Friday, August 19, 2016

NOTSTOCK 2016 - 10 Years of Arts Education

You are invited to the 10th NOTSTOCK, the signature fall ARTS event at Minot State University, SEPTEMBER 21-24. This is THE BIGGEST NOTSTOCK yet! The array of talented guests and activities include: theatre, printmaking, ceramics, poetry, music, film, language arts, broadcasting, art exhibits, and more! All events take place on MSU’s campus and all are free of charge.

NOTSTOCK will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 7:00 p.m. with our guest poet, GUANTE, a two-time National Poetry Slam champion, activist, educator, and writer. Minot native and fellow writer, performer, and educator, Joe Davis, will also participate in the WORDSTOCK poetry events. 
SCREEN-PRINTING with artist phenoms, Neal Williams of Epic Problems and Dan McCarthy. BOTH will print LIVE at the event. Attend artist presentations and learn about careers, education, and the printmaking process.
DO-IT-YOURSELF screen-printing with MSU’s Art Students. Bring your t-shirts, tote bags and hoodies! 
THREE on-campus art exhibits! A Dan McCarthy and Neal Williams exhibit will be showcased in our library gallery. In Our Own Words: Native Impressions, an exhibit on loan from the North Dakota Museum of Art, will be on display in our Student Center Conference Center. Finally, a comprehensive 10-Year NOTSTOCK Retrospective exhibit will be in our new Flat Tail Press Gallery located in the west stairwell landing of the Administration Building.
FILMSTOCK debuts with LOVE FILM workshops hosted by representatives of ND STRONG.
THEATRE guests from the Center for Applied Theatre and Drama Research will offer an array of interactive workshops and theatrical experiences.
POTSTOCK returns with guest ceramicist Danielle O’Malley. LOTS of wheel throwing, hand-building, and raku opportunities for all!
BROADCASTING will host LIVE TONGUE-TWISTING contests for students in the Beaver Dam!
Foreign Language faculty member, JF Mondon, delivers a language inspired workshop "POETRY AROUND THE WORLD."
TENNESSEE JET is our special MUSIC GUEST! He 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. VANITY PLATE opens the show at 8:00 p.m. in the MSU outdoor Amphitheater on Friday, Sept. 23. Be prepared to clap, stomp, and chant along. Free will donations accepted.
Finally, on Saturday, Sept. 24, stop by CRAFTSTOCK outside the Student Center. The craft fair will feature approximately 12 local artists and their work for purchase. LOCAL LIVE MUSIC provided by Pangea House
The event will culminate with a CLOSING RECEPTION, Sept. 24, 7 p.m. at 62 Doors Gallery and Studios. Food, music, art, and fun for everyone. 

ALL EVENTS are FREE and open to the public. All artists and other guests will have work for sale. See the enclosed schedule and visit for blog updates, band lineup, art curriculum, and online events schedule. Also check out MSU NOTSTOCK on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook (@msunotstock). We look forward to seeing you on campus!

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