Photos by the Minot Camera Club will be on display at the Minot Public Library gallery through Monday.
Minot State University art student Erik Berland will present his senior capstone exhibit, "Pigmentious the Mighty," at the Northwest Art Center's Gordon B. Olson Library Gallery through July 9. The exhibit chronicles Berland's "research findings" about "an ancient race of alien creatures who lived in a far off galaxy." The exhibit will include Berland's renderings of the creatures and models of "devices" used to gather information about the alien civilization. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Parking on the MSU campus is unrestricted after 5 p.m.
The Taube Museum of Art is offering 28 art classes for children ages 2 to 14. Classes run through July 25. Classes will include art fashions, superheroes, puppets, sculpture, watercolors, Sculpey, drawing, acrylic painting, toddler classes, three Art for Young Children classes and classes using recycled items. The "Sculpt It, and They Will Come" art camp is scheduled for July 28-31, with two sessions to choose from: 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m. This camp is open to children ages 5 and up. To receive a registration form or for more information, call the Taube Museum of Art at 838-4445, email firstname.lastname@example.org or register online at (taubemuseum.org). Museum and gift shop hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is no charge for admission, but contributions are accepted to help the Taube fulfill its mission of enriching lives through the visual arts.
The Taube Museum of Art's Main Gallery presents its seventh annual Small Works Exhibit and Auction, and second annual Children's Small Works Exhibition, which run through Aug. 7. The event will wrap up with an annual Summer BBQ and Auction that will be held Thursday, Aug. 7, from 5 to 7 p.m., and is free and open to the public. A portion of the auction proceeds will support the Taube Museum of Art, a non-profit organization, with the rest to the artist. Normal museum and gift shop hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is no charge for admission, but contributions are accepted to help the Taube Museum fulfill its mission of enriching lives through the visual arts. Contact Doug Pfliger, gallery manager, at 838-4445 for further information.
The James Memorial Art Center, Williston, will host Open Studio Night every Wednesday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Any adult who enjoy arts and crafts as a hobby or profession has an opportunity to work in an art studio atmosphere, free from distractions, on your own art projects. Learn from other artists' experiences and expertise. Bring your own supplies. For more information, contact James Memorial Center at email@example.com or by calling 774-3601. The James is located at 621 First Avenue West.
"This is Home," an exhibition of artistic photography by Ryan Robinson, a former University of North Dakota student, will run through Monday at the James Memorial Art Center in Williston. The artwork of Joel Soiseth and Nancy Leier will be featured July 8-31 at the James. The exhibit features a variety of oil paintings, prints and creative portraiture. Soiseth, born and raised in Williston, is a graduate of the University of North Dakota, and teaches art and graphic design at Northern Montana College in Havre. Leier is an artist and public school art instructor from Fargo. She lived in Williston from 1980-1995, teaching art at Williston High School for five years. There will be a public reception for the artists at the James on July 8 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The James is located at 621 First Avenue West, Williston. Gallery hours are Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Friday and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. There is no admission charge. For more information, contact the James at 774-3601.
Prairie Village Museum, Rugby, will host an art workshop July 14-17, July 29-30 and Aug. 2. Taught by Terry Jelsing, "Introduction to Collage and Mixed-Media" is open to beginning and experienced artists ages 16 and older. An artist, teacher and freelance designer, Jelsing resides in Rugby. Artists are welcome to develop plans for independent study and self-directed projects. The workshop will culminate in an exhibit during the museum's Village Fair Aug. 9-10. Registration deadline is Monday. The registration fee, which includes some supplies, is $90 for historical society members and $105 for non-members (fee includes season pass to museum). Fees must be paid in advance. A supply list will be provided at the time of registration. For more information, call or the museum at 776-6414 or Deb Hoffert at 776-6658, or email prairievillagemueum
@gmail.com. Registration forms are available from Hoffert, at the museum or on the museum's website, (prairievillagemuseum.com).
The James Memorial Art Center, Williston, will host "Summer Art Camp" on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. through today and between July 8-24. Further instructions and information will be included on registration forms, which can be picked up at the James or at (thejamesmemorial.org). The James is located at 621 First Avenue West in Williston. For further information, contact the James at 774-3601.
The James Memorial Art Center is pleased to announce its first "Summertime Social," a new community event to be held on Friday, July 18, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in front of the James, 621 First Ave. West in Williston. The Summertime Social will feature one of the Mon-Dak region's unique specialities, "caviar" supplied by our local sponsor, North Star Caviar. In addition, cowboy-poet-singer, Bob Petermann, will perform. The event will also include a selection of delicious handmade desserts, appetizers and a cash bar. Admission tickets will be available at the door for $10. In the event of rain, the event will be held indoors at the James.
Minot State University senior art students Amanda Fimreite and Elizabeth Stockman join forces to explore the lies and fallacies of the human persona in "Fragile Walls: Fallacy by Design," an exhibit of paintings and ceramics at the Gordon B. Olson Library Gallery July 15 through Aug. 15. The public is invited to an opening reception Friday, July 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the library. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. Parking in MSU lots is unrestricted after 5 p.m.
The James Memorial Art Center's Art Fest 2014 will take place Saturday, Sept. 20, in Recreation Park, in the 400 block of 2nd Avenue West in Williston. The day's activities will start at 11 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m. A live art auction will be held at 1 p.m. Artists, artisans, crafts people and folk artists of handmade items are invited to sell their wares. Also homemade or homegrown edibles and cultural inspired treats can be sold. Call 774-3601 to receive information about a booth.