Area galleries 4-17-14

The art of Jane Kalmbach of Dakota Blessings Art Studio, Kenmare, will be on display at the Minot Public Library gallery through April 30. Pastel dog portraits, mixed media paintings, new Zentangle creations and acrylics will be on display.

Minot State University’s Northwest Art Center will host an opening reception for the Juried Student Art Show April 25 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Hartnett Hall Gallery. Juror Jim Park, Moorhead, Minn., will present awards at 7 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public, and parking is unrestricted. The exhibit runs April 24 through May 8.

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. Also, the Taube 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. The last class will be 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 or visit ( 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.