School Spirit

Celebrating Youth Art Month

March 4, 2020 - March 31, 2020

Third Floor

School Spirit: Celebrating Youth Art Month, now in its 18th 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 being done by our local 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 is generously sponsored by the Phyllis Thysell Education Fund. Support also provided by Hornbacher’s.

Exhibition Reception
Sunday, March 8 • 1 – 4 PM • Free and open to the public
Elementary: 1 – 3 PM / Middle and High School: 3 – 4 PM

Share in the excitement at this artist reception for students, friends, family, and educators. Light refreshments and art-making projects offered, with music performances by Fargo Moorhead Area Youth Symphonies at 2:15 and 3:30 PM.

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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