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FMVA Hosts Reception for “Self Portrait” Constraint Show Monday

Fargo-Moorhead Visual Artists (FMVA) provides a new definition to the word “selfie” in its 9th annual Constraint Show. The FMVA, a volunteer-run organization of nearly 200 visual artists and arts supporters, hosts a Constraint Show every summer to encourage artists to expand their thinking and create work around a ...

Local Poet Finds Inspiration in Beauty, Struggles of Everyday Life

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." Folding laundry, washing dishes, waiting for an audition or relaxing after the kids fall asleep — if it's an inevitable ...

Spirit Room hosts reception for Janet Flom exhibit Saturday

As an avid people watcher most of her life, it made sense for artist Janet Flom to have people as her primary subjects in her work. In her earlier days, the local artist painted more realistically with watercolor, as she focused on commissioned portraits. But as she learned more about art over the years, the distinct lines ...

Locals Who Love Jazz: F-M Kicks Band Keeps the Music Coming

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. As the group gathers to rehearse for its spring concert on May 18, the camaraderie among the musicians and the band director, Tim ...

Historians Propose Monument of Unsung Black War Hero Who Lived in Moorhead

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 ...

Tin Roof Theatre Company opens “The Matchmaker” Friday

Partner Tin Roof Theatre Company is closing the spring theater season on a farcical note. The local theater collective knew it wanted to do a classic comedy with "some substance" for its spring production, according to the director Charlies Chinquist, and they found that in "The Matchmaker" by Thornton Wilder. Wilder ...

Sarah Nour: Reflection of “Fargo Days” Exhibition at Spirit Room

Last Thursday, the Spirit Room held a reception and artist talk for Tülin Özsisli’s exhibition, "Fargo Days," currently displayed in Gallery II. Originally from Turkey, Özsisli is currently a visiting scientist at NDSU’s entomology department. Her artist statement says, “My painting style is similar to my ...