President & CEO of Arts Midwest, Torrie Allen

Oct 26, 2020

In The Moment … October 26, 2020 Show 928 Hour 1

Arts & Lifestyle: Jun 20 - 26

Jun 26, 2020

What do suffrage, presidential visits, a racing track, and microagressions all have in common? They are all topics on conversation in this week's In the Moment Arts & Lifestyle Podcast!

Arts & Lifestyle: May 23 - 29

May 29, 2020

In this In the Moment arts podcast, we hear about suffrage in South Dakota, art during the pandemic, and what it means to be marginalized.

Keith Braveheart: Art In The Age Of COVID

May 29, 2020

In The Moment … May 29, 2020 Show 827 Hour 1

The "Allied Arts Fund" Role During The Pandemic

Apr 28, 2020

In The Moment ... April 28, 2020 Show 805 Hour 2

Poetry from Studio 47: Joe Wilkins

Apr 17, 2020

In The Moment ... April 17, 2020 Show 798 Hour 1

Today is Friday and time for Poetry from Studio 47 with Patrick Hicks. Here's today's episode.


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The Arts & Isolation

Apr 3, 2020

In The Moment ... April 3, 2020 Show 788 Hour 1

Sanford Arts has been helping people through the tension and stress of medical crises for years. How can those principles be applied in your own home during the isolation of a pandemic? Jessie Park is the program coordinator of the Sanford Arts program and joins us today with more.


COVID-19’s Impact On The Creative Sector

Mar 19, 2020

In The Moment ... March 19, 2020 Show 777 Hour 1

What's the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on South Dakota's creative sector?  Jim Speirs, executive director for Arts South Dakota joins us for a look at how the need to limit public gathering has been hard-hitting for artists and arts organizations. 

Artists And COVID-19: Lorri Ann Two Bulls

Mar 18, 2020

Many visual artists depend on markets and events to sell their work. Social distancing practices are already affecting sales for some in the area. 

Lorri Ann Two Bulls paints colorful images of women, animals and geometric shapes with touches of gold metallics and gemstones. She uses canvas or creates wearables from organic materials. Two Bulls sets up booths year round at events and art markets, but now her income is at risk because of the efforts to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, which causes COVID 19.   

What It Means To Be An American

Feb 12, 2020

In The Moment ... February 12, 2020 Show 752 Hour 1

American artist Amir H. Fallah joins South Dakota art-lovers in Brookings today via video conference to talk about his exhibition "What it Means to be an American." Lori caught up with Amir yesterday on the phone from his home in California for a conversation about his work and how politics has changed what it means for him to be an artist.  

Dawnee LeBeau

First People’s Fund is welcoming 25 artists to their list of fellows for 2020. Indiginous artists from around the country were selected for their focus in business and culture bearing.

The artists are working under two fellowships-Artist in Business Leadership and Cultural Capital. They work in different mediums including fashion design, music and painting. Dawnee LeBeau is a natural light photographer from the Cheyenne River Tribe. She focuses on portrait and landscape photography.

Arts & Lifestyle: Nov 30 - Dec 6

Dec 6, 2019

This week’s South Dakota arts and lifestyle features a conversation about the 100th anniversary of South Dakota’s ratification of the 19th Amendment, tunes by Midwest singer-songwriter Chad Elliott, and more.


In The Moment ... September 12, 2019 Show 657 Hour 1

S.D. Nelson and Gregory Bryan are at the South Dakota Art Museum in Brookings tonight (Thursday) for a closing reception of exhibits that have highlighted Nelson's work and work of artist and illustrator Paul Goble.

Nelson's exhibit is the first time the Lakota artist's works have been on display at the South Dakota Art Museum.

Bryan is the renowned biographer of Paul Goble. Bryan is co-curator of the current Goble exhibit.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... September 3, 2019 Show 650 Hour 2

For the staff of 605 Magazine, surrounding themselves with design helps keep the creative juices flowing. Their September shows a wide array of design - from art that helps businessed and fundraisers to Black Veil Burlesque.

605 Magazine publisher Alana Snyder and director of sales and marketing, John Snyder, stop by the Kirby Family Studio in Sioux Falls to dig into the pages of the "Design Issue." 




Augustana University is partnering with Flandreau Indian School and the Washington Pavilion for a project that brings Native American perspectives into historical archives. Augustana is one of 25 independent colleges in the country to win a grant for the Humanities Research for the Public Good initiative. 

Photographs and other documents in archival collections may include Native Americans, but these items are rarely created by Native Americans.

“—and that’s a huge discrepancy in terms of representation of a population that has been silenced in a way.”

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... May 15, 2019 Show 576 Hour 1

Artist Jennifer White's new collection features bold landscapes, personal discovery, and sweeping scale.

New Paintings: Feeling the Territory Ahead shows at Piper Arts from May 17 to June 14.

Kimberly Talcott

In The Moment ... April 18, 2019 Show 559 Hour 2

The Explorers of Light program began in 1995 to celebrate and highlight the work of people like Joel Grimes. He says that attending his first official art class was in middle school and was, in his words, nothing short of heaven.

The internationally known photographer gives a free lecture Thursday night at 7:00 in the Meier Recital Hall at Black Hills State University in Spearfish.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... April 17, 2019 Show 558 Hour 2

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sioux Falls is prepping for a fun fundraising event and it takes place Saturday evening at 7:00 at The District in Sioux Falls.

