School Spirit

Celebrating Youth Art Month

March 1, 2018 - March 31, 2018

Third Floor

School Spirit: Celebrating Youth Art Month, now in its 16th year, showcases the talents of regional K-12 art students from over 40 area schools in a variety of media. This exhibition celebrates our region’s emerging artists and promotes awareness of the vital work done by art educators.

Art education develops self-esteem, appreciation for the work of others, creative problem solving, communication, and critical thinking skills – all vital to the success of today’s youth.

School Spirit Artists’ Reception
Sunday, March 4 • 1 – 4 PM

Share in the excitement at this artists’ reception for students, friends, family, and educators. Light refreshments and art-making projects offered, with music performance by Blue Tones at 2:30 and 3:30 PM.

  • The reception is divided by grade level: Elementary: 1 PM – 3 PM
  • Middle and High School: 3 PM – 4 PM. Free and open to the public.

Other Exhibitions

2019 Scholastic

February 2, 2019 - March 9, 2019
Art & Writing Awards Exhibition

This exhibition celebrates the vision, ingenuity, and talent of North Dakota award-winning teen artists and writers. Since 2015 Plains Art Museum and the Red River Valley Writing Project have partnered to serve as the state affiliate for the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.

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Peter Kelly

January 17, 2019 - March 29, 2019
Talking Head

Talking Head offers a look inside an ambitious, in-progress printmaking project: a variable edition of printed assemblage sculptures by artist Peter Kelly.

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School Spirit

March 1, 2019 - March 30, 2019
Celebrating Youth Art Month

Art connects students to themselves and each other, reaches students in new ways, and transforms the learning environment into a place of discovery.

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North Dakota Human Rights Arts Festival

January 7, 2019 - January 24, 2019
A Traveling Exploration of Human Rights and Social Justice

The North Dakota Human Rights Arts Festival is a traveling exhibition that welcomes 2D, 3D, and live performance artists to explore human rights as defined by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Geneva Conventions and additional Protocols and other similar declarations and treaties.

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Layer by Layer

February 14, 2019 - April 21, 2019
Recent Works by Anna Johnson

Local printmaker Anna Johnson works with a variety of media, from watercolor, ink, and collage to various printmaking techniques, to create layers that document her creative process.

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