Sing Our Rivers Red
February 9 – March 4, 2015
Speak Out + Exhibition Opening , Monday, February 9, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Fargo, ND – Aimed at bringing awareness to the epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women and colonial gender based violence in the United States and Canada, the Sing Our Rivers Red initiative was created to raise consciousness, unite ideas and demand action for Indigenous women, girls, Two Spirit and LGBTQQIA people who have been murdered or gone missing, tortured, raped, trafficked, and assaulted, and have not had the proper attention or justice.
Since 1980, over 1,181 Native women and girls in Canada have been reported missing or have been murdered. For over 20 years, there have been marches and events each year throughout Canada on Valentine’s Day to bring awareness to his issue. The Sing Our Rivers Red initiative hopes to support the efforts built in Canada in the week leading up to Feb 14th, as well as highlight the need for awareness and action to address colonial gender violence in the United States.
The Sing Our Rivers Red exhibition will feature a traveling earring exhibit created 1,181 single-sided earrings to symbolize the Indigenous women who were stolen and original art by Navajo muralist/painter Nani Chacon. The Speak Out event will also include poetry, spoken word by Tanaya Winder & Hannabah Blue, and speakers including Lissa Yellowbird-Chase who are working on issues involving trafficking, violence, and missing women.
Call for Earrings:
On Deck: Skate and Design
March 10 – April 10, 2015
The Clothesline Project
April 7 – 10, 2015
Reception April 9, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
A group of women from Cape Cod, MA started the Clothesline Project in 1990. The intent of the program is to provide a vehicle for women who have been affected by sexual and relationship violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt. They then hang the shirt on a clothesline to be viewed by others as a testimony to the problem of violence against women.
It is estimated that there are around 500 projects nationally and internationally. All of the shirts on display at NDSU were made by individuals from the NDSU community.
Spring 2015 Visual Arts Baccalaureate Exhibition
April 14 – April 30, 2015
Opening Reception April 16, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
The NDSU Visual Arts Department and the Memorial Union Gallery present an exhibition of work by the Spring 2015 Baccalaureate candidates.
2015 Rosenquist Artist in Residence Exhibition
May 5 – June 5, 2015
The NDSU Visual Arts Department and the Memorial Union Gallery present an exhibition of work by the 2015 Rosenquist Artist in Residence.
HOURS + CONTACT
Tuesday through Saturday,
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and
Thursday, 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Summer + Holiday Hours:
Tuesday through Friday,
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Or by appointment
Contact the MU Gallery:
(701) 231- 7900
2nd floor of the NDSU Memorial Union
Friday, January 30: MU Live - DIY Lanterns, 9:30 pm – 1:00 am
Thursday, February 5: Closing Reception for North Water Rising, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Monday, February 9: Sing Our Rivers Red Speak Out + Exhibition Opening , 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Monday, February 9: Sing Our Rivers Red Concert featuring Frank Waln, Mic Jordan, Diane Miller, and Young Jibwe, 5:00 – 7:00 pm in MU Century Theater
Saturday, February 14: Sing Our Rivers Red March, 11:30 am at Fargo Public Library