Bloch Folk Art Painting

In collaboration with Marc Trachsler there will be a a small painting  of every station Bloch travels. The first five are now on show at Zeughaus Teufen / Switzerland (until Sept 7, 2014). see more
Bildschirmfoto 2014-09-02 um 18.12.26


Painting about Bloch’s journey

Former Minnesota State University art professor Lila Hauge Stoffel sent us this lovely painting about Bloch’s journey to the present day. North Dakota and especially Turtle Mountain is represented at the top with the mountain and the turtle.  The flags of the USA, Canada, and Mexico are included as well as the Geographical Center of North America monument which is in Rugby, ND.

Bloch in the US media

TV report on WDAY, June 23 2014 Link
TV report on Valley News live, June 24 2014 Link
Radio report on Prairie Public News, June 24 2014 Link
Article on Inforum, June 23 2014 Link
Article on FM Extra, June 18 2014 Link
Article on The Arts Partnership, June 20 2014 Link
Article in: The Prairie Forester, Vol 28. No 2 Link
Storify of Bloch’s Tour in North Dakota Link

Bloch arrived in the US!

today Bloch arrived in Fargo/North Dakota for its US Tour, starting July 17 – Aug 3.
see Press Release  / see BLOCH Flyer ND
Many individuals and agencies are responsible for giving this project life. Although there are far too many to name here, some of the local agencies involved with BLOCH include: the North Dakota Council on the Arts, Arts Partnership, Rugby Convention & Visitors Bureau, Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, and the National Endowment for the Arts. A complete list of partners can be found in the Press Release.

July 17-19:  Downtown Fargo Street Fair, Fargo, ND
July 25:       Napoleon, ND, and Nokota Horse Conservancy, Linton, ND
July 26:       Taylor Horsefest, Taylor, ND
July 27:       Fort Totten Days, Spirit Lake Indian Reservation, ND
July 28:      “Bloch Party,” Rugby, ND (geographical center of North America)
July 29-31:  Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation, ND
August 3:    “Bloch Party,” Hjemkomst Center, Fargo/Moorhead


Bloch Boxing

Departure of Bloch from Zeughaus Teufen (Appenzell/Switzerland) to its next station in North Dakota (US) in June-Aug 2014. Find some additional photos here.

Bloch back on the road

Preparation for the next Bloch station in North Dakota – in collaboration with Barbara Hauser (CH) and Troyd Geist (US).
Article at Tüüfener Poscht (27.4.2014): Link
Article at Appenzeller Zeitung (26.4.2014) below.
Find some photos of the departure here.