Local artists and writers are showcasing their work in a unique, one-time event on Thursday, Dec. 1, at the National Energy Center of Excellence on the Bismarck State College campus.
"FLOODED: What the Current Didn't Wash Away" is a special evening event highlighting the personal experiences of BSC faculty, staff and friends and the devastating Missouri River flooding through stories, art and photography.
"The flooding of 2011 affected everyone in North Dakota - if not directly, through experience of friends and family," said Jennifer Weisgerber, adjunct instructor. "Taking the time to process these emotional stories can be healing not only to those who produce the art, but also to those who view it."
"FLOODED" is hosted by Figments of Imagination, BSC's annual literary arts publication, which is created by students for students. Featuring a variety of writing pieces, as well as photos, fine art and multimedia, Figments celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2012.
The "FLOODED" event starts with a gallery opening at 7:30 p.m. followed by a reading at 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.