Central Time Centric Symposium


Plains Art Museum will host Central Time Centric, a landmark symposium, on September 4-7, 2014, in Fargo, N.D. Socially engaged art has gained recent momentum, though it has long roots in community arts, social and political movements, feminist art, and more. Join a distinguished group of socially committed artists and arts leaders to build a more connected network and community of practice in the Midwest. Centric Time Centric is for Artists, arts leaders, curators, faculty, students, and others interested in exploring the role of art in social change, environmental issues, community development, and strengthened human connections.

For questions, contact Karis Thompson, community engagement liaison, at kthompson@plainsart.org or 701.551.6101.

Christine Baeumler, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Jackie Brookner, New York City and Fargo
Roger Cummings, Juxtaposition Arts, Minneapolis
Rick Lowe, Project Row Houses, Houston
Michael J. Strand, North Dakota State University, Fargo

Julia Cole, Charlotte Street Foundation, Kansas City
Juan William Chávez, Pruitt-Igoe Bee Sanctuary, St. Louis
DeAnna Cummings, Juxtaposition Arts, Minneapolis
Jim Duignan, Stockyard Institute, Chicago
David Dunlap, FYLFOT Fellows Correspondence Club and PAINTALLICA, Iowa City
Matthew Fluharty, Art of the Rural, St. Louis
Sam Gould, Red76, Minneapolis
Wing Young Huie, The Third Place Gallery, Minneapolis
Colin Kloecker and Shanai Matteson, Works Progress Studio, Minneapolis
Nicolas Lampert, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Su Legatt, North Dakota State University, Fargo
Sandra Menefee Taylor, artist, St. Paul
Jay Salinas, The Wormfarm Institute, Reedsburg, WI
Abigail Satinsky, incubate and Threewalls, Chicago
Sarah Schultz, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Colleen Sheehy, Plains Art Museum, Fargo
Brittany Sickler, U.S. Small Business Administration, Fargo
Sandy Spieler, In the Heart of the Beast Mask and Puppet Theatre, Minneapolis
Scott Stulen, Indianapolis Museum of Art
Karis Thompson, Plains Art Museum, Fargo
Daniel Tucker, Never the Same, Chicago and Moore College of Art, Philadelphia
Jesse Vogler, The Institute for Marking and Measuring, St. Louis
Dan S. Wang, Compass, Madison Mutual Drift, Red76, Madison, WI
Jun-Li Wang, Springboard for the Arts, St. Paul
Chaun Webster, Ancestry Books & Free Poet’s Press, Minneapolis
Mark Weiler, ecce gallery, Fargo
Watie White, artist, Omaha, NE
Heather Zinger, Sanford Health, Fargo, and Springboard for the Arts, Fergus Falls

Central Time Centric is supported in part by grants from the Bush Foundation’s Community Innovation Program and the North Dakota Humanities Council, a nonprofit independent state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and by co-sponsorships with the Fargo Theatre, Hotel Donaldson and the Department of Visual Arts, North Dakota State University. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the exhibit do not necessarily reflect those of the North Dakota Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Living as Form (The Nomadic Version) is on view June 12 – September 14, 2014. Co-organized by Creative Time and Independent Curators International (ICI) with Nato Thompson as lead curator, with additional regional projects curated by Colleen Sheehy and the Living as Form project team at Plains Art Museum.

CTC Sponsors are the Bush Foundation, North Dakota Humanities Council, NDSU Visual Arts Department, Fargo Theatre and Hotel Donaldson
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