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					                                                                                Statewide theater
                                                                         lights up the summer nights

                                                                         From Aberdeen to Brandon and
                                                                         from Sisseton to Sturgis to Sioux
                                                                         Falls, summer theater seasons are
                                                                         filling auditoriums, forts and opera
                                                                         houses across the state. Enthusiastic
                                                                         community amateur actors, college
                                                                         drama students and returning
                                                                         professionals all populate the stages
                                                                         of South Dakota in the summertime
                                                                         —and you can find a range of plays
                                                                         from the sublime to the ridiculous
                                                                         somewhere near you.
                                                                               One of the most unique venues
                                                                         for theater this summer is historic
                                                                         Fort Sisseton. Northern State           Northern Fort Playhouse performed
                                                                         University and Sisseton’s living        “Leaving Iowa” during their 2009 season.
                                                                         history site have collaborated to
                                                                         bring great theater to northeastern     landmark in the mining town of
                                                                         South Dakota. The NSU cast              Lead for nearly a century. This
                                                                         performs in the barracks at Fort        summer, music and comedy hit
                                                                         Sisseton, with two shows this           town, as the Black Hills Playhouse
                                                                         summer. “The Fantasticks,” the          brings its season to Lead, performing
                                                                         perennially popular theatrical fable    “Leading Ladies,” “Return to the
                                                                         about falling in love and growing       Forbidden Planet” and “Little Shop
                                                                         up, runs July 9, 17 and 23, with a      of Horrors.” For show dates and
                                                                         matinee July 11. “Leading Ladies,”      more information, check out
                                                                         a comedy about two actors who try
                                                                         to pass themselves off as beloved            Fans of outdoor Shakespeare
                                                                         nieces to a dying wealthy woman,        can always count on the Bare

is hitting the road presenting
                                                                         hits the boards July 10, 16 and 24,
                                                                         with a July 18 matinee. For times
                                                                         and details, visit their website at
                                                                               What better place for the
                                                                                                                 Bodkins Theatre Company of Sioux
                                                                                                                 Falls to bring a bit of Bardly cheer
                                                                                                                 to the summer. Performed at the
                                                                                                                 site of the old Queen Bee Mill in
                                                                                                                 Falls Park, this year’s show is
                                                                         Wild West to come alive than in         “Much Ado About Nothing,” and
        all 3 shows in 3 towns                                           Sturgis this summer, when the
                                                                         Sturgis Area Arts Council stages
                                                                         “Annie Get Your Gun.” The
                                                                                                                 will run July 28-August 1 at 7 p.m.
                                                                                                                 Bare Bodkins’ production approach
                                                                                                                 is to capture the dynamics of

Summer 2010 is the 65th season for the Black Hills Playhouse, and        musical, beloved by audiences           Elizabethan staging conventions
the state’s original summer stock theater is returning to its roots by   from Broadway to the Black Hills,       for today’s audience including
taking the shows on the road. The three-play season will be              will run June 17-20 in the Sturgis                    Continued on page 2...
performed in Hill City at Hill City High School, in Custer at Custer
High School and in Lead at the Homestake Opera House. The
family-friendly shows include “Leading Ladies,” “Return to the
Forbidden Planet” and “Little Shop of Horrors.”
     “We’re looking at some new challenges this year,” said
Michael Burgraff, executive director of BHP. “Rather than draw
audiences into the park as we’ve done in the past, we’re taking
professional theater to new patrons—without sacrificing our high
production values or the professionalism of our actors, technicians
and directors. Three communities will be seeing theater with
Broadway credentials—we just have to fit everything into a 24 foot
     “Leading Ladies” presents two English Shakespearean actors,
so down on their luck that they are performing “Scenes from
Shakespeare” on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of
Pennsylvania. When they hear that an old lady in York, PA is
about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English
nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved
relatives and get the cash. Comic—and romantic—chaos ensues.
     “Return to the Forbidden Planet” is a Jukebox musical based
on Shakespeare’s The Tempest and the 1950s science fiction film,
Forbidden Planet. The high-energy show features over thirty 1950s        Community Center Theater. This          Prairie Repertory Theatre is celebrating its
                                                                         adaptation was first produced in        40th season this year. The group above
and 1960s rock and roll classics performed on stage by the cast,                                                 features characters from the 2010 season.
with dialogue that is largely adapted from well-known passages           1999 and retains all of the beloved
from Shakespeare.                                                        Irving Berlin songs. Go to
     “Little Shop of Horrors” is one of the longest running Off-
Broadway shows of all time. This affectionate spoof of 1950’s sci-fi     for times, ticket prices and details.
movies has become a household name and never fails to entertain.              A season of family-friendly
     The summer schedule runs in all three communities from              plays is planned as Prairie
July 1 through August 8. Go to               Repertory Theatre celebrates its
for dates, times, ticket information and more.                           40th anniversary this summer. The

                                                                         four regular-season plays include
                                                                         “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Leaving
                                                                         Iowa,” “Plaza Suite” and
                                                                         “Thoroughly Modern Millie.”
                                                                         A special PRT Alumni Showcase
                                                                         benefit performance and a               Shakespeare and sword fights enliven Falls
                                                                                                                 Park when Bare Bodkins takes the stage at
                                                                         children’s theater workshop are         the ruins of the Queen Bee Mill.
                                                                         also scheduled. All four plays will
                                                                         begin evenings at 7:30 p.m. with
                                                                         matinees scheduled for 2 p.m. In
                                                                         Brookings, performances will be
                                                                         held in Donor Auditorium on the
                                                                         South Dakota State University
                                                                         campus. In Brandon, the venue is
                                                                         the Brandon Valley Performing Arts
                                                                         Center. For performance dates at
                                                                         both locations, times and tickets

The 2009 Black Hills Playhouse production of “Sugar Bean Sisters.”
                                                                         prices, go to
                                                                              Known as the Jewel of the            Spring/Summer, 2010
                                                                         Black Hills, the Homestake Opera       
                                                                         House has been a majestic
                                                                                                  South Dakota Art Museum
                                                                                                   open during remodeling

                                                                                              While it gets a new heating and cooling system—vital to the treasures it
                                                                                              holds—the South Dakota Art Museum will snuggle into smaller quarters
                                                                                              until fall. Through October, visitors will have full access to the museum gift
                                                                                              shop as well as a selection of Harvey Dunn works in the adjacent gallery.
                                                                                              The construction, while temporarily inconvenient, will yield an environment
                                                                                              suitable to sustain the state’s art treasures. Museums must maintain specific
                                                                                              temperature and humidity levels to protect their artwork. To that end, this is
                                                                                              the perfect time to replace the 40-year-old HVAC system with a new system.
                                                                                              A separate project, but one that will be completed at the same time, is the
                                                                                              remodeling of the outdoor plaza on the east side of the building. It will be a
                                                                                              beautiful plaza with seating and plantings creating a welcome setting for
                                                                                              students, faculty and the community to use for workshops, receptions and
                                                                                              other events. The South Dakota Art Museum is located on the campus of
   Brian T. Schultz as Joseph in Aberdeen Community Theatre’s production of “Joseph and the
   Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” Photo by Stuart Jenner.
                                                                                              South Dakota State University in Brookings, on Medary Avenue at Harvey
                                                                                              Dunn Street. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.
                                                                                              to 4 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. The museum or gift shop

        Statewide theater                                                                     can be reached by calling (605) 688-5423 or (toll free) 866-805-7590.

  lights up the summer nights
   Continued from page 1...                       June 27 through August 4 with
   universal lighting, thrust staging,            performances on Sunday, Tuesday
   small casts with doubling of roles,            and Wednesday and a new show
   genderless casting, live music,                opening every Sunday. Visit
   contemporary costumes, minimal       
   sets, and a very fast pace. Learn              to learn more.
   more at                        These examples are only the
        Theater experiences for the               tip of the South Dakota theatrical
   whole family will be available this            iceberg. Check out
   summer in Aberdeen, starting with              for a listing of summer plays
   the Aberdeen Community Theatre’s               throughout the state, along with
   production of “Joseph and the                  contact information and more.
   Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,”                Make this summer come alive with
   with music by Andrew Lloyd                     live theater—and take the whole
   Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice.                 family along. You’ll be making a
   The show runs Tuesday through                  summertime memory and starting
   Saturday, June 8-12 at 7:30 p.m.               a tradition that could last a lifetime!
   and Sunday, June 13 at 2:30 p.m.
   Phone 605-225-2228 or e-mail for more information.
                                                               ◆◆◆                            “The Prairie Trail,” by Harvey Dunn. A selection of Dunn works will be on display during
                                                                                              the South Dakota Art Museum’s remodeling project this summer.

                                                                                          AEI 2010
Storybook Land Theatre

                                                      Summer fun combines with arts and learning

                                                      South Dakota teachers at all levels have found the annual Arts Education Institute to be an energizing
        Aberdeen’s Storybook Land                     summer experience with the potential to kick-start new ideas. The 11th annual Arts Education Institute
   Theatre, a summer program of the                   offers professional development in arts and learning for all South Dakota teachers and administrators Pre-K
   Aberdeen Parks, Recreation and                     through 12th grade.
   Forestry Department is a program                        The Arts Education Institute (AEI) offers an educational and fun-filled week of learning to integrate
   of the Aberdeen Area Arts Council                  the arts into classrooms and curriculum development. This year hands-on art and music workshops offer
   and is presented in cooperation                    many opportunities for educators. The sessions will be held July 12-16 at Golden Hills Resort in Lead.
   with Aberdeen Community                                 AEI is offered for one or two graduate, under-graduate or recertification credits. Scholarships are
   Theatre. This summer, see “Discover                available for all South Dakota teachers. Information about the institute is available at or
   Storybook Land Theatre” June 19 at                 by calling (605) 584-1222. Registrants can print the information available on the website and mail the
   7:30 p.m. and June 20 at 5:00 p.m.                 registration form with a check or school voucher. Credit card payments can also be made online. Early
   Storybook Land Theatre continues                   registration is recommended. Class sizes are limited.
                                                           Art workshops offered this year are Breakdown Printing with Lynn Verschoor and Black Light Art
                                                      with Bob H. Miller for one credit each. Educators may take one or both workshops. Oil Painting Along
                                                      the Mickelson Trail with Gary Steinley and Rhythms and Cultures: Building Bridges for Success with
                                                      Gloria Brandt Harrison are two credit workshops and cannot be combined with any other workshops.
                                                           Breakdown Printing combines the unique qualities of monoprinting and silkscreen to create one-of-
                                                      a-kind prints on fabric or paper. Black Light Art will explore making art with materials that fluoresce
                                                      under an ultraviolet light, creating art that is incredibly visual and fun to produce. Oil Painting Along the
                                                      Mickelson Trail takes work-
                                                      shop participants out of the
                                                      classroom to learn or develop
                                                      outdoor oil painting skills at
                                                      various sites along the
                                                      Mickelson Trail in the Black
                                                      Hills. Rhythms and Cultures
                                                      enables participants to explore
                                                      the cultures of Native America,
         Spring/Summer, 2010                          Polynesia, the Caribbean and
          Volume 12, Issue 3                          the world’s continents through
          Arts Alive South Dakota                     drumming, native flute
          is published three times                    techniques and “found sound.”
                  yearly by                                AEI is sponsored by the
       South Dakotans for the Arts,                   South Dakota Arts Council,
      South Dakota Alliance for Arts                  South Dakotans for the Arts and
       Education and South Dakota
        Community Arts Network,                       SD Alliance for Arts Education.
                P.O. Box 414                          Registration materials can be
         Lead, South Dakota 57754                     found at

           Phone (605) 722-1467
            FAX (605) 722-1473                                                                Gloria Brandt Harrison’s Rhythm and Cultures workshop performed for the public at
                                                                                              the Historic Homestake Opera House courtyard in Lead on the final day of class.

