The Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County and the Fargo-Moorhead Visual Artists have brought a new exhibit to the museum at the Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead, The FMVA’s Annual Constraint Show, now in its 5th year.
This year’s show features the theme Labels, which challenged many of the artists to think about the labels in our society and what that means to them. Each artist interpretation is impressive and unique, they represent the variety of labels in our world but also the fabulous artist we have right here, in our own community. Throughout this exhibit you will see two and three-dimensional works with a wide variety of interpretations.
The FMVA is also hosting an Opening Reception on Nov. 4 from 5-7pm to celebrate the new exhibit; this event is free and open the public.
NEH presents an exploration of homes throughout various points in history and culture in America, from army barracks to two story colonials. The exhibit allows us to explore the meanings of where and how we live from home furnishings constructions materials and many other aspects that make up not only a house but also, a home.
This exhibition has been made possible through NEH on the Road,
a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
It has been adapted and is being toured by Mid-America Arts Alliance.
House & Home was organized by the National Building Museum, Washington, D.C.,
and curated by Sarah Leavitt. Additional support was provided by the Home Depot Foundation.
By day, Judi Stoa is based in Highlands Ranch, Colorado and the Director of Communications for Keysight Technologies, an electronic measurement company. By night, weekends, and vacations, she is the author of the local “Cousins at Long Lake Mysteries” series, in which the young sleuths who solve mysteries around the Vergas, Minnesota and Fargo area are inspired by her nieces, Lexi, Olivia, and Abby. Join Judi and her nieces for a special book signing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., as well as a short presentation at 11 a.m.
Enjoy a horse drawn sleigh ride through scenic Viking Ship Park during Moorhead Parks and Recreation’s annual Sleigh Rides event. Join us December 27 through 30 from 1-4 pm each day for a sleigh ride. Rides are available for $4 per person (children age 2 and younger are free).
Tickets will be available on a first come first served basis. There are no reservations or advanced ticket sales.
The Hjemkomst Center Snack Bar will be open and serving holiday drinks and treats.
Call For more information, please call 218.299.5340
The NEH House & Home exhibit asks the question, “Would you like to live in a house made of dirt?” This is a question that Dr. Tom Isern and Dr. Suzzanne Kelley take seriously. As scholars of the history of earthen homes on the northern plains, and as restorers of earthen houses, they have come to appreciate earthen materials as the material of homes and the stuff of history. It turns out that earth was not the material of last resort, but rather the material of choice for many settlers on the plains.
Tom Isern is Professor of History & University Distinguished Professor at North Dakota State University. A specialist in the history of the Great Plains, he is the author or co-author of six books and of the popular weekly feature, Plains Folk, on Prairie Public radio. Suzzanne Kelley is Managing Editor of New Rivers Press, Minnesota State University Moorhead, and former president of Preservation North Dakota. Partners in history as well as in life, together Kelley and Isern have led multiple service learning expeditions of college students restoring historic earth buildings.
Also enjoy the new House & Home exhibit in the main gallery. NEH presents an exploration of homes throughout various points in history and culture in America, from army barracks to two-story colonials. The exhibit allows us to explore the meanings of where and how we live from home furnishings to constructions materials and many other aspects that make up not only a house but also a home. The presentation and exhibit are free and open to the public this evening. Donations to the museum are appreciated.
House & Home was organized by The National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. and curated by Sarah Leavitt, Curator, The National Building Museum. House & Home has been made possible through NEH on the Road, a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities. It has been adapted and is being toured by Mid-America Arts Alliance. Founded in 1972, Mid-America Arts Alliance is the oldest regional nonprofit arts organization in the United States. For more information, visit www.maaa.org or www.nehontheroad.org.
Bring your wheel and wool for an afternoon celebrating the ancient art of spinning. The Spin-In is open to all who want to learn more about the ancient art of turning fiber into yarn. Demonstrations by Northern Prairie Fiber Artists.
Also known as Distaff Day, Roc Day is traditionally January 7. The Roc or Distaff, a tool used in spinning, is an ancient symbol of women’s work. The holiday happens after the twelve days of Christmas and Feast of Epiphany and is a way of ‘getting back to work.’ Plough Monday is also a similar celebration for men getting back to the fields after the holidays.