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Game Night at the James
Starting on Saturday, June 2, from 5:00 p.m. to midnight, we will be hosting a community game night each month! Role playing games, card games, board games, are all welcome! Join our board members as they bring their favorite games for a night of friendly competition! Coffee will be provided, and participants are encouraged to bring their own snacks. After June 2, Game Night will be held the second Saturday of each month at the same time. So, pack up your favorite game and meet us at the James!
This event is free and open to the public! Donations welcome.
Out Loud at the James
Calling all acoustic musicians, storytellers, comedians and poets! This night is for you! Join us every third Friday of the month from 8 to 10 p.m. Bring your poems, songs, and jokes and share with a welcoming crowd of your neighbors and friends. Enjoy the atmosphere as we turn Center Stage into a hip coffee house! There is no entry fee, however, donations are welcome.
Questions? Contact us at 701.774.3601.
Christina Vane Musical Concert
Thursday, May 24 at 8:00 p.m.
Entry is free ~ donations welcome!
Based out of Venice Beach, Los Angeles, Cristina Vane is taking the town by storm with her unique blend of blues and folk. Originally from Europe, she draws from such a great host of influences that it is impossible to compare her music to any one artist. That being said, she draws decisively from country blues, delta blues, and folk, creating her own flavor of the blues.
Before falling in love with the blues, Cristina spent her childhood and adolescence studying classical voice, music theory, piano and flute, ever consumed by music. This theme continues throughout her career today; while she predominantly plays slide guitar, she employs fingerpicking, acoustic, electric guitar techniques, as well as clawhammer banjo playing.
She has been performing in the Southern California area for two years, and spent summers gigging in both New York and London previous to her move to Venice. Her effervescent and edgy personality make for entrancing live performances!
Artist Talk and Reception with Mark Holter
Please join North Dakota artist, Mark Holter on Friday, June 1 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for the opening reception and artist talk about his show, "Layers of Identity". Mark is a graduate of Minot State University and served in the U.S. Navy for ten years. He recently discovered painting as a form of self-expression. His works are abstract and explore the different layers that make up who we are. Mark describes us as imperfect, messy, and fascinating.
This event is free and open to the public.
A Birthday Celebration for Frida Kahlo at the James
Join us on Friday, July 6 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. to celebrate the birthday of one of the 20th centuries greatest artists! We will have cake, children's arts activities, a photo booth, and even a Frida look-a-like contest!
This event is free and open to the public ~ Donations welcome.
Artist Talk and Reception with Kim Whittemore
Be sure to join us on Wednesday, July 11 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for the opening reception and an artist talk with Minot digital artist and illustrator, Kim Whittemore. Her exhibition, "What's Your Story?" will be on display in GI at the James from July 2 through the 31. Kims career as a graphic designer in Minneapolis led her to develop a passion for illustration and photography. Her work combines these elements to create whimsical and joyful works of art.
"Art is a vehicle for me to express my imagination without boundaries. My hope is that the viewer of my art is able to step out of their reality for awhile and smile."
Bob Ross Paint and Wine Night
On Saturday, July 21 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. we will be hosting a Bob Ross Paint and Wine Night! Please join WSC Art Instructor, Lino Azevedo as he guides you through painting happy little trees in Bob Ross' signature style! But this paint night has a twist- not only will we be voting on the best Bob Ross painting, but we will also be voting on the best Bob Ross! That's right! Dress up as this beloved artist and you just may win a prize! This is a fundraiser ~ all profits will go directly to the James. Tickets are $50 per person and include, wine, appetizers, and all art materials. We only have space for 16 guests, so please call the James ASAP to register!
Must be 21 or older to attend.
Artist Talk & Reception with Linda Renaud
Please join us for the opening gallery reception and artist talk on Friday, August 3, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with Dickinson artists, Linda Renaud. Her work will be on display in Gallery I from August 1 through the 24. Linda's work features wildlife in the region. She works in watercolor, acrylics, mixed media, and watercolor wax batik.
We hope you will attend on the 3rd for a night of beautiful art and great conversation!