Talks and Screenings

Art & Business Breakfast

July 9, 2019 - 7:30 am to 9:00 am
Art & Business Breakfast

Please join us for Plains Art Museum’s next gathering in the Art & Business Breakfast series. This innovative program brings Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo artists together with business and cultural leaders. Through presentations, conversations, and activities, we explore the connections art and business share. Please check back for speakers and topics.

Coffee & juice, pastries & bagels served

Reservations requested for this FREE event generously sponsored by Heartland Trust Company.
Please contact: Sarah Anstett / sanstett@plainsart.org / 701.551.6106.

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Artist Talk: Guillermo Guardia

June 6, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Artist Talk: Guillermo Guardia

Creative Voices Talk: Women Artists Panel

July 18, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Creative Voices Talk: Women Artists Panel

Join us as artists featured in Waasamoo-Beshizi come together for a night of conversation and poetry. Maggie Thompson, Denise Lajimodiere, Hillary Kempenich, Karen Goulet, and moderator Jessica Metcalfe will reflect on their careers, their influences, and themes in the exhibition.

Maggie Thompson (Ojibwe) received her BFA in Textile Design from the Rhode Island School of Design. Heid E. Erdrich (Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe) is an author, poet, and filmmaker, and teaches in the MFA Creative Writing program at Augsburg College. Hillary Kempenich is an artist and enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. Kempenich received the First Peoples Fund 2016 Artist in Business Grant and Fellowship Award. Dr. Denise Lajimodiere (Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe) is an award winning poet, birch bark biting artist and has been an educator for over 39 years. Karen Goulet received her BA in Fine Arts and Cultural Education from the Evergreen State College and MFA in Sculpture from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is the program director of Miikanan Gallery at the Watermark Art Center in Bemidji, Minnesota. Dr. Jessica R. Metcalfe (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Arizona. Her doctoral dissertation is of Native designers of high fashion, and is the owner of Beyond Buckskin.

Free

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Eyes Should Be Washed

July 25, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Eyes Should Be Washed

Curator John Schuerman will provide an introduction to the exhibition The Other Four, followed by “Eyes Should Be Washed,” a performance art piece by artists Pedram Baldari, Katayoum Amjadi, and Nooshin Hakim Javadi. In “Eyes Should Be Washed,” performers grate many, many onions in front of the audience. This act, through the smell of the onions, brings tears to stimulated eyes in order to wash/clean them. The work is a dialogue with Iranian Poet Sohrab Sepehri, whose poems call for change in perception to find peace within self. In some cultures, especially Iranian culture, crying is considered an act of soul cleansing and is practiced through religious rituals.

Free and open to the public

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Generation: Curator’s Talk

June 13, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Generation: Curator’s Talk

Join Plains Art curators for a tour of Generation: Women Artists in the Plains Art Museum Collection and a discussion of the Museum’s history of collecting and exhibiting women artists.

Free

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Liza Sylvestre: Artist Talk and Blind Tour

August 8, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Liza Sylvestre: Artist Talk and Blind Tour

Artist Liza Sylvestre will introduce her multidisciplinary work exploring the intersection of our senses and communication and challenging normative design. Following the artist talk, Sylvestre will lead a “blind tour” of current exhibitions at Plains Art Museum. Participants will wear a pair of low vision simulator glasses while Sylvestre leads a guided, visual description tour through two exhibitions.

Free and open to the public.

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