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.
THE HORSE NATION OF THE OCHETHI SAKOWIN | Various Artists
Sen. Stan Adelstein & Lynda K. Clark Gallery
12.16.16 - 03.24.17
This is a multi-media group traveling exhibition inspired by the voices and perspectives of the Šúŋka Wakȟáŋ Oyáte (Horse Nation), gathered through community informed processes. This show represents a partnership between The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School, artist Keith BraveHeart and the Dakota, Lakota and Nakota people. Pieces from The Heritage Center and other collections will be featured alongside original artworks made specifically for this exhibition.
The exhibit expands on the 2014 film We Are A Horse Nation made by Keith BraveHeart about the Horse Nation of the Očhéthi Šakówiŋ. The intention of this exhibit is to create an exhibition space that presents itself as an environment that pays respect to the Horse Nation of the Očhéthi Šakówiŋ. As such, it is also the intention that this exhibit be driven by a grassroots, community-influenced process as opposed to an institution-led show.
Exhibit courtesy of The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School, co-curated by Keith BraveHeart, Mary Maxon and Ashley Pourier, with support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Black Hills Community Foundation, South Dakota Humanities Council, Joyce Dobbert, Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies, and Racing Magpie L.L.C.
Exhibit sponsored by Denny Gemeny, Black Hills Federal Credit Union, South Dakota Arts Council and Rapid City Arts Council.
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Emerging Visual Artists
Middle School Art Show | Local Middle School Students
03.02.17 - 03.29.17
Bruce H. Lien Cultural Cafe
This annual community exhibition is an eclectic, colorful array of both two and three-dimensional media including drawing, painting, printmaking, clay and sculpture by talented and creative local middle school students and celebrates Youth Arts Month, encouraging artists to explore, inspire and engage.
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.