Into the Weeds
Saturday, August 19, 2017 9 AM - 5 PM
Cost: by donation
Category: Museum / Gallery Exhibit
Contact: Sarah Bowser 701.777.4195
Contact Dept: North Dakota Museum Of Art
North Dakota Museum of Art
261 Centennial Dr.
Grand Forks, ND 58202
Museum hours: Monday-Friday 9-5, Saturday-Sunday 1-5.
Weeds are plants that grow in places other than where humans determine they should be. Weeds are the bane of existence across North Dakota, now an intensively planted, agricultural paradise. An adjacent industry has arisen just to kill weeds. Legal wars ensue between environmentalists and agribusinesses. Weeds, these undesirable or troublesome plants, adapt and continue to flourish. They quickly occupy empty spaces, abandoned spaces, condemned spaces. Vacant lots fill with weeds.
Artists, however, relish weeds. They represent exuberance, vigor, abundance, a cornucopia bursting with life. Weeds project the power to take over the world. Even farmers, growers, and gardeners will chuckle at their nemesis, those unwanted and abhorred WEEDS.
Artists include: Francisco Alvarado, Paterson Clark, Matt Collishaw, Joan Linder, Vivienne Morgan, Judy Onofrio, Eggert Pétursson, and Margaret Wall-Romana.
Parking InformationUnless special parking arrangements have been stated above, off-campus guests for this event may use the pay-as-you-go option in the Parking Ramp (corner of 2nd Ave N and Columbia Road), the Visitor Lot (off Centennial Drive), or a Parking Meter. Parking in any other parking lot on-campus requires a parking pass which can be purchased directly through UND Parking and Transportation Services, 3925 Campus Rd Stop 9030 (8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday).