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.
Children will work with ceramic artists Guillermo "Memo" Guardia to create their own Little Clay House on the Prairie. Bring a photo of your house; we will use clay to recreate them. Your clay house on the prairie could have bedrooms, living room, kitchen, a porch, a dog, a cat, or create an entirely new house. We will use under glazes to add color to the clay houses.Find out more
Whether your child is a budding artist, an explorer, or an adventurer—every class offers something right up their alley and will open their eyes to new experiences.
Students will learn in a supportive, small class setting with plenty of individual instruction. Creative challenges awaFind out more
Are you an aspiring writer? Do you have ideas for a story, but don’t know where to start? Do you have a written work you would like critiqued? Then this group is for you! All writers are welcome. Whether you’re interested in story-telling, writing essays, poetry, or other types of writing. Bring questions, suggestions, and ideas. Don’t forget your pen and paper!Find out more
“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
Presented by The Arts Center in cooperation with Two Rivers Performing Arts School. A courtroom has never been more lively and fun than in The Big Bad Musical! This smart and wickedly funny musical is great for actors and audiences of any age. The jury — your audience — must decide the outcome of the biggest trial ever in the fairy-tale world! The notorious Big Bad Wolf is being slapped with a class-action lawsuit by storybooks of quirky characters who want to get even: Little Red Riding Hood, her Grandmother, the Three Little Pigs and the Shepherd in charge of the Boy Who Cried Wolf. Parts will be assigned and lead roles will be expected to study their parts throughout the month of June. Camp meets in the Arts Center Gallery.Find out more