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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 →

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 →

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 →

Sinner Selected to Participate in Objective Clay Holiday Exhibition

Posted on December 01, 2016

Professor Kelli Sinner was selected as 1 of 12 artists nationwide invited to participate in the Objective Clay Holiday Exhibition. The exhibition is available to view online at objectiveclay.com and runs until December 31, 2016.  Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Professor Participating in Dish Market Oct. 1

Posted on September 29, 2016

Professor Kelli Sinner, founding member of area ceramic artist group Cone Pack, will be participating in Dish Market on Saturday, October 1. The Cone Pack artists have created handmade ceramic bagel plates and soup bowls that will be available for purchase at BernBaum’s Bagels in downtown Fargo. The event is open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at BernBaums’s at 115 Roberts Street.

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Art Alumnae Earn Fellowships to Rigorous Graduate Programs

Posted on June 29, 2016

Faculty nurture artists and learners

By Trent Zbichorski

At one time, MSUM alumnae Stephanie Seguin, Kaylyn Gerenz and Jescia Hopper entered Roland Dille Center for the Arts for the first time to begin their art journey. MSUM not only nurtured each of them to excel artistically, but also prepared them for rigorous graduate-level work. Each artist has received fellowships for highly reputable graduate art programs across the country.  Read the rest of this entry →

Sinner Founding Member of Cone Pack

Posted on May 12, 2016

Professor Kelli Sinner is a founding member of Cone Pack, a new FM area artist collective.

Cone Pack’s inaugural event, “Mug Market” will take place on Saturday, May 14 in partnership with 20 Below Coffee Co. in Fargo. Enjoy Saturday in downtown Fargo with the highest quality coffee and a handcrafted ceramic mug. Each purchase of a handmade mug created by one of Cone Pack’s artists will include a drink token for 20 Below Coffee Co.

Cone Pack is a group of seven artists who work primarily with clay. The founding members of Cone Pack are Guillermo Guardia, Helen Otterson, Kelli Sinner, and MSUM alumni Chris Boedigheimer, Catie Miller, Sam Norman, and Brooke Stewart.

Sinner Gives Artist Talk at Opening of ‘Clay’ Exhibition at Rourke Art Museum

Posted on April 27, 2016

Professor Kelli Sinner will give a brief artist talk on Sunday May 1, at 2 p.m. at the opening of the exhibition “Clay” at the Rourke Art Museum in Moorhead. This invitational exhibition features the artwork of 24 ceramic artists and runs from April 29-June 3, 2016.

Bookbinding Workshop on Friday

Posted on April 25, 2016

Friday, April 29 | 1:30-4 p.m. | King Hall 303 Read the rest of this entry →

Bookbinding Workshop

Posted on April 12, 2016

Friday, April 29 | 1:30-4:00 pm | King Hall 303 Read the rest of this entry →

Contribute to a book exploring notions of success

Posted on March 24, 2015

How do you define success?

The School of Visual Art’s Associate Professor Kelli Sinner seeks students, faculty and staff to contribute to an artist book she is creating to explore notions of success. Read the rest of this entry →

Art faculty exhibit at Kaddatz Gallery

Posted on February 20, 2014

Thursday, Feb. 20 from 5-8 p.m. is the reception for an art exhibit featuring area university and college art faculty at the Kaddatz Gallery in Fergus Falls. The exhibit featuring work from Brad Bachmeier, Lauren Kinney, Jim Park, Sherry Short, Wil Shynkaruk, Kelli Sinner, Patrick Vincent and Chris Walla runs through March 29.

Art & Design faculty and graduates received awards at Midwestern Invitational Exhibition

Posted on August 06, 2013

Sherry Short's "Small Gifts"

A number of MSUM Art & Design faculty and graduates participated in and received awards in the 54th Midwestern Invitational Exhibition: Signed, Sealed and Delivered.

Sherry Lee Short received First Award for “Small Gifts.”  In the catalog, juror Michael J. Strand, wrote, “This work is masterful in craft, clear in intent with an ingenious psychological edge.”  Torey Garletz, 2013 MSUM BFA graduate with an emphasis in sculpture, received Second Award for his piece, “Package.” Of this piece, Strand wrote, “Garletz’s work plays with scale and context to successfully create a psychological tension that taps into a myriad of fears.” Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Art & Design faculty exhibition of work on display at the HoDo

Posted on May 24, 2013

An exhibition of work created by faculty members from the MSUM Department of Art & Design is now on display at the HoDo Restaurant in Fargo. The faculty were featured in an opening on Monday evening. Those faculty displaying work include Andrew Stark, Zhimin Guan, Loral Iverson-Hannaher, Brad Bachmeier, Carl Oltvedt, Jim Park, Allen Sheets, Kelli Sinner, and Naomi RaMona Schliesman. The exhibition will be available through July. The HoDo Restaurant is located at 101 Broadway in downtown Fargo.

Kelli Sinner is featured artist at Center for Ceramics in Berlin, Germany

Posted on June 15, 2012

Kelli Sinner, Art & Design, is the featured artist at an exhibition at the Center for Ceramics in Berlin, Germany. The exhibition, “Weightless,” runs from June 18-24, 2012. The exhibition includes work created by Sinner during a six-week sabbatical residency at the center.

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Closing reception of Minnesota Women Ceramic Artists Juried Exhibition

Posted on January 26, 2012

The Department of Art & Design, with support from the Office of Student Activities, invites the campus to the closing reception for the Minnesota Women Ceramic Artists Third Annual Juried Exhibition on Thursday, Jan. 26 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts Gallery (CA 150).

Twenty-five works of art by eighteen Minnesota women ceramic artists, including Kelli Sinner, Art & Design faculty, and Catie Miller, Art & Design student, are included in the exhibition. The exhibition was juried by nationally recognized ceramic artists: Mickey Walsh and Silvie Granatelli. As always, this exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

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