New Website To Promote Arts Events

Feb 12, 2014

Arts Rapid City is seeking community feedback for a new arts and culture website that will debut in September.  It’s something that’s never been done successfully before in the Black Hills.  Arts Rapid City wants to create a website that can list and promote all upcoming arts related events.  It’s a collaboration of many groups in town.  A series of meetings for arts business owners, individual artists and arts organizations is scheduled for next week.  Jessica Miller, collaborative strategist with Arts Rapid City, discussed the change to a new website.

Toulouse-Lautrec & His World

Feb 3, 2014

The Washington Pavilion and Citi present Toulouse-Lautrec & His World through June 8th in the Visual Arts Center's Everist Gallery. Regularly hosted at the Herakleidon Museum in Athens, Greece, this extensive collection of over 150 works is traveling outside of Europe for the first time. Toulouse-Lautrec & His World features one of the most fascinating artists and personalities of the Belle Epoque (Beautiful Era) in France, which lasted from the late 19th century through World War I.

Artist and musician Paul Peterson's exhibit "In Denial of Context: Landscapes and Other Ephemera" is at the Dahl Arts Center through April 23rd. The exhibit showcases Peterson's paintings while exploring themes dealing with transitions that have taken place in rural life (particularly in South Dakota) over the past century. Most of these images are landscapes, some more abstracted than others, all painted with a passionate brushstroke. In 2012, Paul received an Artist Fellowhsip Grant from the South Dakota Arts Council.

Painting Donation Given To Museum

Oct 9, 2013

A generous donor has given three oil paintings by early 20th century Pennsylvania painter Christian Walter to the Smith-Zimmermann Museum in Madison with the hope the Museum can sell the works and use the proceeds for facility upgrades. Rehfeld’s Gallery in downtown Sioux Falls has agreed to display the paintings in order to make them viewable to potential buyers. The three paintings are rural landscape scenes. Their subject matter is unusual compared to the work Christian Walter is known for at Penn State’s Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum where one of the largest collections of his work

"Glow Pop Art" Exhibit At Washington Pavilion

Jul 10, 2013

Rapid City artist Bob H. Miller's "Glow Pop Art" exhibit is at the Washington Pavilion's visual arts center in Sioux Falls through October 6th. This exhibit features black light paintings as well as "Scotchlife" reflective pieces. Miller's fascination with things that glow began with a seventh grade science project exploring ultraviolet light and geology. Miller is a native South Dakotan who has lived and worked here his entire professional life. He began studying art as an undergraduate at South Dakota State University in Brookings.