THE LIST: 'Smiley' exhibit ... Jackie Uthus ... etc.

'Smiley' exhibit - Exhibit your 'Smiley' art: The public is invited to enter art in the "Farewell Smiley Part II" exhibit opening Oct. 21 and running through Nov. 9 at The World's Smallest Gallery in the Urban Stampede, downtown Grand Forks. (The...

"Smile Mortal"
"Smile Mortal" by Craig Kalenze is part of the "Farewell Smiley Part II" exhibit at Urban Stampede.

'Smiley' exhibit

- Exhibit your 'Smiley' art: The public is invited to enter art in the "Farewell Smiley Part II" exhibit opening Oct. 21 and running through Nov. 9 at The World's Smallest Gallery in the Urban Stampede, downtown Grand Forks. (The first part of the exhibit will be up through today.) If you want to enter Smiley art, pick up an entry form and guidelines at the Urban Stampede in the gallery area. Delivery of work: through Oct. 19. Questions: Marlene Stiles, (701) 775-2977.

Jackie Uthus

- At Dakota Harvest Bakers: Jackie Uthus of Grand Forks will be exhibiting fused glass art through Nov. 16 at Dakota Harvest Bakers gallery in downtown Grand Forks. Uthus is showing ceramic pieces as well; all items will be for sale. About Uthus: Uthus grew up in Williston, N.D., and graduated from UND in 1975 with an occupational therapy degree. In 1993, she earned a bachelor's degree in visual arts. A founder of the ArtWise organization, she was artist-in-residence for 12 years for Grand Forks Public Schools and today works and teaches classes from her home studio. Web site: .

Jessica Mongeon


- At Amazing Grains: Art by Jessica Mongeon of Grand Forks will be exhibited through Nov. 4 at the Amazing Grains Local Harvest Gallery, downtown Grand Forks. Mongeon has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from UND. Mongeon on her exhibit: "The horizon is always present, but it is often fragmented. The art movement that I am inspired by is impressionism because of the impressionists' use of color and light to create a visual experience."

Duane Mickelson

- Opening Sunday in Moorhead: "Transformations to Tricksters," a sculpture exhibit by Duane Mickelson, will open from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at The Rourke Art Museum in Moorhead with a gallery talk by Mickelson at 2 p.m. Mickelson received his bachelor's degree in art education from Concordia College in 1974 and his Master of Fine Arts in sculpture from UND in 1982, and has been a member of Concordia's art faculty since 1982. His exhibit will run through Nov. 8. Info: (218) 236-8861.

Chuck Kimmerle

- October through December in Bismarck: Works by Grand Forks photographer Chuck Kimmerle will be on display at the Capitol Building in Bismarck in October, November and December. The exhibit is sponsored by the North Dakota Council on the Arts along with the offices of Gov. John Hoeven and first lady Mikey Hoeven. His exhibit, "The Unapologetic Landscape," just closed at North Dakota Museum of Art.

Landscapes, more

- Exhibit in Cando, N.D.: The Cando Arts Center has two shows on exhibit through Oct. 16: "Pastel Landscape Painting of the Dakotas," the works of artist and photographer Cris Fulton, Bowman, N.D., and "Monotype prints," by artist Sharon Linnehan of South Carolina. The exhibit will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Audi Theatre Building. Info: (701) 968-3655.

Cuban Art


- In Winnipeg: The Winnipeg Art Gallery is the first Canadian venue for an exhibit of contemporary Cuban art -- "Cuba Avant-Garde: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Farber Collection" -- which will be open Oct. 22 through Jan. 10. A collection of 58 contemporary artworks created by 40 Cuban-born artists, it features paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculptures and installations, a news release said. The exhibition includes significant works by internationally renowned artists such as José Bedia, Antonio Fernandez, Los Carpinteros, Tania Bruguera, Carlos Garaicoa, Alexis Leyva, Luis Cruz Azaceta, Magdalena Campos Pons and Elsa Mora. Public opening: 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 22. More info on exhibit and related events:

Artists awarded

- Bismarck show: Brian Paulsen of Grand Forks won a Juror's Choice Award at the 65th annual Fall Art Show at Bismarck Art & Galleries. Estella Boger, Grand Forks, won an honorable mention. The show was Oct. 6.

Caroline Doucette

- New York show: Caroline Doucette, Rugby, N.D., had her original painting, "A Full Heart," accepted into its 113th annual Open Exhibition at the National Arts Club, New York City.


- Oct. 16-17 in Minot: Artist Vincent Van Gogh will inspire Artfest 2009 Oct. 16-17 at Minot Municipal Auditorium. The fundraiser for Taube Museum of Art will feature Fargo glassblower Jon Offutt. Other artists: Andrew Knutson, Judy Bell, Linda Olson, 62 Doors Art Gallery and Studios, John Bartunek, Earth Elements, Stillpoint Photography, Obsessed Photographers Group, Jane Kalmbach, Marianne Wyatt, Margaret Lee, Nancy Brown, Paul Horn, Pat Van Hal, Doug Pfliger Pfine & Pfunky cArt, more. Premiere Night Oct. 16: From 7 to 10 p.m., it will feature art from more than 40 regional artists, hors d'oeuvres, champagne cocktails, live music by Java Jive Jazz and a silent auction. Must be 21 or older. Advance tickets available at Taube Museum, Artistry, Artmain. Oct. 17 event: Children's activities, art demonstrations, silent auction. Admission: $2; children 12 and younger, free. Info: (701) 838-4445.

Manitoba Art


- Nov. 6-8 in Winnipeg: "That Art Show at the Downs," the 14th annual Manitoba Art Expo, will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Nov. 6, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 7 and noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 8 at Assiniboia Downs in Winnipeg. Manitoba's largest show and sale of fine art will feature more than 45 artists in the atmosphere of an art salon, a news release said. The public can vote for its favorite work and then tour separate displays. Admission: $6; children 12 and younger, free. Parking: Free. Web site: .

-- Herald staff reports

"Sea of Roses"
Art by Jessica Mongeon will be exhibited at Amazing Grains in Grand Forks through Nov. 4.

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