CWS Presents Works by Marian Henjum and Jon Offutt
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The images of Sioux Falls watercolor artist Marian Henjum will be on display in the Madsen/Nelson/Elmen Galleries of the Center for Western Studies’ Fantle Building through May 29, 2010. Also on display is an exhibition of blown glass by artist Jon Offutt from Fargo, N.D.
One of Henjum's watercolor art pieces, "Redhead," is pictured above, right.
A reception is scheduled for Wednesday, March 24, at Augustana's Center for Western Studies from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. with a gallery talk at 6:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Marian Henjum graduated from South Dakota State University with an art education degree. She is listed in Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities and Outstanding Young Women of America. Upon graduation she was asked to teach at her alma mater. After three years as an SDSU art instructor, she moved to Sioux Falls. She started exhibiting, selling her work and winning awards in the 1960s. She has had 38 solo shows and her paintings are in public and private collections nationally and internationally, including six permanent collections. Recently, Marian’s work was purchased for the South Dakota Capitol’s permanent collection.
On display with the Henjum paintings is an exhibition of vessels by glassblower Jon Offutt. Jon has a MFA degree from the College of Art and Design at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. For the past 10 years he has owned and operated his own art studio, House of Mulciber, in Fargo. He has exhibited his work and done demonstrations across the country. Museums in North Dakota, Minnesota, North Carolina, Florida, Texas, Kentucky, and Illinois own some of his pieces.
The fluidity of Offutt’s blown glass artwork (one of his glass vases is show on the right) and Henjum’s watercolors perfectly complement each other. This is a rare and unique exhibition.
The Center for Western Studies is located in the Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Avenue on the campus of Augustana College. Hours are 8:00 a.m—5:00 p.m. weekdays and 10:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Admission is free.