Sunday, October 9, 2016

Another NOTSTOCK in the Books


Some photos from the event--thanks, Micah! Thanks to all of you who attended. See you next year!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Thank you!

We had a great time at NOTSTOCK 2016, the tenth one. Thanks to all who helped make it possible--volunteers, faculty, staff, students, musicians, artists, sponsors, area schools and their students and teachers, community members, and so many others. And a special thanks to Dan McCarthy, Neal Williams, and Danielle O'Malley Ceramics for hanging out with us for four days making art and teaching others. Also a shout out goes to Tennessee Jet, Vanity Plate, Guante, Joseph Michael Davis, and the Interactive Theatre Troupe from the U of Missouri who showed up and were awesome. Thanks CraftStock artists for participating, and thanks NDMOA for bring another great art exhibit. We cannot forget the amazing folks at 62 Doors Gallery & Studios who host a great reception every year. We are so lucky and so grateful. Love to all.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Saturday, September 10, 2016

10-Year NOTSTOCK Retrospective Exhibit

A comprehensive 10-Year NOTSTOCK Retrospective exhibit will be on display Sept. 19 - Nov. 10 in MSU’s new Flat Tail Press Gallery located in the west stairwell landing of the Administration Building. Prints, quotes, and photos from previous NOTSTOCK artists will be on display. A closing reception will be held Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Join us to celebrate 10 years of printmaking at MSU NOTSTOCK.

Volunteers Needed - Please Sign Up

Sign up to help make NOTSTOCK possible. Just add your info at the link below. We need people to work at the DIY tables, at the NDMOA art exhibit, at PotStock, and to help set up and tear down the event.

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Sunday, August 28, 2016

NOTSTOCK Closing Reception at 62 Doors

NOTSTOCK closes with a reception at 62 Doors Gallery & Studios on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. Attendees will enjoy art, food, and music with this year’s guests.  Please join us to celebrate a decade of opportunities for hands-in, hands-on interaction and participation in the arts.

Tennessee Jet with Vanity Plate

We are super excited to host musician Tennessee Jet as NOTSTOCK 2016's music guest. TN Jet is a one-man Americana-rock band from Nashville influenced by the hard-core honky-tonk of Dwight Yoakam, the writings of John Steinbeck, and the raw minimalism of The White Stripes. He just recently released a self-titled full-length album.

TN Jet will perform Sept. 23 in the MSU Amphitheater. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and Vanity Plate opens the show at 8 p.m. Be prepared to clap, stomp, and chant along as TN Jet engages the crowd in an experience TOGETHER, blurring the line between performer and audience. The concert is free; donations accepted.

Tennessee Jet - Photo by Shawn Wilson

Tennessee Jet - Photo by Joshua Black Wilkens
Vanity Plate
Vanity Plate
Check out the music of TN Jet and Vanity Plate below.

New This Year - CRAFTSTOCK Craft Fair on Sat. Sept. 24

On Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., shop CRAFTSTOCK outside the Student Center. The craft fair will feature approximately one dozen local artists and their work for purchase. Local music will also be featured with support from Pangea House. Three Little Pigs (3LP) food truck will be on hand for those who want a bite to eat while they shop, make art, or listen to music.

Foreign Language, Poetry, Tongue Twisters, and Film!

Foreign language and broadcasting continue their participation, while film joins the event.

Jean-Francois Mondon, associate professor of German & Latin, will present “Poetry Around the World” on Sept. 22 from 11:15 a.m. to noon in the Student Center Conference Center. 

MSU’s Broadcasting Program will hold tongue twister contests each day in the Beaver Dam. 

ND Strong will provide a one-hour filmmaking workshop, LOVEFILM!, three times during the event: Thur. Sept. 22, 10-11 a.m. and 12-1 p.m.; Fri. Sept 23, 12-1 p.m. in the Student Center Conference Center. 

Come join the fun!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Do-It-Yourself Sceenprinting

Daily do-it-yourself (DIY) screenprinting continues Sept. 22-23, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sept. 24, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Beaver Dam. Visitors can choose a NOTSTOCK design and “pull” their own screenprint. Bring a T-shirt, hoodie, tote bag or other item for printing, or buy a T-shirt from MSU Art Club. Designs provided by our guest artists, Dan McCarthy and Neal Williams, as well as MSU Art Club and artists from 62 Doors Gallery & Studios. Come get creative!

