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Pop Music: Is it Art?

Travis Anderson, Arts & Community Writer

March 4, 2020

Pop music seems to get a bad rep in popular culture. Pop music’s reputation is even a plot point in the 2018 remake of A Star is Born. In this film, Lady Gaga’s character transitions from making country music to making pop music and is accused of producing less genuine art. Pop music’s bad reputation...

KISS concert

KISS concert

Staff Writer, Arts & Community Writer

February 25, 2020

KISS took the stage 43 years ago in Grand Forks and made their way back this Saturday, at the Alerus center.    “I remember playing at the University of North Dakota in 1977…” Paul Stanley said. “I want to find out where all the crazy people are, where all of the loud people are!...

The Genius of Damien Chazelle

Travis Anderson, Art & Community Writer

February 12, 2020

Since 2014, Damien Chazelle has directed three films and became the youngest person to win both the Golden Globe and Academy Award for directing at the age of 32. These three films, Whiplash, La La Land and First Man, have a distinct style and view of the world that firmly places Chazelle in the category...

The Coffee House Community: Open Mic Night

Maddie Deshler, Arts & Community Writer

November 26, 2019

As I enter the packed building of Archives Coffee House and notice that everyone is crowded around the fireplace at the back corner of the shop, diagonal to the front doors. I make my way towards that direction of the coffee shop and notice that all of their attention is on a student holding a micro...

The North Dakota Museum of Art: A Hidden Gem

The North Dakota Museum of Art: A Hidden Gem

Maddie Deshler, Arts & Community Writer

November 20, 2019

Upon entering the North Dakota Museum of Art, I am immediately embraced in bright light as I take in the very white walls of the museum. I climb up a few stairs and notice the familiar setup of the museum: the gift shop to my right, another set of stairs to my left, and a circular information desk dir...

UND Theater Presents Grace

UND Theater Presents Grace

Olga Kopp, Arts & Community Writer

October 8, 2019

It can be hard to find spare time to do something enjoyable on the side of a school work. With the rainy weather, it has been hard to enjoy the fall season. There is a quick solution to brighten these cold rainy days: the theater.    If you like to do something joyful, if you like to dress up for ...

UND Art collections showcases new exhibit

UND Art collections showcases new exhibit

Ana Chisolm, Arts & Community Writer

January 29, 2019

Crossing the street on the cold January night towards the Empire Arts Center one could see that the place was abuzz with excitement. On Tuesday, Jan. 22 the Empire Arts Center held the opening of the UND Art Collections new exhibit, Fables, Insults, and Reverence: The Animals of UND Art Collections....

Family day at the North Dakota Museum of Art

Liam Coons and his mother, Aimee, color on paper on the North Dakota Museum of Art gallery floor late Saturday morning.

Aimee Coons, Arts & Community Writer

January 28, 2018

The North Dakota Museum of Art was filled with laughter from the families attending this month's family day event. The event promotes art for our diverse community and is free to the public. Since the event is not only the promotion of art but the promotion of community and family, I brought my son Lia...

Art across the ages

The UND Collections art gallery at the Empire Arts Center held a exhibition opening on Tuesday, April 25, 2017.

Ben Godfrey, Staff Writer

April 28, 2017

On April 25, UND Art Collections debuted a new gallery at the Empire Arts Center. This exhibition contains works from many different artists throughout history. It is entitled, “Art Across The Ages: A Selection of Treasured Works.” The opening event for gallery went from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and...

Artistic expression

Local artist Lisa Arnold submitted her beaded mosaic 'Bali Bird' to the local artist exhibition at the North Dakota Museum of Art running February 5-12, 2017.

Sheldon Halten, Staff Writer

February 10, 2017

Creativity and imagination are two words that can be linked to a number of career fields. The arts is a field often overlooked that displays these characteristics in spades. University of North Dakota alumni, Matthew Wallace, the Deputy Director for the North Dakota Museum of Art, believes the arts...

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