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THE ARTS CENTER What’s Inside: A Word From Our Director

THE ARTS CENTER NEWSLETTER Issue 112 - Sept 2013 Courtesy of:

Upcoming Classes The Annual Show Oktoberfest Drive to Give Event Monroe Crossing Performance Special Thanks

From the director’s desk:

Taylor Barnes Executive Director

Fall – the change in seasons – not only means a change in our artists in residence and after school programs, but also, a change of staff. Jessica Christy has acted as the education coordinator for the past year. She is a talented artist with a master of fine arts and a list of exhibitions and awards that is impressive for such a young woman. It’s fitting that her new job will be teaching at Minot State University in the Fine Arts Department. Since her arrival at the Arts Center, Jessica has steadily streamlined, organized, monitored, evaluated and restructured the educational opportunities here, and has been a terrific advocate for the Arts Center. As an artist, Jessica was able to jump into the position (a challenging task for a non-arts major) and will be leaving the arts education position organized and ready for the new hire. We’re very grateful for the work and time Jessica has put in here and hope her immersion into the elementary schools will be helpful when she is teaching arts methods to education majors. The fall change of artists begins in September with the arrival of Anna Jacobson. Anna, a North Dakota artist, also with a master of fine arts, is moving here from Grand Forks. She has extensive teaching, exhibition and educational experiences with young students. Anna will be teaching Arts After School and working as an artist in the schools. In addition to Anna teaching visual arts, Bonnie Tressler will be teaching visual arts and art history, Northern Plains Dance will be teaching dance/creative movement, and Hampstead Stage will be presenting Greek Mythology for Kids II: Hercules and the Heroes. It’s a privilege to work with the elementary students and teachers and tie curriculum to visual arts, theatre and movement. Unlocking the spark for creativity and learning through the arts, can be a life-changing vehicle for students. Much of the educational work accomplished through the Arts Center is supported by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts via the North Dakota Council on the Arts. The House Appropriations Committee is proposing a 49% cut in NEA funding. It’s unfortunate that this is considered along party lines – when the impact is across the board. If you value The Arts Center’s work, please consider contacting your elected officials.

part-time position open: Doing good… That’s my job. Would you like to join the team at The Arts Center? We are looking for an Education Coordinator. This position oversees all classes offered at The Arts Center. Great organizational qualities are a must, as are abilities to network and build professional relationships. Prior experience in education or arts related fields is a plus. For a full job description or more information: 701-251-2496 or

upcoming classes providing opportunities for artistic development and exploration Creative opportunities for adults (16 years of age and older)

Pre-registration is required for all classes. Call The Arts Center at 701-251-2496, stop by the office or register online PHOTOGRAPHY - Level 2 with Troy Gunderson September 9, 16, 23, 30 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm The Hansen Arts Studio • $50 members / $60 non-members Learn advanced settings and techniques for better photos. Class will receive instruction while setting up during photo outings. Ability to use manual settings and Intro to Photography (or equivalent) are necessary. DSLRs and tripods recommended.

POTTERY Wheel INTRO with Tammy Jones September 16, 23, 30, & October 7 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm The Hansen Arts Studio • $50 members / $60 non-members Learn the basics of throwing pottery on the wheel: centering clay, creating vessels, shaping and trimming techniques. Then prepare pieces for kiln firing and glazing.

stained glass intro with Jaci & Harley Trefz October 5th from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm The Hansen Arts Studio • $35 members / $45 non-members Learn the basics of stained glass from local artists Jaci and Harley Trefz. All materials provided to complete a 5x7 piece. Full day, intensive course, bring a lunch.

fused glass intro with Jaci & Harley Trefz November 9, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm & November 10th 2:00 – 4:00 pm The Hansen Arts Studio • $35 members / $45 non-members Create two beautiful glass pendants! This informative, fun and rewarding 2 day introduction to fused glass art will walk you through the basic processes. Glass compatibility, studio safety, fusing temperatures and glass cutting. Prior experience not necessary.


Sunday, Sept 8th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm at The Hansen Arts Studio. Photography enthusiasts: share ideas, techniques, challenges and more. All interests, perspectives and skill levels are welcome. FREE.

art classes for kids

Arts After School fall 2013 schedule now available. Classes start Sept. 9th, 2013 More details and registration online at: Ceramic Saturdays, 10 – 12 pm on Saturday mornings, beginning in October. Open to grades 1 – 6*. Kids and parents are welcome to join in this family fun event. You’ll make all kinds of crazy ceramic creations with local artist Bill Nybo. Contact the Arts Center for more details and registration information. *Parent(s) are strongly encouraged to join their 1st - 2nd grade students in the fun.

JFAA 49th Annual ART SHOW Open for public viewing Saturday, September 7th 10:00 am – 2:00 pm FROM THE COVER: A Horse Of Course, painting, by Sue Morrissey 2012

exhibitions revolving gallery exhibitions every four to six weeks

It’s not often we talk of the Annual Show before it opens, typically we announce the prize winners and include images from the installation. Think of this as a teaser— an enticement to come enjoy the show. This year, the show’s 49th year, will have over 90 pieces. So far the most prevalent category is photography followed by painting. You’ll see artists who are old favorites and encounter new ones. The show is a perennial Arts Center favorite simply because of the scale and the opportunity to see so many pieces. Many of the works are affordable so each year people often come to purchase original art. An added feature that makes the exhibition unique is its inclusivity. Some might argue that the quality of the art suffers when everyone is allowed to show their work, whether professional, amateur, beginner or youth but where else can these artists get an opportunity to share their efforts. We hope that the young, beginning and amateur can use the show to gain exposure and learn from the professionals. The Annual always gives me a challenging installation, the great diversity of medium, style and shear number of pieces makes laying out the show an adventure. I look for subtle relationships in color, theme and works that speak to each other. I might shift and reorganize the artwork several dozen times before I even hang an a single piece. Sometimes people recognize the “games” I play - its always fun to see people’s reaction.

