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Catch a glimpse of life on the prairie through the lens of women who grew up on or raised their families on farms in German-Russian Country.
This Tri-County Tourism Alliance historic preservation project called, “Women Behind the Plow,” premiered at the 2015 Wishek Sauerkraut Day and has since traveled the state. It will be on exhibit at The Arts Center during January.
Sixteen panels feature photos and short memories created from interviews collected with assistance from a State Historical Society of North Dakota grant. This project honors the unrecognized contribution of women who grew up or lived on farms in Logan County, McIntosh County, and Emmons County.Find out more
Music enthusiasts (guitar players in particular), artists and recyclers will love this exhibition. Beau Theige, a husband, father, and hobby rancher living on the windswept plains of North Dakota found a passion. He isn’t a guitar player but was instantly intrigued by this varied and unique craft, to create handmade guitars from discarded stuff such as cake pans, license plates, cigar boxes and more. If you want to get trendy, it’s called “up-cycling.” Each is handcrafted, inspired by everyday utilitarian objects, antiques, or plain old trash. Half art, half junk, all guitar. In the artist’s words, “Let’s change the way you make music.”
Beau encourages visitors to the exhibit to try his guitars and play a song or two.
“From Catlin to Rando” represents paintings, prints and photographs collected by Mark Strand, Fargo, since 1968.
Some will remember Strand’s show at the Arts Center from last summer of a five-year photo documentary project about Jamestown, its historic architecture and the surrounding landscape. Some of the works in this show influenced those photographs, for example, painter George Catlin’s Dakota landscapes and John Szarkowski’s photographs of Chicago architecture.Find out more