Frequent and varied events — such as lectures, art shows and workshops — play an active role in the continuing vitality and momentum of the Center for Western Studies.
Upcoming 2017-2018 Events
|Monday, May 22-Friday, August 25||"Weathered: The Northern Plains Landscape as Shaped by the Elements," a gallery exhibition||8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of the month|
|Wednesday, June 7||
Reception for "Weathered: The Northern Plains Landscape as Shaped by the Elements," a gallery exhibition featuring the work of 22 regional artists
|Friday-Sunday, February 16-18, 2018||38th Annual Artists of the Plains Art Show & Sale||TBD|
|Friday-Saturday, April 20-21, 2018||50th Dakota Conference: "Korea and Vietnam: 25 Years of War in Asia (1950-1975)"||TBD|
Past 2016-2017 Events
|Friday-Saturday, July 22-23||Augustana Academy Days Reunion: Come see a special exhibit of Augustana Academy memorabilia at the Center for Western Studies||Friday, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.|
|Monday, July 25-Saturday, October 22||8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of the month|
|Wednesday, August 24||Reception for "River, Wings & Sky: A Collaborative Exhibit of Nancy Losacker's Mosaics and Normal Wilson's Poems"||5-7 p.m.|
|Saturday, September 17||Saturdays at CWS: "Rivers, Wings & Sky: The Art of Collaboration," a program presented by artist Nancy Losacker and poet Norma C. Wilson, in conjunction with their exhibition of the same name||10 a.m.|
|Saturday, September 24||Saturdays at CWS: "Teddy Comes to South Dakota" with Reverend Dave Johnson||10 a.m.|
|Wednesday, October 26||CWS After Hours: Book signing with Wayne Fanebust, author of "Outlaw Dakota"||6-7 p.m. The author will speak at 6:30 p.m.|
|Monday, October 31-Friday, January 20||"The Cadence of Grass,"
a gallery exhibition featuring the work of Michael Paul
|8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of the month|
|Friday, November 4||Reception for "The Cadence of Grass,"
a gallery exhibition featuring the work of Michael Paul. Members of the Augustana University percussion ensemble will also perform.
|Saturday, November 5||Saturdays at CWS: "Digital Preservation and You" with CWS Digital Technician Wyeth Lynch||10:30-11:30 a.m.|
|Tuesday, November 15||
Native American Observations of Weather and Climate presentation with Kevin Gallo
|Thursday, January 12||Gallery talk for "South Dakota: A Place for Us All – The Artwork of Eugene Christopherson," featuring a presentation by Stan Christopherson||7 p.m.|
|Monday, February 6-Friday, May 12||"Essential Ground: From Prairies to Hills – The Landscapes of Jan Sohl," a gallery exhibition||8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of the month|
|Friday-Sunday, February 17-19||37th Annual Artists of the Plains Art Show & Sale||5 - 9 p.m on Friday, 10 a.m - 6 p.m. on Saturday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Sunday|
|Saturday, March 4||Saturdays at CWS: "Traveling Solo: Scandinavia Adventures" with Karen Pratt||10-11 a.m.|
|Monday, March 20||Boe Forum on Public Affairs||7:30 p.m.|
|Friday-Saturday, April 21-22||49th Annual Dakota Conference: Religion and Spirituality in the Northern Plains – Observing the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation||Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.|
|Thursday-Friday, April 27-28||15th Annual Books & More Sale||
Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
|Monday, May 1||CWS Afternoons: "Standing Rock: Native Rights and Environmental Stewardship," a presentation by Dr. K.C. Carlson||3:30-4:30 p.m.|
|Thursday, May 11||Reception for "Essential Ground: From Prairies to Hills – The Landscapes of Jan Sohl," a gallery exhibition||5-7 p.m.|