Area galleries 6-5-14
Photos by the Minot Camera Club will be on display at the Minot Public Library gallery through June 30.
Minot State University art student Erik Berland will present his senior capstone exhibit, “Pigmentious the Mighty,” at the Northwest Art Center’s Gordon B. Olson Library Gallery June 11 through July 9. The exhibit chronicles Berland’s “research findings” about “an ancient race of alien creatures who lived in a far off galaxy.” The exhibit will include Berland’s renderings of the creatures and models of “devices” used to gather information about the alien civilization. Opening reception for the exhibit is Wednesday, June 11, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the library gallery. Berland will make a short presentation about his “findings” and explain more about the “Achromatic aliens.” The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. Parking on the MSU campus is unrestricted after 5 p.m.
Minot State University’s Northwest Art Center hosts 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 Friday. 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.
Carden Custom Framing, Bismarck, will sponsor a pre-opening reception for “Unbridled,” featuring artwork by Walter Piehl and Vern Erickson, on Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, located at U.S. Highway 83 and North Dakota Highway 200A, Washburn. Please RSVP to Nicolette at 877-462-8535 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Taube Museum of Art will host “A Wined Up Wacky Warhol Wednesday” on Wednesday 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 email@example.com, visit our website at
The Taube Museum of Art is offering 28 art classes for children ages 2 to 14. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or register online at (taubemuseum.org). 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
(taubemuseum.org). 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 Saturday 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. Normal museum and gift shop hours are Tuesday through Friday from 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 Museum fulfill its mission of enriching lives through the visual arts. 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 James Memorial Center at email@example.com or by calling 774-3601. The James is located at 621 First Avenue West.
“This is Home,” an exhibition of artistic photography by Ryan Robinson, a former University of North Dakota student, will run through June 30 at the James Memorial Art Center in Williston. 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. There is no admission charge. For more information, contact the James at 774-3601 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
(thejamesmemorial.org). The James is located at 621 First Avenue West in Williston. For further information, contact the James at 774-3601.
The James Memorial Art Center’s Art Fest 2014 will take place Saturday, Sept. 20, in Recreation Park, in the 400 block of 2nd Avenue West in Williston. The day’s activities will start at 11 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m. A live art auction will be held at 1 p.m. Artists, artisans, crafts people and folk artists of handmade items are invited to sell their wares. Also homemade or homegrown edibles and cultural inspired treats can be sold. Call 774-3601 to receive information about a booth.