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Calendar of Exhibits - Fargo/Jamestown Region

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Ellendale Exhibits:

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Thru Oct 7 - Kenneth Anderson, photography, on exhibit at the Historic Elledndale Opera House

Oct 10-28 - Land, Sky, Water. Art exhibit on display at the Historic Elledndale Opera House

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Fargo Exhibits:

Oct 17-Feb 22, 2015 - Hybrid Vigor, An Installation by Stephen Alexander Wischer. Stephen Alexander Wischer, an associate professor of Architecture at NDSU, energizes the Museum’s Atrium with an intriguing site-specific installation from his ongoing body of work, Hybrid Vigor. Constructed with ordinary yellow-page phonebooks, these displays include thousands of books Wischer transforms through cutting, tearing, burning, and dipping into solutions, which he stacks and anchors to create the illusion of a massive wall. This work contrasts the monumental scale of the combined books with the transitory nature of their contents. The Ruth and Seymour Landfield Atrium, General Exhibition. For more information on the exhibit, visit http://plainsart.org/exhibits

Thru Oct - Kim Bromley's exhibit titled Portraits. Spirit Room Galleries

Thru Nov 2 - Mike Marth, New Works. The artist's newest body of work further explores reclaimed material and the visually-provoking dialogue between re-figured material and natural wood. Find the full collection here under the 2014 tab: http://ecce216.com/gallery/mike-marth. ecce gallery

Nov 7-Dec 2 - Newvember 2014, Third annual group show. New works from local + regional talent. Rec: Nov 7, 5-8pm. Jay Pfeifer. Mike Marth. Meghan Duda. Walter Piehl. Dan Jones. Terri Jelsing. Timothy Ray. Jessica Wachter. George Pfeifer. Bob Crowe. Zhimin Guan. Andrew Stark. Erica Frank. Amber Fletschock. Leila Rastegar. Cole La Rocque. Kelly Thompson. Jack Dale. Robert Kern. Carl Oltvedt. Casey Hochhalter. Warren Kessler. Molly Yergens. Michael Strand. Charles Beck. Kelly Thompson. Erik Hougen. Murray Lemley. ecce gallery, www.eccegallery.com; 298-3223

Thru Nov 15 - Off the Map; Steve Knutson. The Spirit Room

Nov 15-Jan 11, 2015 - Ellen Jean Diederich: Samson’s Gift. Meet Samson, a sheep afraid to get his wool sheared, in this delightful exhibition in the Center for Creativity. Fargo artist and author Ellen Jean Diederich displays the richly-colored acrylic and watercolor paintings used as illustrations in her newest children’s book, Samson’s Gift, a timeless Christmas tale about the joy of selfless giving. Diederich teaches watercolor workshops locally and nationally, and will host an acrylics workshop at the Museum in November. She is the owner/publisher of Givinity Press. Samson’s Gift will be available in The Store for $19.95 and at the Nove 15 book signing. Creativity Gallery, Center for Creativity, General Exhibition. For more information on the exhibit, visit http://plainsart.org/exhibits

Thru Jan 4, 2015 - Art Boom: The Tri-College Art Faculty Show. Plains Art Museum spotlights the talented visual artists teaching at Concordia College, Minnesota State University Moorhead, and North Dakota State University in Art Boom: The Tri-College Art Faculty Show. This exhibition is the first major show to bring together the work of the schools’ 24 full-time art instructors. Each artist is displaying a group of works to allow visitors to explore their practices. All facets of art media are represented—painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, mixed-media, photography, and installation—along with an exciting array of styles and subjects. Art Boom recognizes the contributions of these higher education institutions in setting the foundation for visual arts in the region and also acknowledges the current faculty’s influence on the continued growth and strength of the F-M arts community. Participating artists are Brad Bachmeier, David Boggs, Nathaniel Booth, Kimble Bromley, Donald Clark, Meghan Duda, Heidi Goldberg, Zhimin Guan, Ross Hilgers, Loral Iverson-Hannaher, Kent Kapplinger, Meghan Kirkwood, Suzanne Legatt, Michael Marth, Carl Oltvedt, Jim Park, Sherry Short, Kelli Sinner, Daniel Siverson, Mark Sorgaard, David Swenson, Michael Strand, Patrick Vincent, and Chris Walla. Fred J. Donath Memorial and William and Anna Jane Schlossman Galleries, General Exhibition. For more information on the exhibit, visit http://plainsart.org/exhibits

Thru Apr 5, 2015 - VIVID: The Art of Seth Chwast and Dietrich Sieling. VIVID is a two-person show featuring regional artists Seth Chwast from Cleveland, Ohio, and Dietrich Sieling from Minneapolis, Minn. United in their strong emphasis on the formal qualities of line, color, and pattern, these young artists also share a stunning inventiveness in subject matter. In addition, Chwast and Sieling share personal histories; they were both diagnosed with autism as children. Their innate artistic talents help them to lead full, creative lives. Now full-time artists, Chwast and Sieling are highly prolific and exhibit their work regularly in solo and group shows nationally and internationally. VIVID focuses primarily on the artists’ paintings, drawings, and sculpture. Plains Art Museum is organizing the VIVID exhibition in collaboration with Fraser Ltd., North Dakota’s longest-serving nonprofit organization which provides programs, services, and support to children, youth, and adults on their life journeys to independence. Starion Financial Gallery, General Exhibition. For more information on the exhibit, visit http://plainsart.org/exhibits