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Heritage Center art show runs through August 15
The Heritage Center is currently holding its annual art show at Red Cloud Indian School for the 43rd year. The
exhibit, which features Native American and Lakota art from the United States and Canada, runs through August 15.
     Each year, more than 10,000 visitors take in the juried exhibit, which gives local and national Native American
artists an opportunity to show off their work, often for the first time. For visitors to the museum, it’s a chance to
view and purchase work while learning about the Lakota and Red Cloud Indian School.
     “This art show makes Red Cloud graduates, and friends of the mission, very proud indeed,” says Charles Trimble,
a 1952 graduate of the school. “Not all schools are privileged to have a world-class show and collection of Native
American art like Red Cloud has, especially in the Northern Plains region. Each year, this show is representative of the
outstanding work that was originally presented by the late Brother C.M. Simon SJ, and currently, by Peter Strong.”
     More than 150 pieces will be on display, with over 50 Native American artists represented in the exhibit. This
year, more than $7,000 in prizes will be awarded to winners in 24 different categories.
     “We hope to create a supportive environment where emerging and established artists can not only be
recognized for their work, but also gain national exposure as they move forward with their careers as artists,” says
Peter Strong, director of The Heritage Center.
     The show is free and open to the public seven days a week, with free daily tours of the campus available as
well. The Heritage Center is located at 100 Mission Drive in Pine Ridge, SD. For more information, call (605) 867-
5888 or go to

                                                            ◆◆◆                         Poster artwork is “Rethinking” by Floyd Nez.

                                                            SculptureWalk 2010 opens in Sioux Falls

                                                            The seventh annual outdoor sculpture display in downtown Sioux Falls was installed May 14 and 15,
                                                            with help from dozens of community volunteers under the supervision of many of the sculptors in
                                                            town for the installation. This year’s edition of the outdoor sculpture show features 50 pieces from
                                                            national and international sculptors.
                                                                 Among the 2010 artists chosen for SculptureWalk was renowned artist Kun Zhang, who traveled to
                                                            Sioux Falls from China for the opening of the yearlong exhibition. Zhang is the dean of the Sculpture
                                                            Institute of ShaanXi Province and a National Master fine arts sculptor with over 200 pieces of artwork
                                                            displayed throughout China. One of his recent sculptures was erected at the 2008 Beijing Olympic
                                                            Games Park. He discovered information about SculptureWalk online and submitted several photos of his
                                                            work. In addition to “Harmony,” displayed on Phillips Avenue, another piece was selected for the Avera
                                                            McKennan Hospital indoor SculptureWalk display. Zhang visited Sioux Falls with his sister, Danning
                                                            Zhang, who lives in the San Francisco area and is her brother’s U.S. artistic representative and interpreter.
Kun Zhang and his sister, Danning Zhang, discuss his work        To see this year’s selection of sculptures in downtown Sioux Falls and learn more about the annual
with SculptureWalk volunteers during the installation.      event, visit

   JazzFest adds third day
     to summer festival

Expanding one of the state’s most popular summer music events, Sioux Falls
Jazz and Blues is planning this year’s JazzFest for Thursday through
Saturday, July 15-17 at Yankton Trail Park in Sioux Falls. JazzFest has
averaged over 86,000 attendees, many of whom return each year to enjoy
the summer weather and national jazz and blues stars. In addition to the
extra day of music on Thursday, JazzFest 2010 will also feature a 5K Race
and Fun Walk on Saturday, July 17.
     The music lineup for 2010 JazzFest brings the sounds of Los Lonely
                                                                                                     Register now for
Boys and Los Lobos, eclectic jazz from Yellowjackets, rollicking roadhouse
blues from Marcia Ball, soul stylings from heartland blues artists Shannon
                                                                                                  State Arts Conference

Curfman and Corey Stevens, soulful yet youthful blues from Homemade
Jamz’ Blues Band, Supafunkrock from rising star Trombone Shorty, unique                      The 2010 South Dakota Arts Conference will be held September 17
mountain jazz from                                                                           through 19 at the Cedar Shore Resort, in Chamberlain-Oacoma.
Dotsero, a taste of cabaret-                                                                 The $90 registration fee includes all meals and a special room rate
soul-lounge-rock from                                                                        at Cedar Shore if you register before August 15. The room rate is
Minneapolis-based Davina                                                                     $89.95 plus tax per night, single or double occupancy. Call 1-888-
& The Vagabonds, and                                                                         697-6363 or go to for hotel reservations,
great local jazz from Short                                                                  and specify that you are attending the State Arts Conference.
Fuse and the Johnson-                                                                            To register, see the full conference schedule and get more
McKinney Quartet.                                                                            information, check out the Conference link at
     Among the acts slated                                                                   Or you can register by mail using the form below.
to perform on the festival’s
                                                                                             Artwork is a detail from the painting “Tall Grass Ponds” by Denise Du Broy,
“Second Stage” are local                                                           
and regional bands
Soulcrate Music, Pasque,
The Kickback, Lazer
Rocket Arm, Blues Bashers,      Los Lonely Boys                                                   SOUTH DAKOTA ARTS CONFERENCE 2010
                                                 We All Have Hooks For                                     Registration Form
                                                 Hands, Polyphase, Trey
                                                 Lane, Lunar Funk Theory,                         Name(s)________________________________________________________
                                                 Houdek, Elisabeth Hunstad                        ________________________________________________________________
                                                 and Take Two, The Public
                                                 Domain Tune Band, Kickin’                        Organization (if applicable)
                                                 Analog and Jazzed.                               _________________________________________________________________
                                                      South Dakota Public
                                                                                                  Address (Street or P.O. Box)
                                                 Broadcasting will be at the
                                                 festival from the first note                     _________________________________________________________________
                                                 to the last, taping for The
                                                                                                  City, State, Zip____________________________________________________
                                                 Best of JazzFest 2010.
   Los Lobos
                                                 Other features include the                       Daytime Telephone________________________________________________
                                                 Sanford Children’s                               E-mail___________________________________________________________
                                                 JazzQuest, with family
friendly musical performances and other arts activities and games. Festival                                 Enclose payment (mail check or money order only).
                                                                                                     If you wish to pay by credit/debit card, you must register online.
organizers are also coordinating a video gaming area with Best Buy which
will provide yet another opportunity for youthful fun. The Midcontinent                                  Number of registrations: _________ x $90 = $___________
Communications Big Screen will give all attendees a bird’s-eye view of the
action on the main stage.
                                                                                                        ❏   Please contact me, I have special needs and requirements.

     For schedules and further information, please contact the Sioux Falls                        Send registration and payment to: SoDA, P.O. Box 414, Lead, SD 57754
Jazz & Blues Society at (605) 335-6101 or visit
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   artist spotlight
Excellence in artistic achievement recognized with Fellowships

