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Does the Prairie Make the Painter?

This is a 2-hour virtual class using the Zoom platform. Join us in looking for the impact of the prairie in the life and work of Pop Art icon James Rosenquist.

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About this class

Does the Prairie Make the Painter? The environment in which we grow up can wield an enduring influence. What could be more obvious, right? And yet, is it possible to literally see the imprint of this influence in the work of James Rosenquist, the Pop Art icon, who grew up in North Dakota and Minnesota and who honed his craft painting billboards in Minneapolis and Manhattan's Times Square?

This is a 2-hour virtual class using the Zoom platform.  Sunday: May 1, 1-3 pm CST

David Bjerklie has been a science reporter, writer and editor at TIME Magazine, TIME For Kids, and TIME Books since 1984, as well as a freelance contributor to national and international magazines and newspapers. He has been a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at M.I.T.; a Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellow; a National Association of Science Writers Travel Grantee, and a National Science Foundation Media Fellow at McMurdo and South Pole Stations in Antarctica. In recent years, he has written extensively on mental health, and is also currently developing a journalism mentorship program for indigenous Arctic youth.

HND Value Statement

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this {article, book, exhibition, film, program, database, report, Web resource}, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or Humanities North Dakota.

However, in an increasingly polarized world, we at Humanities North Dakota believe that being open-minded is necessary to thinking critically and rationally.

Therefore, our programs and classes reflect our own open-mindedness in the inquiry, seeking, and acquiring of scholars to speak at our events and teach classes for our Public University.

To that end, we encourage our participants to join us in stepping outside our comfort zones and considering other perspectives and ideas by being open-minded while attending HND events featuring scholars who hold a variety of opinions, some being opposite of our own held beliefs.

Funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities

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