The Taube Museum of Art presents its fifth annual Small Works Exhibit & Auction, a collection of works no larger than 80 square inches. The artwork will be posted online at (www.taubemuseum.org) with the ability for online visitors to place bids by email or phone. Exhibit dates are June 19-July 31. The event will wrap up with a Summer BBQ and Auction that will be held on the final day of the exhibit, Tuesday, July 31, from 5 to 7 p.m., which is free and open to the public. Please contact 838-4445 for further information.
The Taube Museum of Art presents "Real Steel" sculptures by local metal sculptor Rich Solberg, Aug. 14-Sept. 29. A public reception will be held on Thursday, Aug. 23, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. For more information, call 838-4445 or go to (www.taubemuseum.org).
The "Northern Great Plains Culture Fest" will be in Knife River Indian Villages, Stanton, on Saturday and Sunday. Learn about the people who first inhabited the area through cultural demonstrations and presentations of the lives of people that lived on the Plains. For more information, go to (www.nps.gov/knri) or call 745-3300.
The Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center features Lewis and Clark exhibits, including interactive exhibits centered around the John Fischer collection of items from the Lewis and Clark era. A new addition is being added to feature agricultural exhibits, set to open later this year.
Minot State University art student Courtney Halverson presents "From My Head to Your Eyes," a capstone mixed-media exhibition, from July 11-Aug. 9 in the Hartnett Gallery. Events are free and open to the public.
The Minot Public Library will feature paintings by Caroline A. Doucette, July 2-31, at the library.
"Ghost Ranches of Montana," an art exhibit by Jane Stanfel, will show at the MonDak Heritage Center, 120-3rd Ave. SE, Sidney, Mont. For more information contact the center at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 406-433-3500. Also, through Aug. 4, "Of the Guards, By the Guards," photos by Montana National Guardsmen and women, are featured. "Prairie Pastels," works by Bowman native Cris Fulton, will be displayed at Aug. 1-31. The images for "Prairie Pastels" were made with both soft pastels and pastel pencils on Stonehenge paper. From Aug. 1-Sept. 29, a "Japanese Woodblock Print Show" by some of Japan's most important and influential print artists, including Kuniyoshi, Hiroshige, Kunisada and Hiroshi Yoshida will be on exhibit. The exhibit features original and genuine woodblock prints created as early as the late 18th century and as recently as the early second half of the 20th century.
The Totten Historic Inn, run by Fort Totten State Historic Site Foundation, will host two more "Saturdays at the Site" events with free treats to guests visiting the Fort Totten Historic Site. Aug. 11 is Cookies and Lemonade Day, and Sept. 1 is Bars Day. Regular admission fees apply. Visitors can explore 16 original buildings at Fort Totten, one of the best-preserved frontier military forts in the U.S., and stay at the Fort Totten Inn, located in one of the original fort buildings. For more about the site and its programs, call 623-4355 or visit the State Historical Society website at (www.history.nd.gov).
The Northwest Art Center presents "no lumps, thank you; a bra anthologie," at Gordon B. Olson Library Gallery, July 5 through Aug. 3. The display is an uplifting and entertaining photographic collection of playful brassieres created from a wide and wild variety of common objects. From "nest enhancement" (two bird nests adorned with delicate flowers and string) to "Hot Ta-tas" (colorful Mexican bowls filled with peppers sporting braided green onion straps), Fargo artist Meg Spielman Peldo creates remarkably clever images that appeal to both sexes and virtually all age groups. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information about Northwest Art Center activities, call 858-3264.
The James Memorial Art Center will host the "North Dakota Stitching Project: Williston Artists" in the main gallery of the center from July 8-29, 2012. In 2009, Anne Greenwood from Portland, Oregon organized a statewide stitching project. Stitchers gathered in three locations - Williston, Dickinson and Fargo - to create fabric pages showcasing North Dakota's strong history of textile traditions. Each fabric page evokes memories of people, pattern and place. Each fabric page is unique to the specific artist and was created using embroidery and applique techniques. The James Memorial Art Center is located at 621-1st Ave. W in Williston. The Gallery is open Tuesday-Friday from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. This exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 774-3601.