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WHAT: Project Ms.
EXHIBIT DATES:  05.27.22 – 08.20.22
ARTIST’S RECEPTION: Friday, May 27th | 5-7pm
WHERE: Lobby Gallery, Dahl Arts Center
WHY: Bringing ART + PEOPLE together

The Rapid City Arts Council is pleased to announce a timely new show titled Project Ms. This exhibition of eleven artworks is based on a large collection of more than 140 MS. Magazine covers from the 1970s and 1980s. We are exhibiting the winners of a juried competition that was held in 2020 at the University of South Dakota. These eleven selected artworks are created by artists and faculty associated with USD and they will be on display from May 27th through August 20, 2022.

These pieces include a wide variation of processes, such as mixed media, digital photography, embroidery, sculpture, collage, poetry and monotype.

This show is organized and brought to us by University of South Dakota psychology professor Cindy Struckman-Johnson, Ph. D. She is also sponsoring the exhibition and was one of the original jurors as well as the donator of the original MS. magazines that were used for inspiration for this show.

As one combs through the titles and content of these works, it’s shocking to see how current and relevant the topics are now, some 40 to 50 years later. The subjects include women in politics, domestic violence, working women, the politics of abortion, social stratification, etc.

This exhibit is sponsored by Cindy Struckman-Johnson, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology – University of South Dakota, the Rapid City Arts Council and the South Dakota Arts Council.

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