Enriching Lives Through The Visual Arts!

Paint The Town Red!

The next Paint the Town Red will be October 24, 2017 at 6:30pm.  The theme this month is Halloween!

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A Start In Art

A Start In Art runs bi-monthly from September to May, Tuesday or Wednesday at 9:30 am. Children listen to stories, receive visits from different zoo animals and work on related art projects. This program is designed for children between the ages of 9 months and 5 years.

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Art All Around

Art All Around is a step above your traditional art class, and is geared towards children who have an interest in further art exploration. Students will complete their own masterpiece during each session. Classes are held bi-monthly on Thursdays at 4:00 pm.

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Festival of the Arts!

 Festival of the Arts Exhibition and Sales Venue! November 24, 2017 to December 23, 2017.

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Family Paint Saturday

The next Family Paint Saturday will be held on October 21, 2017 at 1:30pm.  Register today for you and your kiddo!

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The Great Pumpkin Carving Contest

October 27 thru October 29, 2017.  Pick your pumpkin up at The Taube Museum of Art to participate.

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Holiday Tour of Homes

December 2, 2017 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm.

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Main Gallery

Upcycled Custom Guitar Exhibition

The Musical Journey Begins

by Beau Theige
October 17, 2017 through November 17, 2017

The Taube Museum of Art Main Gallery will feature Williston artist Beau Theige’s Custom Guitars October 17- November 17, 2017. Theige is a husband, father, and hobby rancher on the windswept plains of North Dakota and says, “Although I am not a guitar player myself, I was instantly intrigued by this varied and unique craft, and thus the journey began. If you want to get trendy, it's called "upcycling." Each guitar is handcrafted, inspired by everyday utilitarian objects, antiques, or plain old trash. Half art, half junk, but all guitar. Theige would also like to change the way you make music.

Born and raised in North Dakota and the oldest of eight children, Beau Theige became fascinated by art in all forms at a young age. He attended country school through eighth grade in Williston and then graduated in 1999 from Ray High School. While Theige has held various positions in the work force throughout the years, Beau Theige Custom Guitars has since become his full-time occupation. His interests have taken on many forms over the years: woodworking and mixed media, pastels, and acrylics, Beau has found his calling with his most recent guitar adventure. Proud of his North Dakota heritage, Theige strives to infuse his guitars with true North Dakota spirit, incorporating barn wood and kitchen objects, which remind him of spending time in his grandmother's kitchen on their dairy farm north of Ray.

Since December 2015, he has created over 160 guitars and sold over 120. His guitars can be seen coast to coast from L.A. to Florida, and even as far as London. He's thrilled to have been featured in the Williston Daily Herald, Talkin' the Bakken magazine, Midwest Living (online edition), and on Prairie Public Radio. Theige resides in rural Williston with his wife of thirteen years, Larissa, and their three children. There will a public reception for the artist on October 19th from 5:30 to 7:00 P.M. with refreshments and acoustic guitar music by local musician Leonard Haabak. 

 

Lower Gallery

Permanent Collection Staff Choices

by Museum Staff
October 17, 2017 through November 17, 2017

 

 The Lower Gallery will feature Permanent Collection Staff Choices during the same time frame. Each member of the Museum staff has selected some of their favorite ‘staff picks’ from the Permanent Collection. The nineteen pieces are a sampling of the 206 pieces in the Permanent Collection, and both 2D and 3D pieces are represented, such as Hidden Man by Gary Kahle, Interaction by Carissa Schriock, and The Red Farm by Charles Beck.

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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Art Quotes

“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

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”

– Pablo Picasso

“Great art picks up where nature ends.”

– Marc Chagall

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