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Arnar publishes article in special issue of OnCurating

Posted on August 02, 2017

Anna S. Arnar, School of Art, published an article called “Books at documenta: Medium, Art Object, Cultural Symbol,” in a special issue of OnCurating. The issue was released at the opening of the international exhibition documenta in Kassel, Germany.

The article is based on work Arnar did during her sabbatical and is part of her larger project called “Social Spaces of the Book. ‘Reading’ Books at Perennial Exhibitions of Contemporary Art.” For the last two years MSUM Honors Apprentice, Dalton Norman has participated in the research for this project.

For a link to the article, see on-curating.org.

Sinner participating in Mug Market at Red River Market

Posted on August 02, 2017

Saturday, Aug. 5 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | 409 Broadway, Fargo

Professor Kelli Sinner will be participating in Mug Market at the Red River Market on Saturday, August 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 .p.m located at 409 Broadway, Fargo, ND.

Professor Sinner is a founding member of Cone Pack, a small collective of ceramic artists with a shared vision to create a contemporary clay community in the Fargo-Moorhead region. Cone Pack shares a mission to connect audiences and makers. Through community outreach, public lectures, ceramic-based exhibitions, and studio sales, we aim to provide a glimpse into the making process as well as expanding the visibility of ceramics in the region.  Read the rest of this entry →

Brad Bachmeier gives presentation at World Heritage Site

Posted on May 31, 2017

As part of the Artist in Residence Series at Mesa Verde National Park, ceramic artist Brad Bachmeier gave two public presentations; at the Mancos, Colo., Public Library and at the Far View Lodge. Mr. Bachmeier, a national and international award winning ceramic artist from Fargo, N.D., spent two weeks in May exploring the park’s geology and archeology to further his study of mankind’s ancient and universal partnership with clay and further develop his “Primal Element” series of ceramic vessels placing the Mesa Verde cliff dwellings and ceramic use in a global context. See full press release at nps.gov.

Last week to view Night Walk, We the Creatures and Sen5es exhibitions

Posted on May 10, 2017

This is the last week to view exhibitions Night Walk, We the Creatures and Sen5es in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts Gallery (CA 155).

Night Walk by Spencer Johannes showcases ceramic pieces that were created as a part of his professional portfolio development certificate. We the Creatures features the artwork of Drawing II students created in classes taught by Corinne Teed and Jim Park. This exhibit featured larger-than-life animal fragments combined with human figures drawn in chalk on a black wall. Sen5ses is a community juried exhibition, curated and organized by students in ART 498: Exhibitions, taught by Kelli Sinner. The artwork in this exhibition is designed to engage the viewer’s five senses.  Read the rest of this entry →

150 works of art dropped, found on MSUM Art Drop Day

Posted on April 27, 2017

On March 29, 2017, Art 498 Exhibition organized MSUM’s first Art Drop Day — a social media scavenger hunt for art.

Artists of all mediums were invited to “drop” their artwork at a location on campus, and post an image on Instagram with the #MSUMArtDrop. Students following the hashtag were able to “find” the artwork. Whoever found the artwork first, kept the piece. The finder posted an image of themselves with their new artwork which alerted everyone who was searching for the piece, that the art had been found. It is estimated that 150 works of art were dropped on Art Drop Day. The event allowed participants to acquire works of art by students and faculty at MSUM, and highlighted the high quality of the work that is produced at MSUM.

To see more images of the event, follow @msum_gallery on Instagram.  Read the rest of this entry →

Bachmeier’s work featured in national juried exhibit

Posted on April 27, 2017

Brad Bachmeier’s ceramic work featured in national juried exhibit in Las Vegas, NV.

Professor Brad Bachmeier’s wheel-thrown and saggar-fired ceramic work entitled “Geomorphic Companions” was juried into the “Naked and Refined Show” at Clay Arts Vegas Gallery.  The exhibit dates are May 4 through 28, 2017, with the opening reception set for Friday, May 5.

More info available at: www.clayartsvegas.com

Short named Alice Paul Award Honoree

Posted on April 27, 2017

Sherry Lee Short, Professor in the School of Art, has been named as an Alice Paul Award Honoree. The Alice Paul Award is an historic list of women who have worked to end men’s violence against women in the United States. The Award was generated by the Feminist History Committee of the National Organization for Men Against Sexism.  Read the rest of this entry →

Reception today for Night Walk, We the Creatures and Sen5es exhibitions

Posted on April 27, 2017

The School of Art at Minnesota State University Moorhead invites the public to the reception for the exhibitions Night Walk, We the Creatures and Sen5es, on Thursday, April 27 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts Gallery (CA 155).

Night Walk by Spencer Johannes will showcase ceramic pieces that were created as a part of his professional portfolio development certificate. We the Creatures features the artwork of Drawing II students created in classes taught by Corinne Teed and Jim Park. This exhibit featured larger-than-life animal fragments combined with human figures drawn in chalk on a black wall. Sen5ses is a community juried exhibition, curated and organized by students in ART 498: Exhibitions, taught by Kelli Sinner. The artwork in this exhibition is designed to engage the viewer’s five senses.

All three exhibitions will be on view from Thursday, April 27 through Friday, May 12.

Planetarium awarded $9,000 from Lake Region Arts Council

Posted on April 24, 2017

​The MSUM Planetarium has been awarded $9,000 to undertake a large-scale mural project.

