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.
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