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Fall Art Reception at Wild Roots!

Updated: Oct 1, 2021


Fall Artist Reception

Wild Roots Venue Kindred, ND (behind K-Town)

Thursday, October 14

5-7 p.m.

Treats by Stephanie of Morning Glory

Tea compliments of K-Town Nutrition

Please join us in celebrating National Art Month with a meet & greet with three local artists on display in our community!

Thank you to Jamie Soloman and Wild Roots Venue for hosting Amanda Hagen's work!

Amanda Hagen

Artist Amanda Hagen is a local Artist and North Dakota native. She and her husband and son reside in rural Leonard, ND. Amanda’s work encompasses Acrylic, Pastel, Watercolor, and Mixed Media painting. Born and raised in rural small-town North Dakota, Amanda’s art is primarily rural-inspired, with an overarching focus on North Dakota inspired landscapes and themes. Amanda is an Architect by trade, practicing full time as a Partner with Shultz + Associates Architects in Fargo. She dedicates time to her Art Practice on evenings and weekends, with hopes to raise awareness of the value of creative outlets.

Practicing art as a hobbyist for years, Amanda felt something tug at her heart while sheltering in place early during the Pandemic. This led to a renewed focus on painting and creative work. With no formal Art education, Amanda furthered her knowledge of the various techniques through online workshops from Artists she admires including professional pastelists, Marla Baggetta and Bethany Fields. Amanda additionally reached out to local Artist, Barbara Benda Nagle (Moorhead, MN) for insight into the Art profession. As a generous mentor and encouraging friend, Barbara has been instrumental to Amanda’s development as an Artist. You can visit her online shop here:

In 2020, Amanda founded Heartstrings Art Studio to begin sharing her work with others. Heartstrings Art Studio’s Grand Opening Event is scheduled for May 15, 2021 at the Community Center in Kindred, North Dakota. You can find out more on the website and follow her social media pages for updates:

“I believe each person is blessed with valuable, unique gifts. My hope is to inspire others to pursue their passions, share their gifts, and in so doing elevate the communities in which we live.” - Amanda

A special thank you to ELM RIVER CREDIT UNION in Kindred, ND for hosting a lovely display from two local artists!

Hank & Steve Trangsrud, Father & Son Steve Trangsrud (left) graduated from Kindred High School in 1977 and from NDSU in 1981 with a major in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He worked in the Los Angeles area for 34 years before returning to North Dakota in 2015. Steve took art classes at California State University, Northridge and has enjoyed creating art since the late 1980’s. Steve lives in West Fargo where he is serving as a substitute teacher in the West Fargo School District.

Hank Trangsrud (right) lives in West Fargo, ND and is married to Joyce. Hank was an Engineer, partner, and Vice President with Houston Engineering in Fargo for 26 years. Hank and his family returned to Kindred to live on the original Trangsrud family farm in 1972. Upon retiring from engineering, he built a shop to pursue a hobby of woodworking and began creating projects on a turning lathe as well as flatwork, some of which is on display. He enjoys using wood from logs or fallen trees and has donated pieces to fundraisers for different organizations like Norman Church, the Lions club, and the Fargo Air Museum.

Jessica Haugen is a local social worker, florist, and North Dakota native. She and her husband live in Davenport with their 3 children, 2 dogs, and the occasional cat.

In college, Jessica was able to turn her love of flowers into a part-time job where she learned she had a talent for floral arrangements. Though she graduated with a degree in social work from the University of North Dakota, her desire to design beautiful bouquets and gorgeous garlands was always on her mind. Now employed as a social worker in Fargo, an occupation she finds fulfilling, she still finds time to run a small floral business out of her home.

Sweet Stems caters to local businesses and individuals, providing everything from wedding florals to valentines bouquets, and everything in between.

Contact Jessica at 218.791.4321to order flowers today!

Sean Maddock, Senior at Kindred High School, will entertain with acoustic guitar during the event!

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