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Arts and Entertainment

Minot Camera Club announces annual contest winners

The Minot Camera Club announced the four winners of their annual photograph competition. In total, 111 photographs were submitted digitally for the 2019-2020 contest. Photographers that placed in the monthly contests were put through to the year-end competition to compete for best of ...

Minot Chamber Chorale holds 1st poetry contest for ND high school students

It’s a first for the Minot Chamber Chorale – a poetry contest for North Dakota high school students being done as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “This is a wonderful opportunity for high school poets, and a way for us to make art and beauty out of this time,” said Emerson Eads, ...

Art & motocross: Minot woman draws, photographs dirt bikes, more

JaDee Feist is a Bishop Ryan Catholic School senior, who is graduating this year, is taking her love of photography and art with her. Feist has been into art her entire life. She said her dad liked to draw and she inherited her interest by watching him. When she drew in grade school, they ...

Minot State professor works through challenges with online art classes

The pandemic has affected everything and everyone in one way or another. Minot State University had to send all of its students back to their homes, including those from Canada. One of the subjects significantly affected was the art department, and Micah Bloom explained the difficulty of moving ...

Chalk party fun

Bishop Ryan Catholic School held a sidewalk chalk party for elementary school students in the school parking lot on Monday with a chalk van on loan from I Keating. Father Jadyn Nelson, the president of the school, said students have been attending classes online since the governor closed ...

Peace Garden would be a beautiful place to enjoy nature, social distance

DUNSEITH – International Peace Garden Director Tim Chapman said he knows coronavirus restrictions mean that this summer will be different. However, he has high hopes that visitors will still be able to enjoy the beautiful flower gardens and hiking trails and camping opportunities at the ...

Dark art, emotion driven

Artists use their art to express their emotions to their viewers. Lexi Brown has her own unique style to vent or just create her masterpieces. Brown has been drawing her whole life but really got serious about it in middle school. Her favorite movie is “The Lion King” and her art started ...

MASK, Minot State graduates put on virtual musical

The Make a Scene Kids Theatre had to do something new this year and J’Kobe Wallace, the director of the musical, said it went well. In light of the pandemic and social distancing, the musical had to take place online. Wallace had been out of state for a while, his theater tour coming to a ...

Sandbox Saturday at Sundre Sand & Gravel

Sundre Sand & Gravel are partnering with the Souris Valley Animal Shelter on May 30 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. It will take place at Sundre Sand & Gravel, 6220 37th Ave SE. Parents or guardians can attend with their children to fill their buckets with free sand to fill their sandboxes at ...

State’s largest parade canceled

The state’s largest parade will be “no show” this year. Jim Clifford, North Dakota State Parade president, confirmed to The Minot Daily News Monday afternoon that the July 18 event will not be held. The news was not unexpected. The North Dakota State Fair announced Monday morning that ...

North Dakota State Fair canceled for 2020 due to coronavirus concerns

The 2020 North Dakota State Fair has been canceled. The Minot event is the biggest of its kind in the state, annually attracting about 300,000 visitors. But now, for the second time in 10 years, the State Fair will not be held. This time the reason why is the coronavirus pandemic. The 2011 ...

2020 North Dakota State Parade canceled

The North Dakota State Parade set for July in Minot has been canceled. "It is with deepest regrets that we have to cancel the 2020 North Dakota State Parade. With the Fair canceling it is the right thing to do. If you have sent an entry in we will be contacting you so we can refund your ...

Many fairs canceled

The thrill of carnival rides, grooming of prized livestock, crowds for headline entertainers and the alluring aroma of fair food won’t be happening this summer at many locations throughout the region. One by one popular county fairs are being canceled due to coronavirus concerns. “It’s ...

Minot writer paints pictures with words

Using words to create a picture for the reader is just like using paint to accomplish the same thing. Writing is an art of its own, and a young Minot writer has a way with words. Maddie Barnes has been writing since she was 6 years old. She remembers just being creative and enjoying writing. ...

Grosz makes art at home

JoHannah Grosz has spent countless hours making art in the studios on campus. Now the studio is in her own home. Grosz is an art major focusing in printmaking. This semester, she has been studying alternative photo processing and researching upper-level printmaking. Both studies require ...

Artist for life

An appreciation and passion for something can come at a very young age and that was just the case for a young artist here in Minot. Hannah Tiedman has been creating art her whole life. She watched her father draw and make digital pieces. Her love of drawing was largely inspired by her father ...

Lights, camera, fashion!

River Avalon Schilling has been into fashion since day one, taking that interest to performing in drag and into her world of being a photographer for decades. Schilling entered the world of photography in a high school art class. Her teacher handed everyone disposable film cameras. The class ...

Zoo encourages recycling through art

The Roosevelt Park Zoo will be holding its second annual Recycled Art Contest this week. This year, the contest will have to be held online, like many other art exhibitions during the pandemic. Nicole Barnhart said that as of April 17 they had received about seven contest entries. Each ...

No one is alone

Art is about creativity and is not limited to drawing, painting, dancing or singing. Writing is an art in and of itself, and Kati Thompson fell in love with crafting words into poetry. She came to love writing in 4th grade when her teacher handed out a Halloween-themed writing prompt sheet. ...