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Artists Bike Across South Dakota

Karri Dieken and Michael Baum, both Black Hills State University graduates and adjunct art instructors, are taking their love of art and biking to a whole new level.  On Monday, the two embark on a five-day, 442-mile bike ride from Spearfish to Brookings while creating a series of seismic drawings, a photograph journal and a video documentary.  Their work will be part of a collaborative exhibit of 10 artist couples from South Dakota and elsewhere. After their cross-state ride, Dieken and Baum will compete their artwork for display in the Heart to Heart exhibition at the South Dakota State University Art Museum in January.  The artists will provide daily updates on their journey on their blogs here and here.