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.

Artist Dick Termes

Apr 16, 2018
Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... April 16, 2018 Show 316 Hour 1

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of an artistic spark. You can cross the globe and find art lovers who celebrate the work of Dick Termes. He's the leading spherical artist in the world, widely known for his Termespheres.

In The Moment ... May 23, 2017 Show 099 Hour 1

Steve Bannon made a career as a voice for the anti-establishment. Now he's chief strategist for President Donald Trump. For FRONTLINE's "Bannon's War," producers drew on nearly 30 in-depth interviews with political insiders, Bannon's former associates at Breitbart, authors, and journalists. It tells the story of one man's quest to transform America. You can see it tonight on SDPB-TV at 9 central, 8 mountain. Joining us today to talk about "Bannon's War," producer Gabrielle Schonder.

Steve Munsen

In The Moment ... May 8, 2017 Show 088 Hour 1

We're joined by members of the JAS Quintet. Today they bring you a taste of the fourth offering in the Jazz Curators series. "Lady Day" explores the life and music of jazz legend Billie Holiday. Shows are this weekend, May 12 and 13 at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls.

In The Moment ... March 23, 2017 Show 056 Hour 2

Opening day of Major League Baseball is right around the corner. Dirk Lammers is the author of "No Hit Wonders: More Than a Century of Pitching's Greatest Feats." Chuck Brodsky is a musician known as baseball's poet laureate.

The Bush Foundation has announced its 2017 Fellows this week. Tyler Read is a graffiti artist and community arts leader in who found community in an alley in Rapid City.

Kealey Bultena

In The Moment ... March 22, 2017 Show 055 Hour 1

The Bush Foundation announces its 2017 Fellows this week. Each Fellow receives up to $100,000 in order to pursue the education and experiences they believe will help them become more effective leaders. It's a program unique to our region, and this year three Rapid City residents have been honored with the distinction. Today we talk with 2017 Bush Fellow Heather Dawn Thompson.

Lee Strubinger

In The Moment ... March 16, 2017 Show 051 Hour 2

Nick Reid is a coach from Douglas High School in Box Elder. He recently was honored with his first Diamond Award from the National Speech and Debate Association. He joins us to talk about the mental clarity and stamina of high school debaters and the coaching of not only students, but citizens.

In The Moment ... March 2, 2017 Show 41 Hour 2

This Sunday marks the 75th anniversary of the United States Naval Construction Forces, more commonly known as "The Seabees." Although the relatively small unit has played a vital role in America's military operations around the world, many people have never heard of them. SDPB's Jim Kent sat down with some Seabees who were trained to build - and to fight.

In The Moment ... March 2, 2017 Show 41 Hour 1

In 2015 Douglas Preston climbed aboard a rickety, single-engine plane carrying  laser technology on loan from NASA that could map the terrain under the dense rainforest canopy. He was looking for a lost civilization. What he discovered was life-changing. Douglas Preston's new book is called THE LOST CITY OF THE MONKEY GOD: A True Story.

In The Moment...January 19 2017 Show 013 Hour 2

Guests: Nancy Jo Sales, author; SDPB's Stephanie Rissler & SDPB's Heather Benson; Joel Fan, pianist; Susan Skyrm & Caitlin Collier, Women's March on Washington Vermillion; Tammy Eagle Hunter, Lakota artist

Suzie Cappa Awards Artist Of The Year

Jan 17, 2017
Chynna Lockett

The Suzie Cappa Art Center handed out its 16th Artist of the Year award to a longtime member and animal lover. 

Brad Winter is the executive director of the Suzie Cappa Art Center. He introduces the artist of the year to the crowded gallery.

“Tonight is Art Night for Suzie Cappa and we are celebrating Shawn Bifulco. Amazing talent. He does a lot of acrylic work, he loves pottery.”

