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Andrea Johnson/DND Ryan Stander, an associate professor of art at Minot State University, creates wooden charcuterie boards in the garage of his home in his spare time. His art is exhibited during the Arts Festival at the Musée de Taube until December 23rd.

Ryan Stander, associate professor of art at Minot State University, creates beautiful wooden charcuterie boards using laminated wood.

“It’s something I can do at home while I watch my boys,” said Stander, whose art will be on display at the Taube Museum of Art in downtown Minot until Dec. 23. An opening reception will be held today from 5 to 7 p.m. Visitors will have the chance to meet Stander and the other 25 local artists, view their art, all of which is for sale, and enjoy food and drink.

Executive Director Rachel Alfaro said the Arts Festival show helps support local artists and will give visitors holiday shopping ideas.

Stander creates his artwork in his garage during the summer months. The family tests the charcuterie boards in the kitchen and he learns what works best for cutting. They keep a few of their favorites on hand, but Stander is selling his other creations. One design features constellations that represent his friend’s birth month and a birthday month. It also incorporates wooden plugs into the charcuterie boards as a design element. The caps started out as a way to fix problems with cards, but are now part of his signature design.

Stander also has other artwork on display at the show.

Alfaro and volunteers were preparing the art exhibit on Wednesday. Artwork includes a variety, like creative stocking stuffers by Marilyn Niewoehner and paintings by Virginia Conn.

Alfaro said the Taube Museum of Art will also host the Holiday Twilight Tour of Homes from 3-7 p.m. on Dec. 3, returning for the first time this year after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 19. People will have the opportunity to visit seven beautifully decorated holiday homes, take a walk with cookies, and purchase unique handmade items as part of the museum’s Arts Festival. Tickets for the event are $16, available online, at Taube, Artmain, the Northwest Arts Center and at all Minot Marketplace Foods stores.



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