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North Dakota Museum of Art Classes: Inspired Art

The North Dakota Museum of Art is offering a variety of classes.
Quick & Dirty Screen Printing
Instructor: Angie Byzewski
4 Tuesday Evenings 5:30 – 7:30 pm
November 21, 28 and December 5,12
18 and older
$75 Museum Members, $100 Non-members
*ONLINE Registration Only
Class is capped at 10 registrants
Free parking
No experience necessary
All art materials provided

Quick & Dirty Screen Printing is the perfect class for someone who is new to printmaking and is ready to roll up their sleeves and have fun. Screen printing is a popular printmaking method that lets you create multiple images with relative ease and little equipment. In this class you will be guided by artist Angie Byzewski to print your images on a variety of surfaces such as paper, fabric, plastic, and more.

Angie Byzewski is a Grand Forks Artist with a different feel. After receiving her BFA in Printmaking from the University of North Dakota, exploring alternative ways to create art became an adventure.

2017 CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS:

INSPIRATION AT THE MUSEUM

That which takes us by surprise – moments of happiness – that is inspiration. Many people are so startled by an inspiration or a condition of inspiration, which is so different from daily care, that they think that they are unique in having had it. Nothing could be further from the truth. Inspiration is there all the time for anyone, whether they realize it or not.
– Agnes Martin
The North Dakota Museum of Art is offering a series of workshops for children themed “Inspired Art”. In these workshops we’ll explore different sources of inspiration for making art. We’ll take time to investigate our current exhibition, “Into the Weeds”, featuring artwork from nine different artists from around the world, all inspired by weeds. Where do you find your inspiration?
Instructor: Sheila Dalgliesh
Sheila is committed to providing exceptional art experiences to the children of Grand Forks through her numerous classes and workshops at the Museum and in the community. You may  also know her through the ArtWise “Artist in the Classroom” program where she is a favorite of students.
*ONLINE Registration Only
Class is capped at 10 registrants
Drop off metered parking
No experience necessary
All art material provided
Workshops are offered twice each day
“Art Inspired by Music”
Friday, November 10, 2017

Ages 7 – 14

Workshop 1: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Workshop 2:  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Members $40, Non-members $50

“Art Inspired by Texture”
Saturday, November 11, 2017

Ages 7 – 14

Workshop 1: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Workshop 2: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Members $40, Non-members $50

“Art Inspired by Color”
Saturday, November 25, 2017

Ages 7 – 14

Workshop 1: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Workshop 2: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Members $40, Non-members $50

“Art Inspired by Line”
Saturday, December 9, 2017

Ages 7 – 14

Workshop 1: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Workshop 2:  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Members $40, Non-members $50

“Art Inspired by Space”
Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Ages 7 – 14

Workshop 1: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Workshop 2: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Members $40
Non-members $50

“Art Inspired by Poetry”
Thursday, December 28, 2017

Ages 7 – 14

Workshop 1: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Workshop 2: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Members $40,
Non-members $50

“Art Inspired by Dance”
Friday, December 29, 2017

Ages 7 – 14

Workshop 1: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Workshop 2: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Members $40, Non-members $50
Contact:  ndmoa.com  |  701.777.4195
North Dakota Museum of Art, 261 Centennial Drive Stop 7305, Grand Forks, ND 58202

Riverwalk Artists NWMAC Exhibit: Paintings, Drawings & Pottery

Past & Present Passages, Paintings and Drawings by Lucille Nelson

30 Bowls in 30 Days, Pottery by Janet Johnson

August 24–October 28, 2017

NWMAC Gallery / Riverwalk Artists Gallery

211 DeMers Ave., East Grand Forks

 

Meet the artists at the Artists’ Reception, Sat., October 28, 1:00 P.M.

 

The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) is pleased to announce “Past and Present Passages,” a collection of paintings and drawings by Lucille Nelson alongside a series of pottery, “30 Bowls in 30 Days” by Janet Johnson. Their exhibitions are now open through October 28 at the NWMAC Gallery in East Grand Forks.

Lucille Nelson, of Argyle, Minnesota, has been painting and drawing since childhood. Her exhibition, “Past and Present Passages,” is a selection of her works she has created since mid-2000. Lucille’s works evoke the feeling of being carried from your current place and time–transporting the viewer to a farmyard in the 1950’s, to a lake in northern Minnesota or among children playing in a yard.

“When painting people, I really try to capture who they are,” Lucille recalls. “I’ve always felt as if something is guiding my hand.”

Many of Lucille’s drawings bring to life bygone scenes and whimsical moments of the past, and especially portray the people who lived them–her uncle as a young boy playing hockey, her husband as a toddler, and her own children, now grown, in the vibrant purity of their youth.

Lucille’s landscape and wildlife paintings represent the subtle scenes that happen all around us–a distant sunset, swans mingling on a pond, a vase of flowers–all painted with lasting impressions.

Self-taught, Lucille is an accomplished regional artist, and has been awarded several honors in regional art shows. Using a detailed technique to create landscapes, portraits and wildlife, Lucille’s art depicts feelings of nostalgia, serenity, nature and humanity. For all your accomplishments in art over the years–congratulations, Lucille!

Janet Johnson, of Malung, Minnesota, is a renowned ceramics artist and painter. She teaches, collaborates, hosts events and creates art from her studio in Roseau, River’s Edge Studio.