A creative idea. A willingness to focus on things others don’t quite grasp.                                                              concave and outside
A solitary commitment to “getting it right.” All these elements, often along                                                             convex surface of
with small financial rewards, are part of the life of a professional artist.                                                             transparent spheres. The
South Dakota is blessed with a strong statewide community of artists,                                                                    six-point perspective
creating, producing, pushing the envelope of our cultural understanding and                                                              presents fascinating
forging links between past and future artists.                                                                                           possibilities when
     The role of the South Dakota Arts Council is to nurture, encourage and                                                              painted on opaque
recognize our state’s artists, as well as to make their work better known around                                                         spheres, Termes said,
South Dakota and the world. One of the ways in which the state arts agency                                                               and the interrelation of
acknowledges artistic achievement is through the Artist Fellowship grants.                                                               inside and outside
     The Fellowships reward individual artistic excellence. The funding                                                                  images is an exciting
category is designed to recognize artists of exceptional talent in any arts                                                              new challenge. Termes
discipline, further encourage the creative achievement of South Dakota artists                                                           acknowledges strong
and assist artists in the continued development of their careers in the arts.                                                            influences from M.C.
     This year, six Artist Fellowships of $5,000 were awarded to South                                                                   Escher and Buckminster
Dakota artists of exceptional talent to recognize past artistic achievement                                                              Fuller in developing his
and encourage future artistic growth. In reviewing applications, panelists                                                               technique. His work has
considered the quality of the applicant’s work as demonstrated by artistic                                                               been the subject of
documentation submitted, the record of professional activity and                                                                         books, documentaries
achievement, how the Artist Fellowship would contribute to the artist’s                     “Reflecting Through” by Dick Termes          and magazine articles
professional growth and career at this time, and each artist’s potential for                                                             around the world.
contribution to higher standards for the arts in South Dakota.                          Actor, producer, director and playwright
     Recipients of the 2010 South Dakota Artist Fellowships are theater artists    Aaron Toronto has worked in film, television
Brian Begley and Mary Inman, painter George Prisbe, Termesphere                    and with stage productions. He is the
creator Dick Termes, media artist Aaron Toronto, photographer Ray Tysdal           co-founder of One Bench Players, a theater
and composer Stephen Yarbrough.                                                    company in Brookings which received an
     The husband and wife                                                          SDAC grant to produce The Miracle of Being.
team of Brian Begley and                                                           In 2008, Toronto wrote, produced and
Mary Inman are the founders                                                        co-directed a short film, Even Felons Fall,
of Discovery Mime and                                                              which won a Gold Remi Award in the
Movement Theatre. The pair                                                         Romantic Comedy division at the 2009
captures the creative                                                              WorldFest International Film Festival. His
imagination of all ages with                                                       Artist Fellowship grant will be used to
fast-paced, colorful stories                                                       develop his successful musical play, Group,
told in mime. Since 1981,                                                          into a film, starting with a short film to take
they have been performing                                                          to festival audiences, followed by a feature-
and sharing their talents                                                          length production.
throughout the United States,                                                           Ray Tysdal began photographing at the
including stints as Artists in                 Mary Inman and Brian Begley
                                                                                   age of eight. He has found, through his                     Aaron Toronto
Schools for North Dakota,                                                          wildlife photography, that animals provide
South Dakota, Iowa, Montana, Wyoming and Idaho. Inman and Begley                   us with a visual exercise in light and shade. By isolating them from their
studied under Marcel Marceau and are artists-in-residence at the University                                                   natural habitat and surrounding
of South Dakota. Their PBS special, My Parents the Mimes, won the                                                             them with pure white or black, he
National PBS 1993 Gold Award and Central Educational Network’s first                                                          allows his audience to examine the
place award for Youth and Children’s Programs. They have been the                                                             rich texture of each animal’s
recipients of several SDAC Artist Grants and won the Bush Foundation                                                          physical characteristics as well as
Dakota Creative Connections Artist Grant last year.                                                                           their personality and spirituality.
     D. George Prisbe is a visual artist who draws inspiration exclusively                                                    Tysdal produces his images using
from the South Dakota landscape. A native of the state, he grew up on the                                                     traditional black and white silver-
wide-open prairie of the James River Valley. He now lives and works under                                                     based photographic processes,
the protective blanket of the Black Hills. The imagery for his work is                                                        paying close attention to archival
gathered during treks throughout this vast and diverse state, as he pursues                                                   methods. His training in journalistic
                                                                                                                              press photography taught him the
                                                                                                                              beauty of “grainy” images. Tysdal is
                                                                                                                              currently experimenting with a new
                                                                                                                              abstract approach, which he plans
                                                                                                                              to develop into a body of work. His
                                                                                                                              photographs have been collected
                                                                                                                              throughout the United States.
                                                                                                                                 Stephen Yarbrough began his
                                                                                                                              musical career as a flutist with the
                                                                                                                              Air Force Academy Band, after
                                                                                      “Crux, Left of Center” by Ray Tysdal    which he studied composing at the
                                                                                                                              University of Oklahoma with
                                                                                   Michael Hennagin, a student of Aaron Copland. In 1982, he took a teaching
                                                                                   position in Theory/Composition at the University of South Dakota, where
                                                                                   he is Composer-in-Residence. He has been awarded several grants from the
                                                                                   South Dakota Arts Council. He has
                                                                                   three times received USD Faculty
                                                                                   Development Grants, and was the
                                                                                   winner of two South Dakota Music
                                                                                   Teachers Association Composition
                           D. George Prisbe’s “Opus 47”
                                                                                   Commission Competitions.
his life ambition to drive every mapped road in South Dakota. His paintings        Yarbrough has also been the
of the prairie, rivers, hills and sky combine the broad sweep of the landscape     recipient of four Bush Foundation
with the often-overlooked details of nature bringing the viewer closer to the      Grants and has won ten ASCAP
complexity and subtle grandeur of our state. Prisbe’s recent work has been         Standard Awards for performances
exploring tonalism, and he plans to research the American tonalist                 of his compositions. Diverse
movement further.                                                                  groups, including the National
     Dick Termes is an innovative American artist who uses a six-point             Symphony Orchestra, the South
perspective system that he devised to create unique paintings on large             Dakota Symphony and the Air
spheres called Termespheres. Termes received art degrees from Black Hills          Force Academy Band, have
State University, the University of Wyoming and Otis Art Institute of Los          performed his work.
Angeles. Termespheres are paintings on spherical canvases that capture an
entire environment. He is currently exploring painting on both the inside                      ◆◆◆                                     Stephen Yarbrough

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                        South Dakota’s culture of tourism is unique

                                                    By Andrea Graham, SDAC Traditional Arts Coordinator

A colleague of mine in Nevada used to describe conventional tourism as                                                                    place is alive and chang-
“just another extractive industry,” like mining or logging, where visitors                                                                ing…not frozen in time.”
took from the places they visited, leaving those communities depleted and                                                                      In South Dakota,
poorer—culturally if not financially—than they were before. At the same                                                                   this can mean celebrating
time, some in the tourism business saw visitors as a “non-renewable                                                                       ethnic festivals like
resource,” folks to be used once and tossed aside, not as people with whom                                                                Czech Days in Tabor or
to build an ongoing relationship.                                                                                                         Schmeckfest in Freeman
     Cultural or heritage tourism is a different business altogether. It focuses                                                          or educating visitors
on what a community already has and assumes that outsiders will be                                                                        about powwows. It can
interested in what makes that place unique. It benefits residents as much                                                                 also mean searching out
as visitors, and puts the actions of people in a physical space at its center—                                                            events that are only
this is the creation of place.                                                                                                            known to locals, like the
     As Dan Shilling says in his book Civic Tourism: The Poetry and Politics         The popular annual Labor Day horse auction at
                                                                                                                                          monthly Peever Music
of Place, “Visitors will know they have arrived in a real place…when they            the Sisseton Livestock Yard.                         Jamboree, or restaurants
find in shops well-crafted articles whose makers live nearby, when they                                                                   that serve chislic or
discover on restaurant                                                               kuchen, or the annual lutefisk supper. And then there are esoteric subjects
menus dishes they could                                                              like how a grain elevator works, or what happens at a livestock auction, or
not order anywhere else.                                                             what those crops are in that field, or those birds by that swampy lake. The
A real place also conveys                                                            things we take for granted can be fascinating to others.
a sense of temporal depth,                                                                Quoting again from Dan Schilling: “Listen up: You already have a
a sense that people have                                                             theme park! It’s called your streetscape, your lands, your cultures, and no
been living and laboring                                                             other community possesses those same gifts. Forget about being Santa Fe—
here for a long time. The                                                            be yourself first. Forget about attracting or appealing to visitors—satisfy
traces of earlier generations                                                        your residents first.” That love of community shines out from the people
are preserved in festivals                                                           who live there, and others will want to find out why your place is so special.
and folkways…old                                                                          The South Dakota Arts Council works closely with the Office of Tourism
buildings that have been                                                             to research and present the state’s unique cultural offerings, whether they
restored and kept in service,                                                        be historic barns, community festivals, Lakota star quilts, or symphony
landscapes that are still                                                            concerts. All are part of our heritage, our identity, and our future, and make
devoted to orchards,
dairies, woodlots….A real
                               Demonstrating the making of Norwegian lefse at
                               the Wilmot holiday bazaar.
                                                                                     this a place like no other.

                                                                                                                                                               SUMMER ARTSCOPE
     annual show and sale at the Dahl

    The Artists of the Black Hills Annual Art Show and Sale will run at The
    Dahl Arts Center/Brennan Gallery in Rapid City through July 11. Paintings,
    sculpture, wood objects, jewelry and fabric art from nearly forty signature
    members of the artists group will display new and exciting works in this
    annual exhibit. For more information, call (605) 394-4101 or visit The gallery is located at 713 7th Street in Rapid City.
    Summer hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., with Free
    Fridays from 5 to 7 p.m. The galleries are closed Sundays and Mondays.
                                                                                                Gambill retires as
                                                                                                SDSU visual arts chief

                                                                                                Norman Gambill, head of the South Dakota State
                                                                                                University Department of Visual Arts since 1984,
                                                                                                was honored at a retirement party on May 4, in
                                                                                                recognition of his contributions to the arts at
                                                                                                SDSU and throughout the state. Gambill, also the
                                                                                                director of The Ritz Gallery and professor in the
                                                                                                history of art and design, co-founded DVAGI
                                                                                                (Design and Visual Arts Group, Inc.), a nonprofit
                                                                                                organization dedicated to developing practical,
                                                                                                interdisciplinary material culture in the region. In
                                                                                                2005 and 2010, Gambill accepted an invitation to
                                                                                                attend a conference from the Oxford Round Table
                                                                                                at Oxford University in England. He has pub-
                                                                                                lished analyses of the Dada and Surrealist films
                                                                                                of Man Ray and the first scholarly articles on
                                                                                                motion picture production design and makeup.

    South Dakota artist returns “ Home”in Pavilion exhibit

    Artist and writer Sara Woster is a native of South Dakota who
    left the state twenty years ago. She spent ten years studying
    and living in Minneapolis, France and Greece, and has lived
    for the past ten years in New York City. A recipient of the
    Jerome Foundation Fellowship, her paintings have the
    looseness of fleeting memory: epic, expressionistic and laced
    with an edgy sense of humor. Those works will be on display
    in the Visual Art Center at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux
    Falls through August 15. Sara Woster: Home Is Where You
    Start From is the result of her travels around South Dakota,
    making paintings and writing accompanying essays and stories
    about what she saw and the people she met. This exhibition
    will be a combination of these new works and some that were
    created before her travels that use images and writing
    appropriated from a collection of internet images, personal
    photos and non-fiction descriptions of South Dakota. The
    Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science is located at 301 South
    Main Avenue in downtown Sioux Falls. For more information,
    go to or call toll free 1-877-WashPav.                Sara Woster’s “In the Hands of the Student Government,” acrylic and oil on canvas.                                                                                                                                                      Page 5
Sisseton plans festival to “Bring                                                         Back the Bands”

Sisseton’s new Performing Arts                                                                                       have been part of his group through the
Center will host a two-day music                                                                                     years. From country and old-time music,
event in Sisseton on July 2-3, when                                                                                  the articles will move through the rockabilly
the community “brings back the                                                                                       period, including Lundstrom, and into the
bands.”                                                                                                              different stages of rock and roll up to the
     Last year several Sissetonians                                                                                  time when the dance halls gave way to DJs
were inducted into the newly                                                                                         and disco and the era came to a close.
established South Dakota Rock and                                                                                       The area’s musical history is also
Roll Hall of Fame. That led to                                                                                       documented in a 20-piece art exhibit of the
conversations about the history of                                                                                   local dance venues from barns to night
dance halls and amazing number                                                                                       clubs along with 50 display boards of
of dance bands that originated in                                                                                    photographs and stories of all the bands.
the northeast corner of the state.                                                                                        “Bring Back the Bands” promises to be
     At the same time the Sisseton                                                                                   a memorable one-time event bringing back
arts council began thinking about                                                                                    the musicians who remember playing to the
showcasing the new 675-seat                                                                                          crowded dance halls of northeast South
performing arts center that the                                                                                      Dakota and beyond. For more information,
Sisseton School District opened this                                                                                 e-mail the Sisseton Arts Council at
spring. Arts supporters decided to                                                                                   sac@sisseton
see if they could round up some of
the old bands to get back together
                                         Sisseton’s new 675-seat Performing Arts Center will host the “Bring Back

to perform during the school’s alumni reunion weekend, July 2 and 3.
                                                                                   the Bands” event July 2 and 3.                      ◆◆◆
     The response was strong, and Sisseton now has a major area event
planned, with three concerts scheduled over two days featuring at least a
dozen bands. Band members are coming back from coast to coast and
numerous points in between, including Gene Okerlund, professional
wrestling announcer of “Mean Gene’s Hamburger” fame, Lowell
Lundstrom, the well-known evangelist who got his start by winning a local
talent contest and forming a band in the early 1950s, and Steve Brantseg,
                                               who plays professionally
                                               with several Twin Cities                      State travel website is the
                              The Shades       bands and has been named
                                               the top lead guitarist in the                  gateway to summer fun
                                               Minneapolis area.

