Area galleries 7-10-14
The display at the Minot Public Library gallery will be “Some Things Under Foot,” a look at traditional rug hooking by Deb Johnson, Minot, through July 31.
The family of Arlene Saugstad, an avid collector and supporter of the arts and artists in the Minot community for more than 50 years who passed away in March, is offering hundreds of artworks from her collection for sale to the public. Works of art by Floyd Fairweather, Susan Davy, Kelly Hendershot, Judy Bell, Judy Greenwood and many more local and regional artists will be available at The Taube Museum of Art, 2 N. Main St., Minot. The silent auction and sale will be open to the public Monday and Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The auction closing will be held Tuesday with a “Remember Arlene” reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Normal museum and gift shop hours are Tuesdays through Fridays, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is no charge for admission, but contributions are accepted to help the Taube Museum fulfill their mission of enriching lives through the visual arts. Contact Nancy F. Walter, executive director at the Taube, at 838-4445 for further information.
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 email@example.com 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 presents its seventh annual Small Works Exhibit and Auction, and second annual Children’s Small Works Exhibition, which run through Aug. 7. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 774-3601. The James is located at 621 First Avenue West.
The artwork of Joel Soiseth and Nancy Leier will be featured through July 31 at the James Memorial Art Center in Williston. The exhibit features a variety of oil paintings, prints and creative portraiture. Soiseth, born and raised in Williston, is a graduate of the University of North Dakota, and teaches art and graphic design at Northern Montana College in Havre. Leier is an artist and public school art instructor from Fargo. She lived in Williston from 1980-1995, teaching art at Williston High School for five years. The James is located at 621 First Avenue West, Williston. Gallery hours are Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Friday and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. There is no admission charge. For more information, contact the James at 774-3601.
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. through July 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 is pleased to announce its first “Summertime Social,” a new community event to be held on Friday, July 18, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in front of the James, 621 First Ave. West in Williston. The Summertime Social will feature one of the Mon-Dak region’s unique specialities, “caviar” supplied by our local sponsor, North Star Caviar. In addition, cowboy-poet-singer, Bob Petermann, will perform. The event will also include a selection of delicious handmade desserts, appetizers and a cash bar. Admission tickets will be available at the door for $10. In the event of rain, the event will be held indoors at the James.
Minot State University senior art students Amanda Fimreite and Elizabeth Stockman join forces to explore the lies and fallacies of the human persona in “Fragile Walls: Fallacy by Design,” an exhibit of paintings and ceramics at the Gordon B. Olson Library Gallery Tuesday through Aug. 15. The public is invited to an opening reception Friday, July 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the library. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. Parking in MSU lots is unrestricted after 5 p.m.
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.