LYNDA CLARK AND SEN STAN ADELSTEIN GALLERY
The Rapid City Arts Council (RCAC) is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition of the most recent paintings by RaVae Luckhart. "Life, sacred and respected, is celebrated and reborn in the painted images of VISCERAL". These paintings are not about the visual images that we recognize as being portrayed. The forms being created are explored as metaphors for universal mysteries that remain ambiguous and open to each viewer's interpretation. As the title implies, this body of work arises more from those deep intuitive and emotional impulses rather than intellectual ones. As the artist concludes in her statement "This work is not about a deer on a hook.”
RaVae Luckhart is a native South Dakotan artist who lives on the San Juan Islands and returns to her Rapid City home and studio every fall for extended periods of time. She is also a retired professor of art and art history from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City where she created the Art Program in 1981. RaVae earned her BFA in painting at the University of illinois and received her MFA in Studio Art at the University of Arizona.
Her awards include a Fulbright Teaching Award, a Rushmore Honors Award from the Rapid City Chamber as well as a Rapid City Arts Council Award for Distinction in Creative Achievement.
SEEN AND SAID
MARTIN JOHN GARHART
RUTH BRENNAN GALLERY
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Garhart creates paintings that are about the way we experience life. This occurs through the physical world and our mental world of thoughts and feelings. He paints the physical world realistically, as it is seen and then he paints the mental world using textures, colors, marks and random bits of images. In his paintings, these exist as two separate images that are brought together by the frame. Each painting also has a verbal component that is considered an entry into the work.
This Spearfish native and lifelong teaching artist divides his time between his primary home in Powell, Wyoming, and his cabin / studio in the Black Hills of South Dakota. For thirty-one years, Martin taught studio art at Ohio's Kenyon College and now holds an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from there. After graduating from Spearfish High School in 1964, he then went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree from South Dakota State University, an M.A. from West Virginia University and an M.F.A. from Southern Illinois University.
NORTHERN PLAINS WATERCOLOR SOCIETY
Northern Plains Watercolor Society
The Rapid City Arts Council will host the Members’ 26th Annual Celebration of Light Exhibition for the Northern Plains Watercolor Society (NPWS) from August 20 to October 23 in the Inez & Milton Shaver Gallery and Lobby Gallery at the Dahl Arts Center. A reception will be held on Friday, August 20 from 5 - 7pm.
Approximately 50 new watercolor pieces will showcase a cross-section of works created by over 30 NPWS members.
Artist David R. Smith will judge the works this year. On Friday, August 20th he will offer a critique of the pieces from 3:30 to 5:00, followed by the announcement of artist awards and a reception.
David R. Smith is a Signature Member of the American Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society, among others. David has studied with numerous instructors in the United States and in China. He has displayed his work in galleries and museums across America and has received awards at both the state and national level.