The Ruth and Seymour Landfield Atrium
Fargo-based artist Kent Kapplinger is known for his methodical, layered approach to image making. The serial image Beautiful Recollections: The Changing Seasons and Northern Light records and honors the sharing of one’s life experiences with one-another. This exhibition is a collaboration between Kapplinger and his father-in-law Elmer Weerts, a semi-retired farmer at the time. The multi-layered and multi-processed work consists of eleven woodcut, color pencil, direct trace monotype, and collage works on paper. Through the interviews and process, Kapplinger’s ponders questions such as
“How do we best communicate? Convey our ideas? Share our emotions, our life experiences, our pleasures and uncertainties? Understand each other’s souls?”
In 1998 artist and Professor of Art Kent Kapplinger founded the Printmaking, Education, and Research Studio (PEARS) at NDSU’s Department of Visual Arts, housed in Renaissance Hall in downtown Fargo.
Artist Talk: Kent Kapplinger and Anna Johnson
Thursday, March 7, 6 – 7 PM
Meet local printmakers Kent Kapplinger and Anna Johnson. Listen as they discuss their exhibitions, Beautiful Recollections: The Changing Seasons and Northern Lights by Kent Kapplinger and Layer by Layer: Recent Works by Anna Johnson.
Free and open to the public
City Geode, created and installed in May 2019 by students and Professor Josh Zeis from NDSU is the latest creation. In response to the work, the lead artists said, “What is a city? This City Geode incorporates many of the things that we thought a city needs; buildings, streets, electricity, drainage, and above all else, the human spirit.View Exhibition
Athena LaTocha (b. Anchorage, Alaska) is a Hunkpapa Lakota/Keweenaw Bay Ojibwe artist, currently living in New York. Buffalo Prairie (Slow Burn) is monumental ink wash drawing created by Athena LaTocha during her residency inside the Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity at Plains Art Museum May 2-June 4, 2019.View Exhibition
Community artist and school art teacher MeLissa Kossick, who guides youth classes at the Museum on art, gardens, and pollinators, has created an enchanting mosaic design in the Creativity Pathway in the Serkland Gallery called Bee in Flight.View Exhibition
Drawing on his childhood memories of the Great Plains, he created a work that speaks to the wide open spaces, huge vistas, and ocean-like skies of the region.View Exhibition
While the Tallgrass Prairie is a community made up of a great diversity of species, Fragile Preservation represents a selection of them.View Exhibition