The ReStorAtion Art Auction's proceeds help build Habitat homes and, with this year's event, the group is hoping to pass the $60,000 mark.

Niki Schillerstrom of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sioux Falls and Brenna Wiertzema, a member of South Dakota Interior Designers and a designer at TSP, Inc., join Lori Walsh for In The Moment. 

Kenyan Artist Visits Sioux Falls

Apr 17, 2019
Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... April 17, 2019 Show 558 Hour 1

Adam Masava is a self-taught artist from the Mukuru slums in Africa. His passion is to change the world through the power of art.

He's in the United States for the first time to share his art and to work with Seeds of Change, a non-profit founded by POET CEO Jeff Broin and his family.

Seeds of Change co-founder Miranda Broin joins Masava on In The Moment. 

Artist Retreat at Risk After Flooding

Mar 26, 2019
Jackie Hendry

The flooding in southeast South Dakota is also threatening a rare space for the state’s artists. The Retreat at Pointer’s Ridge in Baltic is a non-profit camp meant to give visitors a quiet space to reflect and create. But as the river rises, the camp’s future is uncertain. 

11 Degrees Of Tatanka

Feb 27, 2019
Adria Botella

In The Moment ... February 27, 2019 Show 524 Hour 2

The Lakota origin story says the American bison sacrificed his own body to sustain the First People.

In his new exhibit at the Center for Western Studies on the Augustana University campus artist Jerry Fogg seeks to honor the buffalo's sacrifice by preserving Lakota oral histories.

11 Degrees of Tatanka is on display through May 24 in the Madsen/Nelson/Elman Gallaries of the Fantle Building at Augustana.

Ipso Gallery Features "Manualtronic"

Feb 11, 2019
Fresh Produce

In The Moment ... February 11, 2019 Show 513 Hour 2

Manualtronic is the creation of artists Amy Fill of Vermillion and Jeff Ballard of Sioux Falls. The new display in Fresh Produce's Ipso Gallery in downtown Sioux Falls refernces motion/control and creation/destruction.

The artists join In The Moment host Lori Walsh to comment on their innovative sculptures.

Susan Hanson

In The Moment ... January 17, 2019 Show 497 Hour 2

Artist Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez creates artistic cultural narrative from a feminist point of view. She joins In the Moment host Lori Walsh for a conversation about art and poltics, subversion and submission, research and revelation.

Artist Talk
January 17, 2019
2pm-3pm room 172, Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts

Artist Reception
January 17, 2019

Train Car Graffiti

Dec 21, 2018

In The Moment ... December 10, 2018 Show 476 Hour 2

As one is stopped for a passing train, it's very easy to see the graffiti on the railcars. This form of art is both controversial and common. SDPB's Michael Zimny has more.

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"Seeing Dakota: Collisions and Confluences" is a collaboration of artist Shelia Agee and writer and theologian Ann Pederson.

The exhibit runs from Thursday, November 15 through Thursday, December 13. A gallery reception is set for 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, November 16, featuring an artist's talk at 7:30 p.m.


Woman Uses Art To Overcome Domestic Violence

Oct 18, 2018
Chynna Lockett

  Art can be a healing force. In Rapid City, one artist has pulled memories from the most painful part of her life and says it will help illuminate the road ahead.

A blacklight illuminates cardboard paper dolls, along with houses and trees painted in florescent colors. Large cardboard objects rotate from the ceiling casting tall shadows on the walls. These pieces of art are lighting  the way for 40 year old Cherrie Asucion.

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... September 20. 2018 Show 426 Hour 2

Michael Hall writes picture books that delight and endure. He's the New York Times bestselling author of "My Heart is Like a Zoo," Red: A Crayon's Story," Little i," and more.

He's in South Dakota for the South Dakota Festival of Books and Young Readers Festival. See him Thursday, September 20 at the Washington Pavilion and Friday, September 21 at the Children's Museum of South Dakota. Find more at

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... July 18, 2018 Show 381 Hour 2

Jon Crane creates "Art that Takes You Home." After a tour at Ellsworth Air Force Base where he served as a combat pilot in the 1970s, the artist decided to make a life in the Black Hills permanently. He lives here. He paints here. He provides a gateway for others to explore the beauty of art and life in South Dakota.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... June 19, 2018 Show 361 Hour 2

Art can be meditation, expression, activism, and escape. It can also be a career. The Oscar Howe Summer Art Institute in Vermillion helps guide the next generation of artists interested in American Indian culture.

Internationally renowned artists Jaune Quick-to-See Smith and Neil Ambrose Smith are in Vermillion for the Institute.

Eagle Butte Artists Learn Tips To Flourish

Jun 18, 2018
Chynna Lockett

Artists who turn their passion into a business venture can find it  a challenge. They need to figure out the details and skills that go into making a profit. The Keya Foundation in Eagle Butte on the Cheyenne River Reservation is helping local artists develop  those skills.

Paulette Eagle Staff Red Dog walks past art projects hanging off vibrant, turquoise walls. She stands in front of a small framed white dress that belonged to her mother.

“My mother born in 1934 and they made this for her when she was about 2 years old. Her grandmother made it for her.”