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Rapid City Arts Council
WHAT: As Above So Below: A Group Exhibition of Emerging Artists of the Black Hills
WHEN: November 6, 2020 – January 8, 2021
Artist’s Reception: Thursday, January 7th |5-7 PM
WHERE: Bruce H. Lien Cultural Café & EVA Gallery | Dahl Arts Center
As Above So Below: A Group Exhibition of Emerging Artists of the Black Hills
The Rapid City Arts Council (RCAC) is pleased to present As Above So Below: A Juried Group Exhibition of Emerging Artists of the Black Hills, on display November 6th through January 8th in the Bruce H. Lien Cultural Café & EVA Gallery at the Dahl Arts Center. The public is encouraged to attend while adhering to health and safety guidelines.
The abbreviated archaic phrase “as above, so below” comes from a 2000 year old Hermetic text commonly known as the Emerald Tablet. Hermetic texts highly influenced occult, philosophical, and religious views of their time period. The full phrase reads, “That which is below is as that which is above, and that which is above is as that which is below.” Expressed in this phrase are the concepts microcosm and macrocosm. Smaller systems–particularly the human body–are miniature versions of the larger universe.
The fifteen participating artists broadly interpreted the duality, mirroring, irony, and creativity that can be found in the statement “as above, so below” through a wide variety of media: photography, painting, printmaking, mixed media, encaustic, and drawing. Exhibition and reception will take place in the EVA Gallery in the Bruce H. Lien Cultural Cafe. The closing reception will take place on January 8th from 5:00-7:00 PM.
The Rapid City Arts Council receives support from generous members and donors, the City of Rapid City, Thurston Family Fund, John T. Vucurevich Foundation, Bruce H. Lien Emerging Artist Fund, and the South Dakota Arts Council with funds from the State of South Dakota, through the Department of Tourism and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Dahl Arts Center is a municipal facility managed by the Rapid City Arts Council and owned by the City of Rapid City. Special thanks to Bierschbach Equipment and Supply, Dakota Business Center and Carter Taylor.