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February 6, 2018 • Page 12 shop online at www.missourivalleyshopper.com Art Forms Some Changes On The YAA Board BY JULIE J. AMSBERRY Yankton Area Arts Yankton Area Arts held its annual meeting this week. Amidst all the committee reports and shared goals for the future of the organization, two members finished their time serving on the board of directors. Lori Rothenberger and Kristi O’ConnellEkroth served as committee chairs and held several offices in their six years on the board. We are so grateful for the time, energy, ideas and expertise they gave to the organization. Thank you both! Additionally, YAA welcomes two new board members to the organization: Andy and Jen Holst own Embroidery and Screenworks. They have been members, supporters and volunteers with YAA and we are excited to have them joining the team! Currently on display in the gallery is an exhibit titled “Poems of Place” by artist Mark Zimmerman of Deadwood. Mr. Zimmerman has studied extensively in a variety of fields including anthropology, archaeology, history, Native American Studies, philosophy and comparative religion, finally focusing on the fine arts. He earned a master’s degree in printmaking and an MFA in painting from Illinois Julie State University. Mark has been an artist with South Dakota Arts Council Artists in Schools and Communities program since 1998. “Poems of Place” features works combining ink transfer with watercolor, accompanied by poetry. The exhibit is on display at G.A.R. Art Gallery through Feb. 9 with a special reception honoring the artist on Friday, Feb. 2, from 5-7 p.m. YAA members attending the reception will be treated to an ink transfer demonstration by Mr. Zimmerman. All exhibits are free and open to the public. The gallery is open Monday-Friday 1-5 p.m. and Saturdays 1-3 p.m. There are many arts happenings coming right up! • On Monday, Feb. 5, Yankton High School will be celebrating an “Evening with the Arts.” Various works of art by students AMSBERRY Get Your Ad In! 319 Walnut St. Yankton, SD 57078 605-665-5884 will be on display and guests will be able to see the one-act play, as well as performances by the orchestra, band and chorus students. Kicking off the evening, three new members will be inducted into the YHS Fine Arts Hall of Fame. These inductees are accomplished artists and advocates for arts education. • YAA will be displaying part of our permanent collection from Feb. 10-20. Many photos by Dave Tunge will be for sale during this short window. There will not be a reception for this brief exhibit, but we will hold regular open hours. • March is Youth Art Month! Our annual celebration of youth art will be on display starting Feb. 23-April 3. This year’s exhibit will feature students from Yankton High School under the tutelage of Mallory Schmidt, Peter Deming and Brandon Wagner. Additionally, YAA will hold Kids Studio classes on March 3, 10, 17 and 24. Students in grades 2-5 are invited to spend Saturday mornings (10:30 a.m.noon) with us as we create art! The classes will be $5 per person per Saturday and there is no pre-reg- istration … simply show up and dress to be messy! For more information on each week’s class, visit our website: YanktonAreaArts. org/event. • Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Summer Arts Festival in conjunction with Riverboat Days. Applications can be found on our website and must be submitted or postmarked by March 1. The festival is a juried exhibition and there are limited spaces available. This year’s festival will be held Aug. 17-19. Be sure to follow YAA on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for all the latest area arts happenings! And check out the event calendar on our website to mark our 2018 exhibits and events in your own calendars. Yankton Area Arts is a non-profit arts organization located at 508 Douglas Avenue in Yankton. The G.A.R. Hall Art Gallery is open to the public free of charge from 1-5 p.m. weekdays and from 1-3 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information, call the YAA office at 605665-9754 or email info@ yanktonareaarts.org. Frankenstein-Inspired Art Event Feb. 7 VERMILLION — The University of South Dakota Department of English invites university and area community members to attend “Coffee, Canvas, and Collage,” Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. at The Bean coffee shop in downtown Vermillion. Participants will have the opportunity to create their own work of art to be exhibited at the Coyote Twin Theatre as part of USD’s symposium, “Frankenstein 200!” to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s novel. The art exhibit will run from Feb. 22-March 3. The event is $5 per entry and includes all supplies. The “Frankenstein 200!” symposium, Feb. 26-27, will include the art exhibition, a film screening, reception and a variety of graduate student and faculty led panels. The keynote address will be delivered by professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, and expert on British and transatlantic romanticism, Joel Pace, Ph.D. Pace is also an accomplished reggae musician and has appeared on Minnesota Public Radio and BBC programs to discuss literature, race and