Past Events › Exhibits
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
The 53rd JFAA Annual Art show features a wide range of original artwork in various disciplines created by artists from around the region. The show will be juried for prizes by artist Owen William Fritts. Be sure to get your vote in for the People’s Choice Award.Find out more
Using high-resolution projections, live multi-layer playback technology, and stage lighting, Murnane will project massive images on the wall in the Hansen Arts Park. These images were collected through the ice and reveal his reflections and feelings from years of ice fishing with his father, as he wondered what was going on through the hole as well as in his own life.Find out more
Be a performing artist for a day! Saturday, August 26 from 10:00 – 11:30 am Cash prizes will be awarded.
Contact Sally Jeppson ( email@example.com ) for more details and to register. Free to participate. Contest will begin August 26th at 10:00 am in the Hansen Arts Park during the Downtown ArtSpark festival.
The November exhibit features the work of printmaker David Driesbach. This work is as complex as Martinson’s was simple. Driesbach’s sophisticated intaglio prints borrow common symbols from Medieval and Renaissance art that he has developed into a personal iconography. His prints are filled with chandeliers, candles, and moons; columns, arches, open windows, and other architectural spaces; as well as motifs of ties, money, eating and drinking, and bouquets of flowers.Find out more
Richard Martinson's work is reminiscent of folk art, simple and understated. He depicts the western and rural way of life, including the characters that go along with it. This exhibition is sponsored by the North Dakota Council on the Arts, which receives funding from the State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.Find out more