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September 2018 Press Releases

Fargo & Moorhead to Host The RedBall Project, an Artwork Going Around the World    

Press Release
For Immediate Release (September 2018)

Fargo, N.D. – Led by Minnesota State University Moorhead, Plains Art Museum, and many sponsors, Fargo and Moorhead are hosting The RedBall Project, a critically acclaimed and provocative work by artist Kurt Perschke. The RedBall has traveled to 31 major cities around the world, including Paris, Montréal, Abu Dhabi, Taipei, and Chicago…. and now Fargo!

The RedBall Project is a simple act of imagination. For one week only, the artist will bring the 15 foot RedBall to a new location each day – squished between buildings, on bridges, and bursting from alleys. What The RedBall does, is anything but simple. It draws attention to locations in our environment, resonates in our memories, breaks our daily routines, and challenges us to reimagine our own spaces. It also pushes the boundaries of what public art can be – where the location, function, and creative process are more important the meaning of the object itself.

People can experience The RedBall Project in Fargo and Moorhead between October 4th and October 10th, from approximately 11 am to 6 pm each day in the following locations:

  • Thursday, October 4: Plains Art Museum, Fargo, 7th Street entrance
  • Friday, October 5: Minnesota State University Moorhead, Moorhead, 11th Street entrance
  • Saturday, October 6: Great Northern Bicycle Company, Fargo, Broadway entrance
  • Sunday, October 7: Lindenwood-Gooseberry Park Pedestrian Bridge
  • Monday, October 8: Fargo Park District Main Office at the Depot, Fargo
  • Tuesday, October 9: Rourke Art Gallery + Museum: Moorhead, Main Avenue entrance
  • Wednesday, October 10: Fargo Theatre, Fargo, Broadway entrance 

The RedBall Project is brought to Fargo and Moorhead thanks to support from the Fargo Arts & Culture Commission, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Plains Art Museum, Fargo Park District, Insight to Action/Carol Schlossman Consulting, Fargo-Moorhead Convention & Visitors Bureau, and other supportive partners. For more information, visit redballproject.com.

Contacts:
Andrew J. Maus, Director & CEO, Plains Art Museum, 701.551.6123, amaus@plainsart.org 
Brad Bachmeier, Professor of Art Education, Minnesota State University Moorhead, 218.477.5989, bachmebr@mnstate.edu

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Plains Art Museum Opens New Photography Exhibition, On Place

Press Release
For Immediate Release (September 2018)

Fargo, N.D. – On Thursday, September 13th, Plains Art Museum opened a new photography exhibition titled,

“On Place: Three Views of the Land.” The exhibition includes three of the region’s most experienced and influential landscape photographers: Stuart Klipper (MN), Drake Hokanson (WI), and Wayne Gudmundson (MN). The exhibition includes 45 works of the region’s back roads, rivers, small towns, and landscape.

In the age of ubiquitous capturing and sharing of digital photography, a few master photographers in our region are leading the way for the appreciation of the art and the craft of creating truly great landscape photographs. Klipper, Hokanson, and Gudmunson have a combined 140 years of experience and are represented in some of the most prestigious art collections in the world. They are also friends, and their collaborative photo shoots of the Mississippi, Minnesota, and Red Rivers form the centerpiece of their exhibition. These works encourage viewers to consider the variation of each photographer’s perspective as well as our individual experiences.

Along with the exhibition, the Museum will be hosting a photography excursion with Gudmundson on Saturday, September 22nd at 1:30 pm. This program is $24 for Museum Members and $30 for nonmembers. The Museum is also hosting a free discussion with the artists, facilitated by Museum Director, Andrew Maus, on November 8th at 6 pm.   

Plains Art Museum is the largest art museum in the Dakotas and Western Minnesota and is general admission free thanks to strong and growing support from over 800 households and businesses. The Museum manages a permanent collection of over 4,000 objects, organizes and presents dozens of annual exhibitions, facilitates public art projects, and leads over 200 educational programs and experiences for all ages each year. 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: Andrew J. Maus, Director & CEO, 701.551.6123, amaus@plainsart.org

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