A Mother-Daughter Exhibition: Marion Toillion and Kathy Sigle
The artwork of Spearfish, SD, artists Marion Toillion and her daughter Kathy Sigle will be on display at the Center for Western Studies at Augustana College beginning June 4.
A reception and gallery talk is scheduled for Thursday, June 4, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. The gallery talk will be at 6:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Marion Toillion has a long career as a professional artist. She has studied a number of years under well known artists and taken lessons in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and the Philippines. Her paintings hang in private collections throughout the world. Marion says of her painting and style, “In my early years as an artist I worked in oil but after being exposed to watercolor, playing around with the medium and developing my own style, I found it to be quite challenging but also very rewarding. It has allowed me to create designs and colors that I was unable to obtain with any other medium.”
Kathy Sigle, Marion’s daughter, is a signature member of the Northern Plains Watercolor Society and a signature member of The Artists of the Black Hills. Her work can be seen at numerous galleries throughout the Midwest. “My love of the western way of life has inspired me to create paintings incorporating the quick, loose technique with the highly detailed renderings that are achievable in watercolor,” Kathy says.
The exhibit will be on display in the Madsen, Nelson, and Elmen Galleries at the Center through September 5.
The Center for Western Studies is located in the Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave., Sioux Falls. Hours are 8:00 a.m.-noon and 1:00-5:00 p.m. weekdays and 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Admission is free.