Oh, Labor Day. It’s that universally recognized cutoff for what is officially “summer” and our last opportunity to flee the city and dip our toes into the sweet cool of a lake. But–BUT–that doesn’t mean there aren’t some gosh-darned good reasons to stick around town and get your culture fix here in good ol’ Fargo-Moorhead.
Tonight, for instance, you can take a look at the work of renowned designer Steve Revland at ecce art + yoga at a reception starting at 7 p.m. Revland’s penchant for angular shapes and mixed wood colors work together to create some out-of-the-ordinary (or, in the case of his Starship Enterprise table, out-of-this-world) furniture.
Red Raven Espresso Parlor will host local indies Go Murphy (who bear a certain resemblance to Ben Folds/BFF) with The Midwest Coast and Damned By Design Friday night at 7 p.m. The Red Raven will also hold Maker’s Market, their monthly DIY craft vendor extravaganza, this Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m.
And, be sure to remember why we celebrate Labor Day and check out laborarts.org, an online exhibition of art from the labor movement, which means plenty of screenprints, banners, buttons, photographs, and paintings honoring our workers. They also provide some handy links to places where you can find other great resources. Enjoy!
Image: David Feinberg, with drawing contributions from Hmong survivors of Communist retribution: The Lee family; Nhla, Yer, Pa Houa and Sara Lee with artists: Caroline Kent, Jamie Winter Dawson, Rodney Massey, and Adam Streeter, Yer’s First Child Hue, Born in Laos, acrylic on canvas, collage, fluorescent Plexiglass, 2008. Part of the Voice to Vision exhibition currently on display at the Cyrus M. Running Gallery at Concordia College.