Upcoming Events

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
 

Date Event Title Place Time
Monday, May 22-Friday, October 27 "Weathered: The Northern Plains Landscape as Shaped by the Elements," 
a gallery exhibition
CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 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, October 13 CWS Afternoons: Augustana University Writer-in-Residence Patrick Hicks talks about Herbert Krause on the occasion of a new edition of "The Thresher" CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 4-5 p.m.
Friday, November 3-Saturday, March 3, 2018 "Historic Minnesota Wildlife Artist Roger Preuss," a gallery exhibition CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 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 16-18, 2018 38th Annual Artists of the Plains Art Show & Sale Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Sioux Falls, SD 5 - 9 p.m on Friday, 10 a.m - 6 p.m. on Saturday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Sunday
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Boe Forum on Public Affairs TBD TBD
Friday-Saturday, April 20-21, 2018 50th Dakota Conference: "Korea and Vietnam: 25 Years of War in Asia (1950-1975)" CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. TBD

 

Past 2016-2017 Events
 

Date Event Title Place Time
Monday, July 25-Saturday, October 22

"Rivers, Wings & Sky: A Collaborative Exhibit of Nancy Losacker’s Mosaics and Norma Wilson’s Poems," a gallery exhibition

CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 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 & SkyA Collaborative Exhibit of Nancy Losacker's Mosaics and Normal Wilson's Poems" CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 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 CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 10 a.m.
Saturday, September 24 Saturdays at CWS: "Teddy Comes to South Dakota" with Reverend Dave Johnson CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 10 a.m.
Wednesday, October 26 CWS After Hours: Book signing with Wayne Fanebust, author of "Outlaw Dakota" CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 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
CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 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.
CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 5-7 p.m.
Saturday, November 5 Saturdays at CWS: "Digital Preservation and You" with CWS Digital Technician Wyeth Lynch CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, November 15

Native American Observations of Weather and Climate presentation with Kevin Gallo

CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 3 p.m.
Thursday, January 12 Gallery talk for "South Dakota: A Place for Us All  – The Artwork of Eugene Christopherson," featuring a presentation by Stan Christopherson CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 7 p.m.
Monday, February 6-Friday, May 12 "Essential Ground: From Prairies to Hills – The Landscapes of Jan Sohl," a gallery exhibition CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 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 Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Sioux Falls, SD 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 CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 10-11 a.m.
Monday, March 20 Boe Forum on Public Affairs Elmen Center at 2505 S. Grange Ave. 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 CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 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 CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave.

Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Monday, May 1 CWS Afternoons: "Standing Rock: Native Rights and Environmental Stewardship," a presentation by Dr. K.C. Carlson CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 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 CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 5-7 p.m.
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 CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Friday-Saturday, July 28-29 Augustana Academy Days Reunion: Come see a special exhibit of Augustana Academy memorabilia at the Center for Western Studies CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. Friday, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.