This & That @ The Arts Center

There is always something happening at The Arts Center. I touch on some of those activities in this blog and tell you about projects that are in-the-works. What you miss is the follow-up. The “what happened with this or that project?” So here are a few updates.

The 2nd ACT Community Theater group is hosting the production of Relative Values this week. The opening performance was on Thursday evening (March 27). I haven’t seen the show yet but those who have say its great and very different from previous productions. Lasting over 2 hours, the cast has done an amazing job of learning the demanding script. This all-volunteer group has rehearsed for three months for three shows–that shows amazing stamina and dedication. Their work and the proceeds from the ticket sales help support Arts Center programs. We appreciate their hard work!

The FM Ballet Company is the only professional ballet company in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Some of the dancers took a break from rehearsal to pose with Flat Stanley.

Remember Flat Stanley? I almost want to say that Flat Stanley fell flat. There was a ton of response to this blog post but I have only received one photograph. Here is a reminder and I encourage you to get involved. Its a fun way to share what’s happening with the Arts in North Dakota.

Carmen Rath-Wald (Logan County Extension Agent)
Who needs a stair stepper when we have ladders to climb?

#EmbraceWinterMovement Fitness and Exhibit Challenge is coming to a close on March 31st. The 32 participants have worked hard and I’ve received some fun photographs relating to people’s activities out and about getting their winter workouts done. Here are a couple local examples from the project. 

Sherry Niesar: Flying through the field with my dog, Zeus
Andrea Carper’s work on display at JRMC

The Arts Center continues to work with Jamestown Regional Medical Center to feature regional artists in their Rotating Artist Gallery. Jamestown artist Andrea Carper’s is now showing through May. Her paintings explore abstraction in both portraiture and landscape-like imagery.

If you would like to be considered for display please contact me at the email below. In June, the work of Doc & Caroline Hagen will be displayed.

Happy Hour with Gordy Pratt

The Art for Life Program continues at Jamestown’s Ave Maria Village and Heritage Centre. After a winter slow down we are planning lots of fun arts activities for the upcoming months. We kicked off the “spring” with a Gordy Pratt’s performance during happy hour–it was great to see such terrific attendance at over 85 people! 

The Culture Builds Community blog is submitted (almost) weekly by The Arts Center Gallery Manager Sally Jeppson. She would love to hear your comments here or email