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Faculty Exhibition: Chronologies

Posted on October 19, 2017

Oct. 16 – Nov. 2 | Roland Dille Center for the Arts Gallery

Come to a reception celebrating “Chronologies,” a new faculty art exhibition, from 4 to 7 p.m. today (Oct. 19) in the Art Gallery in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts. Chronologies opened Monday and continues through Nov. 2.

MSUM Enrollment Increases for 2nd Straight Year

Posted on October 12, 2017

The official Fall Semester enrollment figures for Minnesota State University Moorhead show an overall increase led by gains in new entering freshman and graduate students. Overall total headcount for undergraduate and graduate students is up 1.67 percent driven by a 21 percent increase in graduate students and a 2.5 percent increase in new entering freshman. Fall Semester headcount is 6,019, with 5,147 undergraduate and 872 graduate students. The official numbers are calculated after 30 class days and are used for standardized reporting purposes.  Read the rest of this entry →

Gallery talk: Celia Gray

Posted on October 12, 2017

Thursday, Oct. 12 | 10 a.m. | CA 155

Visiting artist Celia Gray, whose work is featured in the current exhibition “All In” will give a gallery talk Thursday, Oct. 12, at 10 a.m.  in CA 155. Gray will discuss her artwork and the processes she uses to create her large-scale abstract textile pieces. Her exhibit closes the same day, so don’t miss this chance to see Gray’s work and meet her! Gray received a BA in Sculpture and an MFA in Painting. She spent two years as a Core Fellow at Penland School of Craft where she studied textiles, printmaking, metalsmithing, blacksmithing, and more. The Thursday talk is free and open to the public.

Media, Arts and Communications Fair today

Posted on October 11, 2017

Wednesday, Oct. 11 | 3-5 p.m. | Roland Dille Center for the Arts – Hansen Theater

Please join us today, Wednesday, Oct. 11 from 3 to  5 p.m. for the Media, Arts and Communications Fair in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts – Hansen Theater Gallery.

Students will learn about media, arts and communication careers and have an opportunity to connect and network with employers in this field.  Read the rest of this entry →

Faculty Exhibition: Chronologies

Posted on October 10, 2017

Oct. 16 – Nov. 2 | Roland Dille Center for the Arts Gallery

Join us for the Faculty Exhibition Show: Chronologies from Oct. 16 to Nov. 2 in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts Gallery.  Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM art professors participating in this weekend’s FM Studio Crawl

Posted on October 05, 2017

The Fargo-Moorhead Visual Artists (FMVA) organization will hold it’s 14th Annual Studio Crawl this weekend from noon to 6 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7-8.  Ceramic artist and professor Brad Bachmeier at studio location #5 will be hosting painting professor Zhimin Guan at his studio for this year’s event due to a current studio relocation. Both artists will be presenting new work as well as providing artist demonstrations. Click the link for a digital brochure and map of open studios.

Art, science department collaboration wows

Posted on September 15, 2017

Planetarium Director, Sara Schultz and Art Professor Brad Bachmeier were granted $9,000 to work in guiding art and science students to research and execute educationally accurate and visually dynamic murals to renovate the hallway entrance and walls for the planetarium. With this phase finished, Art students will now work with Youth Educational Services Art Teacher Karen Anderson and her students this fall in completing Phase 2.  Stop by and check out the impact of the amazing new and colorful murals.

New Gallery exhibit features three guest artists

Posted on September 14, 2017

Thursday, Sept. 14 | 4-7 p.m. | Roland Dille Center for the Arts Gallery

The MSUM Art Gallery in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts opens a new exhibition titled Above Low Tide & All In with a reception Thursday, Sept. 14, from 4 to 7 p.m.

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Zhimin Guan’s work reaches across the globe

Posted on September 05, 2017

Painter Zhimin Guan gave two lectures at Fuyang Teachers College (where he was named a visiting professor) and Fuyang Vocational and Technical College, both in Anhui province, China, this summer. Also, several paintings that were featured in an exhibition catalog, along with his oil painting “Minnesota Lake View,” was collected by Honlichen Art Museum in Guizhou, China. His work was also chosen for a story published by Economy-Shanghai and Hongkong Magazine this past May.  Read the rest of this entry →

Zhimin Guan’s work reaches across the globe

Posted on September 03, 2017

Painter Zhimin Guan gave two lectures at Fuyang Teachers College (where he was named a visiting professor) and Fuyang Vocational and Technical College, both in Anhui province, China, this summer. Also, several paintings that were featured in an exhibition catalog, along with his oil painting “Minnesota Lake View,” was collected by Honlichen Art Museum in Guizhou, China. His work was also chosen for a story published by Economy-Shanghai and Hongkong Magazine this past May.  Read the rest of this entry →

APTitude

Posted on August 21, 2017

Aug. 21 – Sept. 7 | Roland Dille Center for the Arts Gallery

The Roland Dille Center for the Arts Gallery presents: “APTitude” Aug. 21– Sept. 7.

We invite you to an exhibition of artists residing at APT: A Creative Incubator, located in Fargo, ND. The mission of APT is “to provide a creative, collaborative and safe place for artists to make art and for the community to collide with it.”  The opening reception is this Thursday, Aug. 24 from 4-7 p.m.; refreshments will be served. Come by and see some great work and experience two interactive pieces. For more information: Ber Vasquez at bertha.vasquez@mnstate.eduRead the rest of this entry →

Arnar presents paper at conference in Switzerland

Posted on August 17, 2017

Anna Sigrídur Arnar, School of Art, delivered a paper at a conference sponsored by the International Association of Word and Image Studies (IAWIS) held in Lausanne, Switzerland in July 2017. Arnar’s paper was based on research she conducted over the course of her sabbatical year for a book prospectus submitted to a University Press. Titled “Grids, Matrices and Digits in Stéphane Mallarmé’s Designs for Le ‘Livre’” the paper was delivered in a bi-lingual panel devoted to the question of digital and photographic artists’ books.  Read the rest of this entry →

Art faculty, alumni and students help create North America’s largest brick sculpture to celebrate community diversity 

Posted on August 17, 2017

For two years, MSUM Art Professor Brad Bachmeier has been leading a project to install several large-scale brick sculptures at a new skate and bike park in the Golden Ridge community at Madison Park in North Fargo. The community is one of the most diverse and economically challenged in the FM metro area. The project involved collaboration with the Legacy Children’s Foundation, City of Fargo, Fargo Parks and Madison Elementary school children to help celebrate diversity through art and create ownership for community members in the park. Over 300 community members, artists, school children and volunteers have participated in the project including dozens of MSUM alumni, staff and students.  Read the rest of this entry →

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 →

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