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Past Exhibits

<p class="font_8">This year the photographers are to submit photos that they believe interpret the theme "seeing red."</p>

Mighty Mo Photo Exhibit

"Seeing Red"

<p class="font_8">I strive to highlight our community in ways people might not have seen before.&nbsp; &nbsp;The biggest compliment I hear is how seeing my shots have given an indivdual a whole new perspective on Sioux City, a town some people look down on and tend to focus on the negative aspects of.</p>
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<p class="font_8">I’m completely self taught, photography and social media wise, which has been challenging at times, but has allowed me to put my spin on these things and luckily people have responded.</p>
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<p class="font_8">I can't sit still. I have a very hard time sitting and relaxing. I feel more like me when I'm busy; when I'm doing stuff - just driving around town. I see people.&nbsp;</p>
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<p class="font_8">I like doing the long exposure driving by...those are fun. What really inspires me is people; the way they look and the stories they all have. You may have no idea who someone is or what they've done in life, but you can kind of see it in a picture; you can at least guess. It's like a puzzle in a way. It's important to try to put yourself in somebody else's shoes occasionally.</p>

Britton Hacke

<p class="font_8">“River Reflections” is about the Missouri River and the towns next to it. I have lived up and down this river in Mobridge, Pierre, and Chamberlain. At one time my husband and I had also looked at a house in Yankton; considering moving there. My mother’s family migrated to the USA from Norway where they lived on the west coast in the Fjords area. I have certainly inherited that feeling of loving to be near water and hills.&nbsp;</p>
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<p class="font_8">When I respond to something in nature, I am moved to translate that feeling into art. Sometimes it is the exuberance of a child, the sun shining and casting shadows or the simplicity and beauty of a flower. To me, it is this emotional response that creates the need to do my art. The gift to create, as well as being able to respond to these feelings, comes from God, and my purpose in my art is to glorify His name by translating the beauty of His earth into something that all people can enjoy.</p>

Doris Symens-Armstrong

"River Reflections"

<p class="font_8">March is Youth Art Month</p>
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<p class="font_8">The goal of Youth Art month is to</p>
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  <li><p class="font_8">Recognize art education as a viable factor in the total education curricular that develops citizens of a global society.&nbsp;</p></li>
  <li><p class="font_8">Recognize art is a necessity for the full development of better quality of life for all.&nbsp;</p></li>
  <li><p class="font_8">Direct attention to the value of art education for divergent and critical thinking.&nbsp;</p></li>
  <li><p class="font_8">Expand art programs in schools and stimulate new art programs.&nbsp;</p></li>
  <li><p class="font_8">Encourage commitment to the arts by students, community organizations, and individuals everywhere.&nbsp;</p></li>
  <li><p class="font_8">Provide additional opportunities for individuals of all ages to participate in creative art learning.&nbsp;</p></li>
  <li><p class="font_8">Increase community, business and governmental support for art education.</p></li>
  <li><p class="font_8">&nbsp;Increase community understanding and interest in art and art education through involvement in art exhibits, workshops, and other creative ventures.&nbsp;</p></li>
  <li><p class="font_8">Reflect and demonstrate the goals of the National Art Education Association thatwork toward the improvement of art education at all levels.</p></li>

Middle School Art Show

<p class="font_8">Printmaking has always challenged me to find unexpected ways to create an image – on metal plates, blocks of wood or other materials. From traditional methods to experiments, I have always been enthusiastic about these processes – from conception, to plate work and finally the printing itself, through an etching press. The original plates and blocks, from which a print on paper is made, are quite often objects of beauty themselves.&nbsp;</p>
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<p class="font_8">The art of printmaking is a slow, manual process. It takes time. This is another aspect of printmaking which I particularly appreciate. The time it takes to make an etching or engraving gives me extra time to consider changes and the opportunity to develop the image further than originally planned.</p>

Anthony DiMichele

Art Under Pressure - A Life in Printmaking

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