                                                     For the past two months,           Discover an affordable family vacation in South Dakota by surfing
                                               weekly feature stories on                first to Take a vacation this summer to the
                                               each band have been running              land of Great Faces and Great Places. South Dakota, home to Mount
                                               in the Sisseton Courier. The             Rushmore National Memorial, is full of world-class attractions,
                                               series began with the local              natural wonders and unbelievable beauty. You can go any direction
                                               Harold Johnson Orchestra                 in the state and find affordable experiences that help you create a
                                               that has been performing in              lifetime of memories. South Dakota has so much to see and do that
                                               the area continuously since              you’ll want to plan more than one vacation to experience it all. And
                                               the early 1950s. Johnson said   has links to cultural experiences statewide, too!
                                               he’s had somewhere between
                                               80 and 90 musicians who

                        CENTENNIAL ART Dakota
            CAPITOL with the work of South SHOW artists
     celebrates history

    The South Dakota State Capitol                                                                              the Capitol while Poches’ watercolor depicts
    celebrates its centennial this                                                                              a portion of the building’s interior. Like many
    year—and a showcase of South                                                                                of the artists in the Capitol Centennial Art
    Dakota art is one of the star                                                                               Show, Poches and Crane based their work on
    attractions. On June 19, the                                                                                photographs of the Capitol that were made
    Capitol will host the Capitol                                                                               available to them from the State Archives of
    Centennial Art Show, an                                                                                     the South Dakota State Historical Society.
    auction to benefit the South                                                                                     Limited edition prints of Crane’s and
    Dakota Heritage Fund, the                                                                                   Poches’ artwork of the Capitol will be
    nonprofit fundraising partner                                                                               available for purchase. Limited edition prints
    of the State Historical Society.                                                                            of Crane’s work will sell for $100 each while
         The Capitol Centennial Art                                                                             Poches’ will sell for $75 each. A generous
    Show, “Capturing South Dakota                                                                               donation from Fenske Printing in Rapid City
    History and Heritage,” features                                                                             enables the Heritage Fund to offer the prints
    some of South Dakota’s best                                                                                 at a lower price than usual, giving all South
    artists reflecting the Capitol’s                                                                            Dakotans an opportunity to own a piece of
    history in their artwork.                                                                                   our Capitol’s history.
    Construction of the historic                                                                                                      On June 19, a variety of
                                          “South Dakota’s Legacy” by Jon Crane
    building in Pierre began in 1905                                                                                             activities celebrating the 100th
    and was completed in 1910.                                                                                                   anniversary of the Capitol will
         The art show gives South Dakota artists the opportunity to                                                              take place in Pierre. The artists
    interpret one of the state’s most historic buildings and celebrate                                                           participating in the Capitol
    its centennial. It also gives the public the opportunity to own a                                                            Centennial Art Show will each
    one-of-a-kind work of art that commemorates this historic event.                                                             have a booth in the Capitol in
    The show provides the Heritage Fund with the resources to                                                                    which they will display the art
    continue its mission of helping preserve the state’s history.                                                                they created for the art show as
         Participating artists are Jon Crane, Hill City; Peggy Detmers,                                                          well as other work. A live
    Richard Dubois, Allen Eckman, Brian Hagg, Gail Heilmann,                                                                     auction of the original art will
    Joseph Lowe, Sandra Newman and Angela Marie Poches, all of                                                                   be part of the day’s activities.
    Rapid City; Jenny Braig, Kathy Sigle, Marion Toillion and Tim                                                                A portion of the purchase price
    Peterson, all of Spearfish; Mick Harrison, Belle Fourche; BJ Stych,                                                          will be tax deductible.
    Custer; Bill Feterl and Dale Lamphere, Sturgis; John C. Green,                                                                   For more information
    Madison; Russ Duerksen and Mark Anderson, Sioux Falls;                                                                       about the Capitol Centennial
    JoAnne Bird and Virginia Coudron, Brookings; Dale Bandel,                                                                    Art Show, go to the South
    Gary; Brett and Tammy Prang, Kadoka; Jess Elofson, Brandon;                                                                  Dakota Heritage Fund’s website,
    Roger Wermers, Estelline; Lee Leuning, Aberdeen; Nancyjane                                                         
    Heuhl, Pierre, and Patti Deuter, Texas.
         Crane and Poches are the featured artists for the Capitol
    Centennial Art Show. Crane’s watercolor features the exterior of             “The People’s House” by Angela Marie Poches             ◆◆◆
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       Kennedy Center president brings message of opportunity to state

South Dakotans for the Arts and South Dakota Arts Council welcomed
Michael Kaiser, President of the Kennedy Center to South Dakota May 6 for
a program at the South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre. Kaiser,
the author of The Art of the Turnaround: Creating and Maintaining
Healthy Arts Organizations, is traveling the country discussing the state of
arts funding during the aftermath of the national recession.
     “Michael Kaiser understands exactly what it takes to keep an arts
organization vibrant and growing—even in this economy,” said Michael
Pangburn, executive director of the South Dakota Arts Council. “His message
                                                                                                                                                      The Kennedy Center has
                                                                                                                                                 begun an initiative designed to
                                                                                                                                                 provide emergency planning
                                                                                                                                                 assistance to arts organizations
                                                                                                                                                 throughout the United States.
                                                                                                                                                 Expanding on previously
                                                                                                                                                 existing arts management
                                                                                                                                                 programs at the Kennedy
                                                                                                                                                 Center, Arts in Crisis provides
stressed the need for maintaining programs and planning long term. He                                                                            free consulting from Kennedy
shared with us his belief that this is a great time of opportunity for arts groups                                                               Center President Kaiser and
to prosper, as we show just how important we are to the people we serve.”                                                                        members of the Kennedy
                                                                                                                                                 Center’s executive staff.
                                                                                                                                                      The initiative is a response
                                                                                                 Michael Kaiser, President of the Kennedy Center to the emergency facing arts
Eckhoff chosen to perform at                                                                                                                     organizations throughout the
                                                                                                 United States. The current economic climate has reduced earned and

National Honor Ensembles Concert                                                                 contributed income, decimated endowments and has left some organizations
                                                                                                 struggling for survival. Companies of all sizes, localities and arts disciplines

                                                                                                 have been affected. The program is open to non-profit 501(c)(3) performing
Lynnea Eckhoff, a junior French horn player at Washington High School in                         arts organizations and provides free and confidential counsel in fundraising,
Sioux Falls, has been selected by audition to perform at the inaugural                           building more effective boards of trustees, budgeting, marketing, and other
MENC National Honor Ensembles Concert. The concert will feature a very                           areas pertinent to maintaining a vital performing arts organization during a
select group of outstanding student performers representing schools from                         troubled economy.
communities across America.                                                                           Over the past several years while at the Kennedy Center, Kaiser and
Eckhoff is the only instrumentalist                                                              his executive staff have assisted the leaders of numerous companies
from South Dakota chosen to                                                                      through the Kennedy Center Institute for Arts Management. The Institute
perform with the national ensemble.                                                              provides a wide variety of training and support for arts management,
     “It’s a great honor to be                                                                   including a capacity building program for culturally specific arts organiza-
selected for this program,” Eckhoff                                                              tions, a program to train board members of arts organizations throughout
said. “I’ve worked with the guest                                                                the United States, international capacity building programs for arts
conductor before with the South                                                                  organizations in 60 nations, a capacity building program for over 250 arts
Dakota All-State Band and look                                                                   organizations in New York City, and, an interactive web
forward to performing with him                                                                   resource for arts management professionals. The Kennedy Center also
again. This is also a wonderful                                                                  offers internship and fellowship programs, exposing arts professionals to
opportunity to meet other school                                                                 various facets of arts management.

musicians from around the country.”
     The Honor Ensembles Concert
will be held June 27 at the John F.
Kennedy Center for the Performing
Arts and will highlight the National
Honors Orchestra, Concert Choir                       Lynnea Eckhoff
and Concert Band. This program is
produced by MENC: The National Association for Music Education and
provides a showcase for the most talented students from the nation’s school
music programs.
     Several rehearsals will be held while students are in Washington, but the
group will also tour Arlington National Cemetery, observing the Changing
of the Guard, followed by an evening tour of the Capital’s memorials,
including the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, Jefferson Memorial,
Iwo Jima Memorial, WWII Memorial, US Capitol and the White House.

Goetzinger selected for Kennedy
Center Summer Music Institute

Brian Goetzinger, a junior violinist from Rapid City St. Thomas More High
School, will spend June 28-July 26, in Washington, DC with the National
Symphony Orchestra at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
as part of the National Symphony Orchestra American Residency Program.
     The program is open, by recorded audition, to students ages 15-20 who
are seriously considering orchestral music as a career and willing to devote
themselves to a musical education. The fellowship provides accepted
students with housing, meals and local transportation during their stay.
                                                                                                     Center for Western Studies
                                                                                                     features JoAnne Bird paintings
                                                                                                                                                   “Homeland” by JoAnne Bird

Private lessons are taught by members of the National Symphony Orchestra,                            The Center for Western Studies at Augustana College in Sioux Falls
with chamber music coaching by NSO musicians. Student musicians also                                 will hold its 21st Annual June Event dinner and program on
                                             attend master classes and                               Tuesday, June 15. This year’s program is called “Celebrating the
                                             seminars, attend selected                               Art of JoAnne Bird.”
                                             rehearsals and performances of                               Bird is a multi-talented artist with a passion for her artistic
                                             the NSO and participate in the
                                           Photo courtesy of Ryan Soderlin, Rapid City Journal