music. The symposium is free and open to the public. For more information and to register, please visit the symposium page: http://www.usd.edu/arts-and-sciences/english/frankenstein-200 “Coffee, Canvas, and Collage,” is co-sponsored by the Vermillion Cultural Programming Committee. Library To Host ‘Blind Date With A Book’ It’s that time of the year, and the Yankton Community Library, 515 Walnut Street, wants to set you up for a “Blind Date with a Book.” There are two ways to participate in the program this year. Starting Feb. 1, patrons of all ages can fill out a brief survey (which can be found on the library website, its Facebook page, or at the circulation desk) and a literary matchmaker will select a book for you. Complete the survey by Feb. 11 and your “date” will be ready to pick up at the circulation desk by Feb. 14. Alternatively, you can join the library’s speed dating style and select a wrapped book from the “Blind Date with a Book” display throughout the month of February. For questions, call the library at 605-668-5275 or email library@cityofyankton.org. Owner Of Rockin’ Red Music Credits 4-H By Lura Roti For SDSU Extension Playing piano, singing and all the while encouraging an audience full of children to dance along with her is no small feat, but it's Leslie (Fischer) Dolby's chosen career and she loves it. "I love seeing the smiles on the faces of the kids dancing at my shows," explains the singer, songwriter and owner of Rockin' Red Music. "I do it all for the kids and I get so much enjoyment out of it." Dolby first got a taste performing before crowds as a 4-H Performing Arts Troupe member. As a middle and high school youth, she attended the annual 4-H Performing Arts camp where 4-H members from across the state come together to learn songs, lines and choreographed dance moves. They then spend the summer months traveling the state performing before crowds large and small. "Those years in the Performing Arts Troupe helped shape my musical and theatrical career," Dolby says, of the experience which motivated her to pursue a Music Business degree from Anderson University. She got her start in children's entertainment shortly PHOTO: DTM This week was a busy week at the Dakota Territorial after college, working as a member of the Do Re Let's Play Museum. Conservator Terri Schindel was here to help band. When the band dissolved in 2016, Dolby didn't want with the move plan and rehousing of Native American artifacts. This week we also say good-bye to our 1613 to quit, so she created her own show - writing music, lyrics Czech Bible as Schindel is escorting it back to Arizona. and developing fun, kid-friendly programming. The bible will be delivered to a book conservator who Today, she takes her Rockin' Red Music show on the will do restoration to the spine and stabilize it for exhibi- road performing for children at fairs, libraries and comtion in 2019. This conservation project is made possible by a grant from the Institute for Museums and Library munity events across the Midwest. But, Rockin' Red Music wasn't an overnight success. Services Museums for America. Watch your mail for a letter to contribute. Please contact the Dakota Territo- Launching a small business takes a lot of creativity, manrial Museum at 610 Summit Street (in Westside Park), on agement and marketing. Facebook/Dakota Territorial Museum, visit us online at Dolby says her years as a 4-H member participating www.dakotaterritorialmuseum.org or www.meadbuildin activities outside of the Performing Arts Troupe, like ing.org, or call us at 605-665-3898. serving as a club officer, showing animals and mainFarmers, Ranchers, taining an annual record Combiners & Truckers book, helped her with the less dramatic side of her business. "I remember the judges would provide feedback Sup encouraging me to set goals e LOWr for my projects that would Pric es! challenge me to learn new skills and continue to develop myself for next year's project," she explains. "Owning my own business takes a lot of hustling and the ability to be proactive th th and take the lead on getting things done. I am the only one to do the work and if I don't set my own goals and prioritize to achieve them, no one else will." To view portions of Dolby's Rockin' Red Music show, link to her YouTube channel by visiting the Rockin' Red website. You can also listen to her music on all digital streaming 1007 Broadway, Yankton platforms. Mead Update ATTENTION Participating Businesses Are… The NAPA Gold Rush Is On All NAPA Gold Filters on Sale! February 12 - 20 Stop by, save money, and stock up for the season! COX AUTO SUPPLY J&H Cleaning Services YANKTON WORKS Want your REAL-TIME MESSAGE on the most visited media website in the Yankton area? Join our ‘Friends2Follow’ program! Contact your Yankton Media Representative today! 605-665-7811 (605) 665-4494 TYNDALL DEALER FOR RANCHERS LIVESTOCK EQUIPMENT! We have calving pens, double and single bale feeders and more on hand! For a complete listing of equipment go to: www.rancherslivestockequipment.com. 605-589-4700 802 Main St. • Tyndall, SD Hours: Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm Saturday 8am - 5pm • Sunday 10am - 2pm
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