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Minot Symphony, Taube Museum collaborate for VIP Musical Paint Party

Submitted Photo These oil paintings on turkey feathers are popular works by artist Andrew Knudson.

The Minot Symphony Orchestra and the Taube Museum of Art will hold a collaborative fundraising event, “VIP Musical Paint Party,” featuring artist Andrew Knudson on Monday, March 14, from 6-8 p.m. The event will be held in the Taube Museum of Art in Minot.

Tickets must be purchased in advance. Ticket sales end March 4.

Guests can enjoy a one-of-a-kind, behind-the-scenes experience in watching Knudson work on an original painting, getting Q & A time with the artist, listening to live music by The SubZero Winds and viewing silent auction items while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. An original Knudson piece will be included in a live auction.

Knudson was born and raised in North Dakota. His strong roots and love of the northern plains reflect strongly in his artwork. From modern working cowboys to a vast array of wildlife, Knudson is a part of each drawing and painting he completes. Like most award-winning artists, he works from his experience. He is a former champion rodeo cowboy and is now an avid outdoorsman, taking all his unique experiences to heart to someday transpose them to paper or canvas. Knudson works out of his Plains Perspective Gallery and Studio at his home in Scandia, Minnesota, as well as his studio at Lake Audubon near Coleharbor. He specializes in custom artwork in any medium, from portraits to murals.

“My most popular work for the past several years has been my oil paintings on turkey feathers. They are hand-painted with small, soft brushes, then matted and framed under glass to ensure their longevity. They are primarily wildlife images, but I paint anything on a feather by request,” said Knudson.

Submitted Photo These oil paintings on turkey feathers are popular works by artist Andrew Knudson.

A limited number of tickets are available. Tickets are $85 each or two for $150. All attendees must be 21 or older. Tickets can be purchased at www.eventbrite.com. (Direct link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vip-musical-paint-party-with-andrew-knudson-tickets-258241907497 )

An online auction will open on March 9 at noon and bidding will end on March 15 at noon. Auction items and bidding instructions can be found on the Taube Museum of Art and Minot Symphony Orchestra Facebook pages as well as www.taubemuseum.org and www.minotsymphony.com. Event tickets are not required to participate in the online auction.

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