Art exhibit features works by father and son

Submitted Photo Pictured are art works from the art exhibition “Father and Son: The Beast Within Us” on display through Dec. 16 at the Northwest Arts Center.

The Northwest Arts Center in Minot State University’s Gordon B. Olson Library will present ‘Father and Son: The Beast Within Us,’ an exhibition by artists Paul Noot, Bismarck, and Dakota Noot, Los Angeles, through Dec. 16 in its Walter Piehl gallery.

There will be a public reception for the artists today from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Walter Piehl gallery. There will be a gallery talk with the artists at 7 p.m. Both exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. Masks are not required, but individuals who are not fully vaccinated or deemed vulnerable are encouraged to wear masks.

Both Paul and Dakota Noot will be participating in the Art Seminar series on Friday at 12 p.m. in Aleshire Theatre inside Hartnett Hall at Minot State. Planned is an open discussion with the artists. A partnership with the Minot State University Art Department, Art Seminar presentations offer students and the public the opportunity to learn about the work, lives and experiences of guest artists visiting the University. This event is also free and open to the public.

According to information provided by the Northwest Arts Center, the art by father and son “explores our connections between human and animal in a kaleidoscope of color. Rich textures and bright colors collide, bringing a hint of dreamlike fantasy or science fiction to the presence of the artworks.” The exhibition “provides opportunity for viewers to ponder their own relationships with the natural world, animals that they come in contact with and the beast within themselves.”

The Northwest Art Gallery is available for viewing Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday 1-5 p.m. It is closed holidays. The Walter Piehl Gallery is located on the lower level of the Gordon B. Olson Library at Minot State University, with its own entrance on the south side of the library. The exhibition and related events are free and open to the public.

‘Father & Son’ is sponsored by the North Dakota Art Gallery Association (NDAGA), a statewide service organization for non-profit museums & galleries, and 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.


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