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Baby Mountain Concert held in Madison…

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We almost forgot to update you on our last Baby Mountain concert event, in which we raised $162 for the Wounded Warrior Project. Quite a show indeed, we told you, and told you again for good measure, this wasn’t a show to be missed, honestly, such an incredible night for sure!


‘Dakota 38′ Community Dinner in Madison…

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

DSU Trojan Underground, 1-3pm

Work of Jerry Fogg

Work of Jerry Fogg

Join Dakota State University, President Borofsky, and the Madison community as we welcome the Dakota 38+2 riders and guests for a community dinner and program on the campus of Dakota State University.

Yankton Sioux Lakota artist and DSU alumni Jerry Fogg will be on hand to share his work and insights in regards to the Dakota 38, and their impact within his own work.

A special thanks to Dakota State University, DSU Diversity Services, Madison Public Library, Friends of the Madison Public Library, and the Madison Area Arts Council for their support of this community event.

This free public event will be hosted in the Dakota State University Underground, which is located in the lower level of the Trojan Center on the east side of campus directly to the west of Washington Avenue. Join us as a community as we welcome our guests to Madison.


Film Screening for ‘Dakota 38′ tomorrow in Madison…

Join us as we screen the documentary film ‘Dakota 38′ this December in the Mundt Foundation on the campus of Dakota State University.

Special guests Perry Little, Dakota 38 Eagle Staff Carrier, and John Beheler, the Executive Director of Dakota Indian Foundation, will be on hand to answer questions and provide their insights on the history of the ride itself and the history of the Dakota 38.

A donation of food will also be gathered at this time for the Dakota 38 riders needs. We are requesting donations of energy bars, granola, ‘Tanka’ products, beef jerky, Gatorade-type drinks, hot-coca mix, and other healthy options.

This event is free and open to the public, refreshments will be provided, and is considered appropriate for mature audiences.

This event is made possible with the support of the Madison Public Library, Friends of the Madison Public Library, Dakota State University, DSU Diversity Services, The Karl E. Mundt Library and Learning Commons, The Mundt Foundation, and the Madison Area Arts Council.


Jerry Fogg Piece Acquired…

We were glad to help sponsor artist Jerry Fogg’s recent showing at First Bank & Trust Gallery at Dakota State University. Part of that agreement included our purchase of an original piece from Jerry, which will be placed on loan to the Madison Public Library in the coming weeks ahead, yet another way we’re celebrating our 50th Anniversary.
“New Moon In Dakota Territory”
2013

Fogg Loan

In the territory called Dakota settled the Oyate humans who formed the three clans of Dakota, Lakota and Nakota of the plains. Living peacefully in their own time, they celebrated by the darkness of the new moon and its cycle’s non-appearance in the heavens.

This 1886 Dakota Territory map shows the area which was vastly settled by whites, forcing the new moon celebrations to become just a dark period of time for these Oyate humans.

With time and science came the understanding of the moon’s recurring cycles. Now we look to the stars for new cultural practices.


‘Baby Mountain’ to Perform in Madison…

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Join the Dakota State University College of Arts & Sciences and the Madison Area Arts Council as we welcome the Americana sounds of ‘Baby Mountain’, featuring acoustic musicians Tim Lowly and Karima Walker from Chicago, along with special guest, Madison’s own Nathan Edwards. 

A suggested ticket donation of $5 will directly benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, as we honor Veterans Day.

This all-ages community event will be held at the Tunheim Classroom Building, TCB, on the campus of Dakota State University. Parking is available just off North Egan Avenue, and immediately around the campus.


‘Phantom Balance’ Performs at Dakota State University…

Phantom Balance on Stage at DSU

Phantom Balance on Stage at DSU

A great evening was had, as we were excited to welcome back our friends Phantom Balance and Dino Babic to Madison on Halloween night. Dakota State Live Productions (DSU Live) and the Madison Area Arts Council partnered together to bring this past year’s Jazzfest headliner of the ‘Second Stage’ to the Underground at Dakota State University.

Phantom Balance excited the crowd throughout their high-energy set.

Phantom Balance excited the crowd throughout their high-energy set.


‘Bat House Party’ a Success for Cause…

Bat House Party at The BrickHouse

Bat House Party at The BrickHouse

A note from Angela Behrends on Wednesday night’s Bat House Party at The BrickHouse:

I’d like to extend special appreciation and thanks to Nathan Edwards and KDSU’s “The Wolf” for fantastic music and mad, mad DJ skills, to our costume judges Susan Conover, Susan Langner, and Jeff Howard, to Chris Francis and Emmeline Elliott of the Madison Area Arts Council, to Eric Stykel, Chris Francis, John Nelson, and Cassie Marie Edwards for donating artwork, and to all of the ART121 students at DSU that contributed their time and design talents! Now THAT’s a community effort!

Together, we raised well over $400, which will go directly to the construction of bat habitats on the campus of Dakota State. Angela will be continuing to work on the project in the coming months, we’ll be sure to share the latest as this project continues forward.


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