Art 50! at the Northwest Arts Center

Submitted Photo Works from “Art50!”, on display March 1-29 at the Northwest Arts Center Walter Piehl Gallery at Minot State University.

“Art 50!”, an exhibit featuring the work of 50 North Dakota artists, organized in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the North Dakota Council on the Arts, will open at the Northwest Arts Center’s Walter Piehl Gallery at Minot State University, March 1.

“Fifty artists for fifty years – each artist is a testament to growth of the arts in North Dakota, a snapshot of the present and a hope for the arts in the future of our state,” said Linda Olson, curator of the show and past director of the North Dakota Art Gallery Association.

Over the past 50 years, said Olson, the North Dakota Council on the Arts has helped the arts grow “from few opportunities, to the current prominence of the arts in our state, where we now have arts opportunities for all who wish to take part.”

The exhibit was organized by NDAGA and NDCA with support from Starion Bank. It is touring the state during the anniversary year of NDCA. The exhibit will be on display at the Northwest Arts Center through March 29.

Minot and area artists in the exhibit are: Susana Amundarain, Micah Bloom, Brent Braniff, Susan Davy, Bill Harbort, Roxi Mathis, Linda Olson, Doug Pfliger, Walter Piehl, Ryan Stander, Avis Veikley and Elizabeth Woods.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. The Walter Piehl Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment. Gallery entrance and parking are on the south side of the Gordon B. Olson Library. A visitor parking permit is available on request at the gallery office.

This program is funded in part by a grant from the North Dakota Council on the Arts, which receives funding from the state Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.