Nancy Friese’s “Encircling Trees and Radiant Skies”

Please join us at the Spirit Room for the exhibit and reception of Nancy Friese’s “Encircling Trees and Radiant Skies,” a traveling exhibit hosted by the North Dakota Museum of Art.

A sense of the local is central to Nancy Friese’s work, wherein she documents places and events that are specific and personal, while offering them up to be shared by the viewer. Friese is a landscape artist, and though she lives and works most of the year in Rhode Island, she spends part of each summer in rural Buxton, North Dakota, on the land her great-grandfather homesteaded when he emigrated from Norway. It is land she has drawn again and again, depicting its expansive fields and seemingly endless skies, sometimes in vivid paint and sometimes in intimate etched lines.

The gallery talk will be presented by Sarah Bowser, Assistant to the Director of the North Dakota Museum of the Arts and manager of the Rural Arts Initiative for the North Dakota Museum of Art.

Nancy Friese: Encircling Trees and Radiant Skies is made possible through the North Dakota Museum of Art’s Rural Arts Initiative and funding in part by North Dakota Council on the Arts and the Arts Partnership.

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