Minot State University art faculty present biennial exhibition

The Northwest Art Center is currently hosting the Minot State University Art Faculty’s Biennial Art Exhibition at Hartnett Hall Gallery. The exhibit, which features works from 11 artists, will be on display through April 17.

In honor of the Minot State University Centennial, a special feature of the exhibit is a suite of prints issued by the Art Department’s newly established Flat Tail Press. Participating art faculty and staff produced an image using a printmaking medium of their choice. The first numbered, limited edition print of each artist’s work will be displayed in the show, and at the close of the exhibit the suite of prints will be added to the university’s Permanent Collection of artworks.

“Flat Tail Press is an educational entity that brings students and working artists together to create small, limited edition prints,” said Ryan Stander, MSU assistant professor of art and director of Flat Tail Press. “Through these collaborations, the press supplements the student’s classroom work through hands-on printing with professional artists.”

Flat Tail Press began operations in the fall of 2013 with startup monies from the Janet Wentz Memorial Fund, which supports art, music and theater projects at MSU. The Northwest Art Center is funded in part by a grant from the North Dakota Council on the Arts, which receives funding from the state legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. Parking on the MSU campus is unrestricted after 5 p.m.