August – November 2014
Pack a picnic and blanket to enjoy interactive art projects, such as Rangoli sand art, woodcarving, print making, Swedish Dala painting, and ceramics in Viking Ship Park.
Come enjoy this FREE event!
-Introduction of artist Troyd G. and welcome
-Indian Rangoli with Vaishali
-Woodcarvers give final touches – Larry Longtine
-Dalmalling (Swedish Dala Painting) with Pieper Bloomquist
-Heather and Thistle
-Begin ongoing artist involvement
-Mhd Library – “The Giving Tree”and “Johnny Appleseed” activity
-Margreat and Ishika traditional dance with lamps
BLOCH is an interactive global art project by Com&Com which connects artists and folk traditions to facilitate a worldwide conversation. The core of this unique project is a large tree trunk called Bloch which originates from an ancient Swiss tradition from the Appenzell region. Bloch travels to every continent. In each location, local artists contribute to Bloch and add their mark or story to the tree trunk. Bloch traveled Europe (Switzerland and Germany) in 2012, Asia (China, Taiwan, and Singapore) in 2013, and this summer continues its journey to North America by visiting North Dakota in July and August 2014. There it will encounter and engage in traditional, ethnic, and cultural traditions and experience the state’s wide open spaces. For more information see: www.bloch23781.com.
Quilt National is a biennial juried competition dedicated to the promotion of the contemporary art quilt. It is a showcase for new work produced in the two year span prior to the exhibition.
Its focus is to provide the viewer with a visual presentation of innovative trends in the medium of layered and stitched fabric.