Area galleries 3-20-14

The display at the Minot Public Library gallery through March 31 will be “the Red Cross History.”

“She Left for Good One Time but Came Back” by Shelly Bunde, Bozeman, Mont., will run through April 1 in the Olson Library Gallery at Minot State University.

Minot State University’s Northwest Art Center hosts the biennial art exhibit by MSU art faculty through April 17 in the Hartnett Hall Gallery.

The Taube Museum of Art has created a new monthly art class, Art All Around, geared towards children 9 years and older. Classes, which are 1 1/2 hours, will include printmaking, repousse, acrylic painting and watercolors. Each monthly session is $18 per child, which includes all the supplies needed to create their masterpiece. They will be held at the Taube Museum of Art education classroom on the following Thursdays: April 10 and May 8, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Class size is limited for a more individualized instruction, so early registration is advised. For more information or to register, call the Taube at 838-4445, email taube@srt.com or visit (taubemuseum.org). Museum and gift shop hours are 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Call Nancy F. Walter, executive director at the Taube, at 838-4445 for further information.

The James Memorial Art Center, Williston, will present the “Saturday Art Sampler,” a new community art event for adults on Saturday, March 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants will have the opportunity to sample various art techniques and projects. The samples are beginner level classes with all materials furnished. The cost is $40 for all four sessions. Lunch is not included, you may bring a sack lunch. The James will furnish coffee, water and snacks. Registration deadline is Friday. Register in person at the James, 621-1st Ave West, or mail in registration postmarked by Friday, March 21, to “JMAC Saturday Art Sampler,” PO Box 1714, Williston, ND 58801-1714. Pre-registration is mandatory to assure available materials. No “walk-ins.” Also, the James’ “Community Mosaic Project” will be on display in the gallery for a period of 12 weeks beginning on April 8. Throughout the course of the 12-week display canvases will be sold by means of a “blind-buy” meaning the public is invited to purchase numbers at random for $25 each. Each artwork is randomly assigned a number and the numbers purchased corresponding to the number on the artworks is packaged and will be available for pickup at the James. Part of the proceeds will benefit the art center and the ongoing restoration of the James. Also, the James is offering watercolor art classes for youth and adults. The adult classes will be held Thursday evenings in the JMAC art classroom from 7 to 10 p.m. The cost of each class is $20, which includes all supplies and instruction. Students will develop artwork using the basic elements. No art experience is needed. The youth classes will be held at the JMAC art classroom from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. for grades 1 through 3. The cost is $8 per class for members and $10 for non-members. The class for grades 4 through 8 will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. The cost is $13 per class for members and $15 per class for non-members. School age classes will complete a watercolor painting at each class. The dates for the youth and adult watercolor classes are April 3 and 10. The instructor is Jean Tande. Registration forms are available at JMAC and distributed to all community schools, homeschoolers and the public library. For more information, call 774-3601 or email jmps@nemont.net. The James Memorial Art Center is located at 621 First Avenue West in Williston. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and Friday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. There is no admission charge.