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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 Taube Museum of Art’s “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 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 will host its first “Summertime Social,” a new community event, to be held on Friday from 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.
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.
The artwork of Joel Soiseth and Nancy Leier is 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. “White Rabbit Memories and More,” by Lydia Richez-Bowman will be on display Aug. 1-31 at the James. Richez-Bowman, a French-born artist, currently lives in Bismarck. Her art is still influenced by the light, energy and culture of southern California, where she lived prior to Bismarck, as well as the North Dakota seasons. Assortments of her paintings are in private collections locally and abroad. 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.
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 through Aug. 15. The public is invited to an opening reception Friday 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.
The Taube Museum of Art’s Artfest festival will be held on Friday, Oct. 17, from 7 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the State Fair Center, 2005 Burdick Expy. E, in the 4H Hall. This year’s theme artist is Pablo Picasso, co-creator of the Cubist Movement. Artfest has been held annually for more than 30 years. Artists are being sought for this event, open to all artisans exhibiting work of original concept, design and execution. New this year is the “emerging artist” category. It is limited to three new, upcoming artists and the jury process will apply if more than three applications are received. Application deadline is Sept. 6. Proceeds will benefit ongoing programming for the Taube Museum of Art. For more information, contact Nancy F. Walter, executive director, at 838-4445.