Welcome to the Northern Lights Art Gallery
The Northern Lights Art Gallery was organized in 1999 with the purpose of bringing artists to the rural communities
of eastern North Dakota.
Sundogs and Sunflowers
Panels and 3-D display items
October 11 - November 15, 2013
FREE and open to the public
This exhibition is sponsored by the ND Art Gallery Association with support from the ND Council on the Arts.The exhibit is open during regular campus schedule. The upper gallery is not handicap accessible.
"On The Lone Prairie"
Annual Art Auction Gala
Thursday, January 24, 2013
See 2013 auction pictures HERE
Sundogs and Sunflowers: Folklore and Folk Art of the Northern Great Plains is a groundbreaking compilation thirty years in the making celebrating the proud folk heritage of the Northern Great Plains. This traveling exhibit includes panels from the published book and several 3-D items as depicted within its pages. The book was Published by the North Dakota Council on the Arts (NDCA), it is compiled and edited by North Dakota State University Professor Emeritus Dr. Timothy J. Kloberdanz and NDCA folklorist Troyd A. Geist.
Published collections of North American folkways seldom include folklore texts or representative traditions from the Great Plains region. Invariably, much attention is given to such areas of the country as New England, Appalachia, the Ozarks, and the Deep South. Duncan Emrich’s Folklore on the American Land, for example, runs more than 700 pages but other than for a few black-and-white photographs taken in the 1930s and 1940s, it is nearly impossible to find folklore examples from the northern plains.
Sundogs and Sunflowers is a large-size, fully-illustrated book devoted to the folklore and folk art of the Northern Great Plains (North Dakota, South Dakota, western Minnesota, eastern Montana, northeastern Wyoming, and the prairie areas of Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.) There are 10 chapters in the book and more than 1,000 examples of folklore and folk art are included. In addition, there are more than 300 images (many of them in color.)