Creative Educators

Recent Work by Plains Art Museum Teaching Artists

October 1, 2018 - December 29, 2018

Creativity Gallery

Teaching artists are at the heart of Plains Art Museum. These passionate community arts educators lead a variety of programs– from school tours and art experiences to advanced adult classes. Their artistic practice compliments their work as educators. This exhibition showcases the range of media and vision in our Plains Art Museum teaching artists. Participating artists: Olivia Bain, Carmen Bruhn, Heidi Fedde, Debra Ann Griffey, Emmalee Hazer, Amanda Heidt, Paul Ide, Eric Johnson, Aaron Kirchhoff, Mike Kolesar, Annette Marchand, Ann Arbor Miller, Pasteur Mudende, Chelsea Odden, Carol Prafcke, Hayden Swanson, James Wolberg, and Josh Zeis.

  • Aaron Kirchhoff Lake Life, 2017 glass, mixed media Courtesy of the artist
  • Hayden Swanson King, 2018 acrylic on plywood Courtesy of the artist
  • Pasteur Mudende Untitled, 2018 Oil on canvas Courtesy of the artist

Ongoing Exhibitions

City Geode

Ongoing
City Geode
S.P.A.C.E. Sculpture

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.

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Bee in Flight

Ongoing
Bee in Flight

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.

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The North Dakota Mural

Ongoing
The North Dakota Mural

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.

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Fragile Preservation

Ongoing
Fragile Preservation
A Tallgrass Community

While the Tallgrass Prairie is a community made up of a great diversity of species, Fragile Preservation represents a selection of them.

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