DAVID UNZICKER received his BFA in Art from Augustana in 1971. During his time at Augie, David studied under Carl Grupp and Palmer Eide. He would later attend the University of South Dakota where he had the privilege to study under Bob Aldern, Wick Knaus and John Day. Six total artists will be showcased throughout 2017.
David became a structural engineer, but still had the opportunity to use the skills he learned in school to tap into his creative nature. He has gradually transitioned his themes from still life and landscapes to more abstract works. The art showcased in the Featured Artist Gallery is an example of his transition to abstract art.
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 8th St #106A, is open Monday-Friday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, First Fridays 5:00 – 7:00 pm, and by appointment. Visit www.ArtsSiouxFalls.org for more information.