                                                                                                     creations. A professional artist since 1968, her work has evolved to
                                             NSO Summer Music Institute                              a truly unique style. JoAnne’s paintings depict her Native American
                                             Orchestra conducted by                                  Heritage—many spiritual in nature and dating back to early Native
                                             Elizabeth Schulze, with                                 American history or legend. Once a realist, she now considers
                                             performance opportunities in                            herself an impressionist. Her paintings are created through a com-
                                             the DC metropolitan area and                            bination of controlled paint-throwing and the use of a palette knife.
                                             exposure to internationally-                                 The Center will present Bird the Western America Award at the
                                             renowned conductors, soloists                           June Event “for achievement in any and all fields of endeavor that
                                             and musicians.                                          relate to the preservation and interpretation of the history and cul-
                                                  South Dakotans for the                             tures of South Dakota, the Northern Plains, and the American West.”
                                             Arts, a private, nonprofit                                   A retrospective exhibition of her work will be featured in the
              Brian Goetzinger               organization, administers the                           galleries of the Center from June 16-September 25.
                                             Kennedy Center/National                                      The June Event is the Center’s annual fundraiser and will be
Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute fellowship auditions. South                                held in the Morrison Commons Ordal Dining Room on the campus
Dakotans for the Arts and the SD Alliance for Arts Education are supported                           of Augustana College. Guests will be treated to a gourmet meal
with funds from the State of South Dakota, The National Endowment for                                followed by music, a hoop dancer, and a viewing of JoAnne Bird
the Arts, and private contributions from organizations, individuals and                              paintings. Tickets are $60 per person and all proceeds benefit the
businesses. The Alliance for Arts Education is a member of the Kennedy                               Center for Western Studies. For more information about the event,
Center Alliance for Arts Education Network. The Summer Music Institute is                            please call the Center at (605)274-4007, e-mail,
a continuation of the National Symphony Orchestra American Residencies                               or visit the website at
project of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The student
fellowships are made possible by the NSO National Trustees.                                                                                                                                                            Page 7
Eye on the Arts
     South Dakota Arts Council Report from Michael Pangburn, Executive Director

Make the arts part of your summertime fun

The cover story in this issue of
Arts Alive features South Dakota’s
active summer theater scene and
the many opportunities SD citizens
and the traveling public have to
attend quality arts programming in
the state. Having just directed a
production for Pierre Players, the
Capital City’s own community
                                        uncertainties confronting all areas
                                        of the economy. Arts advocates will
                                        remember that during the 2009
                                        Legislative Session, the method of
                                        appropriating state funds to SDAC
                                        was changed by removing the state
                                        arts agency from the general fund
                                        and providing funding with an
                                        increase in the state’s tourism
                                                                                federal grant will increase
                                                                                substantially for the next funding
                                                                                period. Both of these pieces of good
                                                                                news are reflected in SDAC’s grant
                                                                                budget for next year.
                                                                                     At its April 30, 2010 meeting,
                                                                                the South Dakota Arts Council
                                                                                approved a grants and special
                                                                                projects budget of $1,236,000 for
theater, I was reminded once again      promotion tax. FY 2010 SDAC             Fiscal Year 2011. These grants             summer or early fall to obtain
of the many talented artists that       grants were awarded on the basis        include $582,000 to 68 different           information about submitting work
contribute to vibrant arts              of what the tax was projected to        organizations and $68,000 in               for consideration.
organizations and communities           generate. Since there is a lag          grants to 17 individual artists. Also           If you are a member of a local
scattered across our great state.       between when the tax is collected       approved were $157,000 in grants           arts organization or part of a South
I encourage you to sample the           and when it is actually available to    to 45 Touring Arts roster programs         Dakota arts festival, we ask that
theater offerings in your own towns     be expended, the Arts Council had       to underwrite performances and             you visit our website to make sure
and cities and travel the state to      access to only 10 months of             exhibitions at nonprofit                   you are included on the list and that
experience a broad range of South       promotion tax-generated funding—        organizations and grants to fund           your current contact information is
Dakota talent. And if theater isn’t     a situation that caused a shortfall     240 weeks of Artists In Schools &          correct. Follow the “Directories”
particularly your thing, check out a    in the amount originally projected.     Communities residencies. Funding           link to “Arts Directory” and “Arts
visual art exhibition or attend one     We, therefore, found it necessary to    was also approved for special              Festival Directory” to confirm your
of the many municipal band              slightly reduce some grants in          projects and initiatives such as           inclusion or contact information.
concerts, outdoor art festivals, or     order to balance our books.             Dance on Tour, Poetry Out Loud,            Please e-mail
powwows offered every summer.                I am delighted to report that      and the Art for State Buildings            if your organization or arts festival
When visitors ask, “What’s there        projections for the next fiscal year,   Program. A complete list of all            information should be updated.
to do in South Dakota?” be sure to      which begins July 1, 2010, will         grants and grantees will be included            Save the dates and plan to attend
include on your list the many arts      make up for what was lost during        in the next issue of Arts Alive.           the Statewide Arts Conference,
and cultural activities available in    the current funding cycle. This is           Of special mention is the Art         September 17-19 in Chamberlain-
communities large and small.            the result of two very important        for State Buildings Program that           Oacoma. The first statewide event
     As many of you know from           developments. First, now that the       was initiated by the Governor and          in a number of years, the conference
your advocacy efforts in support of     promotion tax is in place, SDAC         approved by the 2007 SD State              will feature inspirational speakers,
the arts, the last year has been        will have access to 12 months of        Legislature. The fund was created to       performing art showcases,
financially challenging for the State   revenues in FY 2011, rather than        purchase artwork by South Dakota’s         networking opportunities for people
Arts Council and many of its grant      the 10 months that were generated       finest visual artists for inclusion in     involved in all aspects of the arts as
recipients. These challenges are in     in FY 2010. Secondly, we recently       the State’s permanent art collection.      well as useful, practical information
many ways a reflection of the           received news from the National         During the first 2 years of the            for artists, arts organizations,
economic times and accompanying         Endowment for the Arts that our         program, works by 32 South Dakota          teachers, and arts advocates.
                                                                                artists were purchased or donated          I look forward to renewing old
                                                                                and installed in legislative               acquaintances and making new

Website provides links to festivals                                             committee areas and the Governor’s
                                                                                large conference room in the State
                                                                                Capitol. For budgetary reasons, the
                                                                                                                           friends. I hope to see you there.
                                                                                                                                Have a great summer and
                                                                                                                           attend as many South Dakota arts
     There’s a summer arts festival happening near you in the months            project was put on hiatus during           events as you can! If you’re like
ahead, and you can plan for some family fun by going to the South Dakota        the current fiscal year. We are happy      me, you’ll start the fall inspired
Arts Council website, for a complete listing of the      to announce that the program will          once again by the uniquely talented
festivals happening in our state. The directory is broken out by month for      resume during FY 2011. Artists             artists in our state and recommitted
your convenience. Just look for the “Directories” link which will also take     should watch for press releases and        to the important work you do.
you to the Powwows Schedule and the Arts and Cultural Directory. You can
plan an entire summer of arts activities through our convenient directories!
                                                                                check the Arts Council’s website,
                                                                      , late                             ◆◆◆

   South Dakota student wins second place at national Poetry Out Loud

    From a competitive field of more than 320,000 students nationwide,               According to Bryan Hagg, head oral interpretation coach and
    Ruth Haile of Lincoln High School in Sioux Falls was chosen as the          English and speech teacher at Lincoln High School, Haile has a sense
    second place winner of the 2010 Poetry Out Loud National Finals held        of dramatic interpretation and talent for recitation.
    in Washington, DC on April 27.                                                   “Ruth just has a really great knack for being able to read literature
          Haile received a $10,000 scholarship award for her performance at     and poetry well and interpret the dramatic elements of it,” he said. “She
    the contest. Amber Rose Johnson of Providence, Rhode Island, won            has a beautiful quality to her voice, which helps when competing, too.”
    first place and a $20,000 award and Nora Sandler, of Richard                     Guest judges presided over the competition, including Garrison
    Montgomery High School in Bethesda, Maryland, received the third            Keillor, host of the radio show A Prairie Home Companion, actress and
    place prize and a $5,000 award. The Poetry Out Loud National Finals         activist Alfre Woodard, poets Valerie Martínez and Jane Shore, and
    were held at the George Washington University Lisner Auditorium in          poet and critic Adam Kirsch. Rosella Blunk is South Dakota State
    Washington. The three top award winners                                                                    Coordinator for Poetry Out Loud.
    were among nine finalists and 53 state                                                                          On April 26, 53 high school
    champions from around the country who                                                                      students—Poetry Out Loud champions
    participated in the fifth national poetry                                                                  from every state, the District of Columbia,
    recitation contest, sponsored by the                                                                       Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands—
    National Arts Endowment and the Poetry                                                                     competed in three semifinal rounds based
    Foundation. Each of the other top nine                                                                     on geographic region. Nine students
    finalists received a $1,000 award, and                                                                     advanced to compete in the National
    their schools received $500 each for the                                                                   Finals on April 27. Judges evaluated
    purchase of poetry books.                                                                                  student performances on criteria
          Using an emotional delivery for her                                                                  including physical presence, articulation,
    memorized works, Haile recited the                                                                         evidence of understanding, level of
    poems “Ma Rainey” by Sterling Brown,                                                                       difficulty, and accuracy. The event was
    “The Slave Auction” by Frances Ellen                                                                       the culmination of a pyramid-structure
    Watkins Harper and “Alabanza: In Praise                                                                    competition that began last September
    of Local 100” by Martin Espada.                                                                            among schools across the country.
          “I studied the poems a lot,” Haile said.
    “I read them over and over again and                                                                       2010 Poetry Out Loud National Finals winners, left
    envisioned myself as the character and                                                                     to right, are Nora Sandler, Maryland, third place;
                                                                                                               Amber Rose Johnson, Rhode Island, first place, and
    imagined myself in that time period. The                                                                   South Dakota Champ and National Finals second
    emotions came so freely, so naturally.”                                                                    place winner Ruth Haile.

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                                                                                      Poetry Out Loud coordinator
Legislators                                                                           elected to Hall of Fame

                                                                                      South Dakota Poetry Out Loud state coordinator
Arts Day                                                                              Rosella Blunk, a longtime forensic judge and
                                                                                      educator, has been elected to the National Forensic
student                                                                               League Hall of Fame and will be inducted during the
                                                                                      national tournament in Kansas City in June.
art posters                                                                                “I feel very honored to be among the five people
                                                                                      from around the nation inducted this year,” Blunk

                                                                                                                                                     Rosella Blunk
                                                                                      said. “I haven’t been to a national tournament in a
Each year the South Dakota Legislature designates one day to focus                    few years and had already planned to go this year, but I didn’t know that I was
attention on our state’s vital arts scene. This year, student art submitted for       even one of this year’s nominees.”
the Children’s Capitol Art Show was made into a fun and colorful poster,                   Blunk will be only the third South Dakota coach selected by the
which was presented to each legislator on South Dakotans for the Arts Day.            organization. She is the first inductee since Donus Roberts from Watertown
Students were honored for having their work chosen with certificates and a            was chosen in 1987. The late Senator Karl Mundt was an inductee to the
copy of the poster, which was also given to teachers. The artwork was also            National Forensic League Hall of Fame in 1978.
used on tote bags, which are available for sale at                         “I am honored to have been chosen,” Blunk said. “Many of the great
Shown above, left to right, are Belle Fourche High School principal Mathew Raba
                                                                                      coaches I have taught with in workshops around the country are members,
presenting certificates commemorating the event to students Bailey Peterson,          so I am looking forward to joining them.”
Kaylee Garrett and Kelsey Raber.

