September 2017 Press Releases

Plains Art Museum Announces Upcoming Family Programs
Press Release
For Immediate Release (September 2017)

Fargo, N.D. – Plains Art Museum in Fargo is excited to offer two ceramic family programs this September. Get your hands dirty, explore your creativity, and leave the mess in the Museum’s Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity. Registration is now open for both programs; register by calling (701) 551-6100 or visiting Plains Art Museum (704 1st Ave. N., Fargo) to sign up.

Get in the autumn spirit with the Family Fun Workshop: Ceramic Pumpkins on September 15 from 6 – 8pm. For $10 participants will create a pumpkin or jack-o’-lantern out of clay that can be used for holding a candle or candy. Pumpkins will be ready to take home by the time pumpkin season rolls around. This program

On Saturday, September 23 Plains Art Museum will host the biannual Recycling the Clay Day. During this family program, participants will use recycled clay from our school and family programs to create up to two ceramic projects. Artists will lead demonstrations on making different types of ceramic works of art, and participants will envision, build, and paint their own works.

Recycling the Clay Day participants can sign up for one of three sessions offered at 10am, Noon and 2pm. In order to ensure a high quality program, an inexpensive registration fee of $5 per participant is charged.

Plains Art Museum is your nonprofit art museum and education center, supported by over 800 households and organizations. The Museum and its Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity are located at 704 First Avenue North in downtown Fargo. For more information about visiting or supporting your art museum, visit plainsart.org.

Contact: Andy Maus, Museum Director / CEO, amaus@plainsart.org, 701.551.6123.

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The 1491s Comedy Group to Perform at Fargo Theatre
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For Immediate Release (September 2017)

Fargo, N.D. – On Saturday, October 7th at 7pm, the largest art museum in the region – Plains Art Museum – is teaming up with the iconic Fargo Theatre to host hilarious comedy group The 1491s. Tickets are only $15 and can be purchased at plainsart.org or by stopping by the Museum or the Fargo Theatre, which is located in downtown Fargo at 314 Broadway N.

The 1491s are a hilarious, internationally-known Native American sketch comedy group, with members based in Oklahoma, Minnesota and Montana. Recently featured on The Daily Show, their comedy brilliantly blends humor and satire with their witty observations of contemporary life. Don’t miss your chance to see them in Fargo!

Plains Art Museum is your nonprofit art museum and education center, supported by over 800 households and organizations. The Museum and its Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity are located at 704 First Avenue North in downtown Fargo. For more information about visiting or supporting your art museum, visit plainsart.org.

Contact: Andy Maus, Museum Director / CEO, amaus@plainsart.org, 701.551.6123.

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Organizations Team Up to Celebrate Artist Fritz Scholder, Host Symposium
Press Release
For Immediate Release (September 2017)

Fargo, N.D. – Plains Art Museum (Fargo, ND), The Rourke Art Gallery Museum (Moorhead, MN), North Dakota State University (Fargo), the Fargo Theatre (Fargo, ND), and The Red Door Gallery and Museum (Wahpeton, ND) are teaming up for Fritz Fest, a 3-day celebration of one of the most important artists of the 20th century, Fritz Scholder (1937-2005). A complete roster of Fritz Fest programs, exhibitions and events can be found at www.plainsart.org.

An important part of Fritz Fest will be a symposium at NDSU’s downtown Renaissance Hall, located adjacent to Plains Art Museum at 650 Northern Pacific Ave. The symposium will take place on Friday, October 6th from 1-4pm, and is free and open to the public. Coffee and refreshments will be served. Talks in the symposium will be led by some of the country’s most prominent Fritz Scholder scholars – Jessica Horton (of the University of Delaware), Dr. John Lukavic (of Denver Art Museum), and Truman Lowe (formerly of the National Museum of the American Indian). Each speaker will provide their views and scholarship on Scholder’s provocative life and work.

Plains Art Museum is your nonprofit art museum and education center, supported by over 800 households and organizations. The Museum and its Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity are located at 704 First Avenue North in downtown Fargo. For more information about visiting or supporting your art museum, visit plainsart.org.

Contact: Andy Maus, Museum Director / CEO, amaus@plainsart.org, 701.551.6123.

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