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Artists of the Black Hills 12th Annual Exhibition | Various Artists
06.30.17 - 09.09.17
Sen. Stan Adelstein & Lynda K. Clark Gallery
Artists' Reception: Friday, June 30 | 5- 7pm
This is the 12th annual show that Artists of the Black Hills has exhibited to the public. The exhibition will showcase the work of over 30 individual members whose artwork includes numerous different mediums and styles of painting, sculpting, pastels, photography, printmaking, jewelry, collage and assemblage. For more information on the group, please visit their website.
Artists of the Black Hills is an organization of professional artists, artisans, and galleries who joined together with the common goal of presenting and promoting the Black Hills region as an art destination. Each of the members has been juried into the organization by a selection committee made up of a cross-section of ABH artists representing the entire body of the membership. The intent of this organization is to make evident the large pool of artistic talent in the Black Hills area and the impact that art has made, and continues to make on the quality of life in the Black Hills.
Exhibit generously sponsored by Denny Gemeny, South Dakota Arts Council and Rapid City Arts Council.
Le Tour d'Art | Gregg Rochester
06.16.17 - 10.14.17
Ruth Brennan Gallery
Gregg Rochester, a large-scale landscape oil painter, has combined his love of cycling and his background as a painter. In his latest exhibit, Le Tour d’Art, he elaborately paints bicycles with themes such as African textiles, reptile skin, maps, ancient beads, marbles, outer space and the Northern lights. Each bicycle is unique, often painted differently on each side. In addition to painted bicycles, the show includes cycling-inspired oil on canvas paintings.
Gregg is a third generation painter who was named Wisconsin Artist of the Year in 2012. His first efforts in painting were in 1989, when he began creating hand-painted clothing designs. Gregg’s wearable art was featured in several specialty boutiques in various parts of the country and internationally in the Coldwater Creek catalog. Growing up in South Dakota had a unique impact on Gregg’s views of the landscape. Most of his work does not involve realistic renditions, but a contemporary vision of his landscape memories.
Exhibit generously sponsored by South Dakota Arts Council and Rapid City Arts Council.
Black Hills Bounty - Traditional Arts from South Dakota
06.02.17 - 08.19.17
Inez & Milton Shaver Gallery
This exhibit showcases the work of folk artists residing in the Black Hills region. Guest curator Andrea Graham, folklorist with the South Dakota Arts Council, has traveled around the Black Hills area for two years seeking out unique examples of traditional folk art. This includes fiber arts such as quilts, weaving, and rug hooking; Norwegian woodcarving, hunting bows, and other woodcrafts; metal work including hand-forged knives and decorative ironwork; cowboy and ranching crafts like hats and braided horsehair; Lakota dance regalia and star quilts; and sign painting.
Exhibit generously sponsored by Security First Bank, South Dakota Arts Council and Rapid City Arts Council. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Special thanks to Arts South Dakota.
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Emerging Visual Artists
The Travelers | Joni Burgess
06.28.17 - 08.04.17
Bruce H. Lien Cultural Café & Gallery
Emerging Artists Reception: Thursday, June 29 | 5 – 7pm
The Travelers is an exploration of how children interpret literature through manipulated photography. Burgess invites you to tag along with her four children in this series as they take you through their literary universe to see what they see, and if you’re lucky, remember a childish experience of your own.
Burgess uses her own children as the muse for her works. “All mothers want to photograph their children, propelled by growing pride and limitless love, their little minds download the information the page presents to them allowing bold adventures to take place in the secondary worlds they conjure,” says Burgess.
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.