Late Artist’s Work On Display At USD

Sep 28, 2016
Melinda Camber Porter Website

A world travelled artist’s collection is now on display at the University of South Dakota. The work includes art, film and literature.

Melinda Camber Porter was a correspondent for The Times out of London. She travelled everywhere from Paris to New York . . . and eventually South Dakota. Porter published one novel entitled Badlands . . . set on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Porter met John Flicek in New York and they eventually married. Flicek is a Sioux Falls native and earned his master’s degree in chemistry and business.

  The Dakota Sky International Piano Festival is in its 10th season and connects world-class musicians and educators, and students. Dakota Midday welcomes co-founder Andrew Reinartz, artistic director and founder Paul Sanchez, and guest artist Jeffrey LaDeur to the program to discuss the festival’s legacy and the notion of music as teacher. 

Dakota Midday: Deborah Mitchell's "Refuge" Exhibit

May 11, 2016

Artist Deborah Mitchell’s exhibition “Refuge” opens this weekend at the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City. It’s a meditation on refuge on a global and personal scale. Mitchell recently received a South Dakota Arts Council Artist’s Fellowship. She immersed herself in the beauty of the Black Hills, walking and drawing every day. She sits down with Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh to talk about the refuge of work, the refuge of art, and the refuge of contemplation.

Dakota Midday: Kelly Lindquist, Art Space CEO

May 2, 2016
Art Space

A starving artist is sometimes seen as the norm.  Many great artists lived at least some of their lives struggling with poverty, think, Van Gogh or even Johnny Cash. 

But some argue that artists should not always go hungry, or homeless.     Kelly Lindquist is President and CEO of a Minneapolis based organization called Art Space.

The Collages Of Arthur Amiotte 1988-2014

Oct 14, 2015
Paul Horsted

Arthur Amiotte is a celebrated South Dakota artist and professor.   He grew up in Custer in the 1940’s and 50’s and spent the summers with his family on Pine Ridge.

In 1961 as a young Lakota man Amiotte attended a workshop with famed artist Oscar Howe that helped start his art career.  

Today Amiotte‘s work hangs in galleries around the world.   This week he’s attending the opening of what’s being called his final comprehensive show at the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City.  

SDPB’s Charles Michael Ray sat down with Amiotte to talk about his life’s work.

"Push Someone"

Dec 8, 2014

Sioux Falls aviation artist and historian John Mollison visited about the latest project from Old Guys and their Planes, "Push Somone," the incredible story of F-4 Phantom pilots Bob Pardo and Steve Wayne.  Mollison also discussed his work as it pertains to preserving aviation history through art and the audio/visual projects on which he works with Rick Lingberg of Sioux Falls.

Exhibit Celebrates Life Of SD Artist

Sep 12, 2013

The Eide/Dalrymple Gallery and the Center for Western Studies presents "Why Are We: Carl Grupp - A Retrospective of a Life Half Finished." The installment opens today and runs through Saturday, October 12, in the Eide/Dalrymple Gallery. The exhibition celebrates the prolific life of Professor Emeritus of Art Carl Grupp, one of South Dakota's preeminent living artists. 120 works, many of which have never before been displayed, can be viewed.

RaVae Luckhart

Jun 20, 2013

The South Dakota Art Museum at South Dakota State University in Brookings is hosting an artist reception for RaVae Luckhart's "Brush, Color, Stroke" exhibit, Friday from 4:30 to 7:00 pm. The exhibit is on display through September 15. Luckhart is a retired Professor of Art from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. She travels extensively, painting her experiences as research for her studio work.

Badlands Has New Artist-In-Residence

Apr 15, 2013
Courtesy Judy Thompson

Badlands National Park has a new artist-in-residence for the spring season. The watercolor painter was chosen from a nationwide field of more than 30 applicants.

Judy Thompson has been interested in art since she was a child growing up near Chicago. The mostly self-taught Iowa painter credits art education programs in the schools she attended for providing a solid base to her craft.