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Kirkbride Arts & History Weekend
September 15 & 16, 2017

The fifth annual Kirkbride Arts & History Weekend, a multidisciplinary arts event that explores the past and future of the Fergus Falls State Hospital, will take place September 15 & 16. at various locations throughout Fergus Falls, MN. The featured event this year is Mindful: Exploring Mental Health through Art, a national traveling exhibition from the Society for Contemporary Craft. “Mindful” will be hosted by the Kaddatz Galleries and the Lake Region Arts Council from August 8 through October 6, with additional special events and speakers around art, mental health and historic preservation scheduled during the Kirkbride Arts & History Weekend.

Schedule of Events:

Updated 9/16 at 12pm:

Due to rain, some events have been moved indoors, as indicated below.

 

Friday, September 15

12pm, Studio K at Kaddatz Galleries

Creating Caring Communities: Brown bag lunch and workshop

with National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

 

3pm, Kirkbride Park

Stories from the State Hospital: An outdoor tour of the Fergus Falls State Hospital campus

with Otter Tail County Historical Society

 

5 - 7pm, Kaddatz Galleries

Mindful: Exploring Mental Health through Art: Exhibit reception and artist talk

with artist Rose Clancy

 

8pm, The Spot Panini & Wine

Hinge Artist reception and showcase

 

Saturday, September 16

2 - 4pm, Otter Tail County Historical Society

Wally and I: Exhibit reception and artist talk

with Kirk Williams

 

4 - 7pm *Kaddatz Galleries and Springboard for the Arts*

Kirkbride Arts Festival: activities for the whole family, live music, local food

with DanceBARN, Fergus Falls Public Library, Kadddatz Galleries, and more!

 

7pm *The Spot Panini & Wine*

Writing as Healing: Workshop reading

with Glenda Reed

 

8pm *The Spot Panini & Wine*

Film screenings with filmmaker Nik Nerburn

 

Ongoing exhibits:

Mindful: Exploring Mental Health through Art

August 8 - October 6, 2017 at two locations: Kaddatz Galleries and the Lake Region Arts Council, McKnight Gallery

Organized by the Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Opening reception on Tuesday, August 15, 5 - 7pm

Reception and Artist talk with Rose Clancy on Friday, September 15, 5 - 7pm at Kaddatz Galleries

Wally and I

July 21 - September 22, 2017 at the Otter Tail County Historical Society Museum

Featuring art by Kirk Williams, former nurse at the Fergus Falls State Hospital, and one of his patients, Wally Gereszek

Reception and Artist talk with Kirk Williams: Saturday, September 16, 2 - 4pm at the Otter Tail County Historical Society Museum

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Hinge Arts is intended to create opportunities where artists and community members gather to explore themes of transition, connection, and innovation inspired by the community’s 124 years of hosting a state mental institution.

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