The Fargo arts scene remains ceaselessly in motion, regardless of holidays or otherwise. Listed below are the latest happenings and upcoming events on campus and around the community.
Baccalaureate 2015 Exhibition
Opening Tuesday, November 24 from 5-7 p.m., art students nearing the completion of their Bachelor of Fine Arts will present their final collections. The exhibit runs until December 11.
Eight students with a variety of media emphases spent two semesters honing their making and professional skills. The program assists in preparing students in an all-encompassing way for graduate school and a well-developed career.
Plains Art Museum: New Director Announced
After a time-intensive decision process, the Plains named Andrew Maus the new director and CEO of the museum on Monday.
Maus will begin duties January 25, 2016. He graduated from Moorhead State University with a BFA in studio art in 2002, and a Masters of Science in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management in 2011.
He first worked with the Plains from 2006 to 2010 in varying positions including Director of Education, Curator of Public Programming and show curator.
Maus is following former director Colleen Sheehy, who served the museum for seven years.
The Rourke: George Pfeifer Retrospective
After 50 years of collaboration, regional painter George Pfeifer is showing his most recent works alongside a collective representation of his entire body of work.
Best known for his warm, photorealistic landscape renderings, the exhibit also touches on his earlier experimentation with Pop-influenced screenprinting and looser expressionist painting. The show is on display through January 3, 2016.
The Aquarium: Thanksgiving Dance Party
On Friday, from 10 p.m. – 1 a.m., The Aquarium is hosting a free 80s, 90s, 00s themed dance party.
The annual event is a perfect excuse to abandon visiting family, who have likely overstayed their welcome by that time. And can you think of a better way to burn off the gluttony of Thanksgiving dinner?
Plaid Friday and Small Business Saturday
The locally owned businesses of Downtown Fargo have collectively taken a new approach to the traditionally corporate, greedy trends of Black Friday.
On Friday, wear plaid at participating businesses and receive special deals. Sleep in, enjoy leftovers and head downtown, as most shop hours will remain consistent.
Saturday is similar, and is supported by a national campaign to include small businesses in the holiday buzz.