The MSUM Planetarium, Youth Educational Services (YES) and MSUM School of Art, will plan and execute several large-scale astronomically and educationally based glow-in-the dark murals for the entrance and inside of the MSUM Planetarium. The large scale works will fill over 100 linear feet of wall space. We will accomplish this project by including apprenticeship opportunities for MSUM Art students and volunteer hours from the YES alternative high school students. Work will begin this summer and extend through AY 17-18.

Spring BFA Exhibition No. 2 reception today

Posted on April 06, 2017

Thursday, April 6 | 4-6 p.m. | CA 155

The School of Art at Minnesota State University Moorhead invites the public to the reception for the Spring Bachelor of Fine Arts Student Exhibition No. 2 on Thursday, April 6 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts Gallery (CA 155).  Read the rest of this entry →

Brad Bachmeier selected as Mesa Verde National Park Artist-in-Residence

Posted on March 27, 2017

Brad Bachmeier, an award winning ceramicist from Fargo, North Dakota, and recipient of over 40 regional, national, and international awards will be the artist-in-residence at the Mesa Verde National Park, May 15-31. Bachmeier has spent the past 24 years researching and creating work that centers around the idea of honoring mankind’s ancient and universal partnership with clay. Bachmeier, a Professor of Art at Minnesota State University Moorhead will spend several weeks exploring the parks unique geology and archeology. Read the rest of this entry →

Art Drop on March 29

Posted on March 24, 2017

Art 498 Exhibition presents Art Drop on March 29, 2017.

Art drop is a social media scavenger hunt in which all faculty and students are invited to participate.

For details visit @msum_gallery on Instagram, or visit our table at the CMU March 29, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM to host first juried interactive art exhibition: Sen5es

Posted on February 21, 2017

Minnesota State University Moorhead is proud to announce its first juried interactive art exhibition: Sen5es.

The School of Art is calling on artists to create and submit artwork that engages at least two of the 5 traditional senses—sight, touch, taste, smell and hearing. All submitted artworks should be designed to be interacted with and experienced by the viewer.

Sen5es is open to all artists. The entry deadline is Sunday, April 2, 2017.  Read the rest of this entry →

Pacheco’s work to be featured at University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory

Posted on February 09, 2017

Professor of Photography in the School of Art Carlos Rene Pacheco will have work from his in-progress series titled Flatland in The Art of Planetary Science exhibition at the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory in Tucson, Arizona on February 10-12.

Can’t make it all the way to Tucson? Be sure to stop by MSUM’s very own planetarium to see photographs from Pacheco’s series.  Read the rest of this entry →

2017 Juried Student Exhibition

Posted on February 02, 2017

The School of Art invites the public to the reception for the Juried Student Exhibition on Thursday, Feb. 2 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts Gallery (CA 155). Student awards will be announced during the reception at 5 p.m. Artwork created by students during the 2016-17 academic year and selected by visiting juror Jack McGilvray will be on display from Thursday, Feb. 2 to Thursday, March 2.  Read the rest of this entry →

Pacheco’s ‘Flatland’ photographs on display in MSUM Planetarium

Posted on January 26, 2017

Assistant Professor of Photography Carlos Rene Pacheco has photographs from his in-progress body of work titled Flatland on display now in the Planetarium on campus.

Inspired by the near unbroken flatness of rural Minnesota and North Dakota along a horizontal plane, Flatland is a series of photographs, evoking alien landscapes, that explores the textures and space of the Midwest, from above and below, along the vertical z-axis.  Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM School of Art, Kiwanis Club of Fargo award $1,300 to high school art students, schools at third annual High School Art Exhibition

Posted on January 23, 2017

MSUM hosted it’s Third Annual Kiwanis Club of Fargo–Regional High School Visual and Media Arts Workshop Friday, Jan. 20, in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts on the MSUM campus. An exhibition of the more than 220 students’ work opened Jan. 9 and continues through Jan. 27.

An awards ceremony took place at noon on Jan. 20, where 35 students were recognized with excellence awards. About 200 of the students from 21 regional high schools in North Dakota and Minnesota attended four of the 40 hands-on workshops offered during this intensive on-campus experience. In one of the workshops, students drew live animals brought from the Red River Zoo.  Read the rest of this entry →

Brad Bachmeier juried to exhibit at Cherry Creek, nation’s top art fair

Posted on January 23, 2017

The 2017 event saw only 260 artists selected from over 2,100 entrants. Brad Bachmeier was one of 33 ceramic artists chosen. Exhibitors from 40 states and 3 countries will be featured. The 27th Annual event is to be held July 1, 2, 3, 2017 at Cherry Creek in Denver, Colo.  Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM hosts high school art workshops, competition and exhibit

Posted on January 19, 2017

MSUM’s School of Art hosts the Third Annual Kiwanis Club of Fargo Regional High School Visual and Media Arts Workshop Friday, Jan. 20, in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts on the MSUM campus. An exhibition of the students’ work opened Jan. 9 and continues through Jan. 27. An awards ceremony takes place at noon on Jan. 20, between morning and afternoon workshop sessions.  Read the rest of this entry →

Arnar’s article published in bilingual peer-reviewed journal

Posted on January 17, 2017

A recent article by Anna Sigrídur Arnar, School of Art, has been published in the bilingual peer-reviewed journal esse. arts+opinions. The Montréal based journal is devoted to contemporary art and theory and its most recent issue was devoted to the theme of the library.

Arnar’s article is titled “The Library as Social Space in the Work of Christine Hill and Shooshie Sulaiman” and is based on her sabbatical research project. For more information, see http://esse.ca/en/library.

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