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).

28 02, 2017

Learn How Arts Can Transform Community

By | February 28th, 2017|Categories: Artist, Arts, Arts & Entertainment, Celebration, Celebrations, Community, Education, Entertainment, Events, News, North Dakota|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Learn How Arts Can Transform Community

Attend the 2017 Statewide Arts Conference and Governor's Awards for the Arts Ceremony-Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum in Bismarck, ND This year the Statewide Arts Conference welcomes

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

5 10, 2016

All The Pretty Colors

By | October 5th, 2016|Categories: Artist, Arts, Arts & Entertainment, Cooking, Culture, Garden, Hobbies & Interests, Home & Garden, Jamestown, Local News, Mosaic, North Dakota, Parks|Tags: |Comments Off on All The Pretty Colors

Yesterday, work was like Christmas. Over the past several weeks, the front office had been accumulating unsightly cardboard boxes–little did they reveal the rainbow of color found within. You are wondering … what are they? Tiles of

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

23 08, 2016

Town Hall With National Endowment For The Arts Chairman

By | August 23rd, 2016|Categories: Artist, Arts, Arts & Entertainment, Celebrations, Community, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Fargo, Local News, National Endowment for the Arts, North Dakota|Tags: |Comments Off on Town Hall With National Endowment For The Arts Chairman

It is not often that the head of the NEA comes to North Dakota. In a Town Hall meeting tomorrow (August 24, 5:30 – 6:30 pm), Jane Chu, chairman of the National Endowment for the