May 27 Friday
September 8 - September 26 | Tuesdays 6-9pm & Saturdays 9am - 12pm
Members $95 | Non-Members $100
Satisfy your curiosity, and experience a fun and thorough introduction to throwing on the potter’s wheel under the instruction of Roy Deibert. Learn the skills necessary to throw cylinders, cups, bowls and more in this exciting class. Your instructor guides you through the process of throwing, shaping and trimming pots on the wheel. Basic surface decoration and glazing techniques are also demonstrated. This class is designed for students with little or no experience on the potter’s wheel or are looking to brush-up old skills. All tools and clay are included in registration fee.
Participation in this class entitles you to access the Open Pottery Studio for the duration of the class while a volunteer is present. To view the Open Pottery Studio Schedule, click here. This class satisfies the prerequisite requirements for enrolling in Open Pottery Studio.
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May 28 Saturday
FREE! Relaxed, outdoor art market featuring original art, artist demos and outdoor workshops. Held at BronzeAge sculpture foundry, 1110 N Weber, east side of Falls Park. On 4th Saturdays in summer, stroll the lawn and check out a changing variety of local pottery, paintings, jewelry, wood, metal, glass and fiber arts. In May, drop-by for free ongoing workshops anytime 9:00am to 1:00pm: rock painting for all ages, how-to transition a lawn to native perennial plants or create a design for a cast-iron tile ($35/tile) for an upcoming community iron pour. At 11:00am learn iron casting basics and at 11:30 learn how bronze sculptures are made. Short walk across the river to the Falls Park Farmers Market. Ample on-site parking at BronzeAge. Website: http://www.bronzeageartcasting.com/
Drawn from the world's largest collection of Harvey Dunn paintings , "Harvey Dunn: Decades" shares a chronological selection of 4 - 5 works from all five decades of Harvey Dunn’s career. The exhibition starts with an early drawing from 1901 - 1902 created during Dunn’s time as a student at South Dakota Agricultural College (now South Dakota State University). The exhibition ends with one of the latest and most famous works by Dunn from 1950, "The Prairie is My Garden." The exhibition includes illustrations, war works, prairie paintings, landscapes, and sketches. It gives a glimpse of the evolution of Dunn’s work across time and the range and consistency of his practice.
This year’s educational art exhibit from the Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies (CAIRNS), "The Gift," is based on a traditional Lakotan narrative about when White Buffalo Woman, an emissary from the Pte Oyate (Buffalo Nation), gave a sacred pipe to the Itazipco Oyate, one of seven oyates of the Lakota division of the Oceti Sakowin Confederacy. In the Standing Rock Reservation in 1911, Lone Man shared a narrative, “The White Buffalo Calf Pipe (Ptehin’cala Canonpa),” about the gift, with Frances Densmore who published it in 1918. It is a wondrous account of that event.
The narrative is organized into seven passages, each of which is interpreted and illustrated by a Lakotan artist. These seven artists are the Narrative Artists for the exhibit. When Frances Densmore recorded the narrative, she also recorded Charging Thunder singing, “Song of the White Buffalo Maiden.” He, Charging Thunder, is the Narrative Musician, and his song can be heard in the exhibit and in the online version of the exhibit. There also is a Narrative Poet whose poem is in the exhibit and its online version. The creative works of these nine Lakotans constitute the Narrative section of the exhibit.
The second section of the exhibit explores the seven ceremonies ⎯ "gifts" ⎯ that Black Elk says were foretold by White Buffalo Woman. For each gift, a Lakotan musician or musical group composed a song, a Lakotan poet wrote a poem, and two Lakotan visual artists each created an artwork. These creative works constitute the Gifts section of the exhibit.
Thirty-nine creatives created songs, artworks, and poems for this exhibit. Of these, thirty-six are Lakotans who are citizens of five of the seven Lakota nations.
This exhibition features all seventeen Paul Goble illustrations from The Legend of the White Buffalo Woman—shown together for the first time. Published in 1998, the book relates the traditional narrative of the White Buffalo Woman, who gifted a sacred pipe to the Lakota. Also included in the exhibition are objects from Paul and Janet Goble’s personal collection, including a pipe stem and pipe bowl made by Myron Taylor (Flandreau Santee).
Copies of the book are available for reference in the exhibition gallery and for purchase in the South Dakota Art Museum Store.
The museum is open daily: weekdays 10 am - 5 pm, Saturday 10 am - 4 pm, Sunday noon - 4 pm. Closed April 17-18, May 30 and July 4 (check website for updates). Admission is free.
Sit and stay awhile; immerse yourself in art in this South Dakota Art Museum exhibition, "Linger: Slow Looking with the Collection." Observe contemporary art from a new perspective—learn to linger, practice slow looking, and discover more about the art and about yourself.
How long can you look at one artwork? For us to really know and appreciate art, we need to spend time with it. Yet, most of us only spend on average 8 seconds looking at works on display. The selections in Linger are presented for you to enjoy through Slow Looking. This process is not about others telling you about the art; rather, Slow Looking is about exploring and discovering on your own. So, stay a while and immerse yourself in art.
To get started, you may want to choose an art piece with figures and action, such as Treasure Coach from Deadwood by Charles Hargens. Once you feel comfortable slow looking, you might try something more abstract, such as pieces on display by Signe Stuart, Dennis Guastella, or James Eisentrager.
Try to challenge yourself to spend five to ten minutes with each piece. You might even set a quiet timer on your phone. Allow yourself to discover the details, examine the line, imagine the feel of the surface, look for brushstrokes, and ask yourself questions about the art. What do you think is going on? What would you like to ask the artist? What interests you about the work? What do you feel when you examine the work?
Remember, it's not rude to stare at a work of art. You are encouraged to try this method on any artwork on display in the Museum. Please use the comment books to share what you discover when you linger.
Artists whose works are on display:
Carol Brown Goldberg ￭ Dean Cornwell ￭ James Eisentrager ￭ Dennis Guastella ￭ Charles Hargens ￭ Signe Stuart
Step near, look carefully, and revel in the minute details and masterful craftsmanship in this selection of smaller artworks from the South Dakota Art Museum's permanent collections. Magnifying glasses provided, close looking encouraged.
Works by Charles Clough, Marcel Duchamp, Charles Greener and others are featured.
“Learning about gamelan music is learning about life,” according to gamelan master Midiyanto. Celebrate the music and instruments of the Kyai Rengga Manis Everist Gamelan and discover how gamelan is a reflection of Indonesian lessons, values and culture.
Come relax in the coolest Speakeasy in Downtown Spearfish, The Vault! It is hidden in the back of Nowhere Men's Clothier and every Saturday night, Paul Peterson brings his guitar & amp and jams for everyone. He plays original content as well as cool jazzy covers. Our Lounge, reminiscent of a British Cigar Club, offers a Somm curated Wine & Beer List plus homemade Appetizers by the team at Antunez Cuisine in Downtown Spearfish. If you cant make it that night, don't worry, The Vault is open Tue-Thurs 11am-8pm and Fri-Sat 11am-9pm. You do not have to be 21 to enjoy The Vault, we also offer non-alcoholic beverages and welcome respectful youth.