Occasional Void | Luke Gorder
03.31.17 - 06.24.17
Sen. Stan Adelstein & Lynda K. Clark Gallery
Luke Gorder’s current work draws on collected imagery from a variety of sources that he then collages into references for large-scale narrative oil paintings. This work represents a tension between the artist’s observation of the natural world and his desire to inject it with a sense of “recklessness and mystery.” The interaction between human and animal, perceived and arbitrary color and landscape versus abstraction represents the struggle to reconnect with primordial nature.
“Painting itself is a paradox, because it welcomes the viewer to take part in an ‘unreality’, so it is my hope to create some sort of equilibrium so that the viewer will want to inject the painting with their own reality. In short, I want to avoid being too literal with a narrative so that the viewer gets to be involved in the process. I use animals in my paintings because they are loaded with connotations.”
Luke Gorder earned his BFA from the University of Wyoming in 2008 and an education degree from Black Hills State University in 2012. He currently teaches drawing and painting at Central High School in Rapid City, SD.
Exhibit generously sponsored by Patrick Roseland, Christian and Gabrielle Seeley, South Dakota Arts Council and Rapid City Arts Council.
A Comic Spirit | Various Artists
03.17.17 - 06.10.17
Ruth Brennan Gallery
Ashley Pourier, Curator at The Heritage Center, has worked with the Rapid City Arts Council in selecting a group of artwork that deals with humor and comedy and the relationship of humor to healing and growth in Native American cultures. The exhibit is made up of 55 pieces including 2D and 3D artwork from 36 different artists and dating from the 1970s to 2016. The mediums used include oil paintings, watercolor, digital art, silkscreen, clay, wood, stone, mixed media, ink and colored pencil. This exhibit features work from numerous Native American tribes.
The Heritage Center (THC) began in 1969 as an art show demonstrating the talent and skills of Native American artists. As a result of purchasing award-winning artwork each year from that show, THC has grown it’s collection to include close to 10,000 pieces.
Special thanks to The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School and guest curator, Ashley Pourier.
Exhibit generously sponsored by Jeff and Linda Lea Viken, Security First Bank, South Dakota Arts Council and Rapid City Arts Council
Dahl Mountain Photo Competition & Exhibition | Various Artists
03.10.17 - 04.29.17
Inez & Milton Shaver Gallery & Lobby Gallery
The 13th Annual Dahl Mountain Photo Competition + Exhibit, where the outdoors come in to celebrate mountain culture. This annual juried photography competition is part of the Dahl Mountain Culture Festival.
Chris Huber, photo editor at the Rapid City Journal, Steve Babbitt regional artist/photography professor and Ray Tysdal, professional photographer, have selected this year’s participants through a blind jury process. There are three exhibit categories – youth (18 and under), adult amateur/hobbyist and adult experienced/professional. Judges will award prizes for First, Second and Third place in all three categories plus a Best of Show award. Additional awards to be selected include Curator’s Choice and People’s Choice awards.
Visitors to the exhibit will select the PEG SAGEN MEMORIAL People’s Choice Award. This is a special award named in honor of Peg Sagen, former editor of the Rapid City Journal who was at that post for more than 20 years. The public is encouraged to vote for their favorite photo while the exhibition is on display, March 10 through April 29. The People’s Choice Award winner will be announced after the exhibition closes.
For images and a list of 2016 winners, click HERE.
This exhibit is generously sponsored by the Rapid City Journal, Black Hills Photo Program, Rapid City Arts Council and South Dakota Arts Council.
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Inside Out, The Story of Children in Foster Care
04.01.17 - 04.28.17
Bruce H. Lien Cultural Café & Gallery
As part of Month of the Young Child and Child Abuse Awareness Month the Rapid City Arts Council is collaborating with Foster One, South Dakota to present Inside Out, a children’s art exhibition created by local foster children and their foster families.
The Month of the Young Child and Child Abuse Awareness Month is a time to focus attention on the needs of children and their foster families and to recognize the programs and services that meet those needs. It is also a time to thank the adults involved in their education and care. Foster Parents, teachers, caregivers, and other adults play important roles in the lives of children, and the Month of the Young Child and Child Abuse Awareness Month celebrates their contributions.
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.