FARGO – A New Year brings new perspectives and goals, and a whole new list of artistic events across the region.
Here are some of The Arts Partnership’s top picks of artists and partner organizations for the month of January.
‘Uff Da: Folk Art of Emily Lunde’
When: until January 14
Or: Hall of Spirits, 111 Broadway N., Fargo
Both artist and author, Emily Lunde recorded the lives of Scandinavian immigrants who settled in the prairies and small towns of the Red River Valley at the turn of the 20th century. Lunde didn’t start painting until the 1950s and has always painted from memory. Its oils are widely collected. The project is a traveling exhibit on rural arts from the North Dakota Museum of Art.
“Arts Kartenson by Chad Kartenson”
When: until January 28
Or: Hall of Spirits, Fargo
The exhibition is a collection of geometric and abstract illustrations in its characteristic style.
Kartenson developed his abstract illustrations in ink which he then colors with paint, pastels or various other mediums. “Kartenson Arts” is made possible with funding in part from the North Dakota Council on the Arts and the Arts Partnership.
Exhibition of wet plates “Femininity”
When: January 17 opening reception; until March 14
Or: Bonanzaville Cass County Historical Society Museum, 1351 Main Ave. W., West Fargo
This Artist in the Valley Showcase art exhibit features images made using the Victorian wet collodion process on glass and metal by local portrait artist Kary Janousek. The exhibition begins the short series of colored glass ambrotypes “Femininity”.
50th anniversary gala concert
Which: Youth Symphonies of the Fargo-Moorhead Region
When: 4-6 p.m. January 2
Or: First Lutheran Church, 619 Broadway, Fargo
Celebrate this golden anniversary with the Youth Symphonies, featuring former members of three different eclectic groups! The profits will go towards scholarships. Tickets cost $ 25 for adults, $ 15 for students, and free for children under 5 and are available at the door or online; www.fmays.org
Which: Fargo-Moorhead Choral Artists
When: 7:30 p.m. on January 15 and 2 p.m. on January 16
Or: First Lutheran Church, Fargo
A concert in memory of those lost during the pandemic. The performance will include a world premiere of a work commissioned by René Clausen in memory of Rodney Capistran; www.fmchoralartists.org
Solo competition of young artist Thoreson Steffes
Which: Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra
When: 2 p.m. on January 8
Or: North Dakota State University Reineke Art Center, Fargo
During the final performances of the competitors, the finalists from the secondary and collegiate divisions will perform in a free recital open to the public; www.fmsymphony.org
“You have the right to stay dead”
Which: Fargo-Moorhead Community Theater
When: 6.30 p.m. January 15
Or: Stiklestad Lodge, 6459 119th Ave. SE, Fort Ransom, ND
You’ve just moved into a theater to solve a participatory murder mystery. The narrator comes out and gives you some “ins and outs” of what to look for in the play. The show begins and you meet Fat Daddy, a wealthy yet vindictive Southern gentleman with an equally complicit and scheming family. So you know who’s going to die, don’t you? But who will be the murderer ?! Come and enjoy a dinner show and discover WHODUNIT! This event takes place in Fort Ransom, about a 90-minute drive from the FM area; www.fmct.org
Which: Fargo-Moorhead Community Theater
When: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21-22 and 28-29
Or: Hjemkomst Center, 202 1st Ave. N., Moorhead
FMCT’s 2nd Annual 10 Minute Game Festival is coming up! Eight pieces were selected from over 140 submissions. FMCT produces these plays over two weekends with local actors and directors; www.fmct.org
Experimental and animated film series
When: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Jan. 11
Or: Fargo Theater, 314 Broadway
The film series showcases the talents of avant-garde artists using innovative storytelling techniques to highlight important human rights issues. The event is free and open to the public; www.human-family.org
This article is part of a content partnership with The Arts Partnership, a nonprofit that cultivates the arts in Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo. For more information, visit http://theartspartnership.net.