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Arts and Entertainment

Holiday paintings: Downtown artist paints for sake of others

Minot writer Patti Sather found another hobby to add to her repertoire: painting. She started using acrylic paint on canvas in October 2019 as another activity to do alongside her grandchildren. Not taking any art classes in school didn’t hinder her one bit. To start with, she sketched what ...

Black Butte Adventures hosts “Aggie Adventure Race”

Black Butte Adventures is partnering with volunteers tonight to put on the Aggie Adventure Race to raise money for the Velva Sports Complex. The race includes categories in biking, trail running and hike, followed by a corn feed. People who do not wish to participate in the race are still ...

Creative Night Out in Downtown MInot

Creative Night Out is happening tonight in downtown Minot, starting at 5:30 p.m. Several different art forms will be displayed at downtown businesses, along with music, snacks, sale specials and artist demonstrations. Wendy Weiss Voeller will be at Artmain, doing art demos alongside the ...

Muncaster finds inspiration in art

Allison Muncaster isn’t afraid of new experiences or stepping outside her comfort zone. “I first went to college at 16,” the St. Louis, Mo., native said. “The school district I grew up in wasn’t the best, so I choose to actually get my GED and go to college early because it wasn’t ...

Tentative plans for Aug. 1-2 event for Pioneer Village

If all goes well, the Ward County Historical Society will hold a “soft reopening” on Aug. 1 and 2 for its Pioneer Village along U.S. Highway 2 near Burlington. The event is planned for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 1 and from noon to 5 p.m. on Aug. 2. Board member Dan Caswell said the plans ...

Great Tomato Festival in Minot canceled

The Great Tomato Festival, scheduled for Aug. 12 at the State Fair Center in Minot, will not take place this year due to the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic. “There is really no choice to be made in this matter. For the safety of all of our volunteers and of those in attendance, a ...

Cartoons for a cause

Art serves different purposes to each individual artist. It can give them something else to focus on, provide release as an outlet, a way to express their creativeness and too many others to be named. However, it currently serves as a way for Wendy Weiss Voeller to raise money for her ...

New Town rodeo will go on

NEW TOWN – What a year 2020 has been. Summer is in full swing, but yet, it doesn’t feel like summer normally does. Maybe because by this time in the year, we have produced or taken bulls and horses to upwards of 13 rodeos across the U.S. Instead, we have done six. It’s been a tough ...

J’Kobe Wallace plays in ‘Medora Musical’

The “Medora Musical” of 2020 has three new faces, and Minot theater enthusiast J’Kobe Wallace is among them. Wallace is one of the two new North Dakotans to join the cast of the musical. In addition, a new co-host has been introduced to the stage. Wallace has been into theater since his ...

Third annual arts festival

The North Dakota Human Rights Arts Festival exhibition has come to the Taube Museum of Art in downtown Minot for the first time, celebrating their third year. The NDHRAF is managed by the nonprofit organization, The Human Family. It was founded in 2017, and according to their Facebook ...

Burlington man photographs stunning images of North Dakota

BURLINGTON – Carefully looking through the lens of his camera, Erich Linser creates remarkable and stunning images. With an emphasis on composition, his photographs are pleasing to the eye. He excels at the use of warm evening and morning light, and long shadows. The Burlington man’s work ...

Mandaree All Indian Rodeo brings out many

MANDAREE – Rodeo contestants and spectators gathered at the On The Slant Arena at Mandaree for an All Indian Rodeo this past Sunday. The rodeo was done for all residents of the Fort Berthold Reservation who are members of the Three Affiliated Tribes. It was also a “trial run” for a rodeo ...

Experience-inspired: Minot artist shares her world perspective

People view the world in different ways. Artists see things differently than other artists. Roxi Mathis of Minot is one such artist, who shares her experiences of eye surgeries and how they affect what she sees. Mathis has been creating art since she could hold a pencil. “My parents would ...

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 ...