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Past Exhibits

Yankton High School Students

Yankton High School Art Show

<p class="font_8">This art has been created as examples for the students to inspire their own projects and show different techniques.</p>

Yankton School Art Teachers

Yankton Teacher Exhibit

Crimson Door Holiday Vendor Boutique

Crimson Door Holiday Vendor Boutique

<p class="font_8">The Dakota Prairie Quilt Guild(DPQG) is a 501 (c ) 3 organized to promote and educate people about the art of quilting and foster camaraderie among new and experienced quilters.</p>
<p class="font_8">DPQG meets the fourth Monday of the month at Trinity Lutheran Church. Currently they have 65 members from Yankton and the surrounding areas. If you are a quilter or would like to learn more about quilting, come join the fun! New and experienced quilters are welcome.For more information about DPQG, contact</p>
<p class="font_8">Dakota Prairie Quilt Guild Leadership Team</p>
<p class="font_8">President - Joni Lowe</p>
<p class="font_8">Vice President - Mary Boyer</p>
<p class="font_8">Treasurer - Peggy Thranum</p>
<p class="font_8">Secretary - Dawn Atkins</p>
<p class="font_8">Or Email</p>
<p class="font_8">Find us on Facebook at dakotaprairiequiltguild</p>

Dakota Prairie Quilt Guild

The Art of Quilting

<p class="font_8">As an artist I find inspiration in everything. Art is everywhere… In peoples smiles, in the starry starry night, and, most of all, in unconditional love. Michelanglo Buonarroti did not create art simply because he felt divinely inspired. Inspiration serves as a reminder- as Mahatma Gandhi is quoted as saying, “when he thinks, he becomes”! Conceptual growth is important not only for human growth, but in learning to understand one another as human beings on Earth. For example, when I am talking to children, I get down to their eye level, and speak to them softly. When I consider the fact that we are only here for a short period of time in compairison to eternity; I try to make use of every moment, realizing that creativity serves as a medium toward positive growth just like how a nurse uses a stephascope as a tool for human healing. The radio show entitled, “The Incredible Adventures of Jack Flanders”, is a great way to use one of our five senses; sound. Francisco Goya lost his sense of hearing (sound), but still created incarnations of different realities based on his own experiences. Francisco Goya, the most enigmatic Spanish Romantic Artist, created spiritual incarnations of the Spanish War, nightmares (The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters), and most importantly, love (La Maja Vestida).</p>
<p class="font_8">I remember sitting in front of Andy Warhol’s silkscreen entitled, “Cambell Soup Cans”. The Warhol print was placed next to a classical painting by the artist Peter Paul Rubens at the Toledo Museum of Art in Toledo Ohio. As an artist I thought to myself, Holy Toledo, how art has evolved? Right then and there I had an epiphany, art is essential. It allows us to become what we see, and to be a part of life itself- AS a Professor of Fine Art here at Mount Marty University-I teach a wide variety of Fine Art classes… They include Painting and Drawing, Sculpture, Design, Ceramics, Art Appreciation, Photography, and at times Printmaking. &nbsp;In addition, I am also the director and curator of The Bede Art Gallery. When a person is being creative, synopsis from the brain are being activated. For example, an individual has five senses-touch, sight sound, taste, smell. As teachers, I strongly believe our main objective is to provide lifelong learning. When an individual is able to put to use his/her senses by way of the Fine Arts, I believe they able to feel truly alive and most of all appreciated. Fine Art is not only essential in the class room it should be considered paramount for human intellectual and cognitive growth, which goes hand in hand with a person’s physiology &nbsp;In conclusion, much lik &nbsp;the Fine Art work of Peter Paul Rubens, Vincent Van Gough, art brings a smile and a sense of accomplishment and visual appreciation and understanding.</p>

David Kahle

<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">It feels a little bit disorganized. With my creative shoots I don't really go in with a specific plan. I'll have an idea in my mind, I'll get there and try to make it happen. I'll bring some props, play around and try things out until I think it will work."</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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