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Artist in Residence: Tara Fermoyle

West Acres is proud to welcome our newest artist-in-residence, Tara Fermoyle. Her studio is located between Orange Julius & Wimmer’s Diamonds.

Visit Tara in her studio September 25th-November 15th during her open studio hours.

Artist Statement

After bouncing around the tri state area getting a little taste of the farm, lake, and city life, Tara Fermoyle currently resides in Fargo, ND.  Tara, a North Dakota State University Alumni, has an extensive background in interior design and has worked in the industry in different capacities for more than ten years, specializing in textiles and furnishings. Her experience in the design field has influenced her ceramic work in many ways. Currently, Tara works as a full time ceramic artist and interior designer in her newly opened design business, Fermie Studios.

Ceramics is her emphasis and passion; she enjoys creating both functional and sculptural work out of the medium and manipulates the clay in unique ways to create both interesting forms and unique surface designs. Tara creates ceramic work that is contemplative as well as functional. Curiosity and imperfection come with being human; it is with these ideas that she creates forms and surfaces that are beautifully irregular yet harmonious and pique the viewers’ curiosity.

“With a background in textile design, I have developed an appreciation for tactile surfaces, and through this I am acutely aware of different patterns and textures. When encountering these surfaces and I question how they were created, while at the same time my hand reaches out to explore. I strive to create objects that will evoke the same urge in the viewer to touch that I encounter on so many occasions.” – Tara

Tara shows her work both locally and regionally, she has participated in numerous exhibitions in the past and actively looks for opportunities to grow as an artist. She is involved with many local art organizations and is interested in community involvement centered around art and design. 

Regional Showcase

West Acres Regional Showcase reflects a carefully chosen selection of local and regional artwork and limited-time displays that enhance the West Acres experience for shoppers and visitors. Each of the Mall’s five Courts reflects a permanent, themed component of Regional Showcase. We also launched our Artist in Residence Program in 2017, which features new artists every few months in an interactive pop-up studio of a local artist.

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Roger Maris Museum

Roger Maris Museum

Fargo’s own Roger Maris, baseball’s homerun king, is memorialized in this popular national attraction. Relive Roger’s life, both on and off the baseball diamond, including his legendary 61 homeruns in 1961, amidst treasured memorabilia.

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The Market @ West Acres

The Northern Plains Botanic Garden Society operates a vibrant market on the property of West Acres from June – October (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays) that contributes to the success of regional food growers, gardeners, and producers, and supports a healthy and vibrant community, all while serving as a community gathering place. The market features regionally-grown produce, fresh bread, artisanal products, flowers and plants, locally raised meat, fresh roasted nuts and more.

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Caring for Kids Playland

Discover the benefits of play! Kids love getting up close and personal with these bright-colored park-themed elements. The soft-foam material makes them perfect for crawling in and on, with plenty of tunnels to explore and slide through. (Translation: Kids run off some energy in a safe, fun place.) Note: For kids 42″ and under. Location: Food Court. Brought to you by the BCBSND Caring Foundation.

Aquarium

This 1,000-gallon freshwater aquarium is the beautiful home for hundreds of colorful, entertaining African cichlids. See if you can spot all 17 varieties in this expansive tank!

Fountain of Abundance

The Fountain of Abundance, created by Richard Sykes, is an iconic piece of art that plays backdrop to thousands of photos and memories created at West Acres. Each season, we emphasize its beauty with temporary art installations, created by local businesses and artists.

The Fountain is also one of the many ways you can give back to the community through West Acres. All the change collected funds charities and families in need within our community at any given time. Make a wish and make a difference!

West Acres Cinema 14 Theatre

West Acres Cinema 14 features 14 state-of-the-art auditoriums – including the UltraScreen – with convenient showtimes for the latest new releases. The UltraScreen features:

  • Largest traditional movie screen in North Dakota (70 feet wide and three stories tall, approximately three times larger than typical movie screens)
  • Digital B-Chain Technology, producing 21,000 watts of crystal clear digital sound (fewer than – 30 theaters in the world feature this system)
  • Plush, high-back rocker chair seats
  • The theatre hosts events from corporate presentations (ideal on the UltraScreen) to unforgettable kids’ birthday parties.

Location: Just south of West Acres Mall

Movie Recording Line: (701) 461-8902

West Acres Cinema 12