River Valley Writing Project to work together as the state affiliate for the contest and coordinate the judging.

Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity
Light appetizers and refreshments
FREE and open to the public

Final Friday Art Break: Spotlight on Local Artists in Bakken Boom!

May 29, 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.

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.

Final Friday Art Break: Lauren Kinney’s Much of a Muchness

March 27, 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.

Final Friday Art Break: Spotlight on Local Artists in Bakken Boom!

February 27, 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.

Final Friday Art Break: Curator & Artists Conversation in Bakken Boom!

January 30, 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.

Ellen Jean Diederich: Samson’s Gift Book Signing

November 15, 2014
3:00 pmto5:00 pm

Meet Ellen Jean Diederich and have her sign a copy of her new book Samson’s Gift!

Plains Art Museum will host an exhibition of acrylic and watercolor paintings created by award-winning artist Ellen Jean Diederich as illustrations for her new book, Samson’s Gift. The show opens Saturday, Nov. 15, with a book signing from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Museum’s Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity.

Samson’s Gift is a Christmas tale about the joy of selfless giving, which Diederich brings to life through the character of Samson, a sheep afraid to get his wool sheared. At the book signing, Diederich will give an author’s talk, and Cole Carley will read from the book.

The event is free and open to the public, with refreshments and treats provided. Samson’s Gift will be available for purchase at the event and at the Museum gift shop. The paintings are on exhibit through Jan. 11, 2015.

Diederich is the owner/publisher of Givinity Press in Fargo, www.givinity.com. She teaches watercolor workshops locally and nationally. A member of Fargo Moorhead Visual Artists, Diedrich will also give an FMVA Visual Talk at the Museum on Thursday, Nov. 20, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The talk covers the inspiration and book production insights for Samson’s Gift, and is free and open to the public.

Check out the recent coverage in The Forum on Ellen and  Samson’s Gift!

Cuplomacy: To Washington D.C. . . .Love, Fargo

October 4, 2014
10:00 amto5:00 pm
October 5, 2014
12:00 pmto5:00 pm

Michael-Strand

Michael Strand, Fargo craftivist and head of Visual Arts at North Dakota State University, is engaging in a proactive project to invite U.S. senators to cut through the barriers to conversation and share a cup of coffee across the aisle. During the FMVA Studio Crawl, Strand will hold a two-day series of drop-in discussions at Plains Art Museum to gather community input on the design of two distinct sets of cups and saucers, one for Democrats and one for Republicans.

In mid-January 2015, individuals from all 50 states will deliver packages to their respective senators, each containing a cup that is designed for the senator’s party with an unmatched saucer from the “other” party. Senators will be asked to share in conversation with someone not in their party and then swap saucers.  In the end, the completed set becomes a gentle reminder of the potential of human-scaled dialogue.

cuplomacy.com

Michael Strand on Alternative Networks: The Beautiful Risk of Being Bold

August 13, 2014
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

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This noon-hour workshop with artist Michael Strand will begin with a lightning-fast art making session using clay (less than five minutes), followed by the group collectively examining three elements—what we made, what we value, and what is the appropriate or even alternative venue and audience for the project. These elements are part of Strand’s artistic practice, using an object as the medium to boldly reach out and create projects in partnership with groups and systems as varied as fire stations, libraries, and political organizations.

Convening in Living as Form gallery on the Museum’s second floor, this pop-up event is FREE and open to the public, for all ages and abilities. Bring a bag lunch into the gallery or purchase great fare at our onsite restaurant, Cafe Muse.

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