2019 Spoken Word Series

  Poetry Slam! series hosted by Watermark Art Center Watermark Art Center is excited to present three poetry slam events as part of the 2019 Spoken Word series. Each slam will feature contestants reciting original poetry in three rounds of competition, with prize money for the top three finishers. The first place winner will receive

Blair Treuer Self Portrait

Portraits – Blair Treuer, Textile Artist

VIRTUAL EXHIBIT AVAILABLE >> Exhibit: January 10 – March 28, 2020 “I am a storyteller who paints with fabric and draws with thread.” –
An image comes to me first. I feel inspiration channeling through me faster than my fingers can move. When the piece is finished, I ask myself…What does this mean? What was this meant to communicate to me?  The decisions I make are not what will the image be, I feel like that is instead decided for me. So the decisions I make are on how to best recreate the image in my head. It’s not until the end that I ask myself, now what does this mean?

Iskode (fire)

Akinomaage – Vern Northrup Visual Storyteller

December 6 – February 28, 2020. Using only the camera on his smart phone, Northrup captures the setting of where he grew up, creating a nostalgia for those familiar with the area, and a curiosity for those who aren’t. He uses photography as a tool to educate both himself and the viewer about the rhythm of nature, the preservation of tradition, and the relationship between resilience and sustainability.

Poetry SLAM at Red Stu

2019 Super SLAM!

Speak! Listen! Judge! No prior experience necessary. Wednesday December 4 at 6pm. No entry fee. Doors open and food (special menu) and drink will be available at 5:30. No experience is necessary. Poets can sign up in advance at Watermark Art Center (218-444-7570), or at Red Stu starting at 5:30. Poets advance through three rounds

Terri O’Connor - My Spirit is Still Here

Bring Her Home: Stolen Daughters of Turtle Island

October 11 – November 30, 2019. “Bring Her Home” addresses the epidemic of violence against Native women through paintings, digital work, sculpture, and photography.

The traveling exhibit features original work by 20 Indigenous artists from across the United States and many tribal nations. Through their work, artists tell their own stories and those of the impacted women, families and communities.

Marion Angelica Featured Artist

Meet Marion Angelica Marion Angelica is a biology/art major, arts administrator, academic and returned ceramic artist. Although trained to throw on the wheel, she now exclusively hand-builds her work. She feel that hand-building, and in particular using soft slabs and coils, gives her great flexibility in creating form, using texture and reflecting the luscious nature