MSU will host the Dancing, Dazzling Beads exhibit during NOTSTOCK, on loan from the North Dakota Museum of Art. The exhibit will be in the Missouri Room on the third floor of the Student Center September 12 & 13 from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and September 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the Minot State University campus.
Dancing Dazzling Beads consists of
work by today’s leading contemporary beaders from across the United
States and Canada. It is a rich, vibrant, and fun exhibition for the
whole community. Visitors will be
treated to both wall and floor pieces, and contemporary and work based
in bead history. The history of beads is a fascinating history. Beads
have been traded around the world for centuries. When White traders
moved into the American West, they brought beads along, stashed away to
be traded for pelts. Victorian women and folk artists always beaded but
it wasn’t until the last few decades contemporary Western artists turned
to beads. They recognized that through accumulation, beads and more
beads could be amassed into works of art, making whole galleries dance
with reflected light.
Free and open to the public.