Saturday, September 7, 2013

Dancing, Dazzling Beads

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.

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