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Taube getting its groove back

Rachel Alfaro, executive director of the Taube Museum of Art, shows off some of the student artwork submitted for the North Dakota Student Art Show on display this month at the museum. Andrea Johnson/MDN

Student art shows, art camps, a bike ride and the Great Tomato Festival are on the agenda this summer for the Taube Museum of Art.

Executive director Rachel Alfaro said the student art show, featuring art works by kindergarteners up to high school seniors from across North Dakota, is on display at the Taube through the end of April.

“We have some really fun little kids’ art work but also some really talented middle schoolers and high schoolers,” said Alfaro, who said the show fills the gallery and is fun for both the students and their parents to have their work on display.

Many events had to be canceled last year because of the coronavirus pandemic but Alfaro said the Taube is “trying to get back into its regular groove.”

Art camps and summer art classes will return to the Taube this summer

Fundraisers include the Century Ride in July, co-sponsored with Val’s Cyclery, and the Great Tomato Festival on Aug. 11, which is co-sponsored with the Minot Symphony Orchestra.

“We are thrilled to have it again this year,” said Alfaro of the Great Tomato Festival, which features a special menu including stuffed tomatoes and smoked pork chops and an auction. The event is for those 18 and over.

More information about both events, including ticket sales and entry fees, can be found on the museum’s web site or by speaking with event sponsors.

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