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Eileen Binkley | Cultivating Joy with Watercolor | Guild Program

Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023

Event Details

Join us for the January Guild program featuring a presentation by Brookings artist Eileen Binkley. The program will focus on Binkley’s watercolor paintings, which are inspired from her childhood growing up on a farm, surrounded by her grandmother’s incredible flower gardens. Peonies, poppies, marigolds and hollyhocks “bloom” in her watercolors. Her botanical paintings convey the fantasy world she created in her imagination as a child. Binkley describes her purpose in art “to conjure joy.”

Coffee and social time begin at 9:30 am, with the program beginning at 10:00am. The public is invited to attend.

Binkley, a graduate of South Dakota State University in Fine Arts and Painting and Art Education, taught for a number of years in the Brookings School System. A year ago, she transitioned from full-time teacher to full-time artist and stay at home mother. She teaches various community art classes, commissions paintings and makes her art available through on-line sales and regional art festivals.

Guild membership is encouraged but not required to attend monthly programs. Dues of $20 per year support Guild programs and contribute to the museum’s Art Acquisitions Fund. For a complete list of guild programs visit

Event Audience

Public includes SDSU Faculty/Staff/Students