Flatlander

Belonging to the Land 

June 7, 2018 - September 15, 2018

Creativity Gallery

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.

  • John Hitchcock, Northwest Bigbow Rd., 2017, screenprint and dye on paper, 30 x 22 in.

Ongoing Exhibitions

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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S.P.A.C.E.

Ongoing
S.P.A.C.E.
An Emergent Belonging

An Emergent Belonging was created by Concordia College students Ashley Raduns, Katelyn Mitchell, Helena Langr, Elizabeth Vought, Ruth Peterson, and Chelsea Steffes. The work inspired by the form and function of a bird’s nest, was created under the leadership of professor Dwight Mickelson.

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The North Dakota Mural

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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

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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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