Area Galleries 5-22-14

The art of Erik Ramstad Middle School art students under the instruction of Carol Crowdus will be on display at the Minot Public Library gallery through May 31.

The Northwest Art Center’s Gordon B. Olson Library Gallery presents “Out of Fire,” ceramics by Linda Olson and MSU ceramics students, on display through June 4. The gallery is open regular library hours. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Parking on the MSU campus is unrestricted after 5 p.m.

“Oil and Water,” a diverse series of prints from student and faculty artists from several regional universities, is on exhibit through May 31 at the Lake Region Heritage Center in Devils Lake. The exhibit addresses topics from issues with flooding and diversion in the Red River Valley to oil development and fracking on the Bakken formation.

Minot State University’s Northwest Art Center will host the exhibit, “Land, Sky, Water,” textile work by Vicki Kessler and Donna Kjonaas, Fargo, through June 13. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Parking is unrestricted.

“A Trip Around the World,” featuring works from Grand Forks native John Postovit, will be on display at the Taube Museum of Art through June 6. Postovit works primarily in charcoal and chalk pastels, using methods that produce large drawings with intense colors. “Augmented reality” might be the most concise description for these drawings, which are quite realistic but often hide unexpected elements.

The Taube Museum of Art will host “A Wined Up Wacky Warhol Wednesday” on June 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. The Taube will be transformed into Andy Warhol’s silver “Factory.” There will be cool oversize Warhol “art,” 2D and 3D artwork from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, and frames all priced to sell. Live music, refreshments with a ’60s vibe, a silent auction, a photo booth and door prizes will also be featured. Admission is $10 for non-members and $5 for members. Wear a Warhol wig or glasses and save $2 on admission! For further information, call Nancy F. Walter, executive director, or Doug Pfliger, gallery manager, at the Taube at 838-4445 or email, visit our website at


The Taube Museum of Art is offering 28 art classes for children ages 2 to 14. The first class is scheduled for June 4; classes run through July 25. Classes will include art fashions, superheroes, puppets, sculpture, watercolors, Sculpey, drawing, acrylic painting, toddler classes, three Art for Young Children classes and classes using recycled items. The “Sculpt It, and They Will Come” art camp is scheduled for July 28-31, with two sessions to choose from: 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m. This camp is open to children ages 5 and up. To receive a registration form or for more information, call the Taube Museum of Art at 838-4445, email or register online at ( Registration forms will also be sent home to all children attending Minot elementary schools. Museum and gift shop hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is no charge for admission, but contributions are accepted to help the Taube fulfill its mission of enriching lives through the visual arts.

The Taube Museum of Art’s Main Gallery is seeking entries for its seventh annual Small Works Exhibit and Auction, and second annual Children’s Small Works Exhibition. The small works exhibition is scheduled to open June 12 and run through Aug. 7. Guidelines for the exhibits are available at ( Items can be mailed to Taube Museum of Art, 2 N. Main St., Minot, ND 58703. All mailed and/or hand delivered items must be received by June 7 at 4 p.m. The event will wrap up with an annual Summer BBQ and Auction that will be held Thursday, Aug. 7, from 5 to 7 p.m., which is free and open to the public. A portion of the auction proceeds will support the Taube Museum of Art, a non-profit organization, with the rest to the artist. Contact Doug Pfliger, gallery manager, at 838-4445 for further information.

The James Memorial Art Center, Williston, will host Open Studio Night every Wednesday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Any adult who enjoy arts and crafts as a hobby or profession has an opportunity to work in an art studio atmosphere, free from distractions, on your own art projects. Learn from other artists’ experiences and expertise. Bring your own supplies. For more information, contact the James at or by calling 774-3601. The James is located at 621 First Avenue West.

“Through the Dust-Colors of the West,” an exhibition of oil paintings by Trish Stevenson reflecting the vivid colors of the West and capturing the spirit of contemporary western lifestyle, will run at the James Memorial Art Center in Williston through May 31. “This is Home,” an exhibition of artistic photography by Ryan Robinson, a former University of North Dakota student, will run from June 1-30 at the James. The James is located at 621 First Avenue West. Gallery hours are Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Fridays and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. The James will be closed Friday through Sunday in observance of Memorial Day weekend. There is no admission charge. For more information, contact the James at 774-3601 or email

The James Memorial Art Center, Williston, will host “Summer Art Camp” will be at the James Memorial Art Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. from June 10-26 and July 8-24. Further instructions and information will be included on registration forms, which can be picked up at the James or at

( The James is located at 621 First Avenue West in Williston. For further information, contact the James at 774-3601.