                                                                                             SoDA receives All-Star Award
                                                                                      South Dakotans for the Arts has received a 2009
                                                                                      All-Star Award from Constant Contact®, Inc.,
                                                                                      a leading provider of email marketing, event
                                                                                      marketing and online survey tools for small
                                                                                      organizations. South Dakotans for the Arts
                                                                                      was selected for meeting Constant Contact’s
                                                                                      best-practice standards for the use of E-mail
                                                                                      Marketing throughout 2009. SoDA received a
                                                                                      2009 Constant Contact All-Star Award for
                                                                                      demonstrating best practices in the effective
                                                                                      use of Constant Contact E-mail Marketing for
                                                                                      frequency of campaigns, open rates, bounce
                                                                                      rates and click-through rates—all measurements
                                                                                      of the use and popularity of CANmail, the
                                                                                      e-newsletter of South Dakotans for the Arts. If you
                                                                                      are not receiving CANmail, contact Shari Kosel at

Advocacy Corner
         South Dakotans for the Arts Report from Pat Boyd, Executive Director
Time to stop sniveling and make some art

Some phrases wear thin and then           reacting poorly to the economic                  Fortunately, Mr. Kaiser left us
wear out their welcome, even as           crisis around us. We are cutting our        with some strong remedies to
euphemisms. I move we abolish             own throats by obligingly cutting           consider. Make art, make wonderful
one such phrase from every                our own programs. We have                   art, and make it accessible to
discussion henceforth: “These are         stopped planning, we are narrowing          everyone, every age, and in every
challenging times for the arts.” Do       our vision, and we are losing our           circumstance. Make art come to life
we have a Second? All in favor say        audience. We are educating yet              in America. There is no safety in
Aye. Thank you. We feel better            another generation who may never            continuing to present only what
already.                                  know the transcendent power of              has been safe in the past. We need
     The work of art goes on. It has      arts that are alive. South Dakotans         to look forward, to envision               leadership, Kathleen West,
never been simple or easy, and it         can take no pride or comfort in             something over the horizon, and            Yankton, has assumed the SoDA
never will be. We are marathoners         being part of a national malaise.           make a plan to get there. He left us       board presidency, Kristin Donnan
in the pursuit of happiness,                                                          with the certainty that we know            Standard is now president-elect,
running on through rough terrain                                                      how to do it, that we have all been        and we are not letting go of past
and weather, because we love it.                                                      thinking about it, and that it is time     president Shawn Lyons.
We thrive on pushing past our                                                         to get back to the work of art.                 I extend a note of personal
limits. When we do, we push                                                                So let’s go! It has been five years   appreciation to all members of
civilization along too. It needs a                                                    since our last state arts conference,      South Dakotans for the Arts, new
push right now. Let’s get on with it.                                                 but here it comes! Come together           and renewed, for your support and
No sniveling.                                                                         September 17-19, at Cedar Shore in         participation. Many of you have
     Michael Kaiser conveyed the                                                      Oacoma/Chamberlain. We will                increased your level of financial
message when he visited South                                                         congregate, cogitate, co-create and        support, and many more have
Dakota in May. Mr. Kaiser is the                                                      celebrate. Find out all about the          increased your level of commitment
president of the Kennedy Center for                                                   conference and get registered to           to the arts and arts education in our
the Performing Arts in Washington,                                                    attend at                  schools and communities, keeping
DC. South Dakotans for the Arts is                                                         A big welcome to new                  the arts alive in South Dakota. See
a state affiliate of the Kennedy                                                      members of the South Dakotans for          you on the Missouri in September!
Center Alliance for Arts Education                                                    the Arts Board of Directors: Ann                We also thank the Kennedy
Network, and we were delighted to                                                     Marie Davis, Sioux Falls; Susan            Center, the South Dakota Historical
host his visit—one stop in his                                                        Hanson, Vermillion; Sen. Pam               Society, South Dakota Public
50-state Arts in Crisis tour—at the                                                   Merchant, Brookings; Rep. Fred             Broadcasting and Paul Guggenheimer
Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.                                                   Romkema, Spearfish, and Robert             and the South Dakota Arts Council
     About 45 of us had the                                                           Weyrich, Pierre. A very big thank          for their assistance and support of
pleasure of his company for the                                                       you to Sen. Tom Dempster, Dr.              Mr. Kaiser’s South Dakota visit.
morning gathering. We met and
mingled for about an hour, then sat
in rapt attention while the charming
                                                                                      James Johnson, Joellen Lindner,
                                                                                      Tamara Pier, and Rep. Tim Rounds,
                                                                                      who have each served two full
                                          In addition to being the president of the
and most affable Mr. Kaiser let us        Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts,     terms on the board and are moving
                                          Kaiser is the author of The Art of the
have it. He admonished that we            Turnaround, a study of ways to invigorate   on to their other good works.
have become frightened and are            arts organizations nationwide.              Continuing our strong tradition of                                                                                                                                                Page 9
                                                                                             Contributor                                  ★ Christine Coolidge, Lead
                                                                                             Tom & Linda Bartholomew, Faulkton            Fred & Luella Cozad, Martin
                                                                                             ★ Lynda Clark, Rapid City                    Janet B. Cronin, Gettysburg

     South Dakotans for the Arts                                                             Richard & Sharon Cutler, Sioux Falls
                                                                                             ★ David Allan & Janice Evans, Sioux Falls
                                                                                             Senator Tim & Barbara Johnson,
                                                                                                  Washington, DC
                                                                                             Russell Nash, Pierre
                                                                                                                                          Holly Downing & David Post, Spearfish
                                                                                                                                          ★ Marty Davidsohn ,Sioux Falls
                                                                                                                                          ★ Margaret Denton, Brookings
                                                                                                                                          Frank L. Farrar, Britton
                                                                                                                                          Rod & Glenna Fouberg, Aberdeen
     takes pride in its grassroots membership of                                             Larry & Diane Ness, Yankton                  ★ Vickie & Ivan Fuller, Sioux Falls
                                                                                             ★ Marilyn Nipe, Watertown                    Dr. Ken & Andrea Giedt, Mina
   individuals, arts organizations and businesses.                                           ★ Michael Pangburn, Pierre                   ♦ Tom & Beverly Groth, Piedmont
                                                                                             John & Jane Rasmussen, Sisseton              Karen Gundersen Olson, Rapid City
                                                                                             ★ Dr. Jim Szana, Pierre                      ♦ Eric & Pris Hagen, Vermillion

         Thank you for your part                                                             Ken & Cathy Vogele, Rapid City
                                                                                             Mary F. Wohlenberg, Yankton
                                                                                             Steven Zellmer & Kitty Kinsman, Rapid City
                                                                                                                                          ★♦ Cheryl Peterson Halsey, Springfield
                                                                                                                                          ♦ Gary & Carmen Hansen, Rapid City
                                                                                                                                          Gary & Angie Hanson, Sisseton

   in keeping the arts alive and growing                                                     Sponsor
                                                                                             Lynn & Diane Anderson, Sioux Falls
                                                                                                                                          ★ Steve & Monica Harding, Pierre
                                                                                                                                          Jeff & Sheila Hazard, Sioux Falls
                                                                                                                                          ★ Robyn & Jeff Holcomb, Sioux Falls

