21 11, 2017

Record a Story This Weekend

By | November 21st, 2017|Categories: Artist, Arts, Arts & Entertainment, Community, Culture, Entertainment, Heritage, Local News|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Record a Story This Weekend

(click on the title to read story) Listing to North Dakota Public Radio this morning they reminded me of the project The Great Thanksgiving Listen. In 2015, StoryCorps gave people an assignment as generations gathered for

19 10, 2017

An Art Out-and-About

By | October 19th, 2017|Categories: Artist, Arts, Arts & Entertainment, Culture, Heritage, North Dakota|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on An Art Out-and-About

(click on title to read post) I recently attended the 2017 North Dakota Art Gallery Association (NDAGA) Annual Meeting in Minot, ND. This year the meeting was held in association with MSU's NotStock event. For

13 09, 2017

Video Features Art for Life Program

By | September 13th, 2017|Categories: Artist, Arts, Arts & Entertainment, Community, Culture, Entertainment, Heritage, Jamestown, Local News, North Dakota, Seniors|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Video Features Art for Life Program

The Arts Center received lots of notoriety for our recent ArtSpark festival but behind the scenes there are many other important programs and work continuing on a daily basis. A long-awaited video documentary on one

23 05, 2017

Beau Theige: Custom Guitars

By | May 23rd, 2017|Categories: Artist, Arts, Arts & Entertainment, Community, Culture, Entertainment, Heritage, Jamestown, Local News, North Dakota|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Beau Theige: Custom Guitars

(Click title to read full post) Beau Theige will visit The Arts Center on Thursday, May 25 for Open Mic Night, 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Everyone is encouraged to come meet the artist and musicians

20 03, 2017

If You Value the Arts the Federal Budget Should Concern You

By | March 20th, 2017|Categories: Artist, Arts, Arts & Entertainment, Culture, Education, Elder Care, Family, Heritage, Law, Government, Politics, Local News, National Endowment for the Arts, North Dakota, Politics, Seniors, Society|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on If You Value the Arts the Federal Budget Should Concern You

Never in my wildest dreams did I think that I'd hear our government truly propose the elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment (NEA) for the Humanities and National Public Broadcasting (among others).

17 01, 2017

Navigating The Weather – Rescheduled Exhibit Reception

By | January 17th, 2017|Categories: Arts, Arts & Entertainment, Community, Culture, Entertainment, Exhibition, Giving, Heritage, Jamestown, Local News, News, North Dakota, Travel, Weather|Tags: |Comments Off on Navigating The Weather – Rescheduled Exhibit Reception

   I feel like a bit of a hypocrite, in last week’s blog I encouraged everyone to “get-over” winter, brave the elements and get to the reception last Thursday, only to panic and cancel/postpone the

8 12, 2016

Blizzards, Country Living And Strong Women

By | December 8th, 2016|Categories: Artist, Arts, Arts & Entertainment, Community, Culture, Entertainment, Exhibition, Germans from Russia, Heritage, History, Home & Garden, Jamestown, Local News, North Dakota|Tags: |Comments Off on Blizzards, Country Living And Strong Women

I know many of you are interested in local history, particularly stories about the Germans from Russia. While we were experiencing the blizzard this week I received an email that I’d like to share. The

2 11, 2016

Powerful Words

By | November 2nd, 2016|Categories: Artist, Arts, Arts & Entertainment, Community, Culture, Education, Exhibition, Heritage, History, Local News, Native Americans, News, North Dakota|Tags: |Comments Off on Powerful Words

The current Arts Center exhibit isn’t easy…its raw, its difficult and its disturbing.  North Dakota’s Native Peoples share their stories and much of it is heart wrenching. It’s the kind of art makes you think, maybe

27 09, 2016

An Enlightening Visit To Ellendale

By | September 27th, 2016|Categories: Artist, Arts, Arts & Entertainment, Community, Culture, Entertainment, Exhibition, Food & Drink, Heritage, Jamestown, Law, Government, Politics, Local News, Native Americans, North Dakota, Parks, Religion & Spirituality, Travel, Writing|Tags: |Comments Off on An Enlightening Visit To Ellendale

I spent several days last week at the North Dakota Art Gallery Association 2016 Annual Meeting. Each year we gather at a member gallery’s location – this year we met in Ellendale, North Dakota. Since it