Canoe Parade Workshop

May 29, 2019, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Join us for a Canoe Parade Workshop at the Plains Art Museum’s Center for Creativity! This event is an open house style maker’s session. When you arrive, you will receive an 11-inch canoe model and access to a buffet of supplies to spark your imagination. Artist Hosts will be available to provide inspiration and support to help sketch out your ideas and assist in selecting materials. At the end of the evening, the canoe is yours to take home to use as inspiration for a life-sized version in the upcoming parade.

Each registrant will receive a canoe. Multiple attendees can work on one canoe, but only one person will need to register. Parade attendance is not required. This event is free and family friendly. The suggested donation of $10 helps us cover the cost of the model canoes.

The Canoe Parade connects participants and spectators to the river that has shaped the Fargo Moorhead area with a procession of decorated vessels. The 2019 parade takes place on Sunday, September 29th at 2:00 pm from Viking Ship Park at the Hjemkomst Center to the Bridge at Riverfront Park/Oak Grove Park.

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Other Exhibitions

Athena LaTocha

June 05, 2019 - September 30, 2019

Athena LaTocha (b. Anchorage, Alaska) is a Hunkpapa Lakota / Keweenaw Bay Ojibwe artist whose large-scale works on paper explore the tenuous relationship between natural landscapes and landscapes marked by human intervention . . .

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Guillermo Guardia

June 03, 2019 - August 31, 2019
Recent Works

The exhibition will showcase new ceramic works by Guillermo Guardia, created since he moved to the Twin Cities in 2017.

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Third Space

June 04, 2019 - August 10, 2019
New work by Liza Sylvestre

Exploring the ways in which senses alter experience and perception, emerging artist Liza Sylvestre’s work operates at the intersection of our senses and communication.

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The Other Four

July 13, 2019 - November 30, 2019

With rare exceptions, art objects are created to be experienced visually. The Other Four is an exhibition experience that negates the visually dominant art experience hierarchy by presenting artwork designed specifically to engage the other four senses.

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June 01, 2019 - March 22, 2020
Women Artists in the Plains Art Museum Collection

Despite decades of critique, direct activism, and multiple waves of feminist art movements, artworks in the collections of art museums around the world – including Plains Art Museum – are proportionately dominated by men. This year’s permanent collection reinstallation will explore the Museum’s acquisitions of artwork by women since our inception as the Red River Art Center in 1965.

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