RESPECT: A Contemporary Motorcycle Exhibit | Various Artists
Inez & Milton Shaver Gallery & Lobby Gallery Wall
07.24.15 - 09.07.15
For the past 75 years, motorcycle enthusiasts and racers have been congregating in the Black Hills. This juried show will pay homage to the people, machines, industry and lifestyle that created and sustained one of the world’s largest motorcycle gatherings - and is estimated to double the population of the State of South Dakota one week in August.
"Sturgis is an identifier, letters on a t-shirt, and a way to consolidate the experience. While many people will literally go to Sturgis, many will not. They will choose to stay and ride throughout the Black Hills.
Yes, there are the hot spots where anything goes - Buffalo Chip draws tens of thousands for nightly concerts, the Full Throttle attracts on it's reality television fame, and Main Street, Sturgis is truly a motorcycle Mecca. There is plenty of T&A to go around and it's hard not to be startled (or amused) at the absurd lengths someone will go to achieve their 15 minutes of fame.
RESPECT isn't about the outrageous. That has already been done, perhaps over done. RESPECT is a celebration of the everyday person, rider and motorcyclist and their individual experiences that collectively draw them back to a place they feel a part of and deep connection to.
What I would like people to take away from this exhibition is a glimpse of the Rally that gets missed because it's less shiny, but is by far a more remarkable view because it is honest and pure." - Pepper Massey
Exhibit generously sponsored by Denny Gemeny, Carl’s Cycle Supply, Indian Motorcycle, Rapid City Journal and Rapid City Arts Council.
Artists of the Black Hills 10th Anniversary Exhibition | Various Artists
Sen. Stan Adelstein & Lynda K. Clark Gallery
06.05.15 - 08.15.15
This 10th annual exhibit will showcase the work of over 35 professional Black Hills artists. The artwork from this juried group of artists includes numerous mediums and styles including painting, sculpting, photography, printmaking, jewelry and collage. The works in this show represent the diversity of Black Hills artists.
Exhibit generously sponsored by Denny Gemeny, Anton Kaiser, Lynda Clark Adelstein and Rapid City Arts Council.
The Progression of Asceticism | Seth Fairweather
Ruth Brennan Gallery
05.01.15 - 08.08.15
This exhibit, entitled The Progression of Asceticism, features 20 glass, steel and clay sculptures as well as a large glass installation.
The Progression of Asceticism is a marriage of two bodies of work, both celebrating solitude and encouraging us to rediscover the wonder of being alone and the value of reconnecting to ourselves in this current, fast-paced world. The ceramic-bodied pieces focus more on an individual connection to a natural space while the steel pieces deal with an individual’s place in a largely industrialized and mechanized world.
Fairweather began working with glass at Tulane University in New Orleans in 2000 and later earned his BFA at Alfred University in New York. In 2010, he received his MFA in Philadelphia at Tyler School of Art.
Exhibit generously sponsored by the Hotel Alex Johnson and the Rapid City Arts Council.
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Emerging Visual Artists
Nobody Told me I Couldn’t | Bill Cissell
Bruce H. Lien Cultural Cafe & Gallery
06.30.15 - 08.08.15
Artist's Reception: Tuesday, July 7 | 7 - 9pm
Bill Cissell’s exhibit; Nobody Told me I Couldn’t is an exhibit of photography, heavily manipulated through Photoshop. The original images are morphed into unrecognizable molten forms of color that often resemble other objects.
Cissell’s career in journalism often saw him in dual roles as both photographer and writer. “I am quite used to people looking at my work, but I’m a bit removed from my audience. I wasn’t in the living rooms of the people reading my articles and looking at my pictures. The gallery experience is a lot more up-close and personal. My photography is going to have to stand on its own” says Cissell.
The title of the exhibit bears the same name as his autobiography, available on Amazon Kindle.
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.