Photo credit: Max Patzner

Interactive Theatre at NOTSTOCK 2016

In its fifth year, theatrical performances will be a part of NOTSTOCK. Performers from the Center for Applied Theatre and Drama Research at University of Missouri – Columbia will perform their intelligent and clever form of entertaining and thought-provoking interactive theatre in Aleshire Theatre at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22. The next day, Sept. 23, they will hold a workshop from 10:00-11:00 a.m. in Aleshire Theatre for interested high school and MSU students. Come enjoy the fun!

In Our Own Words: Native Impressions

In Our Own Words: Native Impressions is an exhibit of both portraits and text from various people who live within the Tribal Nations of North Dakota, including business people, farmers, ranchers, teachers, politicians, tribal leaders, and community members. The project produced 26 prints that chronicle stories of individual Native people who live within the Tribal Nations of North Dakota.

In Our Own Words: Native Impressions will be on display in the Student Center Conference Center Sept. 22-23, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sept. 24, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.. The exhibit is provided by the North Dakota Museum of Art and features the work of Kim Fink, Lucy Ganje, and Daniel Heyman

Photo credit: Wade Rupard
Photo credit: Wade Rupard
Photo credit: Wade Rupard.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Guante Opens NOTSTOCK 2016

WordStock kicks off NOTSTOCK with Guante, two-time National Poetry Slam champion, MC, activist, educator, and writer from Minneapolis. He has performed everywhere, from the United Nations to the Soundset Hip Hop Festival, to countless colleges, universities, clubs, theaters, and rallies across the US.. His work has appeared on Upworthy, MSNBC, Welcome to NightVale, Everyday Feminism, BBC Radio 6 Music, Button Poetry, and beyond.

Unapologetically social justice-minded, Guante strives to push boundaries in terms of both form and substance. He facilitates workshops and classes that use art as a jumping-off point for deeper conversations about identity, power, empathy, and agency. Guante also just completed his Master's studies at the University of Minnesota with a focus on the intersections of spoken word, critical pedagogy, and social justice education.

Guante will perform Sept. 21 at 7:00 p.m. in Aleshire Theatre. He will also conduct workshops with students on Sept. 22-23 and will host the Poetry Slam in the Beaver Dam on Sept. 23 at 1 p.m. MSU alumnus and fellow writer, performer, and educator, Joe Davis, will assist Guante and work with students at area high schools.

Check out some of his spoken-word videos, like this one:

Make sure you sign up for the Poetry Slam in the Dam!

PotStock Welcomes Danielle O'Malley

PotStock opens its seventh year with guest ceramicist Danielle O’Malley of Montana. “I grew up in a rural environment, spending my childhood exploring the woods, gardening, swimming, and prodding through tide pools in search of unknown treasures, and this molded who I became as an artist. I am drawn to the same activities in my adulthood, and am constantly curious about the phenomena in the natural world. My travels inspire me through interactions with new plants, animals, and environments. I am attracted to natural forms because of the movement, fragility, fluidity, and tactile qualities they possess. I strive to have my work reflect these characteristics as I explore the concept of relationships, and how narratives are created through gesture, interaction, and proximity,” according to O’Malley.

She and MSU faculty and students will give ceramics demonstrations Sept. 22-24 outside the north entrance to the MSU Student Center. Anyone can sit at a potter’s wheel and attempt to throw a vessel with direction from PotStock guests. O’Malley will give a presentation of her work Sept. 22 at 10 a.m. in Aleshire Theatre. Her art will be available for purchase at the event.

Dan McCarthy and Neal Willams at NOTSTOCK 2016

We are excited to announce that Neal Williams of Epic Problems and Dan McCarthy are the guest printmakers for NOTSTOCK 2016. McCarthy and Williams create stunning, detailed screen prints of nature and other subject matter, as well as posters for bands and movies. McCarthy and Williams will share their talents and stories with students and the community. Both will print live in the MSU Beaver Dam Sept. 22-24. They will also speak about their work at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22 (Williams) and Friday, Sept. 23 (McCarthy) in Aleshire Theatre.

The work of McCarthy and Williams is on display in the Gordon B. Olson Library Gallery now through Sept. 24 with an artists’ reception on Sept. 22, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Their work will be for sale during NOTSTOCK and displayed at 62 Doors Gallery & Studios, downtown Minot.

Neal Williams - Avett Brothers
Neal Williams - Dave Matthews Band
Neal Williams - Dave Matthews Band
Neal Williams - String Cheese Incident

Neal Williams - Foo Fighters
Dan McCarthy - It Felt Good to Be Lost 3
Dan McCarthy - The Winter
Dan McCarthy - The White Whale
Dan McCarthy - Pink Moon
Dan McCarthy - Silence Is Golden