Sioux Falls, S.D. — The SFAC features a new visual artist every two months in an effort to give artists who have not yet had a solo exhibition in Sioux Falls the chance to do so. Artists are selected by a panel of jurors and are then presented to the public in a celebratory open house. These events are free and open to the public. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be available.

Join us October 5th, 2018 as we welcome visual artist and graphic designer, Joe Schaeffer into the Sioux Falls Arts Council Community Gallery.

Joe’s artwork is grounded in his background of graphic design.

“In graphic design as well as drawing and painting, I enjoy the intuitive nature of decision making that is grounded in the principles of design, such as composition, color, repetition, etc.
Drawing and painting has challenged me to let go of the control that typically occurs in my design work. In an act of intentional departure from the calculated decision-making of graphic design, I am allowing spontaneity and improvisation take hold of various mediums such as ink, oil, acrylic, and spray paint. Movements and styles such as graffiti, abstract/neo-expressionism, and art brut all have influenced me in creating my own visual language.”

Joe’s open house will be from 5 to 7PM with an artist talk at 6PM.

The SFAC is wheelchair accessible from the back entrance of the Crane Centre.

The Featured Visual Artist Program is rooted in Sioux Falls Imagined, our community’s long-term cultural plan.

Sioux Falls Imagined: A Cultural Plan for a Vibrant and Prosperous City, approved by the City of Sioux Falls in July 2014, named the Sioux Falls Arts Council as the organization given the charge of implementing the plan. From the Artists and Creative Workers task force findings, a strong need identified for the local art community was alternative exhibition space(s). The Featured Artist Exhibit at the Sioux Falls Arts Council office opened in May 2016 as a way to start filling this need.

The Sioux Falls Arts Council, located in the Crane Centre at 8th & Railroad 326 E 8thSt #106A, is open Monday-Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, First Fridays 5:00 – 7:00 pm, and by appointment.

Visit www.ArtsSiouxFalls.org for more information.

Please Contact:
Angelica Mercado
Communications and Program Coordinator
Sioux Falls Arts Council
605.271.6696 ext. 403

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