MEDITATION / REFLECTION | Candace Forrette
Ruth Brennan Gallery
09.16.16 - 12.03.16
Artist's Reception: Friday, September 16 | 5 - 7pm, Artist's Talk 6pm
Meditation/Reflection is a series inspired by the artist’s feelings for and observations of the land. Using smoke-fire ceramics and combining natural materials such as copper and mica, Forrette creates minimalist forms that mimic the elements of nature.
The process itself is at the center of Forrette’s artwork; “the best pieces are a result of working with my ideas while ‘listening’ to what the material suggests.” The pieces she creates are a push and pull between wanting to control and giving up control in the process. Specifically, using the smoke and wood fire processes seen in Meditation/Reflection, Forrette “coaxes the end result, but in the end, the firing presents me with something of its own—something I didn’t expect…”
Forrette grew up in South Dakota. She traveled and studied art in a number of places before earning her degrees from the Art Institute of Boston and Utah State University. In 1992, she moved to Billings, MT with her family. Forrette has taught at Montana State University Billings and has shown her work in venues throughout the region. She continues her studio work and serves as Executive Director of a small nonprofit in Billings.
Exhibit generously sponsored by Denny Gemeny, Reptile Gardens, RaVae Luckhart, Security First Bank, South Dakota Arts Council and Rapid City Arts Council.
21st Annual NORTHERN PLAINS WATERCOLOR SOCIETY EXHIBITION
Inez & Milton Shaver Gallery & Lobby Gallery
09.02.16 - 10.22.16
This group show features over 30 watercolor artists. Northern Plains Watercolor Society promotes interest, education and appreciation for watercolor painting throughout our expansive region. Each year the selected juror of this show offers a companion workshop in the Black Hills area and awards prizes to numerous participants.
A reception will be held on Friday, September 9 from 5 - 7pm. A gallery critique with this year’s juror Colette Pitcher will be held at 4pm the day of the reception and awards announcements will take place at 5pm. We will have brief announcements and talk at 6pm.
Exhibit generously sponsored by Perfect Hanging Gallery, South Dakota Arts Council and Rapid City Arts Council
SOUTH DAKOTA GOVERNOR’S 7TH BIENNIAL ART EXHIBITION
Sen. Stan Adelstein & Lynda K. Clark Gallery
08.19.16 - 12.10.16
This exhibition is a celebration of the tremendous quality and unique diversity of artistic creativity within the state. The biennial exhibition serves as a historical record, sharing some of South Dakota’s best works and greatest artists with statewide audiences now and in the future. The 7th biennial is a juried exhibit, however, this year jurors from the four participating institutions invited nine significant artists to accompany the juried selections. The jurors received over 360 entries and ultimately selected 51 works to hang with the pieces from the nine invited artists.
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, SD from December 23, 2016 – April 16, 2017, John A. Day Gallery at the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD from May 8 – July 28, 2017 and the Visual Arts Center at the Washington Pavilion of Art and Sciences, Sioux Falls, SD from September 30, 2017 – January 14, 2018.
Steve Babbitt • Jeff Ballard • John Banasiak • Michael Baum • Diana Behl
Angela Behrends • Kevin Benham • Keith BraveHeart • Roger Broer • Matthew Caffee
Bryan Christiansen • Mary Ellen Connelly • Ceca Cooper • Al Costanzo • Tom Dahlseid
Bonny Fleming • Jeff Freeman • Ana Glenski • Luke Gorder • Carl Grupp • Barb Hallberg Seth Harwood • Rayna Hernandez • Vicki Hoffman • Phillip Michael Hook • Rick Johns Jeremy Kendall • Epiphany Knedler • Andrew Kosten • Richard Krueger • Dale Lamphere Amy Lehman • Angela Meyer • Alan Montgomery • Donald Montileaux • Aaron Packard
Phyllis W. Packard • Wade Patton • Mike Paul • Klaire B. L. Pearson • Paul Peterson
Tim Peterson • Ann Porter • Michael Ramey • Stephen Randall • Jessie Rasche
Jerry Rawlings • John Rychtarick • Jean Selvy-Wyss • David Sieh • Gary Steinley
Mark Stemwedel • Micheal Two Bulls • Marie Tyburec • Ray Tysdal • Brittany Vogt
Dwayne Wilcox • Anna Youngers
Exhibit generously sponsored by BankWest, Lynda Clark Adelstein, Black Hills Federal Credit Union, South Dakota Arts Council and Rapid City Arts Council.
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Emerging Visual Artists
River, Hills, and Prairie | Sharon Gray
Bruce H. Lien Cultural Cafe
09.12.16 - 10.21.16
Sharon Gray strives to capture the interplay of light, atmosphere, and perspective with her landscapes. She has found transparent and opaque watercolor to be a very responsive medium for capturing the spaciousness and feel of the prairie. South Dakota’s unique beauty, the Missouri River and the small rivers flowing into it, and our constantly changing weather provide unending inspiration.
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.