Amy Smith, James Rosenquist Artist in Residence 2013, April 30 - June 28, 2013
Reception May 2, 6-8pm James Rosenquist Artist in Residence, Amy Smith's most recent works in porcelain reflect her inspiration while living and teaching in North Dakota.
Amy works intuitively in porcelain, her open forms gently hold space. Fluid glazes break over carved surfaces, referencing pooling, freezing and thawing. Her palate choice runs cool with touches of warmth. She generously exposes the porcelain body. Her work is alluring and subtle.
2013 BFA Exhibition, April 17-27, 2013
The NDSU Memorial Union Gallery is hosting five student artists for the 2013 BFA Exhibition.
Peta-Gaye Clachar’s show is titled "Unbroken Promises". As a painter, Clachar explores social issues of fertility throughout its process, both pre and post-conception. In this collection, Clachar’s paintings portray what she says is “the innocence and beauty that is inherent within a child.”
Tara Fermoyle’s show is titled "Surface". With a background in textile design, Fermoyle has developed an appreciation for tactile surfaces, and through this is acutely aware of different patterns and textures. As a maker of objects, Fermoyle creates ceramic work that is contemplative as well as functional.
Jasmyn Hirchert’s show is titled "Not Your Grandfather’s History". Exploring subjects from childhood cartoons and finding inspiration from foreign anime and Korean dramas, Hirchert puts pencil to paper to examine the grotesque.
Matthew Ingalls’ show is titled "Memories". Working with ceramics, Ingalls says, “Memories have fluidity and the most important memories are the ones that have an emotional tie. Memories with an emotional tie can touch a person on a visceral level.” His work plays with the ideas of memories and form.
Chamanthi Weeratunga’s show is titled "Evolution". Weeratunga’s photographs are digitally manipulated to illustrate her emotional transition within sacred spaces over the past year. Documenting area churches, Weeratunga found a connection to the faith of Christianity even though she was raised a Buddhist.
The exhibit will be on display from April 17 – April 27 with a reception on April 25, 5-7pm. Join us and support the talents of NDSU students as well as the Memorial Union Gallery.
Xcel Energy to partner with NDSU on “BE GREEN” Series of Sustainability talks
Xcel Energy in conjunction with NDSU Memorial Union Gallery and NDSU Civic Engagement Programming are presenting a new program called BE GREEN. It is a series of lunch hour talks to spur discussion and creative thinking on the topic of sustainability. It is intended to aid engagement between NDSU students, faculty, staff, and extension as well as foster connections and engagement with the City of Fargo, private business, and the public. Every other Thursday from 12pm – 1pm a speaker will present on cutting edge topics that are in practice as well as exciting work that is on the horizon. One week will be an evening reception as well. The programs are open to anyone who is interested in engaging others on the broader topic of sustainability.
- Thursday, February 7th, 2013 (12pm – 1pm): “Sustainability and the City of Fargo”, Presented by: Mike Williams, City of Fargo Commissioner
- Thursday, February 21st, 2013 (12pm – 1pm): “Recycling: Changes, Innovations, and Impacts”, Presentation by: Mary Aldrich, Sales Manager, Minnkota EnviroServices, Inc.
- Thursday, March 7th, 2013 (12pm – 1pm): “Energy Efficiency in a Cold Climate that gets Hot”, Presentation by: Kenneth J. Hellevang, PhD, P.E., Agricultural Engineer & Professor, NDSU Extension Service
- Thursday March 21st, 2013 (Reception: 6pm-8pm with talk at 7pm) “Sacred Earth”, Presentation by: Monte Yellowbird with traditional stories of earth, water, animals, and lifestyle in conjunction with his art exhibit in the NDSU Memorial Union Gallery
- Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 (12pm – 1pm): “Civic Engagement & Sustainability”, Presentation by: Amy L. Nash, Sustainability Coordinator for the Downtown Community Partnership and Graduate Student in the NDSU Natural Resource Management Department
- Thursday, April 24th , 2013 (12pm – 1pm): “MATBUS and Sustainability”, Presentation by: Gregg Schildberger, City of Fargo Transit Planner, MATBUS
- Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 (12pm – 1pm): “Local Food and Growing your Own”, Presentation by: Todd Weinmann, NDSU Horticulture Agent, Cass County Extension
BE GREEN was given its name as a way to assert that citizens, companies, and the university alike are not only on the path and making efforts to “go green”. They are solidly taking action and connecting with our officials, visionaries, and working together to do what we can to BE GREEN and make a difference. Sustainability is a blend of people (society), planet (environment), profits (economics), and politics (policy). Sustainability has become synonymous with the term “green”. This series embraces green and sustainability as a multi-faceted effort to aid in making the planet a better place socially, environmentally, economically, and politically.