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Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: 05/14/2019

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Denise Du Broy
Rapid City Arts Council | Dahl Arts Center
605.394.4101 x206


WHAT: Dividing Lines | Mark Zimmerman

EXHIBIT DATES: Friday, June 7, 2019 – August 17, 2019

ARTIST’S RECEPTION: Friday, June 7th| 5 – 7pm


The Rapid City Arts Council is pleased to present the paintings and ink transfer drawings of Mark Zimmerman in his upcoming exhibition:  Dividing Lines. This show will open with a public reception on Friday, June 7th from 5 – 7 pm in the Shaver Gallery and will remain on view through Saturday, August 17, 2019.

Dividing Lines is comprised of Mark’s regional abstracted landscape paintings and his smaller ink transfer drawings finished with watercolor. Both bodies of work offer an interesting contrast of two interpretations of living in the northern high plains. The larger acrylic paintings are lushly painted using intense color and lots of texture to create a rich, vibrant surface. The ink transfer drawings are quickly rendered line sketches recording a landscape that the artist has known intimately his entire life.

Mark Zimmerman lives with his wife, who is also an artist, in Jim Creek Valley in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Both studios and their Green Ink Gallery are located in their large barn. Mark grew up in Fargo, North Dakota and graduated with a BFA in printmaking from Moorhead State University in Minnesota. He then went on to study at Illinois State University, earning an MS in printmaking and an MFA in painting. Mark has been working with the South Dakota Arts Council as an Artist-In-Residence since 1998.

This exhibition is sponsored by South Dakota Arts Council, and Rapid City Arts Council.

The Dahl Arts Center galleries are open Monday-Friday, 10am – 6pm and Saturday, 10am – 5pm. Admission is free; however, for those with the ability to pay, donations are encouraged and appreciated. For more information about upcoming exhibits, visit thedahl.org.

Images available HERE or by request.

The Rapid City Arts Council receives support from generous members and donors, the City of Rapid City, John T. Vucurevich Foundation, BH Area Community Foundation, SD Community Foundation, 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. Special Thanks to Bierschbach Equipment and Supply. The Dahl Arts Center is a municipal facility managed by the Rapid City Arts Council and owned by the City of Rapid City.