S.P.A.C.E.

An Emergent Belonging

An Emergent Belonging was created by Concordia College students Ashley Raduns, Katelyn Mitchell, Helena Langr, Elizabeth Vought, Ruth Peterson, and Chelsea Steffes. The work inspired by the form and function of a bird’s nest, was created under the leadership of professor Dwight Mickelson. About the creative process Mickelson states, “…we found that as a group we shared a lot in common. We all enjoy working with organic materials and bold colors, creating somewhat whimsical forms inspired by concepts such as home, nostalgia, and belonging.”

The S.P.A.C.E. (Sculpture Pad Art Collaborative Experiment) project is a public art initiative undertaken collaboratively between Plains Art Museum, and the college art departments at North Dakota State University, Minnesota State University Moorhead, and Concordia College. Sculptures are chosen thanks to a public vote of Museum visitors and campus students, with the resulting artworks on display at the Museum for two years.

  • Dwight Mickelson, Ashley Raduns, Katelyn Mitchell, Helena Langr, Elizabeth Vought, Ruth Peterson, and Chelsea Steffes An Emergent Belonging, 2017, installed May 2017 Steel, found wood and Hypertufa
  • Dwight Mickelson, Ashley Raduns, Katelyn Mitchell, Helena Langr, Elizabeth Vought, Ruth Peterson, and Chelsea Steffes An Emergent Belonging, 2017, installed May 2017 Steel, found wood and Hypertufa

Other Exhibitions

Plains School of Abstract Painting Annual Exhibition

October 26, 2017 - January 20, 2018
Plains School of Abstract Painting

Since 2011, a group of emerging and professional artists has met weekly at the Plains Art Museum and our Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity for a painting class led by one of Fargo’s most prominent and ambitious abstract painters, Marjorie Schlossman.

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The Buffalo in the American Living Room

October 3, 2017 - January 13, 2018

Fritz Scholder (Luiseño / European, 1937 - 2005), was one of the 20th century’s most important and provocative artists. His abstracted figural style, iconoclastic imagery, and complicated legacy have influenced the work of several contemporary Northern Plains Native American artists.

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Conversation Pieces

June 29, 2017 - July 29, 2018
Selections from the Permanent Collection in Dialogue

Plains Art Museum is home to over 4,000 diverse national, regional and local works of art. Art communicates ideas and feelings between artists and viewers, but art pieces are also often in dialogue with other works of art.

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Recent Work by Hannaher’s, Inc. Print Studio

August 24, 2017 - November 24, 2018
Recent Work by Hannaher’s, Inc. Print Studio

Plains Art Museum is one of the few art museums in the U.S. to have a prominent and dynamic print studio. This exhibition highlights the experimentation that has happened in Hannaher’s, Inc. Print Studio from October 2016 to present.

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Printober

October 8, 2017 - January 7, 2018
College Print Exchange

This year’s College Print Exchange includes the seven regional universities that have historically participated in this annual exchange: Minnesota State University Moorhead, North Dakota State University, Concordia College, University of Manitoba, Minot State University, and Valley City State University.

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