Flatlander: Belonging to The Land is a series by artist John Hitchcock that views and comments on the Great Plains as the epicenter for Plains tribal culture. In the series, Hitchcock utilizes drawing and printmaking processes to convey and layer thoughts about removal, displacement, and belonging. The artist uses distinct imagery, including hybrid animals, repeating patterns, geometric shapes, biological diagrams, symbols from nature, and military weaponry to explore notions of transformation, death, rebirth, nature, technology, sustenance, renewal, sustainability, shelter, memory, travel, and life cycles. The prints combine autobiographical references with direct responses to the intrusive behavior by humans towards nature and other humans.
In light of both local movements working to create awareness and to stop sexual exploitation of indigenous women and the international #MMIW (“Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women”) awareness campaign, Bring Her Home: The Stolen Daughters of Turtle Island highlights the ongoing epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous women.View Exhibition
Originally from Serbia (former Yugoslavia), Zoran Mojsilov is a Minnesota-based sculptor boldly working in stone, steel, and wood. His work has appeared in international museums, galleries, and public venues, including Socrates Sculpture Park, NY; Runnymede Sculpture Farm, CA; and DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, MA.View Exhibition
Students at participating universities will explore where they once were as compared to where they are now. How does one identify, find, and create a home?View Exhibition
Since 2011, a group of emerging and professional artists has met weekly at the Plains Art Museum and our Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity for a painting class led by one of Fargo’s most prominent and ambitious abstract painters, Marjorie Schlossman.View Exhibition
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.View Exhibition