Category Archives: Art in the Media

Someone You Should Know: Artist Shaine Schroeder

Art has always been a part of Shaine Schroeder’s life. As a little boy he picked up drawing.

He’s more recently taken his work to a larger space.

“You could sit down for an hour and a half and draw on an 8 by 10 piece of paper and it can look fine but it’s a totally different story when you’re putting it onto a 30 foot wall,” he said.

His work graces the back patio of M.B. Haskett.

It also hangs on the walls of another restaurant, Bro’s Brasserie Americano.

His most recent piece, the mural behind Pave’s newest upstairs bar, came with a new challenge.

“I had to paint on the ceiling. Behind the bar is this kind of curved quarter circle that basically transitions on to the ceiling and I never painted on anything like that.”

One of his most well known pieces is also one of his favorites.

“The piece’s name is Confetti,” he said, standing outside of the mural painted on the side of Common Sense.

“I had a blast doing it. I think the colors speak to everything I’ve ever wanted to express.”

Bright colors are a staple in his work.

“I love Sioux falls, it’s just, hard for anyone in this city to have six months of gray skies so that’s kind of the message that I’m trying to get across is like, ‘Hey it’s not that bad, take a look at this.”…

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23-year-old opens first Native-owned museum in Rapid City

After a year, Lakota Dream Museum has come to past

” About a year and a half ago, I was sitting in my college dorm room and I always thought you know we have one of the greatest cultures throughout American history and world history but we don’t have a place we can call home,” said Adonis Saltes, president of Lakota Dream.

The 23-year-old walked us through what is known to be the first Native owned and operated museum in Rapid City.

“This is my favorite exhibition in the museum. What we are looking at right now is one of the four white buffalo calves ever known to this century to be born” he said.

From the top to the bottom, Lakota Dream is home to a handful of sacred relics and the Native regalia that we may think we know so well.

“We wanted to paint the face black and red because if you look back in the history, one of our great chiefs rain the face, that’s the way he use to paint his face,” Saltes continued.

At the museum, you do not just see it, you experience the culture through the tales of the people…

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Instagram-inspired art leads maker into jewelry business

Amanda Legg’s Instagram feed led her into a side business.

After stumbling onto electroformed jewelry, a process that creates metal jewelry out of natural objects, she started saving up for the equipment and scouring the internet to learn more.

That was about three years ago.

Legg is now the owner of Sticks Stones & Bones – a nod to the materials she uses in her work – and sells online as well as at some events.

Her jewelry will be for sale at Saturday’s 605 Made Night Market in the parking lot of Cherapa Place from 4 to 10 p.m.

“I did it last year, and it was so much fun,” she said. “I just wanted to get into a show, and they allowed me some space.”…

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Cirque du Soleil activities planned for First Friday

Cirque du Soleil returns to Sioux Falls next month for the troupe’s brand-new arena creation, “Crystal,” Sept. 20-23.

To celebrate the internationally famous company’s return to Sioux Falls, Denny Sanford Premier Center staff are participating in downtown Sioux Falls’ monthly “First Friday” celebration Sept. 7 with several “Crystal”-themed activities.

First Friday attendees can win free tickets to “Crystal,” enjoy free shaved ice from Dakota Snow, a cookie decorating station with Cookie Jar sugar cookies, participate in nail art and coloring stations, and take selfies at a photo booth using “Crystal”-themed backdrops and props.

The activities will run from 3 to 8 p.m. inside the Shriver Square building at the corner of 11th Street and Phillips Avenue. The event is free and open to all ages.

Tickets for Cirque du Soleil’s “Crystal” are still available at the box office, online at, or charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000…

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Artists Put Skills to the Test at Third Annual Sketch Crawl

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Five locations and five hours to sketch. That’s the challenge 21 artists took on today in Downtown Sioux Falls.

The South Dakota Artist Alliance held their 3rd annual Sketch Crawl. It’s an opportunity for artists to test their artistic abilities while having fun.

The public is also able to get involved.  People could use a map to find the artists and watch them create their masterpieces.