            in South Dakota!                                                                 ★ George Prisbe & Pat Boyd, Hanna
                                                                                             Margy Beyers, Roscoe
                                                                                             Ruth Brennan, Rapid City
                                                                                             Janet Brown, Seattle, WA
                                                                                                                                          Rick & Joanie Holm, Brookings
                                                                                                                                          Alma Holub, Rapid City
                                                                                                                                          James & Kathleen Hood, Spearfish
                                                                                                                                          ♦ Erica Howell, Volga
                                                                                             Norma Cameron, Mitchell                      Ethel Hunstad, Aberdeen
                                                                                             Pat & Ember Dady, Sisseton                   Joseph Isakson, Sioux Falls
            Memberships listed are those received as of                                      Beth Deiter, Faulkton                        Dale & Regina Jahr, Rapid City
                                                                                             ★ Kris & Steve Egger, Sioux Falls            Thomas & Brenda Johnson, Yankton
                         May 19, 2010.                                                       ★ Donna Fjelstad, Pierre                     Rose Ann Kelly, Sioux Falls
                                                                                             Kathie & Rudy Gerstner, Yankton              Dr. & Mrs. Wayne Knutson, Vermillion
                                                                                             Richard & Nancy Gowen, Rapid City            ★♦ Marilyn Kratz, Yankton
                                                                                             Charles & Liz Gullickson, Sioux Falls        ★ Barry LeBeau, Pierre
                                                Sturgis Area Arts Council                    Tom & Marge Hansen, Huron                    ★♦ Christine Leichtnam, Rapid City
 Member Organizations                           Swiss Choral Society, Marion
                                                Termesphere Gallery, Spearfish
                                                The Dahl Arts Center & Rapid City Fine
                                                                                             ★ Brad & Melinda Heegel, Sioux Falls
                                                                                             ★ Dennis Holub, Rapid City
                                                                                                                                          ★ Rasma Lielmane, Philip
                                                                                                                                          ★♦ Dr. Buron & Karen Lindbloom, Pierre
                                                                                             Dody Hopkins, Sioux Falls                    ★ John Lopez, Eagle Butte
A Capella Showcase/Member Sweet                       Arts Council                           Dr. James L. & Ardis Johnson, Brookings      Larry & Debera Lucas, Mission
      Adelines, Rapid City                      The Days of 76 Museum, Deadwood              Dan & Arlene Kirby, Sioux Falls              John Madsen, Hermosa
A.C.T./Pepsi Cola Theatre for the               The Granary Memorial Gallery, Groton         Deb & Peter Klebanoff, Sioux Falls           Bob & Mickey Miller, Pierre
      Performing Arts, Mitchell                 The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian      Pat Kosel, Naples, FL                        Doug & Mary Miller, Brookings
Aberdeen Area Arts Council                            School, Pine Ridge                     Denise LaRue, Sturgis                        ♦ Jody & Jim Moritz, Faulkton
Aberdeen Community Theatre & Capitol            The Journey Museum, Rapid City               Edith Lien, Spearfish                        Tim & Carol Murphy, Rapid City
      Cinema                                    The Mighty Corson Art Players, Brandon       Carolyn Lindekugel Manlove, Custer           Gordon Mydland, Lake Preston
Aberdeen University/Civic Symphony              The Ritz Gallery, Brookings                  ♦ John McIntyre, Sioux Falls                 ★♦ Darrel & Ginny Nelson, Rapid City
      Orchestra                                 Town Players, Watertown                      ★♦ Kent & Zindie Meyers, Spearfish           Janice Nicolay, Chester
Adams Museum & House, Deadwood                  Tri-State Museum, Belle Fourche              Linda Mickelson Graham, Sioux Falls          ★ Anita Paige, Rapid City
Akta Lakota Museum, Chamberlain                 University Art Galleries, Vermillion         Jim & Susan Mollison, Pierre                 John & Trudy Peckham, Sioux Falls
Allied Arts Fund, Rapid City                    Vermillion Area Arts Council                 ★ Lois Myers-Pelton, Aberdeen                Julie & Larry Poeppel, Gettysburg
Apex Gallery, SDSM&T, Rapid City                Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls             Cheryl & Paul Nelson, Gettysburg             Mr. & Mrs. Herschel Premack, Aberdeen
Artforms, Hill City, SD                         Watertown Community Foundation               ♦ Marcia & Marvin Olnes, Yankton             ★ Joan Putman, Raymond
Artists of the Black Hills                      Western Women in the Arts                    Douglas & Sandra Pay, Sioux Falls            Diana Rapp Mathisrud, Lead
Augustana Performing & Visual Arts,             Yankton Area Arts & G.A.R Hall Gallery       Bruce & Sandra Rampelberg, Rapid City        Greg Boris & Joan Reddy, Sioux Falls
      Sioux Falls                               Yankton Children’s Choir                     Roger & Mary Jo Renner, Yankton              ♦ Daryl & Ginny Reinicke, Rapid City
Belle Fourche Arts Council                                                                   ★★ Paul Horsted & Camille Riner, Custer      Brenda Robertson, Pierre
Bells of the Hills, Rapid City                                                               Donna Robbennolt, Gettysburg                 Dr. John & Alla Ruffolo, Brookings
BHSU College of Arts & Sciences, Spearfish                                                   Patrick Roseland, Rapid City                 Terry & Lynn Ryan, Madison
Black Hills Art Association                                                                  Dan & Sharon Rykhus, Sioux Falls             Jeannette Schipper, Pierre
Black Hills Chamber Music Society
Black Hills Community Theatre
Black Hills Dance Theatre
                                                    Corporate Members                        Dr. Gon & Tiffany Sanchez, Fort Pierre
                                                                                             Bill & Peg Torness, Sisseton
                                                                                             ★♦ Daniel & Rebecca Schenk, Pierre
                                                                                                                                          ♦ Ron & Renea Schoenfelder, Dimock
                                                                                                                                          Chuck & Bonny Schroyer, Pierre
                                                                                                                                          ★ Miles & Vickie Schumacher, Sioux Falls
Black Hills Passion Play                        Pacesetter                                   Jeff & Katie Scherschligt, Sioux Falls       Warren Shoberg, Sioux Falls
Black Hills Playhouse                           Delta Dental, Pierre                         ★ Larry Schou, Vermillion                    ♦ Edith Siegrist, Vermillion
Black Hills Symphony Orchestra                  Pioneer Bank & Trust/F.L. Clarkson Family    Fred & Sandy Slunecka, Sioux Falls           Donald Simmons, Jr., Flandreau
Brookings Arts Council                               Foundation, Belle Fourche               Maureen Suga, Sioux Falls                    ★ Dr. Susanne Skyrm, Vermillion
Canvasbacks Art Club, Blunt                                                                  Dr. Merritt & Pamela Warren, Brookings       Jackie & Geoff Slingsby, Rapid City
Capitol City Children’s Chorus, Pierre          Guarantor                                    Robert & Kathleen Webb, Aberdeen             Rep. Jacqueline Sly, Rapid City
Castlewood Arts Council                         Larson Foundation, Brookings                 Bob & Jennifer Weyrich, Pierre               ★ Vance & Virginia Sneve, Rapid City
Center for Western Studies, Sioux Falls         Sioux Printing, Inc., Sioux Falls            Barbara & David Zar, Rapid City              ★ Mary Snyder, Wentworth
Centerville Community Arts Council                                                                                                        ♦ Sally J. Southwick, Aberdeen
Central Plains Arts Council, Miller             Benefactor                                   Donor                                        Jim & Jo Sperry, Bath
Comfort Theatre Company, Sioux Falls            Bankwest, Pierre                             Dr. Bruce & Jacqueline Allen, Rapid City     ★♦ Gary & Nan Steinley, Lead
Connecting Artists, Yankton                     Black Hills Corporation, Rapid City          ★♦ Steve & Nancy Babbitt, Rapid City         ★ Graham & Anna Marie Thatcher,
Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation, Custer         CNA Surety Company, Sioux Falls              Robert & Joann Barden, Pierre                      Rapid City
Crystal Theatre Cultural Association,           D. C. Lamphere Studio, Sturgis               Dr. John & Ann Barlow, Rapid City            Lesta & Mike Turchen, Hill City
      Flandreau                                 First State Bank of Roscoe, Roscoe           ★ Jenny Braig, Spearfish                     Karen Van Bockern, Sioux Falls
Custer Area Arts Council                        Prairie Edge, Rapid City                     ★ Grant Standard & Kristin Donnan            Jim & Cameon Wefso, Rapid City
Dacotah Prairie Museum, Aberdeen                                                                   Standard, Hill City                    ♦ Elizabeth & Lou Williams, Brookings
Dakota Academy of Performing Arts,              Contributor                                  ♦ Richard & Sharon Ehrhart, Yankton          ♦ Robert N. Williams, New York, NY
      Sioux Falls                               Dacotah Banks, Aberdeen                      Nadine Fidler, Spearfish                     Roberta Williams, Pierre
Dakota Artists Guild, Rapid City                Harms Oil Company, Brookings                 Van & Barbara Fishback, Brookings            Sharon & Marty Winckler, Harrold
Dakota Choral Union, Inc., Rapid City           Johns & Kosel Law Office, Lead               ★♦ Jill Frederick, Hartford                  Dr. & Mrs. Calvin Wipf, Spearfish
Dakota Discovery Museum, Mitchell               Minerva’s, Sioux Falls                       Jacque & Pete Fuller, Lead                   A. Jo Wohlenberg, Olivet
Dakota Prairie Playhouse & Conference           Raven Industries, Sioux Falls                Jan Garrity, Yankton                         ★★Mark & Mary Zimmerman, Nemo
      Center, Madison                           Thurman & Thurman, Sioux Falls               Michael & Marnie Gould, Rapid City           Steve & Sandy Zinter, Pierre
Dance Network of South Dakota, Pierre                                                        ★ Carl Grupp, Sioux Falls
Davis Winterstock Productions                                                                Jeff Hallem, Pierre                          Friends
Day County Arts Council, Webster                Sponsor                                      ★ Don & Gayle Hooper, Sioux Falls            Linda & Brad Anderson, Rapid City
Discovery Movement Theatre, Vermillion          Acts of Nature, Sioux Falls                  ★ Rick & Patt Hustead, Wall                  ♦ Charlene Arens, Fordyce, NE
Dragons Are Too Seldom, Spearfish               Argus Leader, Sioux Falls                    Sandy Jerstad Charitable Fund, Sioux Falls   Rosalie Aslesen, Spearfish
Eide/Dalrymple Gallery, Sioux Falls             Black Hills Bronze, Inc., Hill City          ♦ Larry & Mary Jo Johnson, Pierre            ★ Nancy Anne Barker, Hot Springs
Faulkton Area Arts Council                      Chris Cam Corporation, Sioux Falls           Bill & Suzan-Oda Knese, Watertown            ★ Donna Lee & Thomas Bartholow,
Fort Sisseton Playhouse, Britton                Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, L.L.P.,   ★♦ Paula Manley & Jim Knutson, Spearfish          Brookings
Harvey Dunn Memorial Society, De Smet                Sioux Falls                             Dr. Dick Koch, Sioux Falls                   Irma Becker, Rapid City
High Plains Arts Council, Gettysburg            Falcon Plastics Inc., Brookings              Gerald & Alice Lange, Madison                ♦ Jeannette Beemer, Pierre
Hill City Arts Council                          Gas & Goodies, Gettysburg                    Larry & Gail Lyngstad, Pierre                ♦ Renee Berg, Mitchell
Historic Deadwood/Lead Arts Council             Jon Crane Watercolors, Hill City             Mark & Kristol McKie, Rapid City             ♦ Marsha Bertsch, Yankton
Historic Homestake Opera House, Lead            Lust Chevrolet-Buick Co., Aberdeen           ★ Thom & Melanie Palm, Hermosa               Melanie Bliss, Sioux Falls
Huron Area Arts Council                         Rehfeld’s Art & Framing, Sioux Falls         Tad & Carolyn Perry, Fort Pierre             ★♦ Sally Blomster, Wetonka
Huron Municipal Band                            Reliabank Dakota, Watertown                  ★♦ Paul & Julie Peterson, Sturgis            ♦ Kay Bosanko, Aberdeen
Madison Area Arts Council, Madison              RSArchitects, Sioux Falls                    ★ Ken & Lavonne Pickering, Pierre            Catherine Campbell, Sioux Falls
Missouri Valley Arts Council, Chamberlain       South Dakota Magazine, Yankton               ★ Lonnie & Vickie Schumacher, Fort Pierre    Nathen Cantwell, Aberdeen
Mount Marty College Gregorian Club,                                                          Douglas & Beverly Searls, Rapid City         ★♦ Dallas Chief Eagle, Martin
      Yankton                                   Donor                                        ♦ Marsha Selle, Sioux Falls                  Tami Comp, Winner
National Music Museum, Vermillion               ABC Business Supply, Deadwood                Ilene Sharkey, Rapid City                    Walt & Marjorie Conahan, Sioux Falls
Periaktos Productions, Rapid City               American Institute of Architects of SD,      ★♦ Clayton & Anella Southwick, Rapid City    ♦ Kathy Conlon, Rapid City
Pierre Players, Pierre                                Sioux Falls                            ♦ Bob & Lori Sutton, Pierre                  Lyndall Cornette, Yankton
Rapid City Cultural Affairs Committee           Central States Fair, Rapid City              Robert & Mary Thompson, Aberdeen             ♦ James & Pat Croston, Sioux Falls
Redlin Art Center, Watertown                    Con Brio Studio, Fulton                      ★ Karen & Chuck Tufty, Flandreau             ★♦ Laura Jane Dahle, Watertown
Short Grass Arts Council, Pierre                Hot Pink Ink, Rapid City                     Mark & Susan Wismer, Britton                 John A. Day, Yankton
Shoto-teien Japanese Gardens, Sioux Falls       Jefferson PTA, Pierre                                                                     ★ Paul Dezotell, Sioux Falls
Singing Boys of Sioux Falls                     SD Electric Utility Companies, Pierre        Supporter                                    ★ Robin Doty, Alcester
Sioux Empire Arts Council, Sioux Falls          SoDak Rehab, Sioux Falls                     Tom & Patricia Adam, Pierre                  ★♦ Don & Mary Ann Downs, Rapid City
Sioux Empire Community Theatre,                 South Dakota Historical Society, Pierre      ★ Robert & Joey Aldern, Sioux Falls          Bob Eickhoff, Huron
      Sioux Falls                               Warrior’s Work & Ben West Gallery,           ★ Phil & Jill Baker, Sioux Falls             ★♦ Lelia Elder, Yankton
Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Society                      Hill City                              Linda Balfany, Yankton                       Doug & Justine Estes, Rapid City
Siouxland Heritage Museums, Sioux Falls                                                      Addison & Patricia Ball, Piedmont            Cheryl Feight, Burbank
Sisseton Area Arts Council                                                                   ★ Dr. Margaret Downie Banks, Vermillion      ★ Barry Furze, Sturgis
South Dakota Art Education Association                                                       Dr. Reuben & Marlowe Bareis, Rapid City      Deborah Gangloff, Deadwood
South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings                                                           Sherwood & Elizabeth Berg, Brookings         ★ Bill Goehring, Sioux Falls
                                                                                                                                          ★ Marjorie Goodroad, Sioux Falls
South Dakota Artisans Connection
South Dakota Artists Network
South Dakota Bandmasters Association
                                                    Individual Members                       Tim & Bonnie Bjork, Pierre
                                                                                             ★ Anne Bodman, Sturgis
                                                                                             Stacy Braun, Aberdeen
                                                                                                                                          ★ Dr. Larry Green, Madison
                                                                                                                                          ★ Lelia Guilbert, Mitchell
South Dakota Discovery Center &                                                              John Brockelsby, Rapid City                  ★♦ Bonnie Halsey-Dutton, Spearfish
      Aquarium, Pierre                          ★ Denotes artist members                     Allen & Gloria Brown, Dell Rapids            ★ Candy Hamilton, Rapid City
South Dakota Friends of Traditional Music       ♦ Denotes teacher members                    ★♦ Rosemary Buchmann, Martin                 ★ Lois Harchanko, Sioux Falls
South Dakota Humanities Council, Brookings                                                   ★ LaVaughn Busse, Highmore                   Harry & Helen Harryman, Pierre
South Dakota Music Educators Association        Pacesetter                                   Susan Callahan, Rapid City                   ★ Linda M. Hasselstrom, Hermosa
South Dakota Music Teachers Association         Don Endres & Jill LaPlante, Brookings        Charlotte Stone Carey, Madison, WI           ★ Donna Hazelwood, Madison
South Dakota State Poetry Society                                                            ★ Sarah & Richard Carlson, Lead              ★ Connie Herring, Larchwood, IA
South Dakota State Historical Society, Pierre   Guarantor                                    ★ Dick & Ginger Carstensen, Sturgis          Susan E. Hines, Rapid City
South Dakota Symphony Orchestra,                Jo Nugent, Spearfish                         Gerry Cass, Pierre                           ♦ Linda Hoffelt, Brookings
      Sioux Falls                                                                            ♦ Dennis Hopfinger & Carolyn Clague,         Florence Hogen, Kadoka
Southern Hills Arts & Humanities,               Benefactor                                        Brookings                               ★♦ Lisa & Scott Howard, Spearfish
      Hot Springs                               ★ Andre & Kay Larson, Vermillion             Jeb & Maureen Clarkson, Belle Fourche        Mildred K. Hugghins, Brookings
Spearfish Center for the Arts                   Tamara Pier, Rapid City                      Ron & Rachel Conkling, Flandreau             ★ Charlotte Hyde, Pierre
Springs Area Council of the Arts,               ★ Lynn Verschoor, Brookings                  ★ Mary Ellen Connelly, Sioux Falls           ♦ Jean Keeler, Pierre
      Wessington Springs                        ♦ Norman & Kathleen West, Yankton            ★ Carol Cook Geu, Dakota Dunes               ★♦ Karen Kinder, Brookings

