|ArtSee: See the Art, See the Artists at the North Dakota Museum of Art|
The Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals (GGFYP) will host the second annual ArtSee event, Thursday, Feb. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the North Dakota Museum of Art.
In partnership with the North Dakota Museum of Art, North Valley Arts Council and New Bohemia, N.D., this event focuses on a personal interaction with many regional artists who will be available and display their work at the event, including Jon Offutt, John Berry, James Wolberg, Adam Kemp, Kim Fink, Mary Jo Titus, and Kim Dohrman.
“The Red River Valley has a great art community and we’re excited to make it more accessible to young professionals and residents of Grand Forks. It is a fundamental part of what creates an attractive atmosphere for people to live and work,” said GGFYP board member Amanda Hvidsten.
“We are very excited about this event, which is a great example of creative networking and collaboration,” said Fargo artist Jon Offutt, "mayor" of New Bohemia, ND, a grassroots co-op of artists and community developers. “Partnerships like these result in communities that are more vital and vibrant.”
One of the highlights at this year’s event will be the addition of more affordable art pieces available for sale by the presenting artists.
“We want to provide an introduction to art collecting and make it available to all budgets. There will be something for everyone at ArtSee,” said Justin Schiele, GGFYP board president.
ArtSee is free and open to the public. It will feature musical entertainment by singer/songwriter Jarrod Schell and offer complimentary appetizers and beverages. The event will also provide an opportunity to preview all items that will be auctioned at the North Dakota Museum of Art’s Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction held on Saturday, February 3, 2007.
-- Brian Lofthus, Assistant to the Director, North Dakota Museum of Art, firstname.lastname@example.org, 701 777-4195