Best of the West | Area High School Students
Inez & Milton Shaver Gallery
05.08.15 - 05.30.15
With 75 selected works from hundreds of area high school students, this exhibition will highlight a multitude of artistic disciplines including: painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics, collage, printmaking and drawing. Best of the West is a tremendous tribute to the talent and dedication of area students and their teachers.
This year’s participating high schools include Central, Douglas, Stevens, and St. Thomas More.
Exhibit generously sponsored by Denny Gemeny, Anton Kaiser and Security First Bank.
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.
AIA South Dakota Architectural Drawings
Lobby Gallery Wall
04.27.15 - 06.06.15
The 2014 Awards program recognizes achievements for a broad range of architectural activity to elevate the general quality of architectural practice, establish a standard of excellence against which all architects can measure performance, and inform the public of the breadth and value of architecture practice.
There are two awarded categories, Completed Work and Non-Architectural, with each category eligible for Honor and Merit Awards.
Honor Awards - granted for the overall design excellence.
Merit Awards - granted where a particular aspect of the project design is deserving of recognition.
South Dakota Governor's 6th Biennial Art Exhibition
Sen. Stan Adelstein & Lynda K. Clark Gallery
01.16.15 - 05.30.15
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.
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Emerging Visual Artists
Quiet Moments | Rianna Hotz
Bruce H. Lien Cultural Cafe & Gallery
05.20.15 - 06.27.15
Rianna Hotz is a photographer whose exhibit entitled Quiet Moments is a synthesis of what she loves: light, life, science, geometry, beauty and nature.
Hotz uses a technique known as lith printing to capture both the gravity and delicate nature of the subjects she photographs. She states “Lith printing is a life lesson to me in patience—that’s how you get to that quiet moment—that beautifully delicate drama. Without patience, I could not have come to these quiet moments.”
Hotz goes on to say “These photographs are as much about me as they are about the subjects. They are a reflection of myself. When I was taking these photographs, I remember a quietness in myself, as if I were listening. These quiet moments are moments of true happiness for me because I am able to observe and create in one moment.”
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.