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First Friday Review- May 2nd

Mayrathon – A JAM Packed First Friday

With warm weather comes rebirth. A renewal of foliage, friendships, ideas, hopes—a sense of affirmation. Winter has ended and this city has begun to stretch its ready little toes into the social spheres of summer. Last Friday left me proud and inspired! This town is bursting with Continue reading First Friday Review- May 2nd

Why you Should Attend the Pop-up Art Party at Sioux Falls Used Appliance Store

Art vs Appliance May 2nd officialIt’s happening! It’s finally happening! The weather is slowly prying itself away from winter’s tightly clenched fist and becoming nice enough for us to all get out and enjoy each other. Conversations with friends can finally diverge from griping about the cold to sharing excitement about the new opportunities of spring! The month of May will be rung-in full force, filled with plenty of chances for interacting with your community!

Now, it seems like the upcoming First Friday in May is filled with more than enough art receptions, but I must say, Art v Appliance is definitely not one to miss… And I’m not just saying that because I’m showing my art there. In addition to me, there are nine other artists! NINE!

A big reason you shouldn’t miss this show is because Continue reading Why you Should Attend the Pop-up Art Party at Sioux Falls Used Appliance Store

Moving Forward: DEB KLEBANOFF on the Retreat at Pointer’s Ridge

If you have been privy to the drama and politics of the Sioux Falls art scene, you know Deb Klebanoff. If you’re like me, and you kind of just started paying attention, you still might know her. But, If you’re young, or new to the art world of Sioux Falls, you probably don’t.

When I started getting the word out about JAM Art & Supplies Deb sent me an email asking if I already had the paperwork in for 501(c)3, nonprofit status. Honestly, it made me feel uncomfortable. I felt like I had to defend myself, “Currently, Continue reading Moving Forward: DEB KLEBANOFF on the Retreat at Pointer’s Ridge

First Friday – April 4th

Finding Clarity in Community

This past First Friday I had the pleasure of battling a hellacious head cold, so I chose to keep my attendance to two receptions for the evening. Notepad and tissues in tow, I first headed to Monks House of Ale Repute to check out the “Skulls and Beers” reception for Les Cotton and Marc Wagner. This collection featured drawings and prints of all things cool: Continue reading First Friday – April 4th

First Friday – March 7th

Like most First Fridays in Sioux Falls, this past Friday was full of plenty of options for entertainment in the arts world. Due to the variety, I ultimately was forced to narrow down my choice of events in order to make time to properly enjoy each one.

I began my evening at IPSO Gallery at Fresh Produce to view “Mythology and a Little Bit of Science,” a solo exhibition by Bryan Holland. Holland fuses Continue reading First Friday – March 7th

Vulnerability, and the Problems JAM Art & Supplies will Address

My husband spends much of his work day listening to podcasts, and yesterday he suggested I listen to TED Radio Hour: Making Mistakes. Many times I shrug off the suggestions because I have other things I’m reading or listening to, but I’m glad I listened to this one. The second segment of this show was about Brene’ Brown’s TED Talk on vulnerability. For me, hearing this was impeccable timing as Continue reading Vulnerability, and the Problems JAM Art & Supplies will Address

Writing My First Blog Post

There’s something encouraging about driving down Spring Avenue. Maybe it’s the old houses, but tonight the familiarity of the street gave me the courage for this first blog.

I’ve been reading Blog Inc. by Joy Deangdeelert Cho, and I have to say, she definitely has pushed me further into the idea of blogging. I intuitively knew that I should Continue reading Writing My First Blog Post