What do monster fish, haunted houses, duck decoys and sunflower pie have in common? They all represent folk art and folklore that is part of the rich history of the Northern Great Plains. From now through November 18, the Fargo Public Library is hosting the Sundogs and Sunflowers Exhibit, based on the book Sundogs and Sunflowers: Folklore and Folk Art of the Northern Great Plains, at the downtown Main Library. This compilation, 30 years in the making, celebrates the proud folk heritage of the Northern Great Plains. Published by the North Dakota Council on the Arts (NDCA), the book was compiled and edited by North Dakota State University Professor Emeritus Dr. Timothy J. Kloberdanz and NDCA folklorist Troyd A. Geist.
The exhibit includes 28 full-color, photographic panels that provide a sampling from each of the book’s 10 chapters. Some stories and images people will recognize from their own family members, friends, and neighbors, while other less-familiar selections will provide fascinating revelations. The exhibit is on display at the downtown Main Library from October 22 through November 18. Call the Main Library Information Desk at 701-241-1492 for details.
This exhibit is sponsored by the North Dakota Council on the Arts.
Fargo Public Library events are free and open to the public. Adults must accompany children under 10 years old. For details on this and other upcoming events, visit the library’s website, www.fargolibrary.org.