Artists put their work on display after the crawl for the public to view and purchase.

Organizers say it’s important to have events like this to expose more people to art.

“Part of our mission is community involvement and celebrating the arts and this kind of encompasses the whole concept of our mission,” said Organizer, Debra Kroger.

There’s a variety of other artist events held throughout the year by the South Dakota Artist Alliance.” Click here: to learn how to get involved…

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Artists Against Hunger (AAH) is a collective effort of local and regional artists that come together to raise monetary donations and pantry items for Feeding South Dakota.

Over the course of 13 years, AAH has collected over 25,000 pounds of food, which has directly benefited the community. Feeding South Dakota serves 190,000 individuals with food insecurity annually, with half of those served being children.

On August 25, AAH will be honoring the life of a good friend and fellow AAH alumni, Deb Parks, at Studio Blu Photography (the back patio of 8th & Railroad Center) noon to 8 p.m.

Deb Parks was a local photographer, animal lover, and participant of AAH since the beginning. Her commitment, compassion, and her lively soul will be celebrated at this installment.

All donations made to Feeding South Dakota during the event will be made in her honor.

Different artists like Greg DenOtter, Tim Jewel, Asher Srednas, Quint Ford, Sam Geesch, and Walter Portz will be featured…

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Augustana University is gifted 351 works of art by Carl Grupp

Augustana University has been gifted 351 pieces of art.

The paintings, original prints, and drawings from artist Carl Grupp will form the Carl Grupp Legacy Collection at the Eide/Dalrymple Gallery.

Grupp (born in 1939 at Moorhead, Minn.) has long been recognized as one of South Dakota’s and the region’s most preeminent artists.

As a dedicated arts educator, Grupp helped to inspire, develop and guide the careers of several generations of artists. From 1969 until 2004, he was a professor at Augustana, and also chaired the art department from 1986-2002.

Carl Grupp founded the Eide/Dalrymple Gallery at Augustana, with an ambitious exhibitions program and permanent art collection, which is now named for him.

Over the years, he helped build the Carl Grupp Permanent Art Collection that now numbers nearly 4,000 objects and includes significant examples of works on paper from a range of important historical and contemporary artists, including: Marc Chagall, Degas, Homer, Matisse, Picasso and Warhol…

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Spreading Kindness Through Art

Two artists from KELOLAND are trying to spread kindness through art.

Sarah Nelson and Rebekah Rinehart  have been creating “kindness” murals around the country. Now, they are painting one in their home state at the Empire Mall.

The mural is part of their social media movement ‘The Kind Way’.

The goal of their movement is for people to take pictures with the murals and post on social media what they think kindness is.

“That’s probably been the most rewarding part is seeing what kindness is to everybody, because it comes in so many shapes and forms. It’s so different to everybody. To see how even just a small act of kindess impacts everybody in their day,” Nelson said…

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In the summer of 2016, Ashley Flynn says she was going through “serious mom guilt” about working full time and sending daughter Nina to daycare as a baby. Going through the transition and adjusting to a “new normal” as a family with husband Colby, an idea of writing a book of poems about their lives came to her after late nights of rocking and coming up with rhymes.

An “anthem for working mothers everywhere,” Flynn hopes her recently-released children’s book My Favorite Job is You helps as a light-hearted look at late nights, early mornings, all while parenting and having a career. 605 chatted with the Sioux Falls author on the process, her inspiration, and what she likes to do with her family in their (very little) spare time…

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Retro gaming meets South Dakota pride in Sioux Falls’ newest T-shirt company

Jeff Hayward’s new apparel business was born from video games.

He was having fun with the Nintendo NES Classic – a gift from his wife – when he realized he was getting swept up in the nostalgia of 8-bit games.

Hayward hopes to capitalize on it this week when he and his wife, Kristin Hayward, open Sodak Supply Co., an online apparel company based in Sioux Falls.

“I think people have a pride in our state and the region but also kind of remember growing up in the ’80s and ’90s,” Hayward said.

The Haywards, both native South Dakotans, envision their business as an homage to their home state and to retro gaming…

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