FMVA Big Art Show Opens Monday, Reception Tuesday

Spring has sprung and the annual FMVA Big Art Show is right around the corner!

For several weeks every spring, members of the Fargo-Moorhead Visual Artists fill the gallery in the lower level of the Hjemkomst with pieces of all sizes, colors and media. This year’s Big Art Show, which opens to the public on Monday, features artwork by 60 FMVA members.

On Tuesday, April 18, the public is invited to the opening reception from 5-7pm to chat with the artists and peruse their work.

Big Art Show 2017 entries. Photo courtesy of Alissa Allery at FMVA.

All pieces contain artist statements describing their inspirations and techniques on stickers printed from Hannaher’s Inc. Print Studio. Additionally, attendees will receive binders with artist statements for walk through viewing.

“The FMVA provides an opportunity for area artists to interact with each other both creatively and socially,” said FMVA member and Big Show coordinator Alissa Allery. “I feel it is important for artists to have an opportunity to build a community of like-minded people, and from what I have experienced with the FMVA and the many events it organizes, that’s exactly what it does.”

Allery has been a caricature artist for 13 years though her studio Alikat Studios and has been a FMVA member since 2014.

The FMVA is a volunteer organization of nearly 200 visual artists and art supporters. The group promotes and encourages artists and the visual arts in the Fargo-Moorhead area through group art exhibitions, social events, guest artist talks and artist critiques.

Photo courtesy of FMVA.

The Big Art Show will be on display until June 9 at the Hjemkomst located in the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County. You can view the Big Show 9 – 5pm Monday – Saturday and 12 – 6 pm Sunday.

Don’t forget to view the FMVA Little Art Show in the Essentia Health Atrium, too, which is on display until April 28. For more information on the FMVA and its events, visit fmva.org.

All featured photos are courtesy of the FMVA.

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