Ongoing - The Don Larew Collection featured by NDSU Archives. This online exhibition titled Theatre Passion presents some of the 100-plus productions in which Don Larew, professor emeritus of theatre arts, has been involved at NDSU from fall 1969 to February 2001. The exhibition can be seen at http://www.flickr.com/photos/ndsu-university-archives/collections/72157625906153870. The images are taken from The Don Larew Theatrical Productions Scenic and Costume Design Collection, University Archives, North Dakota State University and feature predominantly Little Country Theatre productions

Plains Art Museum Ongoing
The North Dakota Mural. The landscape in North Dakota is the sky—the stars at night, the clouds in the daytime. At night I thought about the stars and light-years and the speed of light and everything that was sort of inexplicable.— James Rosenquist. Serkland Law Firm Gallery, Landfield Atrium, General Exhibition

Creative Actions: Selections from the Permanent Collection. Plains Art Museum is thrilled to unveil a re-imagined Permanent Collection show, which focuses on and engages with the ideas and creative actions of artists. In this newly curated show, the audience will visually unpack several “acts” that express artists’ processes, intensions, narratives, or functions. Jane L. Stern Gallery, General Exhibition

International Harvester Photographs. The exhibited photographs lead viewers through the progression of the building from its time-worn state when it was acquired in 1994 to its current condition. The exhibit features photographs of the building as the International Harverster warehouse, during renovation, and as Plains Art Museum. The building now combines elements of the original warehouse and a modern museum. Main Floor South Hallway, General Exhibition

Island Park Ramp Installation – MARIA FRIBERG: ATLANTER. Maria Friberg allegorizes the conventions and conditions surrounding masculinity and its multiple relationships to the myth of power. Friberg’s leitmotiv is the male image and the modern business suit. Her art uses video and photography to capture the nuances of masculine performance and to express the often-elusive vagaries of social conditioning. Her method is subtle, her messages poetic. Friberg’s work opens our awareness to the many possibilities of representing masculinity. Island Park Ramp, General Exhibition

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Jamestown Exhibits:


Monthly Exhibits - Unison Bank now offers monthly art exhibits. For more information, call 253-5600

Thru Oct 17 - Jamestown Fine Arts Association’s 50th Annual Art Show. A milestone year for the JFAA Annual having reached its 50th year. The exhibit features 73 artworks by 35 artists. Photography and Painting are the predominate mediums represented. With her award choices, Juror, Linda Whitney was particularly moved by pieces that “had a narrative quality”. The Arts Center Gallery

For exhibit information visit The Arts Center's website at www.jamestownartscenter.org

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Moorhead Exhibits:

Oct 17- Dec 31 - Andy Scholz: Oil in the Fields. Rec: Oct 17, 5:30-7:30pm; Artist Talk: Oct 19, 3-5pm. The Rourke Art Museum is pleased to present Oil in the Fields, an exhibit by German photographer Andy Scholz. In the summer of 2013, Scholz came to North Dakota to travel through and photograph the Bakken oil fields. The resulting images and video will be displayed at the Rourke this fall. Scholz’s images show the transient nature of community in western North Dakota. Documenting Man Camps, hotels, temporary housing, and the strain on the infrastructure, Scholz’s photographs portray a lonesome and forlorn existence in the middle of a boom. His version of the American Dream is complicated; his images are beautiful, yet subtly heartbreaking. Scholz will be in Fargo through October, lecturing at various venues including NDSU. He will be available for interviews throughout the month. Rourke Art Museum. For more visit www.therourke.org

Thru Oct 20 - Art Educator’s Exhibit, Hjemkomst Center

Ongoing - Art of Sacred Spaces: How Do Objects Denote the Sacred? Rourke Art Museum. For more visit www.therourke.org

Ongoing - Crossings: Pre-Columbian Burial Figurines, Rourke Art Museum. For more visit www.therourke.org

Ongoing - Transformations: The Art of the Mask, Rourke Art Museum. For more visit www.therourke.org

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Valley City Exhibits:

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Wahpeton Exhibits:

Ongoing - Visual art on a monthly rotating schedule at Wahpeton Community Center, 304 South 5th Street

Oct 29-Nov 22 - The Red Door Art gallery will feature the American Indian Art Display. Rec: Nov 6, 6-8pm. Throughout November, which is Native American month, the gallery will be featuring art by local and regional Native Americans. Local author Lise Erdrich will be at the gallery at sign her children’s books

Nov 26-Jan 31 - The Red Door Art gallery will host the Holiday Showcase. The display will feature holiday themed art as well as a variety of local artists displaying items for gift giving.  All area artists are invited to bring their art work to the gallery and be a part of this event. Holiday Open House: Dec 4, 6-8pm, refreshments will be served

Ongoing - Red Door Art Gallery, http://reddoorgallerywahpeton.com

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