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Taking Root

Northern State University Johnson Fine Arts Center Gallery 1200 S. Jay St., Aberdeen

Exhibition of artwork by Becky Grismer, on display November 9 - February 19 in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Gallery on Northern's campus. Grismer is an alumna of the Northern State University Art Department. Taking Root addresses various themes involving the human condition. Grismer's artist statement explains some of the common themes as: "putting down [...]

Free

35th Annual Stilwell Student Awards Exhibition

John A. Day Gallery 414 E. Clark Street, Vermillion

The University of South Dakota College of Fine Arts hosts the opening reception for the 35th Annual Stilwell Student Awards Exhibition Friday, Jan 22, from 5p.m.-7p.m. in the John A. Day Gallery of the Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts. Awards Ceremony begins at 6 p.m. The annual juried student art show recognizes artistic [...]

Winds of Change

GAR Hall Art Gallery 508 Douglas, Yankton

John “Johnny” Swatek is a scholarly artist who truly loves the process of creation. Each thought evolves with a purity that reaches for great depth. It is a pleasure to watch this evolution of an artist in continuous search of visual honesty. Primarily self-taught, Swatek is the consummate student, breathing and talking art. Swatek breathes [...]

Free

Intro to Wire Wrapping: Session A

Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center - ARCC 0

Learn the basics of wire wrapping tools and design. Participants will learn to wrap: a name or word, an uncut stone, and a cabochon in multiple designs. Ages 16 and up. Activity #116583 Session A: Wednesdays, January 27 - February 3 Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Instructor: Aaron Johnson Fee: $26.00 plus supplies Preregister by: [...]

$26.00

Virtual Book Read – Book Selection: Little Chapel on the River

Online event SD

Join us for a Virtual Book Read! Why? Read good books, discuss important topics, connect wth others across South Dakota, and enjoy learning through reading and discussions. First Book Selection: “Little Chapel on the River: A Pub, a Town and the Search for What Matters Most” by Gwendolyn Bounds Beautifully written, deeply personal, and brilliantly [...]

Free

35th Annual Stilwell Student Awards Exhibition

John A. Day Gallery 414 E. Clark Street, Vermillion

The University of South Dakota College of Fine Arts hosts the opening reception for the 35th Annual Stilwell Student Awards Exhibition Friday, Jan 22, from 5p.m.-7p.m. in the John A. Day Gallery of the Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts. Awards Ceremony begins at 6 p.m. The annual juried student art show recognizes artistic [...]

Basement Painters

Brookings Arts Council 0 SD

This active group meets every Thursday in the classroom of the Brookings Arts Council from 12:30-4pm. Just bring your art project (doesn't have to be a painting) and work with a group of creatives enjoying the collegial environment! We invite you to join this active group--come early, stay late, but come and create! There is [...]

Free

Winds of Change

GAR Hall Art Gallery 508 Douglas, Yankton

John “Johnny” Swatek is a scholarly artist who truly loves the process of creation. Each thought evolves with a purity that reaches for great depth. It is a pleasure to watch this evolution of an artist in continuous search of visual honesty. Primarily self-taught, Swatek is the consummate student, breathing and talking art. Swatek breathes [...]

Free

Afternoon Studio Discovery

Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center - ARCC 0

Beginning to advance participants will discover and explore pottery techniques involving hand building and wheel throwing. The class will be facilitated by an instructor but cross sharing will be encouraged. This is a great opportunity to build upon, and create projects based on your idea files. Ages 16 and up. Activity #111120 Dates: Tuesdays & [...]

$30.00 – $117.00

Draw with Jessie

Virtual event SD

Nice relaxing art time together. Bring a pencil or some paints and create together, or bring some popcorn and watch.

Free

Introduction to Glasswork

Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center - ARCC 0

Join Caleb on Thursday evenings as he teaches required skills to safely manipulate clear and colored glass with a torch. You will learn how to safely make pendants and marbles. Ages 18 and up. Activity #116680 Session A: Thursdays, Jan 21 - 28 Time: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Instructor: Caleb Crosby Fee: $56.00 plus $25.00 [...]

$25.00 – $56.00

FALL/WINTER EXTENDED WEAVING

Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center - ARCC 0

For weaving students who were enrolled in 2020 Fall/Winter classes and need extra time to complete their projects, or for any student who wants a head start for the Winter/Spring weaving classes. Ages 18 and up. Activity #112225 Session B: Thursdays, January 14 – February 4 Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Instructor: Lyla Aguis Fee: [...]

$65.00

35th Annual Stilwell Student Awards Exhibition

John A. Day Gallery 414 E. Clark Street, Vermillion

The University of South Dakota College of Fine Arts hosts the opening reception for the 35th Annual Stilwell Student Awards Exhibition Friday, Jan 22, from 5p.m.-7p.m. in the John A. Day Gallery of the Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts. Awards Ceremony begins at 6 p.m. The annual juried student art show recognizes artistic [...]

Winds of Change

GAR Hall Art Gallery 508 Douglas, Yankton

John “Johnny” Swatek is a scholarly artist who truly loves the process of creation. Each thought evolves with a purity that reaches for great depth. It is a pleasure to watch this evolution of an artist in continuous search of visual honesty. Primarily self-taught, Swatek is the consummate student, breathing and talking art. Swatek breathes [...]

Free

The Story and Song Series

Various venues for this event. SD

The Cave Collective and Verb Storytelling Collective are proud to present a series of 26 intimate and acoustic pop-up performances featuring Black Hills artists performing at Rapid City businesses, sharing original songs and personal stories of living, creating, and performing in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Story and Song is a collaborative community effort [...]

Free

35th Annual Stilwell Student Awards Exhibition

John A. Day Gallery 414 E. Clark Street, Vermillion

The University of South Dakota College of Fine Arts hosts the opening reception for the 35th Annual Stilwell Student Awards Exhibition Friday, Jan 22, from 5p.m.-7p.m. in the John A. Day Gallery of the Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts. Awards Ceremony begins at 6 p.m. The annual juried student art show recognizes artistic [...]

Winds of Change

GAR Hall Art Gallery 508 Douglas, Yankton

John “Johnny” Swatek is a scholarly artist who truly loves the process of creation. Each thought evolves with a purity that reaches for great depth. It is a pleasure to watch this evolution of an artist in continuous search of visual honesty. Primarily self-taught, Swatek is the consummate student, breathing and talking art. Swatek breathes [...]

Free

Teen Wheel Thrown Pottery

Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center - ARCC 0

Absolute beginners will gain knowledge and skills to throw pots on a potter’s wheel, while those with experience can learn ways to improve skills. Ages 13 and up. Activity #111202 Dates: Mondays, February 1 - 22 Time: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Instructor: Caleb Crosby Fee: $30.00 plus $10.00 clay fee Preregister by: January 27

$10.00 – $30.00

Poetry: Session A

Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center - ARCC 0

Poetry is an exciting type of literature which arranges aesthetic and rhythmic qualities of language, allowing for expression of experiences, ideas and emotions in an imaginative way. In this class you will learn about different types of poetry; such as lyric, narrative, and satirical. You will collectively explore and implement; figures of speech, line breaks, [...]

$26.00

35th Annual Stilwell Student Awards Exhibition

John A. Day Gallery 414 E. Clark Street, Vermillion

The University of South Dakota College of Fine Arts hosts the opening reception for the 35th Annual Stilwell Student Awards Exhibition Friday, Jan 22, from 5p.m.-7p.m. in the John A. Day Gallery of the Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts. Awards Ceremony begins at 6 p.m. The annual juried student art show recognizes artistic [...]