Silva Rerum | Anna Skibska
Sen. Stan Adelstein & Lynda K. Clark Gallery
09.12.14 - 12.27.14
This exhibit is a uniquely designed installation created specifically for the Sen. Stan Adelstein & Lynda K. Clark Gallery by artist Anna Skibska. Skibska comments on her upcoming installation, “I am using and interpreting the ancient symbol of the tree...I am planning to build a monumental circle of trees of light. These are universal symbols and forms that are made out of glass. Glass is merely a vehicle to carry light and shadows in a darkened space.” Visitors can enter into the center of these trees, gaining a more personal perspective. It is the desire of the artist that this experience will trigger an internal silence and dialogue with each visitor in a place of beauty.
Anna Skibska studied at the Academy of Art in Wroclaw, in the Department of Painting. Her diploma was awarded in 1984. Skibska says, “I wrap space, embrace time and space and trap light. Thinking is my primary medium; then I convey my thoughts into ‘Anna Skibska Technique’ or photography or collages to embody my visions. I am interested in the relationship between fine art and architecture, believing that they enhance each other and that architecture is the crown for art.” Skibska has received numerous awards and grants over the years, including the prestigious Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 2002.
This exhibit is presented by the Rapid City Arts Council with generous support from Pat & Jean Wyss and Black Hills Federal Credit Union.
Arboreal Musings | Linda Beach
Ruth Brennan Gallery
09.05.14 - 12.06.14
Trees are the longest living organism on earth. They have been worshiped, used for shelter, and planted as symbols of hope and celebration. Fiber artist Linda Beach creates large-scale quilted wall-hangings with trees as the unifying theme. Beach’s quilts go beyond the traditional quilting methods - she creates wildlife and nature scenes by piecing together small sections of cotton fabrics. This exhibit will feature 18 quilts interspersed with quotations dedicated to the subject of trees.
Beach is a self-taught artist who began quilting as a hobby but quickly realized that it was more of a full-time job. Her love of the outdoors is the inspiration for the scenes she creates. Beach has won numerous awards for her work and has had exhibitions across the United States in galleries as well as public installation projects.
This exhibit is presented by the Rapid City Arts Council with generous support from Denny Gemeny and Western Mailers - Rosemary Harvey.
Northern Plains Watercolor Society Members’ 19th Annual Celebration of Light | Various Artists
Inez & Milton Shaver Gallery
08.15.14 - 10.08.14
This group show features over 30 watercolor artists. Each year the selected juror of this show offers a companion workshop in the Black Hills area.
Northern Plains Watercolor Society, in cooperation with all artists, promotes interest, education and appreciation for watercolor painting both within the organization and for anyone interested in art and arts organizations. A dozen local artists founded the society in June of 1995 to promote arts throughout the Black Hills and the surrounding plains states. Through workshops, educational programming, lectures and shows the new organization hoped to enrich the cultural understanding of our community.
This exhibit is presented by the Rapid City Arts Council with generous support from Anton C. Kaiser.
Who are the People in Your Neighborhood?
A Children’s Art Exhibition
Art Start Studio
09.03.14 - 09.29.14
Artists Reception: Monday, September 8 | 5 - 7pm
In honor of Rapid City’s Good Neighbor Days, the Rapid City Arts Council is proud to collaborate with the YMCA to present Who Are the People In Your Neighborhood?, a children’s art exhibition created through the YMCA Childcare Program. A reception for the artists and their families will be held from 5-7pm on Monday, September 8. Family, friends and the community are encouraged to attend.
Neighbor Days is a week-long celebration and is also a time to thank the community members that are involved in youth education and care. Parents, teachers, caregivers, community service members and other adults play important roles in the lives of young children, and Neighbor days celebrates their contributions.
CURRENT EXHIBITIONS - Bruce H. Lien Cultural Cafe & Gallery
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Emerging Visual Artists
Woven Works | Terry Slagel
Bruce H. Lien Cultural Cafe & Gallery
08.26.14 – 09.26.14
Terry Slagel is a textile artist, whose exhibit entitled “Woven Works” combines old world techniques with both traditional and contemporary color combinations and fiber selections.
Many pieces mix a variety of yarns with exotic fleece resulting in three dimensional works bursting with color and texture. She takes customary weave structures, patterns and wools to new artistic levels. The particular weave structures inspiring this collection are of European and Scandinavian origin and date back hundreds of years.
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.