A Retrospective | Richard DuBois
Inez & Milton Shaver Gallery & Lobby Gallery Wall
06.12.15 - 07.18.15
The Rapid City Arts Council is pleased to announce a retrospective exhibit for locally well-known artist, Richard DuBois who passed away in 2014. This exhibit features over 30 pastel, charcoal, ink and watercolor works from 1970 - 2015. As part of the exhibit, works from “Dick’s Chicks”, a group he worked closely with, will be included alongside some of Richard’s pieces.
With an art career spanning more than four decades, DuBois worked in many mediums and subjects, though he was primarily known as a landscape and portrait watercolor artist. As a native of South Dakota, Richard began teaching at Black Hills State College (as it was called then) in 1969 and was still teaching at the Higher Education Center and privately in his Rapid City home when he died unexpectedly in 2014. His most recent experience with watercolor involved a non-traditional approach, both in the medium itself and in the process. Using very liquid and fluid pigments, the paints are poured on the paper surface. They are then manipulated in various ways to generate textural interests, light effects and shapes.
Exhibit generously sponsored by Scull Construction.
Artists of the Black Hills 10th Anniversary Exhibition
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.
Anna Achtziger | Steve Babbitt | Steve Barba | Bryan Bortnem | Nancy Bowman
Jenny Braig | Tom Coronato | Jon Crane | Bill Feterl | Becky Grismer | Kevin Haller
Bonnie Halsey-Dutton | Mick B. Harrison | Carol Hilgemann | Mary B. Hunt
Roy Kramlich | Dale Lamphere | Nicola Meeks | Sandra Newman | Tim Peterson
James Pollock | Jerry Rawlings | Sarah Rogers | Kathy Sigle | Jan Sohl | BJ Stych
Sandy Swallow | Marion Toillion | Ray Tysdal | Ildiko Wagoner | Roger Wagoner
For more information about the Artists of the Black Hills, click HERE.
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.
For more information about the artists and his work, click HERE.
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.