May 16, 2019
"Canvas and Cocktails: Painting Horses" Offers Unique Experience at North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum
BISMARCK, N.D.—A special evening tribute to horses is coming to the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum on Thursday, May 23, 6-8:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend “Canvas and Cocktails: Painting Horses,” an event featuring the opportunity to work with a master artist to create a horse painting inspired by the current “The Horse in North Dakota” exhibit. The event will include a cash bar and be accompanied by horse-inspired live music. The program will be repeated on June 20.
The horse-themed adult painting program will begin with master artist Kim Eslinger leading a short guided tour through the exhibit “The Horse in North Dakota.” The program is suitable for all levels of experience and participants can choose a blank canvas or one with a horse outline provided by Eslinger. Easels, canvases, paints, and brushes will be provided during the program. Music for the evening will be provided by local musician Kris Kitko. Tickets are $20 and seats are limited. Register for either the May or June event at painthorses.eventbrite.com.
“The Horse in North Dakota” exhibit highlights the horse’s evolution and domestication, work and military uses, and Native American cultural significance, as well as the horse’s role in sports, art, and play. It includes remarkable objects and art from the State Historical Society of North Dakota collections, some that are being exhibited at the State Museum for the first time. Learn more about the exhibit at statemuseum.nd.gov.
This project is supported in part by a grant from the North Dakota Council on the Arts, which receives funding from the state legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information, contact Erik Holland, curator of education, at 701.328.2792. The North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum is open Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Find upcoming State Historical Society events at history.nd.gov/events.
Erik Holland, 701.328.2792
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