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When the arts heal: art therapy succeeds where other therapies might not

Robin Williams’ untimely death has many of us thinking about how and why something like this happens, particularly because depression and death by suicide continue to affect so many. The only sure thing that can be said about depression is that there are no easy or quick fixes, but I suggest the ...

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The Week Ahead: ‘Calvary’ at Fargo Theatre | Heather Zinger at PAM | Farewell to Riesage

As summer draws to a close, and we get ready to let the back-to-school hustle drift away on Labor Day, treat yourself - and perhaps a friend or relative - to one of this week's local arts events. Fargo Area Events for the week of August 28th - September 2nd, 2014 Through the Weekend Calvary at the ...

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New York Kammermusicker connects histories of Europe and North Dakota for 8th annual concert

New York Kammermusicker Winds of Change Concert Tuesday, September 2, 7 p.m. ecce gallery Find the Facebook event here An interesting parallel began to emerge as Illona Peterson researched material for New York Kammermusicker’s (NYK) Tuesday concert at ecce gallery. Peterson says she began to ...

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Recap: Beth Wold at the Spirit Room

Last Thursday, the Spirit Room hosted North Dakota fine art photographer Beth Wold in a reception and artist talk for her exhibition in Gallery 2. Though these photos of cheetahs, elephants, zebras, and other animals were taken during a three-week trip to South Africa, from the safety of an SUV tour ...

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‘Mamababy’ explores the drama and humor of private family life

[caption id="attachment_6321" align="alignright" width="260"] Carol Kapaun Ratchenski[/caption] Submitted by Knuckledown Press. Christina wants to live the normal life she sees on TV, but she and her little brother, Davey, have to tiptoe around Mamababy, their troubled-but-charming mother. ...

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The Central Time Centric Symposium signup deadline is August 28

The deadline for online registration for Central Time Centric, a symposium exploring the concept of socially engaged art, is coming up this Thursday, the 28th. Registration is available here. The four-day symposium will cap off a summer-long exploration by Plains Art Museum of social engagement in ...

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Act Up at Edinburgh Fringe: it’s not about a show, it’s about people who care

Submitted by Act Up Theatre. Words by Rebecca Meyer-Larson, photos by Robby Njos. I am writing this from the center of one of the most beautiful cities in the world. I have traveled to Edinburgh, Scotland with Act Up Theatre company, a social justice theater organization. The mission of Act Up is to ...