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Peak Performance: Gasper Returns As Nutcracker Prince One Last Time

Not many dancers can say they've starred as the Nutcracker Prince in Tchaikovsky's "The Classic Nutcracker" at 43 years old. Even fewer can say they've done it while directing the show. But Matt Gasper, artistic director of the Fargo-Moorhead Ballet, is one of the few who's taking on the challenge that involves ...

Concordia College Opens Faculty Art Exhibition Tuesday

Spring semester has sprung, which means there's a new lineup of exhibits at Concordia College! The first exhibit of the semester at Concordia’s Cyrus M. Running Gallery is the annual Faculty Art Exhibition featuring recent work of Concordia art faculty. The exhibit opens with a public reception from 4pm – 5:30pm Tuesday, ...

Sanford Announces Call For Artists

Sanford Health will be purchasing artwork for their permanent collection and accepting proposals for site-specific installations at the new Sanford facility south of I-94 near Veterans Blvd. Kate Gausman is a nurse who has been working full time with the new Sanford construction for the past five years. “We want to ...

More Support Local Art t-shirts!

Last week, we had the privilege of hosting several members of the North Dakota state delegation for some high-level talks. On the table: supporting local art, and wearing t-shirts, made by us, announcing their continued attention to do so. Special thanks to Sens. Carolyn Nelson (District 21) and Tim Mathern (District ...

Support local arts

My friend, North Dakota State Sen. Carolyn Nelson, recently had an interesting post on Facebook. “About 18,000 folks from the region are gathering at the Fargodome waiting for Sir (Paul) McCartney to appear. Consider if each of those 18,000 had sent the money they spent on tickets to some cultural organization in their ...

What I learned about the arts from a pre-med teenager

Last summer, The Arts Partnership was privileged to receive an intern through the Philanthropy and Youth program. Anjali Lall was just days from graduating from Davies High School when I first met her. She was one of North Dakota’s Presidential Scholars and was going to be an honors biology student at the University of ...

The Arts Partnership 2014 annual meeting

Last week, we held our TAP annual meeting at the Red River Zoo. Although storm clouds threatened, none of them delivered on that threat (thank goodness) and a wonderful evening was had by plenty of our best friends and Partner organizations. Thanks so much to all of you who attended for your support of our mission, for ...