Weekend digest - July 4, 2014

Weekend digest - July 4, 2014

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BAGA hosting fiber art exhibit

The fiber arts exhibit titled “Land, Sky, Water” by Vicki Kessler and Donna Kjonaas and “From Tree to Basket” by Eileen McEnroe will be on display through July 25 at the Bismarck Art & Galleries Association, 422 E. Front Ave., Bismarck.

Kessler, an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, lives in Fargo. She is a self-taught fiber artist who has been experimenting with cloth and stitching since childhood.

Kjonaas, a retired United Methodist minister, divides her time between residences in Fargo and Sanibel, Fla. Interested in fiber and beauty from childhood, she has a background in clothing construction and quilting.

McEnroe, of Bismarck, was introduced to pine needle basketry nine years ago through a book from the public library.

Member artists Judy Carlson and Zoe Wergeland have artwork on display in the small gallery. Carlson is exhibiting her pottery and Wergeland has oil and acrylic paintings on display.

Both artists live in Bismarck.

The opening reception is from 5-7 p.m. July 11 at BAGA. The reception is free and open to the public.

Libraries sponsor photo contest

Bismarck and Morton Mandan public libraries are sponsoring their sixth annual Teen Summer Photography Contest.

All area photographers grades 6-12 who hold a Bismarck or Morton Mandan Public Library card in good standing (no fines) are invited to enter one to two photos that illustrate this year’s summer reading theme “Spark a Reaction.”

Entry guidelines specify photographic, ink jet and dye-sub prints size 8-by-10 inches to 8.5-by-12 inches. All prints are to be mounted on or behind 11-by-14 inches white mat board. Each print is to be submitted with the completed official entry form available at either library.

Deadline to enter is Aug. 29. Submit photos to the Youth Services Departments of either Bismarck or Morton Mandan library. Winners will be announced in October, and all photos will be on display at both libraries throughout the year.

The winning photo receives gift cards.

For more information, call 701-355-1487.

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