Live art & music combine to rock Minot State
MSU NOTSTOCK, a second-year event, plans to rock the Beaver Dam at Minot State University, as four popular artists and 20 local bands converge to offer a unique art and music experience Oct. 28-30.
Minot State will host four nationally-known rock poster artists: Miss Amy Jo, Punchgut, DWITT and Aesthetic Apparatus. All of the artists are published in "The Art of Modern Rock" and create work for the most popular alternative bands.
"MSU NOTSTOCK will be a great laboratory in which to observe artists working, as they demonstrate technique and share vision," said Conrad Davidson, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. "Students, faculty and the community will benefit from the artistic experience the artists bring to the MSU campus."
Along with three days of producing posters, editions and experiments in silk screening, the artists will be joined by some of the hottest modern, alternative and local rock bands. These bands include the following groups: The Morning Red, Carly Ann, Alone in Cadence, Joshua Gagne, Atomís Rite, Jazmine Wolff, Galaxies, Stay Out Late, Jesse Dylan Watson, Echoís Answer, Mitchell Nelson, Headshott, Diabolic Octopus, The Earth and Everything In It, Father Son and Holy Smokes!!!, Black River, Potential Caskets, Crooked Gospel of Western Civilization, Diabolic Dakota and Myles Alexander Barcomb.
"Too few people have had the chance to hear the singers, song writers and amazing musicians that are working in this town (Minot)," said Rick Watson, instructor of humanities at Minot State. "MSU NOTSTOCK is a perfect opportunity for the region and nation to hear all the talent available throughout the upper Midwest."
In addition, there will be a special roundtable/presentation by the artists at 7 p.m. on Oct. 29 in the Beaver Dam, followed by a reception in the Student Center atrium. On Oct. 30, the artists will present "The Artist as Entrepreneur" from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Missouri Room on the third floor of the Student Center.
All parts of the three-day event, held throughout the Student Center on the campus of Minot State University, are free and open to the public. The artists will have posters for sale and will be available to sign other collected works.
You can visit www.msunotstock.org for an event schedule as well as band and artist links.