Friday, May 21, 2021
Image by Jody Boyer
Please join us on Friday, May 21, 2021, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm for the Opening Reception of Sioux City Art Center Selects! This is our first in-person reception in over a year.
Please note: doors will be open to a maximum of 75 guests at a time.
Sioux City Art Center Selects is a regional juried/curated exhibition with accompanying programing designed to create a meaningful experience for both the selected artists and the Art Center’s audiences. Nine artists, including one outstanding collaborate duo, were selected by the Art Center’s director, Todd Behrens, and curator, Mary Anne Redding, based on digital images of submitted artwork and exemplary artists’ statements. Specific selections for the exhibition were chosen during follow-up studio visits by the Art Center’s curator in extended conversation with the individual artists to ensure that the exhibition presented not only a cohesive body of work that best representing the artists’ current thinking and creative goals, but that all the artists chosen were in powerful ways speaking to current events: climate change, species extinction, the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic, the effects of technology on the human psyche not to mention the planet, and issues of global surveillance. Each of the presenting artists is making an unique contribution to issues of on-going importance through their artwork.
The Sioux City Art Center organized the inaugural Sioux City Art Center Selects exhibition in 2016, hosting a second installation in 2019. We are pleased to be presenting the third installation of the Sioux City Art Center Selects in 2021.
Saturday, May 22, 2021
The Artistic Experience showcases the artwork of the artists participating in the Sioux City Art Center SELECTS exhibition.
On Saturday, May 22, each of the artists will give presentations in the Art Center’s lecture hall about the trajectory and development of their work included in the exhibition. Each presentation will uniquely focus on the creative decisions that led each artist to the ideas, materials, styles and finished artwork included in the exhibition. A brief response survey of attendees will be taken at the conclusion of the presentations.
Dynamic Presentations by these exceptional artists:
-Jody Boyer, Council Bluffs, IA (Photography)
-Lyn Corelle, Minneapolis, MN (Photography)
-Nate Ditzler, Dubuque, IA (Ceramics)
-Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez and Charley Friedman, Lincoln, NE (Installation)
-Ann Marie McTaggart, Sioux City, IA (Painting)
-Laura Nugent, Kansas City, MO (Painting)
-Bart Vargas, Omaha, NE (Sculpture)
-Joan Webster-Vore, Hudson, IA (Installation)
Reservations for the Artistic Experience are required. (Limit of 50 participants.)
-9:00 am Coffee
-9:30 am - 12:30 pm Artists' Presentations
-12:30 pm Lunch