Art

Exhibit Shows Social Justice Experiences Through Artwork

But the artwork at the Human Rights Exhibit at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Fargo goes beyond that

FARGO, ND — Over the last few months, the North Dakota Human Rights Film and Arts Festival has given artists a platform to share the stories behind their pieces. People in the community are learning about their opinions, struggles and experiences through artwork. “They’re putting their view and it’s filtering through their mind and their experiences and it’s coming out…

Art for Thought: Using a Creative Therapy For Traumatic Brain Injuries

the f-m foundation gave $7,000 to Heartsprings Community Healing Center to start the sessions

FARGO, N.D. —┬áMany people who have come to Heartsprings Community Healing Center with a traumatic brain injury say they often feel isolated from society because of their disability. The F-M Area Foundation is now helping the healing center provide art therapy classes for those individuals. One moment can change the course of someone’s life forever. For 61-year-old Jon Moore, that…

Valley City High School Students Create Ornaments for National Christmas Tree

The ornaments that are currently being displayed on the North Dakota tree in President's Park

VALLEY CITY, ND — 12 student artists from Valley City High School are having their art displayed on the 95th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting display in Washington D.C. The students handcrafted ornaments that are currently being displayed on the North Dakota tree in President’s Park. The students painted pictures inside of the ornaments, giving visitors an inside look into…

North Dakota Human Rights Film and Arts Festival Spotlights Local Artists Pushing for Positive Change

Try to put yourself in someone else's shoes

FARGO, ND — The first North Dakota Human Rights Film and Arts Festival is happening in Fargo. Local artists have the chance to express their opinions, struggles and experiences in a creative platform. Trying to put yourself in someone else’s shoes is sometimes easier said than done. “People see what it’s like for people like us,” said Joe Larson, who…

Fiber Arts Festival Celebrates Locally Made Art and Handmade Goods

attendees learn to knit, embroid and weave

FARGO, N.D. — Ten years ago, a woman brought the Fiber Arts Festival to Bonanzaville. Today it was at Rheault Farms. The Fargo Park District celebrated art and handmade goods created throughout the Valley. People showed off their final products and had a chance to learn about different types of handwork like embroidery, knitting and weaving. The annual event began…

The Arts Partnership Brings Annual ChalkFest to Red River Zoo

The annual tradition focuses on teaching the importance of the arts to all ages

FARGO, ND — You probably remember drawing with chalk when you were a kid. Red River Zoo hosted Chalk Fest, an event aimed at teaching kids and parents the importance of art in society. Whether you’re older or younger, it’s never too late to embrace your inner artist. Many did at the Arts Partnerships’ Chalk Fest 2017. “Everyone’s drawn with…

Let’s Make Gnomes! Local Artist Putting a Twist on Ceramics

There is much more to art than what is on the surface and there are endless amounts of things to be created from an empty slate

FARGO, ND — Art projects aren’t just for kids. They can be enjoyed by everyone. There is much more to art than what is on the surface and there are endless amounts of things to be created from an empty slate. “I found ceramics while I was going to college and I fell in love,” said artist Amber Parsons Msyka….

New Sanford Health Hospital Hoping to Heal Through Art

Many of the pieces incorporate nature, joyful events or settings that resemble home

FARGO, ND — The newest Fargo Sanford Hospital is offering patients a new and creative method of healing. Local artists were chosen to display their work throughout the hospital to enhance the environment for patients, employees and visitors. Those artists along with donors and leaders of the project are touring the hospital and being honored for their work. Many of…

LEGO Mania Takes Over Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity

Kids spent the afternoon crafting lego pottery bowls and cups at Plains Art Museum

FARGO, ND — LEGO Mania took over the Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity. Kids joined together at Plains Art Museum for the monthly Pottery on the Wheel. During the art session, kids were able to use their hands, cutting tools and stamps to transform their pottery bowl or cup into a square LEGO. Organizers say it’s the perfect opportunity…

Cheney Middle School Celebrates Cultures at New Neighbor Night

People from the FM area and around the world celebrate the cultures of their neighbors

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Through dance, food and games, West Fargo Public Schools is welcoming its new neighbors from around the world. More than 1,000 people from the Valley and many other corners of the globe gathered at Cheney Middle School to celebrate. From Chinese calligraphy to Nepali dances, the New Neighbor Night celebrates the diverse cultures living in West…