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Elements of Ritual / An Endless Journey | The Legacy of Doris Rudel
Ruth Brennan Gallery
12.09.16 - 03.11.17
Opening Reception: Friday, December 9 | 5 - 7pm
This exhibition surveys the artistic career of local artist, Doris Rudel, who passed away in July, 2016. This diverse body of work includes 35 pieces of art spanning the past 35 years of Doris’s lengthy artistic career. The show includes wall-hangings, free-standing sculpture, elaborate necklaces and collars as well as other articles of adornment. At final count, Doris and her husband, Rudy, had visited twenty-one countries on five continents. These expansive traveling experiences have been woven into her broad and meticulous creative process.
“Traveling among peoples of diverse cultures, I have been privileged to view many objects of great beauty, style and craftsmanship: court finery, intended to display wealth and power as well as ancient traditions of colorful mythology and symbolism. The remarkable jewelry and clothing I have seen is never merely decorative. It speaks of values, beliefs, achievements and status. These pieces become ‘art in everyday affairs’ for many nomadic tribes. I have assimilated many different cultures in my work to convey the gift of friendship I have formed as a traveler and student of ancient cultures.” - Doris Rudel
Rudel was born in Harvey, North Dakota. She lived the majority of her life in Pennington County, near Rapid City and the Black Hills National Forest. Her formal training was in commercial art. She studied visual arts at the Montana Institute of the Arts and at the University of London in the United Kingdom. Her professional visual arts career spanned four decades.
Exhibit generously sponsored by Rudel Family (Cheryl, Ross, Rhea, Chad),
Arlene Ham Burr, South Dakota Arts Council and Rapid City Arts Council.
UNWRAPPED... | Various Artists
11.18.16 - 12.17.16
Support local artists by purchasing original hand-made artwork for the holidays! Unwrapped offers a juried collection of small, unique handmade art that artists have priced for gift giving. The show’s selection features 50 small original art works by 25 local artists, including watercolor, oil and acrylic paintings, mosaic, assemblage, mixed media, photography, textiles and pastel.
Exhibit generously sponsored by South Dakota Arts Council and Rapid City Arts Council.
BIG WILD | Kaye Buchman
Inez & Milton Shaver Gallery
11.18.16 - 03.04.17
The exhibition Big Wild is a collection of related multi-media works by Chicago-based artist Kaye Buchman. Created with sensitivity to our embattled ecosystems and exploited natural resources, these works attempt to showcase the elegant, expressive, and destructive energies of the natural environment, their vital regenerative powers, and the meditative and metaphysical qualities they possess.
This grouping of large-scale pen and ink drawings, thematic artist books, mixed media paintings, moving picture boxes, and digital animations represents spaces, places, forms and ideas developed through years of sketchbook research, the meditative practice of shoshin or empty mind, the study of fairytales and vintage illustrations, and an ongoing dedication to the vast and unrestrained world of visual discovery.
Kaye Buchman is a Chicago-based artist and educator. She received her BFA from Illinois State University with an emphasis in printmaking and her MFA degree from the Art Institute of Chicago with an emphasis in drawing and painting. Kaye’s studio work includes large-scale pen and ink drawings, series paintings on polyester resin and aluminum sheeting, thematic bookmaking, digital and linocut printmaking and digital animation. She is currently working on several projects relating to the accelerated changes taking place in our natural environment and the impact of technological advancement on our natural resources (including ourselves).
Exhibit generously sponsored by Denny Gemeny, South Dakota Arts Council and
Rapid City Arts Council.
SOUTH DAKOTA GOVERNOR’S 7TH BIENNIAL ART EXHIBITION
Sen. Stan Adelstein & Lynda K. Clark Gallery
08.19.16 - 12.10.16
This exhibition is a celebration of the tremendous quality and unique diversity of artistic creativity within the state. The biennial exhibition serves as a historical record, sharing some of South Dakota’s best works and greatest artists with statewide audiences now and in the future. The 7th biennial is a juried exhibit, however, this year jurors from the four participating institutions invited nine significant artists to accompany the juried selections. The jurors received over 360 entries and ultimately selected 51 works to hang with the pieces from the nine invited artists.
