Mixed media assemblages, drawings and still life paintings make up the collaborative exhibit on display at the South Dakota Art Museum featuring SDSU Visual Arts Instructor Mark Stemwedel and DeJunked Art owner Erik Ritter.
A public reception for the artists’ exhibition will take place at the museum from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 12, with the artist presentation beginning at 5:30 p.m. The exhibit will be on display until Aug. 25.
Artist RaVae Luckhart expresses the struggles and celebrations in her life with “Brush, Color, Stroke,” an exhibit of abstract paintings on display at the South Dakota Art Museum.
Nineteen oil-on-canvas paintings complete the abstract expressionist’s exhibit. A video of Luckhart painting in her studio, accompanied by rock music, adds to the validity of exhibit.
Beeswax is a material that few artists can say they use to create their artwork. However, South Dakota artist Linda Ackland-Kolb uses purified beeswax to create delicate, abstract art.
Pastel on beeswax art by Ackland-Kolb and acrylic canvas paintings by her husband, John J. Kolb, are now on exhibit at the South Dakota Art Museum.
Both artists use a multitude of colors and portray contemporary styles in their cumulative 30-piece exhibit. Linda's art involves intricate detail, while John's art features bold, abstract images.
Taŋyáŋ yahípi, or welcome! On Aug. 6-8, the South Dakota Art Museum on South Dakota State University campus will host two workshops exploring the history and culture of Lakota Indians.
Both workshops are open to anyone interested in furthering their understanding of Lakota culture, even with no prior knowledge of the subject.
Dog-eared corners, mold, masking tape, and acidic mats causing yellow discoloration are issues affecting many of the 1,800 works on paper at the South Dakota Art Museum.
Through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the art museum has received $54,496 to have those works surveyed by two conservators from the Midwest Art Conservation Center. The grant also provided funds to properly rehouse and store the artwork.
Culture, art, language and history remain sacred to the Lakota, and will be the focus of an upcoming South Dakota Art Museum workshop and seminar.
Led by Craig Howe, director of the Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies in Martin, the workshop and seminar welcome individuals interested in furthering their understanding of the Lakota culture.
Acrylic, asparagus, blackberry lily seed, corn husk, cigarette butt, found foam, horseweed, iris seed pod, paper, pencil, sedum, sycamore seed and wild columbine.
Finding garbage on nature walks is OK with Gregory Euclide—he repurposes it. The Minnesota artist uses pieces of man-made material like bubble wrap, cigarette butts and styrofoam, in his paintings and diorama-like art pieces, alongside natural materials, like pine cones, moss, corn husk and stone, creating miniature worlds for viewers.
Inspired by the death of her father, artist Cathryn Mallory began crafting a black mourning veil. She started with bird netting, and found copper rings and black threaded balls from a salvage center and created "Swell of Sorrow."
This process is similar for many of her pieces. Mallory begins each piece with a core idea, but allows that idea to evolve as she finds new materials and works them into the piece.
After seven years of synergy, faculty and more than 150 student dancers and musicians are prepared to present “An Evening with Harvey Dunn’s Feminine Images”—a performance merging the creative talents of individuals within the College of Arts and Sciences at South Dakota State University.
A joint exhibit featuring clay sculptures and dry pastel paintings will be on display Friday through May 22 at the South Dakota Art Museum. An artist reception will be held at 5 p.m. Friday at the museum.
The exhibit pairing, featuring Midwestern artists Shawn Adams and Joe Broghammer, compliments one another because of each artist’s use of life experiences as a jumping-off point for their pieces, according to Jodi Lundgren, exhibition curator at the South Dakota Art Museum.
Wyoming artist Jason Lanka explores man’s connection to the environment through performance, documentation and sculptural works emphasizing his personal relationship with the land in “Observance.”
Lanka’s exhibit features seven pieces, with three endurance performance pieces that illustrate the artist progressing through the passing of time. Audio and video elements compliment his works. "Observance" will be on display at the South Dakota Art Museum through July 10, with an artist reception from 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 18.
“The use of the horse regalia was a common practice that was utilized for a giveaway in honor or in remembrance of a relative, identification of a warrior society or used for ceremonies such as the horse dance or simply to parade in celebration. Unfortunately over time, this practice has become almost obsolete and unknown by most among the Oceti Sakowin.” - James Star Comes Out, 2016
To see additional information about this artist please see his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Star-Comes-Out-156630834516794/home.
Speakers: Jay and Paul Fishback and Delphine Red Shirt
Izel Vargas is a South Florida based artist who hails from the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. He cites his upbringing in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands as playing a vital role in his approach to making art; Vargas’ works are informed by identity, border politics, displacement, and popular culture.
The South Dakota Art Museum is hosting a lecture by Jill Ahlberg Yohe, Assistant Curator of Native Art at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia). Refreshments will be served. This is free and open to the public.
Throughout the 19th Century, Navajo Chief Blankets were imported into the Northern and Southern Plains, becoming one of the most important inter-tribal luxury goods of its time. This lecture explores the significance, trade, and use of Navajo Chief Blankets in Navajo communities and across Indian Country.