2010 Art News

John Peters Exhibition John Peters Exhibition

An Eastbank Art Gallery celebrated the work of Augustana art faculty member John Peters and over 100 postcard artists, including a number of our art majors.

Alumni ShowThen and Now Alumni Exhibition

Augustana welcomed back over 100 alumni whose work were presented in the exhibition “Then and Now” in celebration of the College's 150th year and Homecoming. Alumni in attendance represented every decade of art students from 1947–2009. Thanks to the daughters of Ogden Dalrymple for sponsoring the exhibition and to Sarah Zobrist ’11 for use of her photo.

Aaron Horkey’s Midwestern Heart Aaron Horkey’s Midwestern Heart

Twelve Augustana printmaking students and graduates attended the opening of Aaron Horkey’s exhibition “Midwestern Heart” in his hometown of Windom, Minn. Thanks to Ben LaFond of Burlesque Design for use of the photo. See more of the exhibition.

Ceramics OpeningCeramics Opening

Ninety ceramic works from the collection of Todd Thelen ’88 and Eric Dean were featured in an art show.

Ipso Gallery Art-o-Mat Unveiling South Dakota’s First Art-o-Mat

Four Augie alumni: Andrew Osborn, Kat Burdine, Nathan Holman and Audrey Stommes showed T-shirts at the “Ips-o-mat” opening at Ipso Gallery in Sioux Falls. This also marked the unveiling of South Dakota’s first Art-o-mat. The Art-o-mat is a vintage cigarette vending machine refurbished to sell art. Art-o-mats can be found all over the country including the Whitney Museum of American Art. Currently there are over 400 contributing artists from 10 different countries.

Beyond BeliefProfessors Publish Chapter

Beyond Belief: Theoaesthetics of Just Old-Time Religion? has just been published by Pickwick. Art professor Scott Parsons and Dr. David O’Hara (philosophy), co-authored a chapter based on the Capstone course they teach together entitled “Visual Culture and the Sacred: Creative Acts of Resistance and Redemption in Art, Film, and New Media.”

Kat Burdine in Honduras Installation Art in Honduras

Kat Burdine '08 taught art and organized youth for OYE in Honduras this past year. Here she is working on an installation. "As many projects do, the Persian rug project came from a casual conversation and a 'what if' moment. I didn't realize the Persian rugs would become reality until I begin trying to hunt down materials for a 46" x 93" stencil in Honduran markets. After buying nine yards of industrial plastic there was no turning back."

"It became a five-color/four-layer stencil which consumed my nights and my friend's apartment. The day we began it was surreal because I was standing in one of the most beautiful places in the world painting with wonderful people. I could not have asked for anything more. We had to move quickly because rainy season was moving in on us but in three days we were able to finish 11 large rugs."

Kiel Mutschelknaus posterRobert Aldern posterBob Aldern and Kiel Mutschelknaus Open at Eastbank

Augustana Professor Emeritus Bob Aldern and Kiel Mustchelknaus ’07 opened an art show at the Eastbank Art Gallery in Sioux Falls.

Art Seniors Class of 2010 2010 Senior Show

Augustana College’s graduating art students presented their senior show, Unity of Time and Space at the Eide/Dalrymple Gallery.

The exhibit showed a wide variety of mediums including ceramics, sculptures, printmaking, paintings, drawings, digital photography, graphic design and installations.

The graduating artists are Adam Goodge (Sioux Falls), Kathy Haag (Hutchinson, Minn.), Jamie Horter (Bristol, S.D.), Brian Iverson (Austin, Minn.), Kari Newton (Sioux Falls), Audrey Stommes (Sioux Falls), and Jamie Vavreck (St. Peter, Minn).

Kiel Mutschelknaus takes Battle for the Arts

Kiel Mutschelknaus '07 in his first-ever Battle for the Arts at Club David in Sioux Falls takes the win!

Erin Toft Wins Battle for the Arts

Erin Toft '07 takes the win in the Battle for the Arts series at Club David in Sioux Falls.