The South Dakota Governor’s Biennial Art Exhibition was established in 2003 to recognize and encourage South Dakota artists and to promote the artistic identity of South Dakota. It celebrates the cultural and artistic heritage as well as the future of South Dakota. The exhibit travels to several venues around the state for two years. This year the locations include the South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings, SD from December 23, 2016 – April 16, 2017, John A. Day Gallery at the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD from May 8 – July 28, 2017 and the Visual Arts Center at the Washington Pavilion of Art and Sciences, Sioux Falls, SD from September 30, 2017 – January 14, 2018.
Steve Babbitt • Jeff Ballard • John Banasiak • Michael Baum • Diana Behl
Angela Behrends • Kevin Benham • Keith BraveHeart • Roger Broer • Matthew Caffee
Bryan Christiansen • Mary Ellen Connelly • Ceca Cooper • Al Costanzo • Tom Dahlseid
Bonny Fleming • Jeff Freeman • Ana Glenski • Luke Gorder • Carl Grupp • Barb Hallberg Seth Harwood • Rayna Hernandez • Vicki Hoffman • Phillip Michael Hook • Rick Johns Jeremy Kendall • Epiphany Knedler • Andrew Kosten • Richard Krueger • Dale Lamphere Amy Lehman • Angela Meyer • Alan Montgomery • Donald Montileaux • Aaron Packard
Phyllis W. Packard • Wade Patton • Mike Paul • Klaire B. L. Pearson • Paul Peterson
Tim Peterson • Ann Porter • Michael Ramey • Stephen Randall • Jessie Rasche
Jerry Rawlings • John Rychtarick • Jean Selvy-Wyss • David Sieh • Gary Steinley
Mark Stemwedel • Micheal Two Bulls • Marie Tyburec • Ray Tysdal • Brittany Vogt
Dwayne Wilcox • Anna Youngers
Exhibit generously sponsored by BankWest, Lynda Clark Adelstein, Black Hills Federal Credit Union, South Dakota Arts Council and Rapid City Arts Council.
CURRENT EXHIBITIONS - Bruce H. Lien Cultural Cafe & Gallery
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Emerging Visual Artists
CHOOSE ART Project
Presented by Lifeways
11.29.16 - 01.14.17
Bruce H. Lien Cultural Cafe
Everyone is invited to come meet the emerging young artists of our community and see the submissions from the CHOOSE ART Creative Contest. Fun, food and door prizes on November 30 from 4 - 6pm.
The Choose Art Project supports and celebrates the creative work of Rapid City youth, ages 11-18, while encouraging them to make healthy lifestyle choices. The project provides youth a way to “Express Themselves, Inspire and Share” with the community. CHOOSE ART Project is a platform for sharing their thoughts and ideas with the greater community through art, and an opportunity to collaborate and support each other.
CHOOSE ART Project benefits Lifeways. Lifeways, a nonprofit organization, is a proactive Prevention and Early Intervention Program for 11 – 18 year old youth, in Rapid City and Custer Secondary Schools. Lifeways “PIC” students over Addiction: Prevention, Intervention and Connection.
The RCAC’s Emerging Visual Artists Program showcases the talents of local artists and provides a cohesive structure to help artists organize, plan and sustain creative careers, and increase satisfaction in their art practices.
Still photography is permitted for personal, noncommercial use with a hand-held camera/mobile device. Sharing on social media is encouraged! Photographs may not be published, sold, reproduced, transferred, distributed or otherwise commercially exploited. The use of flashes, tripods or video cameras is prohibited unless permission is obtained from the Curator.
Animals are not permitted in the galleries, with the exception of service dogs.