The fall season begins at NV Studio, located at 106 W. 11th Street, with an exhibition of 10 recent encaustic paintings by renowned painter-musician Michel Samson. Samson, a native of Holland, comes from a family of artist in the culturally rich environment of the Netherlands. The exhibition opens with an artist’s reception on Saturday, November 4 at 5 pm. The exhibition will continue for two weeks and will be open during regular studio hours. Prior to the opening, at 4:30 pm individuals are invited to attend a brief Baroque piano and violin concert performed by Samson and his wife, Rebecca. The concert will be held next door to NV Studio at the Sioux Falls Design Center. The word, "encaustic," owes its origins to Ancient Greece. It translates to, "to heat," and as such, the application of heat is the basis for encaustic painting. This ancient medium was used in Pompeii and Ancient Egypt during the first century AD. This process, now uncommon, uses molten beeswax combined with dry pigments and natural resin.