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Marguerite Kleven, Sturgis                        Dr. Ernest & Linda Schabauer, Rapid City
Lorraine Klingler, Belle Fourche                  ★★ Dick Termes & Markie Scholz,
★ Dr. Harold & Phyllis Krueger, Sioux Falls             Spearfish
Kathy Larsen, Brookings                           ★ Phyllis Schrag, Sioux Falls
Dr. Paul & Therese Leon, Aberdeen                 ♦ Sharon Schramm, Winner                                                                   Arts Alive South Dakota
JoEllen Lindner, Aberdeen                         ★♦ Lea Ann Schramm, Yankton                                                                     is published by
Jennifer Littlefield, Pierre                      ★♦ Marica Shannon, Mitchell
★ Jim Lovell, Hot Springs                         Ken Sheldon, Watertown                                                                  South Dakotans for the Arts,
Janet Madsen, Gettysburg                          Craig Sherman, Yankton                                                                 South Dakota Alliance for Arts
Norma Marks, Gettysburg                           Jan Sohl, Rapid City
Joseph & Norma McFadden, Houston, TX              Lois Sollie, Aberdeen                                                                   Education and South Dakota
♦ Wendy Mendoza, Eagle Butte                      Cathy Sonnenschein, Pierre                                                               Community Arts Network,
♦ Jay & Beverly Mickelson, Pierre                 Linda Stoops, Harrisburg
★♦ Bob H. Miller, Rapid City                      ★♦ John Banasiak & Carol Strandell,                                                               P.O. Box 414
♦ Jim ‘Doc’ Miller, Madison                             Vermillion                                                                          Lead, South Dakota 57754
Dr. Lawrence & Elizabeth Mitchell,                Linda Stuerman-Purrington, Brookings
      Vermillion                                  Margaret Sulentic, Deadwood                                                                 Phone (605) 722-1467
★ Deborah Mitchell, Rapid City                    Darlene Swartz, Spearfish                                                                    FAX (605) 722-1473
♦ Rodney & Marla Mosiman, Onida                   ★ Kat Thompson, Whitewood
Mike & Kathi Mueller, Pierre                      Rose Marie Tornow, Sioux Falls                                                          E-mail:
Kathleen Nagel, Gettysburg                        ★ Jo VanderWoude, Sioux Falls                                                             Website:
★ H. Jane Nauman, Custer                          Patricia Rahja Van Gerpen, Pierre
Senator Tom & Melodee Nelson, Lead                ★ Nancy & Don Veglahn, Sioux Falls
★♦ Sandy Newman, Rapid City                       Senator Mike Vehle, Mitchell
Dr. James & Marilyn Nyberg, Yankton               Lorie Velte, Spearfish                            Support is provided with funds from the State of South Dakota, the
★ Judi O’Connell, Yankton                         ★ Terry Hall & Kristi Vensand-Hall, Pierre   National Endowment for the Arts and private contributions. SDAAE is
♦ Nancy Olney, Rapid City                         ♦ Dennis & Julie Walkins, Spearfish
★♦ Rolf & Marcia Olson, Beresford                 ★ Martin Wanserski, Sioux Falls              funded in part by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts,
★ Ira Olson, Lead                                 ★ Al Wentzell, Watertown                     Washington, D.C. and is a member of the Kennedy Center Alliance for
Betty Patten, Mitchell                            Bill & Mary Ann Wieland, Aberdeen            Arts Education Network. As a service to the citizens of South Dakota, Arts
Estelle Reierson Pearson, Sisseton                Janice Wilson, Rapid City
★ Gordy Pratt, Spearfish                          ★ Darwin Wolf, Sioux Falls                   Alive will publish news from the South Dakota Arts Council.
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Don & Mary Ellen Rasmussen, Yankton               ★♦ Lavina Wuger, Faulkton
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    Pollock publishes article on Army artists

                                    From August 1966 through 1970, the U.S. Army sent teams of artists
                                    into Vietnam to record their experiences as soldier artists. In 1967,
                                    Private First Class Jim Pollock was sent to Vietnam as a soldier artist
                                    on U.S. Army Vietnam Combat Art Team IV from August through
                                    December, 1967. Pollock has written about his experiences as a soldier
                                    artist in an article in War, Literature & The Arts, a journal published by
                                    the Department of English and Fine Arts at the United States Air Force
                                    Academy. A Pierre artist, Pollock is active in the state Plein Air
                                    movement and is a member of Artists of the Black Hills. His work can
                                    be found in many private and corporate collections throughout the U.S.
                                    Pollock designed the first issue South Dakota Bison gold and silver
                                    pieces which were sold in the national and international gold and silver
                                    marketplace. Pollock served on the South Dakota Arts Council and was
                                    also named South Dakota Artist of the Year the first year the award was
                                    given by the SD Hall of Fame.
                                                                                                 “Looking Down The

   Jim Pollock in Vietnam                                                                          Trail” by James R.
                                                                                               Pollock, CAT IV, 1967.
                                                                                                      Courtesy of the
                                                                                                National Museum of
                                                                                                      the U.S. Army.

     student is                                                                        Dakota MasterWorks seeks
      state VSA                                                                        entries for 14th annual show

   Shawna Von Aswege has
   won national acclaim for
   her oil pastel/collage
   “Bluebird.” Her artwork
   was selected from 5,500
   submissions nationwide.
   Fifty-one works were
   selected to represent each
   state and the District of
                                                                                       Entries are requested for the 14th Annual Dakota MasterWorks
                                                                                       Creative Arts Show, sponsored by the South Dakota Health Care
                                                                                       Foundation. South Dakota artists 60 and over are invited to enter in
                                                                                       two categories: Experienced, ages 60-79, and Masters, age 80 and over.
                                                                                       Creative categories include oil painting, watercolor painting, acrylic
                                                                                       painting, drawing/illustration, photography, sculpture and wood
                                                                                       carving. There is a $10 fee for each entry, with cash prizes of $75, $50
                                                                                       and $25 in each category plus $100 for best of show and people’s
                                                                                       choice. Entries will be accepted October 4-8 only, between the hours of
   Columbia. Von Aswege’s                                                              9 a.m. and 3
   work will represent South                                                           p.m. Get entry
   Dakota in the “Very                                                                 forms at the SD
   Special Arts All Kids Can                                                           Health Care
   Create” exhibition, which                                                           Foundation
   will be a feature of the                                                            office at 804 N.
   2010 International VSA         Oil pastel/collage “Bluebird” by Shawna Von Aswege   Western, Sioux
   Festival June 6through 12                                                           Falls, or call
   in Washington, D.C. VSA is an international organization on arts and                LuAnn at (605)
   disability. The VSA Festival brings together artists, educators,                    339-2071.

   researchers and policymakers from around the world for a celebration
   of the arts. The event hosts a network of visual, performing, and literary
   artists. Von Aswege won a free trip to Washington D.C. for the festival,
   which she will attend with her mother and grandmother. Her artwork                  2009 People’s
                                                                                       Choice Winner
   will then be placed in a traveling exhibition for two years. Von Aswege             “Ideal Brothers” by
   is a sophomore at Dakota Valley High School in North Sioux City. Art                Shirley Daughters
   teacher Midge Zimmerman submitted Shawna’s artwork for the contest.                 of Hamill, SD.

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