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Art Reception Today! Thursday, September 4

She Left for Good One Time, but Came Back

August 15 – September 12, 2014

Gannon Gallery/BSC Library

Reception: Thursday, September 4, 2014, 4-6 p.m.                   

Artist Talk – 5:30 p.m.   

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“She Left for Good One Time, but Came Back” is a series of 53 paintings by North Dakota native Shelly Julian Bunde. The collaged works depict one fictional (but familiar) woman for every county in North Dakota and include a short biographical sketch — the sort of tidbit one might recall about a character from one’s childhood.  The paintings are collaged with pieces of North Dakota road maps, vintage fabric, and other tidbits.

In the paintings, every woman or girl but one is identified by her husband’s, grandfather’s, father’s, or even father-in-law’s name. Bunde recalls that when she was a girl, women were regularly addressed by, and addressed themselves by, their husband’s name. Growing up in North Dakota in the 1970s, Bunde says she was unaware of the women’s movement happening at that time, but observed that her mother and the women around her were extremely competent and hard-working, busy raising children, doing heavy chores and, in their “spare” time, running clubs and making crafts of every imaginable kind. Still, recipes submitted to the church cookbook were credited to the likes of “Mrs. Lyle Olson.” It was puzzling to her as a girl.

Bunde tries to bring the woman’s story into the foreground, just a little — but not too much, remembering that most of the women she knew would not likely have drawn attention to themselves.

Shelly Julian Bunde now lives in Bozeman, Montana. For more information, visit


Student Art Show Reception – November 30

An invitation …

Non-Juried Student Art Exhibition

November 7 – December 28, 2011

Gannon Gallery, BSC Library

Reception: Wednesday, November 30,  4-6 p.m.

Feast Your Eyes!


Reception for Judy Price Cook – Thursday, July 21

Who:  YOU
What: Reception for Judy Price Cook, author of If This Land Could Talk and BSC alumna (Class of 1966)
When: Thursday, July 21, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: BSC Library

Cook will be speaking  to BSC English and history classes earlier in the day through the Association’s “Alumni in the Classroom” program.  Her book will also be available for purchase and signing.

About the Book
If This Land Could Talk is a compilation of meticulous research, personal experiences and stories passed down through her family, who homesteaded and farmed in North Dakota’s Kidder County. The story begins around 1900 with introductions of Cook’s grandparents arriving in North Dakota, followed by descriptions of their daily lives, challenges, joys and intrigues.

With anecdotes, dialogue and the context of historical events, she brings her four grandparents and parents to life in a book that could be “a model for writing family histories,” wrote a reviewer with ForeWord Clarion Review in Michigan. Cook also recounts how growing up on the same land during the 1950s shaped her life.

About the Author 
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