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Public Artist Reception

Thursday, March 15, 2018
5:30 to 7:00pm
Refresments will be served

Main Gallery

Northern Plains National Heritage Suite

- featuring Walter Piehl, Jr. courtesy of Lewis and Clark Ft. Mandan Foundation, Washburn.
February 21, 2018 through March 31, 2018

The Taube Museum of Art Main Gallery will feature mixed media acrylic paintings by Minot artist Walter Piehl. The Northern Plains National Heritage Area Suite features a series of eight large canvases that reflect local heritage and history that proved formative in the development of the United States. Each piece is connected with the public sites and locations along the free-flowing section of the Missouri River in the five North Dakota counties of Burleigh, McLean, Mercer, Morton and Oliver. Viewers to this exhibition can expect to see Piehl’s expressionistic use of color, collage transfers, and his signature use of embedded old maps and other ephemera.

Piehl was selected for this commission because his work would be a contrasting style with the previous and prevalent contemporary representations of the landscape, people and cultures by the earliest as well as the present day illustrators. Piehl stated, “My overriding intention was to make interesting stand-alone art works. I was also challenged and intrigues by the opportunity to educate and hopefully enrich the viewer by comparing and contrasting the more conventional styles other artists and photographers of the era used to deal with these major themes and my own expressionistic style.”

The Northern Plains National Heritage Area is one of 49 such areas in the United States. It carries forward a legacy started when President Ronald Reagan signed the first National Heritage Area into existence on August 24, 1984. The series of paintings was commissioned through a Northern Plains Heritage Foundation grant to the Lewis and Clark Fort Mandan Foundation, and was matched by art benefactor Alvera Bergquist of Bismarck, North Dakota.

The Northern Plains National Heritage Suite will be exhibited from February 21 to March 31, 2018 at the Taube with a public reception for the artist on March 15 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. The Suite is also accompanied by works by the following featured artists: Cindi Finley Mintie, Colleen Lind Folven, Vern Erickson, Linda Whitney, Max Patzner, Monte Yellowbird – Black Pinto Horse, and Butch Thunderhawk.




Lower Gallery

Shantelle Carey

Bean There, Done That  - Acrylics
February 21, 2018 through March 31, 2018

The Lower Gallery exhibition features Bean There, Done That by Minot State University art student Shantelle Carey. Bean There, Done That is a light-hearted series of acrylic paintings based on Carey’s interpretation of what it would be like to glimpse into the life of each type of bean she had depicted. Artist Statement: My current creations focus on the idea of bringing each variety of bean to life. All of the works are acrylic paintings on canvas. I typically find inspiration in the works of Van Gogh and Joseph Beuys. Van Gogh inspires me because of his expressionistic and abstract way of painting, and Beuys inspires me through his unique method of expression and his connection with natural objects. In my current series, Bean There, Done That, I have painted my interpretation of what it would be like to glimpse into the life of each type of bean.

Museum and Gift Shop hours: Tues – Fri 10:30 – 5:30 pm, Sat 11:00 am – 4:00 pm or by special appointment. There is no charge for admission, but contributions are accepted to help the Taube Museum fulfill their mission of enriching lives through the visual arts. The exhibition is made possible with support from the North Dakota Council on the Arts.

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“I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart.”

– Vincent van Gogh

“Creativity takes courage.”

– Henri Matisse

“If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.”

– Edward Hopper

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”

– Andy Warhol

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– Pablo Picasso

“Great art picks up where nature ends.”

– Marc Chagall

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