Chelsey Engelhard Ewen, The Arts Partnership
FARGO — Most people go to the Red River Zoo to get their dose of adorable wildlife, but for local artist Britt Dalice, it's a place for artistic inspiration. With her camera in tow, the Moorhead-based artist explores zoo exhibits, taking photos of critters to capture in her colorful oil paintings later on. Now, through a grant from The Arts Partnership, Dalice is going to expand her artistic abilities by painting animals on-site as an Artist-in-Residence at Red River Zoo.
FARGO — Starting today, Monday, June 4, Eric Johnson is the first printmaker in the Artist-in-Residence program at West Acres, and it's all due to one tiny notification from eBay.
FARGO — Poetry is more than an act of self-expression for writer Emily Vieweg. It's what empowers her to make sense of her world and find inspiration in what she calls the "beauty of the mundane."
For more than 40 years, the Fargo-Moorhead Kicks Band has provided local musicians the opportunity to get together and bond over their love for America's original art form: jazz.
Historian Markus Krueger remembers the day he learned about Felix Battles. Eight years ago, Krueger, programming director at the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, was researching the Civil War through U.S. Census records from the late 1800s. For a self-proclaimed "Civil War nerd," this wasn't uncommon. He came across a different name, Luther Osborn, a white officer from Glyndon who fought with the United States Colored Troops (USCT) during the Civil War.
Since 2001, Choice Financial has valued putting "people first" and improving communities where its customers live in a variety of ways. This includes supporting the arts. To show its support for local art, Choice Financial recently announced an initiative to feature local artwork on three limited edition debit cards starting Saturday. With this new program, customers get to choose a debit card featuring work by North Dakota artists Dan Francis, Cris Fulton or Ashley Kunz and make a $5 suggested donation to one of seven arts councils across the state.
Fargo-Moorhead Ballet Artistic Director Matt Gasper enjoys changing expectations when it comes to productions by the local professional ballet company. This is especially true of the F-M Ballet's performance of "Aladdin" Saturday and Sunday at the historic Fargo Theatre. Most people associate "Aladdin" with the animated Disney movie about a street urchin whose life changes when he finds a magic lamp with a genie inside.
Wedding season is right around the corner, and those who have chosen to "go all out" already know there are lots of decisions to make. Pie or cake? Tuxes or suits? Indoor or outdoor? Small ceremony or big bash? Then comes the decision about what kind of flowers to use for bouquets, boutonnieres and centerpieces. With all of the beautiful types of flora in the world, the options are seemingly endless.
The Who's rock album "Tommy" has been a smash hit since the band released it in 1969 — and not just because of the exhilarating music. The album also tells a heartfelt story about a young boy born in the thick of World War II who experiences a lot of darkness in his life. "Tommy" became so popular that in 1992, composer Pete Townshend and Broadway director Des McAnuff adapted the album into a Broadway musical called "The Who's Tommy."
Since Drekker Brewing Company opened in 2014, the local brewery in downtown Fargo has had three main passions: making craft beer, supporting local artists and giving back to the community. Drekker intersects these passions in many ways (especially the "making beer" part), but the company wanted to find a creative way to combine them and make a greater impact. Putting Drekker's extra pint glasses to good use was a plus.