Astounding Achievements or Something: Screen Prints
Lobby Gallery Wall
02.09.15 - 04.22.15
This unique exhibit showcases the artwork of renowned poster artist, Jay Ryan. The show features 14 posters. Ryan’s process is based on traditional techniques—he hand cuts each detail from Rubylith (a masking film) to create screens which are then used to make copies in a screen-printing process.
South Dakota Governor's 6th Biennial Art Exhibition
Sen. Stan Adelstein & Lynda K. Clark Gallery
01.16.15 - 05.30.15
Artists' Reception: Friday, January 16 | 5 - 7pm
This exhibition serves as a celebration of the tremendous quality and unique diversity of artistic creativity within the state. The biennial exhibition serves as an historical record, sharing some of South Dakota’s best works and greatest artists with statewide audiences now and in the future. The 6th biennial is a completely juried competition. This year a guest juror selected 54 pieces from 49 artists to participate in the 2015 show.
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; Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls; University of South Dakota’s John A. Day Gallery, Vermillion; and the Dacotah Prairie Museum, Aberdeen.
Exhibit sponsored by US Bank, South Dakota Arts Council and Rapid City Arts Council.
Ukiyo-e : Pictures of a Floating World
Japanese Woodblock Prints
Inez & Milton Shaver
12.23.14 - 03.07.15
Ukiyo-e prints were intended as art for the lower classes and they represent an authentic view of Japanese life before industrialization. Charles Lang Freer, a wealthy Detroit businessman and avid art collector, traveled to Asia where he acquired these prints. Eventually Freer donated a selection of his large collection to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. He also designed and built his own small exquisite art museum, Free Gallery of Art, in Washington, D.C. It is one of the preeminent museums of Asian art in the United States.
In addition to donating a selection of works to institutions, in 1919 Freer gifted 46 Japanese woodblock prints to his Art Curator, Stephen Warring. Warring is the grandfather of local art historian and professor Richard Hicks who has generously loaned 18 prints for display at the Dahl Arts Center. On February 19 at 5:30pm Hicks will give a talk about how he came to own these prints, a history of the tradition of Japanese woodblock prints and a discussion of the process and subject matter common in this style of artwork.
Exhibit generously sponsored by Denny Gemeny, US Bank, Christian and Gabrielle Seeley, and Rapid City Arts Council.
Weather Report | Andrzej Maciejewski
Ruth Brennan Gallery
12.12.14 - 03.14.15
This exhibit, entitled Weather Report, captures the dramatic changes in weather conditions over a year’s time in the small village of Moscow, Ontario, Canada.
Maciejewski took the 36 photos that make up Weather Report using his own, hand-made camera obscura, positioned near his house along Long Swamp Road in Moscow. Shooting a single view during a variety of times, seasons and weather conditions allows him to highlight just how elusive our memory of place can be: “In the summer you only have a vague memory of how your garden looked in the winter, covered with snow. Even in the evening, it is difficult to recall how the landscape looked in the entirely different light of morning.” This series creates side-by-side comparisons of place, turning time into space.
The camera obscura, an ancient prototype of today’s modern camera, consists of a box with a small hole on one side through which light passes, reproducing the scene outside against the inner wall. Maciejewski’s version is a walk-in structure, 6’ x 6’ x 10’, which allows him to photograph in virtually all kinds of weather.
Maciejewski has been photographing for 29 years. Currently, he lives in Ontario, Canada, where he teaches at the Haliburton School of Arts.
Exhibit generously sponsored by Denny Gemeny, Security First Bank and the Rapid City Arts Council.
CURRENT EXHIBITIONS - Bruce H. Lien Cultural Cafe & Gallery
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Emerging Visual Artists
Middle School Art Show | Local Middle School Students
Bruce H. Lien Cultural Cafe & Gallery
02.25.15 - 03.27.15
Artists' Reception: Wednesday, March 4 | 5 - 7pm
This annual community exhibition is an eclectic, colorful array of both two- and three-dimensional media including drawing, painting, printmaking, clay and sculpture by talented and creative local middle school students and celebrates Youth Arts Month, encouraging artists to explore, inspire and engage.
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.