BHSU promotes the arts through campus wide art walk and Ruddell Gallery exhibit

Author: BHSU Communications/Tuesday, April 21, 2015/Categories: 2015



   

   

   

       

           

       

       

           

           Individuals tour the Dub-C Studio in the lower level of Wenona Cook Hall on the Black Hills State University campus. BHSU will hold a campus-wide art walk on Thursday, April 30 from 4 to 7 p.m. The art walk is a free, self-guided tour that will showcase the artwork and galleries on the BHSU campus. Footsteps and signs will direct the public to each art gallery and art installation on campus.

           

       

       

           

       

       

           

           The Black Hills State University Ruddell Gallery in the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union is showcasing the work of Tawni Shuler.

           

       

   



At Black Hills State University, art is everywhere. Community members are encouraged to come to campus and take the "art walk" to see some of the latest student work.

To showcase the BHSU art program and student artists, a BHSU Art Walk will be held on Thursday, April 30 from 4 to 7 p.m. on campus. The art walk is a free, self-guided tour that will showcase the artwork and galleries on the BHSU campus. Footsteps and signs will direct the public to each art gallery and art installation on campus.

"We do so much artwork here on campus," said Desy Schoenewies, assistant professor of art at BHSU. "We wanted to do something culminating that everyone can see."

Art will be displayed in the Dub-C Studio in the lower level of Wenona Cook Hall, third floor of Woodburn Hall, Photographer&rsquos Gallery in the lower level of Jonas Hall, the E.Y. Berry Library Galleries located on the main floor and lower level, second floor of Meier Hall, Pangburn Studios, the Student Union and the Ruddell Gallery.

Several receptions will be held during the event, as well, with a big one on the second floor of Meier Hall, which will highlight the BHSU alternative processes photography coursework. Students in the Dub-C Studio will also be demonstrating various forms of artwork during the event.

The art walk was developed by the gallery management course at BHSU, co-taught by Schoenewies and Ann Porter, professor of art at BHSU. The BHSU Art Club and Dub-C Studios also provided assistance with the event.

"The University likes to see student achievement," Schoenewies said. "Our fine arts students really put themselves out there in a creative and soulful way. It&rsquos great to showcase the research, work and aptitude that goes into our artwork."

In addition to the BHSU art walk, the BHSU Ruddell Gallery is showcasing the work of Wyoming artist Tawni Shuler.

Shuler&rsquos exhibit, is on display until May 3 in the Ruddell Gallery in the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union on the BHSU campus. The gallery is open during regular Student Union hours. The Student Union hours are Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Shuler, who is a professor art at Sheridan College in Wyoming, grew up collecting and studying wildlife such as rocks, shells, feathers and plants. Her work reflects those memories from her childhood and takes a deeper look into the microscopic details of life that surround her.

"It is my goal to continue to cultivate my ties to this land around me by collecting, destructing, dissecting, studying and lastly, re-ordering and rebuilding all the elements into a singular reality," Shuler said in her artists statement. "By creating this way, I am able to examine my relationship to these complex places and further understand how a place influences identity."
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