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John Lamb, Published October 16 2013

Weekend Watch: Art, music at the Spirit Room

Tonight through Saturday

The Spirit Room, 111 Broadway in Fargo, is hopping this weekend with a trio of activities. Fergus Falls, Minn., artist Scott Gunvaldson may be best known here for his mural in the downtown Fargo skyway, but his show at the Spirit Room will show off a number of sides to his paintings. Colorful landscapes, revealing portraits and humorous still-life paintings are all on display. A reception starting at 7 tonight features a 7:30 p.m. artist’s talk. There will be less talk and more, well, folk-singing Friday night when Patchouli returns for another Listening Room show. The acoustic duo start picking out the tunes at 7:30 p.m. There is a $10 suggested donation. Irina Astvatsaturiova displays another kind of folk art, traditional Russian and Armenian embroidery and beadwork, in “Icons & Birds.” A reception starts at 7 p.m. Saturday with the artist discussing her handiwork at 7:30. (701) 237-0230.