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January 2018 Press Releases

Plains Art Museum to Host Exhibition and Programs with “The Mad Scientist of Music”

Press Release
For Immediate Release (January 2018)

Fargo, N.D. – Plains Art Museum is thrilled to announce a major exhibition and programs led by Stanford University affiliated composer Mark Applebaum. The exhibition, titled Mark Applebaum: Picturing Music, will be on display from February 1 through June 9, 2018. General admission to the exhibition is free thanks to member and donor support of the Museum.

Sometimes called “The Mad Scientist of Music,” or “a modern-day John Cage,” Applebaum masterfully creates artworks of signs and symbols meant to be interpreted and played by live musicians. Known internationally as an avant-garde composer, Applebaum has garnered recent attention for the visual nature of his work in resurrecting the art of creating graphic scores. The results of his creative process is complex, visual, musical, collaborative and unusual.

Mark Applebaum: Picturing Music will accompany a visit to Fargo with the artist in collaboration with Kenyon

Williams and the Music Department of Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM) and programmatic collaborator FM Symphony. Several programs will accompany the exhibition including an artist talk and performance on Saturday, February 3rd at 5:30pm, a performance with the FM Symphony on March 1st at 6pm, and Cage Against the Machine: A John Cage “Musicircus” with MSUM music students. All programs are free and open to the public, with the exception of the “Musicircus,” which will be $8 for adults and $6 for children; and free for MSUM students, faculty and staff as well as Museum members.    

Plains Art Museum is the largest and only AAM-accredited art museum in North Dakota. It is your nonprofit art museum and education center, supported by over 800 individuals and organizations. The Museum and its Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity is located at 704 First Avenue North in downtown Fargo. For more information about visiting or supporting your art museum, visit www.plainsart.org.

Contact: Andy Maus, Museum Director / CEO, amaus@plainsart.org, 701.551.6123.

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Plains Art Museum Launches Creative Plains Scholarship Fund for Youth

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For Immediate Release (January 2018)

Fargo, N.D. – Plains Art Museum announces the Creative Plains Scholarship Fund for school-aged youth (ages 6-18). This Scholarship Fund provides free and repeated access to high quality art classes at the Museum for interested youth with identified financial need.

Youth are eligible for scholarships if they receive free or reduced lunch through the Title 1: National School Lunch Program. The application process is easy and straightforward, and Plains Art Museum will accept scholarship applications on an ongoing basis.

Scholarship recipients will receive four class credits, to be used within six months. Credits can be applied towards any youth art-making experience at Plains Art Museum, including after school classes, art camps, and family fun workshops. Recipients will also receive a tote of art supplies to take home.

Scholarship applications are available at plainsart.org/scholarships. For questions, contact Katherine Rieck, Assistant Director of Education, at krieck@plainsart.org or 701.551.6147.

The Creative Plains Scholarship Fund is funded through the generous support of the Creative Plains Foundation. The Foundation also offers free and reduced-cost art programs at their 18 8th St. S. location in Fargo.

Plains Art Museum is the largest and only AAM-accredited art museum in North Dakota. It is your nonprofit art museum and education center, supported by over 800 individuals and organizations. The Museum and its Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity is located at 704 First Avenue North in downtown Fargo. For more information about visiting or supporting your art museum, visit www.plainsart.org.

Contact: Andy Maus, Museum Director / CEO, amaus@plainsart.org, 701.551.6123.

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Plains Art Museum to Host Horse Nation Exhibition and Programs

Press Release
For Immediate Release (January 2018)

Fargo, N.D. – Plains Art Museum has several new exhibitions on the horizon for the new year, including an important exhibition titled, The Horse Nation of the Očhéthi Šakówin. The Museum will feature selections of work from the larger exhibition that will be on display from January 25th through May 14th, 2018. General admission to the exhibition is free thanks to member and donor support of the Museum.

This traveling exhibition features artwork by some of the most prominent Native American artists working today, including Dyani White Hawk Polk, Arthur Amiotte, Donald Montileaux, the Two Bulls Family, Nelda Schrupp, Gwen Westerman, Keith BraveHeart, and many more. Originally curated by Keith BraveHeart,

Mary Maxon, and Ashley Pourier, the exhibition is the result of a community-influenced project that expands on BraveHeart’s 2014 film We are a Horse Nation. The film, and this resulting exhibition, explore how horses have shaped the history, spirituality, and culture of the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota people of the Očhéthi Šakówin.

Several programs accompany the exhibition. On Thursday, January 25th, Director of Native American Programs Laura Youngbird will lead a tour of the exhibition from 6-7pm. On Saturday March 17th, from 1-4pm, a Horse Regalia program with James Star Comes Out will take place at the North Dakota State University Equine Center. On Thursday April 12th, from 6-9pm, the Museum will host a Horse Hair Earring Workshop with artist Nelda Schrupp. And then on Thursday April 19th, from 6-8:30pm, the Museum will screen the film We are a Horse Nation. All programs are free and open to the public, with the exception of Schrupp’s workshop, which will be $75 per person and free for Native American artists.

Plains Art Museum is the largest and only AAM-accredited art museum in North Dakota. It is your nonprofit art museum and education center, supported by over 800 individuals and organizations. The Museum and its Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity is located at 704 First Avenue North in downtown Fargo. For more information about visiting or supporting your art museum, visit www.plainsart.org.

Contact: Andy Maus, Museum Director / CEO, amaus@plainsart.org, 701.551.6123.

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