Today at the Art Depot

Monday, May 20

High School Art Show at the Depot Gallery
Month of May
Member Exhibition at the Arts Guild - Beau Theige's Guitar Show
May 3rd to June 23rd, 2019
Open Studio Figure Drawing at the Arts Guild
Saturday, May 11th & June 8th
10am to 12 pm

Beau Theige's Guitar Show

May 3rd - June 23rd, 2019

Artist Reception: Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 2-4pm

 

 

 

 

Beau Theige’s Guitars, a traveling exhibition organized by the North Dakota Art Gallery Association (NDAGA), will be loved by music enthusiasts (guitar players in particular), artists, and recyclers. The show is open to the public May 3 through June 23, 2019 in the Main Gallery. In conjunction with the exhibition, artist Beau Theige will be at the Guild from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, June 21, 2019 to talk to guests while demonstrating his work. The Closing Reception for the show will be Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 2- 4 p.m. with a brief artist talk at 3 p.m. These events are free and open to the public.

Beau Theige, a husband, father, and hobby rancher on the windswept plains of North Dakota found his passion making guitars. Although Theige isn’t a guitar player he was instantly intrigued by this varied and unique craft to create hand-made guitars from everyday utilitarian objects, antiques, or plain old trash. He uses discarded items such as cake pans, license plates, and cigar boxes for inspiration. If you want to get trendy, it’s called “upcycling.” The pieces are half art and half junk but each one makes music. A couple of pieces in the show will be available for guests to play.

This traveling exhibition is sponsored by the Montana Art Gallery Directors Association and supported in part by grants from the Montana Arts Council, the Coal Tax Trust Fund for Cultural and Aesthetic Projects, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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