Benefit Dinner and Silent Art Auction work on exhibit
January 22 - February 1, 2014
Traces of the Plains, 2013, Naugahyde screenprint, wooden structure and video installation, 20' L x 20' W x 5' H
Left: Robert Lives Here (Spirit Lake), 2012-2013, Mixed media, 48"H x 72" W Right: 2012-2013, Text Paintings, Mixed media, 10 units: 8" H x 10" W Faces (Spirit Lake), Acrylic on panel, 32 units: 8" H x 10" W
Drum Songs With the Cikana Candeska Drum Group, Spirit Lake, May 23, 2013, shot at the exhibitions opening reception. Video projection and sound.
April 2013, C-Type print, 40cm x 40cm and 100cm x 100cm
Passing Through Spirit Lake, 2013, Printed polypoplin backdrop with cut plexiglass and pouring medium, 14' H x 19' W
Conference of Mothers for Sunniva, 2013, Mixed media, 15' H x 16' Dia.
SONGS FOR SPIRIT LAKE
February 8 - April 20, 2014
In 2012, the Museum was one of ten art institutions in the country to receive the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation's Artistic Innovation and Collaboration grant, a three-year grant designed to encourage artistic collaboration and innovation. Through this grant the Museum commissioned six artists to work with the people of the Spirit Lake Reservation to create a body of art work about the contemporary life of Spirit Lake. Artists include: John Hitchcock, Comanche and Northern European heritage is a printmaker and installation artist; Tim Schouten, a Manitoba based painter; Mary Lucier, New York video artist who has completed two video installations about loss in North Dakota, Floodsongs and The Plains of Sweet Regret; Rena Effendi, a documentary photographer who comes from Baku, Azerbaijan and brings an outsider vision to reservation life; Bill Harbort, a long-time New Yorker who moved to Minot in 1996 to teach graphic arts at the college; and multi-media artist Terry Jelsing of Rugby rounds out the group.
North Dakota Museum of Art Press Release
Rauschenberg Foundation Press Release
Terry Jelsing, Songs for Spirit Lake
This project is supported by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation’s Artistic Innovation and Collaboration Program, which supports fearless and innovative collaborations in the spirit of Robert Rauschenberg.