Area Galleries 4-10-14

The art of Jane Kalmbach of Dakota Blessings Art Studio, Kenmare, will be on display at the Minot Public Library gallery through April 30.

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 toward 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: today 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 2nd Sunday project at the James Memorial Art Center, Williston, will present “Music Speaks Through All Ages,” a musical event for the whole family, on Sunday. This family friendly entertainment features Williston’s Thursday Musical, a popular local performing group. A $5 donation gives you an afternoon of entertainment along with a homemade dessert, coffee, tea or lemonade. The event will be held in the Center Stage. The Open Violin Case will be available if you would like to donate to the Scholarship Fund to send students to International Music Camp. The James’ Community Mosaic Project is also on display. The James 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.

The Minot Area Council of the Arts will host its annual meeting of the membership at the Taube Museum of Art on Tuesday, April 29, at 7 p.m. Ken Kitzman, president of the Minot Area Community Foundation, is the featured speaker. His topic is North Dakota’s 40 percent tax credit for charitable giving. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Terri Aldrich at 852-2787.

The Taube Museum of Art will host a “Painting Techniques Class” on Thursday, May 1, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required. The class is open to adults 21 years old and up. Fee is $20. Previous “Paint the Town Red” participants receive 25 percent off.