JFAA ANNUAL SHOW RECEPTION Sunday, September 15 from 3:00 - 5:00 pm This year the show reception coincides with the Annual Meeting of the North Dakota Art Gallery Association (NDAGA) that will be held at The Arts Center. Gallery directors from all over the state will be present to see and meet artists and mingle with Arts Center members. Artists interested in showing through the NDAGA should call Sally Jeppson for more information, 701-251-2496.

upcoming events bringing artists and entertainment to the community

Friday, November 1st 7:30 pm at The Arts Center Tickets available after Sept 2 at The Arts Center $15 members / $20 non-members Named in honor of Bill Monroe, “The Father of Bluegrass Music,� Monroe Crossing dazzles audiences with an electrifying blend of classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, and heartfelt originals. Their airtight harmonies, razor sharp arrangements, and on-stage rapport make them audience favorite. More at: Sponsored by:

Ceramics & Glazing Workshop with Brad Bachmeier

Saturday, September 14th at 10:00 am, FREE

Don’t miss this opportunity to better understand the clay bodies and glazes available in the Hansen Arts Studio. This is your chance to ask questions, figure out common problems and better understand the resources and procedures of the studio. Those currently using the studio or wanting to are strongly encouraged to attend this free workshop.


Featuring German food and German style beers, music and festivities. Costumes encouraged.

Saturday, September 28th at 5:30 pm Stutsman County Fairgrounds Tickets: $25.00

Available at The Arts Center, Cork & Barrel and any member of The Arts Center Board of Directors. *Must be 21 year of age to attend.

Make your own brew? Signup for the Oktoberfest Brewer’s Contest at

Thursday, October 10th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the Arts Center

Stop by the Arts Center for an appetizer, see the exhibit, and test drive a brand new Lincoln.

The Lincoln Driven To Give experience is an opportunity to partner with local organizations dedicated to help strengthen their community. For every test drive taken during this event Lincoln will donate $20 and all proceeds will benefit The Arts Center. There is NO obligation. RM Stoudt will simply provide a fine selection of Lincoln vehicles for guests to test drive in order to help spread the word about Lincoln’s Driven to Give promise. *Drivers must be at least 18 years old with a valid driver’s license

an artful happy hour MEET PEOPLE, MIX DRINKS, MAKE ART

We know you’ve missed these creatively fun social hours. Well... they are back and improved.

Artful Happy Hour kick off event! Monday, September 9th, 5:00’ish Beer & Wine available. Meet in the main building.

special thanks donations: Father William Sherman, Linde & Bob Serba and Optimist Club for children’s programs, Molly Ann Jeppson, Charlotte Hansen memorial: Helmut & Jo Albrecht in memory of Richard Johnson business memberships: Dakota Brands, Int’l Inc., Midstate Realty, Country Gardens Floral, Stutsman County Abstract, Dr. Jason Braun, Ave Maria Village, Bank Forward, Reuben Liechty Realtors, Otter Tail Power Company, Great Plains Claims, Professional Eyecare & Lens Center, Gate City Bank, Edward Jones, Heinrich & Company, Hillerud Construction, Jamestown Lions Club, Bison 6 Cinema, Quality Service & Repair, Lindberg Brothers, Dr. Ken McDougal, Newman Signs, Farmers Union Service, Ottmar & Ottmar, Prairie Veterinary Hospital, KSJB/KSJZ - Chesterman Communications, Inc., Jamestown Implement, Qual Chiropractic, Scott’s Electric, Scherbenske & Son, Infinity Building Services, Cable Services, Wells Fargo Insurance, Edward Jones, Valley Sales Co., Inc., Wells Fargo Bank, Home Design Center, White Drug Pharmacy, Don Wilhelm, Inc, Dairy Queen, Dental Specialists of Jamestown, Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Harty Insurance, Schuberts, Looysen I Care, Main Street Downtown Association, Great River Energy, Jamestown Regional Medical Center, Redplum Media, Yoga Journey, Buchanan Law Office, Northern Plains Electric Coop., Dakota Dental Care, Century 21 Heritage Realty, Mackenzie & Reisnour, Verizon Communications, Doorways To…, Sandness Law Office, Hampton Inn & Suites special thanks to: Peter McElroy for continued care for the Arts Center facility, Nick Scherbenske for assistance, Robbie Johnson for donated books, Lorraine Jorgenson for donated art materials and books, Lynette Ova for costumes, Hampton Inns & Suites for helping sponsor the Monroe Crossing performance on Nov. 1st , Judy Martini for all the volunteer hours, Linde Serba for donating supplies, Elsie Weber & Barb Pogue for staffing the senior resource fair table, Shirley Sound for theatre costumes

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The Arts Center activities are supported in part by a grant from the North Dakota Council on the Arts, which receives funding from the state legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Arts Center is participating in ArtsLab, a program of Arts Midwest.

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