“After retiring from full-time teaching English and Visual Arts (Warroad Public School), I received an Arts Council grant to purchase a used kiln and electric wheel so I could catch up for all those years that I had little time to be personally creative. Since then, my pottery has improved greatly because I now have the time to practice.”

Recently, she challenged herself to finish a series of large bowls on her pottery wheel, forming thirty unique bowls in thirty days. Using 3–6 pounds of various types of clay, each bowl has different shaping, altering, trimming and glazing techniques. This timely collection is truly a diverse accomplishment by a single artist.

“Due to local demand, I have mostly been making mugs and smaller bowls. Not one to get into a rut, I challenged myself to do a series of larger bowls–and I knew it also had to be a time challenge.”

A must-see, Janet’s collection of bowls is remarkable. Each bowl has distinctive, finely crafted qualities. From the finishing and execution–every piece is a rare gift. For producing thirty original pieces of art in such a short timespan–congratulations, Janet!

Janet and Lucille’s skillful works can be viewed at the NWMAC gallery at 211 DeMers Avenue in East Grand Forks. On October 28, both artists will be present at our Artists’ Reception during the PAC’s Art and Wine Walk event. Please join us in celebrating these talented women and their achievements in fine and functional art.

For more information, please contact Kat Allen, NWMAC Exhibition Specialist, at (701) 360-0805 or email NWArtsCouncil@gmail.com.

Traveling Art Exhibit Visits Roseau

The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) is proud to sponsor the Traveling Art Exhibit which will be visiting northwest Minnesota communities throughout 2017. The Traveling Art Exhibit includes original artwork by fifteen regional adult and high school artists. It began its journey at the NWMAC’s juried Regional Exhibit held at Norman County West High School, Halstad MN in April of this year.

Artists selected this year to participate in the Traveling Art Exhibit are:  Adults: Paulette Christianson of Badger, Macy Larson of Euclid, Jill Levene of Angus, Lucille Nelson of Argyle, Elijah Neufeld of Beltrami, Susan Neufeld of Beltrami, Alicia Spilde of Karlstad and Judy Szklarski of Argyle; and Students: Josiah Dyrud of Thief River Falls, Chey Gerber of Halstad, Kendra Jensen of Goodridge, Ellie Manomai of Fertile, Jordan Nelson of Goodridge and Taylor Wynn-Skalet of Halstad.

Artwork selected for this exclusive traveling exhibit is a collection of diverse subjects in a variety of visual media including: acrylic painting, photography, pencil drawing, watercolor painting, glass mosaic, and mixed media. Pieces were chosen for originality, distinctive style, portability, and presentation.

The Traveling Art Exhibit is currently on display at the Roseau Public Library until August 29, 2017. Visit www.nwrlib.org for library hours. The exhibit will be on display at the following libraries this year:

Hallock Public Library, May -June 13, 2017
Warroad Public Library, June 14–July 27, 2017
Roseau Public Library, July 28–Aug 29, 2017
Red Lake Falls Public Library, Sept 1–Oct 20, 2017
Thief River Falls Public Library, Oct 21–Nov 15, 2017
Warren Godel Memorial Library, Nov 16–Jan 8, 2018

For more information call the NWMAC office at 218-745-9111; contact the exhibit specialist at 701-360-0805, or email kata_6@hotmail.com

Traveling Art Exhibit visiting Thief River Falls Library

The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) is excited to sponsor the Traveling Art Exhibit which is visiting northwest Minnesota communities this summer and fall. This month the exhibit is now visiting Thief River Falls Library. This year’s Traveling Art Exhibit includes original artwork by fourteen regional adult and high-school artists, and began its journey at the NWMAC’s juried Regional Exhibit held at Roseau City Library, Roseau MN in April and May of this year.

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Artists selected this year to participate in the Traveling Art Exhibit are:

Adults: LaVonne Forsberg, Loreen Hanson, Alberta Johnson, and Bert Foster of Thief River Falls; Alicia Spilde of Karlstad; Ann Novacek of Greenbush; Irene Bertils of Crookston; Janet Johnson of Malung; Judy Szklarski of Stephen; and Margaret Ehling of Red Lake Falls.

Students: Breana Pruneda, and Izabel VonRueden of Climax-Shelly H.S.; Jessica Lynn Ross, Fisher H.S.; and Kylee McFadden, Marshall County Central H.S.

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Thief River Falls Librarian Emily Savageaue in front of the exhibit

Artwork selected for this exclusive traveling exhibit is a collection of diverse subjects in a variety of visual media including: acrylic painting, photography, pencil drawing, watercolor painting, glass mosaic, and mixed media. Pieces were chosen for originality, distinctive style, and presentation.

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The Traveling Art Exhibit is now on display at the Thief River Falls Public Library, 102 First St. E., Thief River Falls, MN from August 3rd through September 14th. Call (218) 681-4325 for Library hours. The exhibit is scheduled to visit the following libraries through the summer and autumn:

Ada Public Library May 20 – June 28
Hallock Public Library June 28 -Aug 3
Thief River Falls Public Library Aug 3 – Sep 14
Red Lake Falls Public Library Sep 14 – Oct 12
Warren Godel Memorial Library Oct 12 – Nov 30