The Kempf Family: Germans from Russia Weavers on
the Dakota Prairies
October 4, 1998, Minot State University Gallery, Minot, North
|Exhibit tile with Kempf Family boss crest;
display of ethnic Bessarabian costumed dolls made by Elvera
Reuer, native of Arzis, Bessarabia, living in Mesa, Arizona.
||Edna Gage Jensen models in dance pose, draped
in her great-grandmother Gottliebina Stolz Kempf's hand-woven
woolen kanapee (gestrifte plachte), circa 1883, Alt/Elft village,
(with decorative fillet chrocheted lace, completed near Kulm,
North Dakota, at Jewell, circa 1910-1920); plus Gottliebina's
tschechka kopftuck with pailsey-rose border; and eldest daughter
Maria Kempf's linen box-pleat skirt with four satin silk appliqued
border-stripes near hem line, traditional Bessarabian style,
circa 1900, Beresina village.
|Jay Gage, curator of Kempf Family exhibit,
presenting textile history during the Minot State University
Art Gallery opening, October 4, 1998. The exhibit was hosted
by Professor Linda Olson, Director of the Northwest Art Center,
MSU, Minot, ND.
||Table-top display exhibited, "Family Reunions:
In Touch with Prairie Living".
Additional Kempf Exhibits:
- Exhibit Review,
Minot State University Gallery, Minot, North Dakota, October/November,
Exhibit (North Dakota Horizons, Spring 1996)
Kempf Family: Germans from Russia Weaver on th Dakota Prairies
- Kempf Family
- North Dakota cities where Kempf Exhibit
has been exhibited
- Opening Program
and Reception, The Kempf Family: Germans from Russia Weavers
on the Dakota Prairies, National Buffalo Museum, Jamestown,