Area galleries 9-4-14
The display at the Minot Public Library gallery will be Donna Watts’ “Art Relief” students through Sept. 30.
Minot State University’s Northwest Art Center will host a public gallery reception for “Americas 2014: All Media,” a national juried competition, with guest juror Kimble Bromley, Pelican Rapids, Minn., on Thursday, Sept. 11, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Hartnett Hall Gallery. Bromley will discuss his selections and awards for the competition at 7 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public, and parking is unrestricted. On Friday, Sept. 12, Bromley will be the guest speaker for the Minot State University Art Department’s student seminar meeting at noon in Aleshire Theater, Hartnett Hall. The talk is free and open to the public. Parking is available north of the MSU Dome.
Sawyer artist Shane Brinster’s exhibition, “Juxtapose,” will be featured in Taube Museum of Art Lower Gallery through Oct. 10. His work is postmodern, incorporating aspects of Pop Art, Graffiti Art and Abstract Expressionism. His current work seeks to juxtapose 20th century cultural archetypes of elegance with a more modern, gritty and urban style, both in content and execution. He utilizes a graffiti stencil technique while applying the aesthetics of a more traditional silkscreen approach. An artist reception will be held on Sept. 19 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in conjunction with the Walter Piehl/Ned Krouse exhibition, which runs through Oct. 10. 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. For more information, go to (taubemuseum.org). For more information contact Doug Pfliger, gallery manager, at 838-4445.
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 Dakota Prairie Quilters Guild will be hosting their triennial quilt show at the James Memorial Art Center, Williston, with a raffle being held on Sunday, Sept. 14. Raffle tickets will be available Sept. 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sept. 12 from 1 to 5 p.m., Sept. 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sept. 14 from 1 to 3 p.m., with the drawing taking place at 3 p.m. The show runs from Sept. 10-30 during normal gallery hours, with extended hours from the Sept. 11-14. The James is located at 621 First Avenue West in Williston. 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 further information, please contact the James at 774-3601.
The James Memorial Art Center, Williston, announces “Sneak Peek,” a chance to check out the exciting art pieces created for the ArtFest Auction on Sept. 20. Art pieces will be on display at the James during regular gallery hours through Friday, Sept. 19. ArtFest 2014’s auction features pieces created by local and regional artists in any media. The theme “It’s Your Thing, Just Do Your Thing” encourages each artist to create pieces that speak from their personal creative spirit. Each piece is guaranteed to be unique. Admission to the James Memorial Art Center is free. New gallery hours are Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Fridays and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. For further information about this exhibition, please call the James at 774-3601. The James Memorial Art Center is located at 621 First Avenue West.
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. 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. For more information, go to (taubemuseum.org).
The Main Gallery Exhibit at the Taube Museum of Art from Oct. 21 through Nov. 21 will be “Sundogs and Sunflowers,” based on the award-winning book “Sundogs and Sunflowers: Folklore and Folk Art of the Northern Great Plains.” This compilation, 30 years in the making, celebrates the proud folk heritage of the Northern Great Plains. The book is published by the North Dakota Council on the Arts. The exhibit includes 28 full-color photographic panels that provide a sampling from each of the book’s 10 chapters. Like the book, the exhibit includes some stories and images people will recognize from their own family members, friends and neighbors while other, less familiar selections will provide fascinating revelations. In conjunction, the Taube is seeking names of folk artists in the area who could be contacted for inclusion in a folk arts exhibit in the Lower Gallery along with the Sundogs and Sunflowers exhibition in the Main Gallery. The Taube is looking for folk painters, wood carvers, quilters, rug makers, rosemaling, etc. The Taube would appreciate a message with contact information for the artist, or a description of the item you would like to be included. For more information, call the Taube Museum of Art at 838-4445, email email@example.com or register online at (taubemuseum.org).