THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE: June 19
The Art of Hospitality
Gather with local culinary artists, hospitality mavens, and quiet conveners in the Living as Form gallery to explore and experience forms of hospitality practiced at the table, in the home, and within diverse communities. Talk about how food and drink can convey welcome or care or gratitude. Meet individuals and groups in Fargo and Moorhead who embody and exhibit the art of hospitality. Introduce your own reflections on times you have offered hospitality or have been hosted by others.
THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE: June 26
Katie Hargrave, In Poor Tastes Good
Join Hargrave at the table to reflect on and respond to her research while sampling pickled beets. Post-conversation, Katie will transform beet-stained napkins and plates into silkscreened remnants of our conversation.
THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE: July 10
Museum to Museum, Garden to Garden – A Walking Tour
Meet at Plains Art Museum for a picnic on the Plains patio. Learn about the Pollinator Garden for the Plains, designed by artists Christine Baeumler and Seitu Jones, and hear from arts educator MeLissa Kossick about this summer’s garden installation and Buzz Lab teen internship. Around 6:20 pm, join us as we meander from the Plains to the future site of the Legacy Garden for Moorhead to have a conversation with New York-based artists Rob Fischer and Kevin Johnson and Moorhead artist Su Legatt, along with an ice-cold treat.
THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE: July 17
Sandy Spieler, Its Presence Reaches Everywhere
Watch toy theatre performances featuring tiny theatres and puppets constructed out of cardboard by Sandy and workshop participants. After the show, engage in conversation about the relationship between oil and water.
Dwight Mickelson, NEST – Nature Experience & Shelter TransformerAlso on July 17, collaborate with sculptor and Moorhead resident Dwight Mickelson outside the Museum building and other volunteers from the community, design students, and artists to construct the NEST – Nature Experience & Shelter Transformer, a portable center for experiencing nature-based art, music, and dance in the FM landscape built on a mobile trailer.
FRIDAY BONUS: July 18
Experience the NEST
Return on Friday, July 18, to experience the built NEST as a respite for Museum visitors and Fargo Street Fair goers in the new Pollinator Garden for the Plains. This portal to interaction with the natural world will feature a seating area with a “prairie grass floor” where you can take your shoes off and feel the prairie directly with your feet and fold-out fabric canopies providing shade, along with a NEST stage to experience art, music, or dance.
THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE: July 24
Jill Odegaard, Woven Welcome
Take a turn at the loom to contribute to the Woven Welcome and participate in a Welcome “Roll-Out.” No prior experience with weaving or textile arts required. A great participatory project for all ages.
THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE: July 31
Meg Roberts, Plants for Patients – Practicing Compassion
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.
THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE: August 7
Sandra Menefee Taylor, In a New Voice
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.
THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE: August 14
Heather Zinger, Build a Chair, Build a Community
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.
THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE: August 21
Jeff Knight, Colin Kloecker, and Shanai Matteson, Whole City Fargo-Moorhead
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.