With Colleen Sheehy, Executive Director, Public Art Saint Paul
Public art today can be more than sculptures and murals. In this talk and workshop, Colleen Sheehy will cover the use of language, poetry, and texts in public art. She will provide more depth on her organization’s Sidewalk Poetry Program, which has been ongoing for 11 years, and a temporary project called “Dakotah Wordscapes on the River.” Explore the potential to engage people who live in Fargo-Moorhead in writing short poems or other texts that can enliven everyday landscapes. How can texts reveal local histories, involve diverse communities, and show the expressive potential of our public spaces? After hearing about sample projects, participants will spend some time in small groups brainstorming ideas for Fargo-Moorhead and generating questions about how to take next steps. The program is aimed at writers, poets, English teachers at all education levels, visual artists, city staff, public art curators, and art advocates. Free and open to the public.
School Spirit: Celebrating Youth Art Month, now in its 18th year, showcases the talents of regional K-12 art students from over 40 area schools in a variety of media.View Exhibition
On Saturday, February 1, Kid Quest participants will collaborate on a fiber art installation in the Creativity Gallery. With visitor input, this installation will grow and evolve while on view.View Exhibition
This exhibition celebrates the vision, ingenuity, and talent of North Dakota teen artists. Since 2015 Plains Art Museum and the Red River Valley Writing Project have partnered to serve as the state affiliate for the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.View Exhibition
Responsibilities and Obligations: Understanding Mitákuye Oyásʼiŋ features work by Clementine Bordeaux and Mary V. Bordeaux from Racing Magpie Gallery in Rapid City, South Dakota. Mitákuye Oyásʼiŋ is a phrase in the Lakota language and culture that loosely translates to “we are all related” or “all my relatives.”View Exhibition
In her second solo museum exhibition, artist Dyani White Hawk presents paintings, sculptural beaded works, video installation, printmaking, and photography.View Exhibition