It was day 2 of our Noon Holiday Concert Series today, and the crowd was treated to a fun and lighthearted set of jazz-infused holiday tunes from the Dave Ferreira Trio. The consummate front man, Dave told a humorous story about the recent Thanksgiving holiday and how he and his wife purchased an “emergency turkey” to eat in case they couldn’t get out of town to their holiday destination because of a snow storm. The phrase “emergency turkey” became a running joke through the set.
Our Noon Holiday Concerts continue through December 16, every Monday through Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. Check plainsart.org for a full roster.View Event
‘Tis the season!
Magda Fitterer (at piano) and Jeannie Krull kicked off this year’s Noon Holiday Concert Series with a mix of sweet holiday standards. The Noon Holiday Concerts will continue for the next three weeks, Monday through Friday, from noon to 1 p.m. In addition to hearing plenty of holiday music to improve your mood, lunch is available in Cafe Muse by Mosaic Foods and free gift wrapping is available in The Store.View Event
Mark Dion has built a career presenting alternative arrangements to the current dominant theories of social organization through inventive, and often humorous, small buildings and installation pieces that find alternate ways of ordering everyday objects and questioning the interaction with those objects. He will present a few of his ideas in a lecture at NDSU’s Renaissance Hall on Monday, November 15 at 4:15 p.m. Dion will also work with students and faculty to develop ideas for a “Wintergarden Fern Grotto,” his Defiant Garden idea.
The above photo comes from the inside of Neukom Vivarium, a cross between a sculpture, an architectural project, and an art object placed in the Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle. Neukom Vivarium involved removing a large log from a forest and placing it in a specially designed greenhouse where its decomposition – and the new life that began to take hold – could be carefully observed.
Dion’s visit to Fargo is co-sponsored by Plains Art Museum, NDSU Department of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, NDSU Department of Visual Arts, and MSUM Department of Art and Design.View Event
Sue Geihl, an art teacher from Ellen Hopkins Elementary, leads her class in a question and answer period while visiting The Frederick B. Scheel Photography Collection: A New Gift to the Plains this afternoon.View Event
We recently updated our “Exhibitions” page with some photos of Rachel Breen’s Cafe Muse installation, Abundance. Breen put up the work in August. Photos were a bit tough given that the installation wraps around a few corners of the cafe, although the shots of the coverings for the cafe windows (above) turned out great.
Abundance is the first in a series of commissioned, site-specific works called Art = Food to be featured in Cafe Muse. Artist and MSUM professor Chris Walla will design the next work which will go up in January. An open artist call is out for proposals for the space; email Museum Director Colleen Sheehy at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Side note: the Art = Food series was mentioned in a recent issue of Museum Magazine put out by the American Association of Museums! ::back pat::
Breen’s work will be up through the holidays; come in, enjoy lunch, and take it in!View Event