23rd Annual Northern Plains Watercolor Society Exhibition
08.24.18 – 10.20.18 | Inez & Milton Shaver Gallery
Northern Plains Watercolor Society was founded by 12 artists in June of 1995 to promote interest, education and appreciation for watercolor painting and the arts throughout the Black Hills and surrounding Plains States. (SD, ND, WY, MT, NE, MN). This year’s 55 member art exhibition and competition highlights original watercolors created within the last two years that have not been previously displayed in any NPWS show. Artists’ skills range from novice to professional.
Exhibit generously sponsored by BankWest, the Pailing Family, Pat Roseland,
South Dakota Arts Council and Rapid City Arts Council.
Artists of the Black Hills 13th Annual Exhibition
07.27.18 – 10.27.18 | Sen. Stan Adelstein & Lynda K. Clark Gallery
Artists of the Black Hills (ABH) is an organization of professional artists, artisans, and galleries who joined together with the common goal of presenting and promoting the Black Hills region as an art destination. Each of the members has been juried into the organization by a selection committee made up of a cross-section of ABH artists representing the entire body of the membership. The intent of this organization is to make evident the large pool of artistic talent in the Black Hills area and the impact that art has made, and continues to make on the quality of life in the Black Hills.
This is the 13th annual show that Artists of the Black Hills has exhibited to the public. The exhibition showcases the work of 40 individual members whose artwork includes numerous different mediums and styles of painting, sculpting, pastels, photography, printmaking, jewelry, collage and assemblage. For more information on the group, please visit their website at artistsoftheblackhills.com.
This exhibit is generously sponsored by Denny Gemeny, the Pailing Family, South Dakota Arts Council and Rapid City Arts Council.
Chuck Kimmerle | From the Heart: Land
06.29.18 – 09.29.18 | Ruth Brennan Gallery
Closing Reception: Friday, September 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.
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Emerging Visual Artists
Our Inner Nature | Kady Dufolth and Richard Conde
06.18.18 - 09.30.18
Bruce H. Lien Cultural Cafe & 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.
Sui Generis | The Art of Cherrie Asucion
08.21.18 - 10.05.18
Art Lab | Dahl Arts Center Basement
We are honored to introduce you to the artwork of Cherrie Asucion through her emerging artist exhibit titled, Sui Generis. Before delving into her work, we want to share a little bit about the artist herself, and her own harrowing story as a means to explain the power of this exhibit.
Cherrie was born and raised in the Philippines, under incredibly difficult circumstances. As a child, she endured almost unimaginable abuse at the hands of family and schoolmates. The result of the trauma she endured manifested itself in her becoming detached and distrustful of other human beings, opting instead to befriend inanimate objects (trees) which she could be confident would not cause her harm. The trees became her protectors, and they return to become a new chapter of her story here in her artwork. So do the paper dolls she cut out in her youth, now larger, distinct in shape and style, and glowing fluorescent under black-light. These symbols of her traumatic past have been given a second life as objects that she now uses to empower herself. Through sharing her story and art with others, she hopes it will have the same effect on them.
Working with limited resources, all of the artwork on display has been created using recycled materials from readily available resources, i.e. food containers, shopping boxes, tree branches, and more.
This special exhibit will be available for viewing by appointment through October 5 , 2018. Viewing is free to the public. To schedule an appointment to view this exhibit please contact Tyler Read at 605.394.4101 x208.
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.