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Steve Larson: An Inspiring Interview

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So often in our youth we forget how indiscernible time has a way of becoming. The moments that we experience in our early adulthood may become mere sentences or moments of hardly recalled time. It is hard to imagine the future, and sometimes even more so the past. To give us some perspective on the transitory nature of both art and life, JAM met with artist Steve Larson at his home in Sioux Falls. He is a former Lutheran minister and social worker that did not begin to create art until he was in his forties. Larson spoke to us about the importance of being open to inspiration, and finding it through fostering a will to keep yourself in constant creative motion. He shared with us his rock collection, past paintings, and his most current 3D constructions. Most importantly, Larson pointed out to us to never consider things to be final, as in our lives, it’s not where you’re at—it’s where you are. -Amy

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Art by Carly: An Inspiring Interview

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On April 24th, JAM Art and Supplies set out for our first of many interviews in our Inspired Interview series. Representing JAM for this project will be three of our board members: interviewer Amy Jarding, photographer Katie Farritor, and fearless leader and founder Jess Johnson to oversee the whole process. We are incredibly excited to partake in this adventure and look forward to connecting with the talented artists in our community. Everyone has a story to tell, and valuable input to offer. We hope these interviews will encourage exposure for the artists involved, and serve as an invitation to start your own conversation with someone. Strive to connect with your peers; we all are so very dear.
For this interview, we met with local painter Carly Zebell at her cozy downtown apartment in Sioux Falls. Carly graduated from South Dakota State University in 2010, and is an active participant in Artists Against Hunger. Although Carly got her BA for graphic design, she primarily focuses on Continue reading Art by Carly: An Inspiring Interview

Five Sioux Falls Instagrammers You Should Follow

I don’t follow everyone in Sioux Falls on Instagram, so I can’t say this list is the end all-be all but, according to my eyes scrolling through my feed: here are my favorite Sioux Falls Instagrammers.

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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

Meet Our Board of Directors

I have never started a nonprofit before, and it’s a little nerve racking, but I feel much better standing with this team. Our Board of Directors is ready to take on this project to provide unique space and art supplies to Sioux Falls artists. Without further ado, and in alphabetical order, I present to you the JAM Art & Supplies Board of Directors. Continue reading Meet Our Board of Directors

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

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