Blake Little: Photographs from the Gay Rodeo
10.20.17 – 11.25.17
Ruth Brennan Gallery
Artist Reception: Friday, October 27 | 5 - 7pm
Blake Little: Photographs from the Gay Rodeo documents the gay rodeo circuit and the lives of many of its participants in those years. The collected body of work consists of 41 black-and-white photographs taken between 1988 and 1992. Not only does this show serve as a stunning example of black-and-white portraiture and rodeo photography, it also explores the diverse and complex natures of individual and community identity in
The Goods | Various Artists
10.27.17 - 11.10.17
Inez & Milton Shaver Gallery and Lobby Gallery
The best art party of the year! A festive and fanciful affair in support of the Rapid City Arts Council’s art programs, featuring an anonymous art exhibit (on display October 27 - November 10) and lottery drawing and artist reveal, art raffle, food and wine pairings, and entertainment. A night not to be missed!
Unwrapped | Various Artists
11.17.17 – 12.16.17
Artists' Reception: Friday, November 17 | 5 - 7pm
This exhibit features small original works by local artists, just in time for the holiday season. This is a juried show and is open to all 2D and 3D artists to submit. In keeping with the idea that our visitors like to give and receive hand-made gifts of art during the holidays, we have set a size limit of 100 square inches (2D) and 125 cubic inches (3D) maximum for each entry. The work is prominently displayed on our Lobby Gallery during the holiday season which includes our annual Holiday Art Market.
The Curious Art of Jerry Root | Jerry Root
11.17.17 - 01.20.18
Inez & Milton Shaver Gallery
Opening Reception: Friday, November 17 | 5 - 7pm
It’s quite ironic how a land-locked South Dakota boy became so interested in ships and life-at-sea, but for Jerry Root this all seemed to begin in 1982, after picking up an issue of National Geographic magazine that explored the ship of Sinbad the sailor.
This survey exhibit brings to life the vivid imagination of Jerry Root. In addition to his hand-built and carved ships in bottles, this show includes everything from animal wood carvings to paintings to hand-built firearms and his personally designed signs.
Ate Chinhintku Kici Wakpazopi | Gerald & Jim Yellowhawk
Ruth Brennan Gallery
12.01.17 - 03.03.18
Artists' Reception: Friday, December 1 | 5 - 7pm
Father and son, Gerald and Jim Yellowhawk, are both South Dakota artists and both enrolled members of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. They share their love of their Lakota culture as subject matter in all their art forms. This exhibit will be the first father and son showing that we have had in our galleries.
Denatured | Suzanne Wyss
12.15.17 - 03.17.18
Sen. Stan Adelstein & Lynda K. Clark Gallery
Artist Reception: Friday, December 15 | 5 - 7pm
The exhibition Denatured will be made up of three large installations, several large-scale sculptures and various smaller wearable pieces. Suzanne’s materials are always chosen for their malleability and tactility. She works with materials like industrial felt, copper wire, cardboard tubes, wool, nylon threads, anything that will allow her to construct forms that retain an organic nature.
The Path of Destruction | E.K. Wimmer
12.22.17 – 3.31.18
The Path of Destruction is a collection of collages that were created within the span of a single year. They share similar sociological subject matter like dissolving friendships, abandonment and depression as revealed through a Neo-Surrealist/Dadaist style. Executed through minimalist compositions, this exhibit surveys the adverse effects of isolation, introversion and paranoia.
Emerging Visual Artists | Various
Bruce H. Lien Cultural Cafe & Gallery
Celebrating local and regional visual artists on the rise, and providing a nurturing place for them to be seen and to grow! Exhibitions change regularly, spotlighting a variety of artists, styles and mediums and introducing audiences to new names and fresh perspectives.