'Chuck Kimmerle | From the Heart: Land
06.29.18 – 09.29.18 | Ruth Brennan Gallery
Closing Reception: Friday, Septmber 28 | 5 - 7pm
From the Heart: Land is a landscape photography exhibition from award-winning US photographer, Chuck Kimmerle.
Kimmerle is most well-known for his black and white, stark and balanced images of subjects ranging from the western grasslands to the northern plains and the deserts of the southwest. He states that “the plains and prairies of the central United States are special places for those of us who can stay still long enough to appreciate their reticence and quietness. Devoid of visual grandiosity or other obvious, garish points of interest, we must look deeper for meaning. Deep enough, in fact, that we end up looking into and perhaps finding a better understanding of ourselves.”
This Wyoming-based photographer spent the first 16 plus years of his career as a newspaper photojournalist and the following decade as a staff photographer at the University of North Dakota. The highlight of those years was being nominated in 1998 for the Pulitzer Prize in Spot News Photography. Kimmerle has had his work exhibited in numerous exhibitions and publications since then. It was in the year 2000 that he decided to become a full-time professional landscape photographer.
Exhibit generously sponsored by Hotel Alex Johnson, Old Men's Breakfast Group,
South Dakota Arts Council and Rapid City Arts Council.
Life Dimensions | Yoko Tenyoh Sugawara
Life Lines | Darrel Nelson
06.08.18 – 08.18.18 | Inez & Milton Shaver Gallery and Lobby Gallery
Yoko Tenyoh Sugawara makes representational figurative sculptures, while Darrel Nelson works with non-objective fields of color. Though on the surface the work of these two artists seems quite different, their emphasis on the formal elements is what ties these two bodies of work together.
Sugawara’s inspiration for her art stems from her experiences as a nurse which allowed her to work with people of diverse backgrounds. Born in Japan, she studied brush and ink technique. Once in the U.S., she turned her attention to working with oils. Since 2012, she has been pursuing a full-time career as a ceramic sculptor. Sugawara teaches clay hand-building classes at the Dahl Arts Center and has been an apprentice to numerous sculptors.
Nelson’s work as an artist has been largely shaped by his childhood. Because he has lived many places, both in the U.S. and overseas, his work often reflects global, international and archetypal themes. Nelson works in a wide range of media including charcoal drawings, oil paintings, woodcut printmaking, acrylic, painting, watercolor, to name a few.
Exhibit generously sponsored by South Dakota Arts Council and Rapid City Arts Council.
Permanent Collection’s 40th Anniversary Exhibition | Various Artists
04.27.18 – 7.21.18 | Sen. Stan Adelstein & Lynda K. Clark Gallery
We are pleased to present the 40th Anniversary Permanent Collection Exhibition. In celebration of four decades of acquiring and preserving regional artwork, the RCAC is offering visitors the opportunity to see almost half of the permanent collection displayed publicly for the first time.
Over 90 pieces will be on display for this major exhibition and more than 60 of these artworks have been acquired during the past 6 years. Some of these recently acquired artworks have never been shown previously in our galleries.
Intended as a legacy for future generations, the RCAC strives to grow and maintain a permanent collection with a primary focus on work by artists who have lived and worked in the region. With a mission to preserve the work of local artists, a variety of art has been collected. The RCAC’s collection is a result of planned collecting goals and the actual resources available. Also significant to the collection are the private contributions from individuals, grants and businesses that aided in the acquisition of artwork.
This exhibit is generously sponsored by A&B Business Solutions, the South Dakota Arts Council and the Rapid City Arts Council.
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Emerging Visual Artists
Our Inner Nature | Kady Dufolth and Richard Conde
06.18.18 - 07.30.18
Bruce H. Lien Cultural Café & Gallery
Kady Dufolth’s work consists of collaged illustrations exploring the ideas of mental illness, feminism, self-awareness, and more. By using a variety of colors and shapes, both realistic and nonrepresentational, she aims to connect with viewers in a more sincere emotional state.
Richard Conde began drawing and painting surreal impressions of his own life two years ago. He imagines a world that is more in tune with nature, and at the same time, continues the progress of beneficial human advancement. Richard states “It’s hard to understand who we are in this world that is overwhelmingly toxic for us”. Some of the pieces displayed are from a series called “Find Your Roots” which explores this topic, as the artist tries to dig into his own core as well as the core of the earth itself.
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. For more information or to apply,
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.