Mandan News

Frosty Paris works on display at BAGA

“Missouri River Valley Landscapes” an exhibit by Frosty Paris, a well-known local artist, is on display at Bismarck Art & Galleries Association now through Saturday, Feb. 23. The Dakota Woodturners will also be on display throughout the gallery. Member artist Ruth Puttre will be featured in the small gallery.

Paris grew up, and currently lives, on the Lewis and Clark Trail in Mandan. Planning a career in landscape architecture, Paris attended the University of North Dakota and took his degree from the University of Michigan. After working in Minneapolis and San Francisco, he decided to return to his roots and turn his talents to painting. His paintings, acrylic on linen, are done in a realistic style. Sticking with what he knows and loves, his subject is rural North Dakota along the Missouri River. Over the years, Paris has sold his work in art shows across the country – in more than 20 states.

The Dakota Woodturners will showcase art pieces by 14 of their members. The display will feature decorative bowls, vases, plates and other items made from different types of wood.

Puttre is a long time kindergarten teacher in the Bismarck Public Schools. She has always enjoyed creating and exploring art with young students. Her favorite medium is acrylic paint.

An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight at Bismarck Art & Galleries Association, which is located at 422 E. Front Ave. in Bismarck. A gallery chat with the artists will take place at 5:30 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.