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Peter Reichardt Exhibition Closing Reception

Peter Reichardt Exhibition Closing Reception

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Time: 5pm
Location: Ruddell Gallery (3rd floor of the Student Union) 
Description: Please join the Fine Arts Faculty for a closing reception celebrating the work of artist Peter Reichardt. These works are part of a larger series of drawings in which Reichardt collages together found images to explore formal relationships, creating a dialogue between the parts and a newly constructed whole. Alterations to the source can be subtle or apparent, and are used subversively to play on the conventions of naturalism. The work is created without mechanical or grid-based aid, pushing the limits of his observational and drafting skills to offer an image that should be believable to the viewer, despite its being completely fabricated. Ultimately, the context of Reichardt’s work stems from the collision of contemplative reproduction of preexisting images through the human hand and studio happenstance.

Reichardt is currently a Studio Art Lecturer at South Dakota State University, where his academic responsibilities range from drawing, figure drawing, painting and illustration courses. Peter received his BFA in drawing from The Cleveland Institute of Art and an MFA in printmaking from Washington State University in Pullman, WA. His work has been featured in various solo and group exhibitions around the state and across the country. Notable solo exhibitions include: imPulse: Peter Reichardt and Andres Torres at the South Dakota Art Musuem, Brookings, SD and Use  Everything, Washington Pavilion Visual Arts Center. Sioux Falls, SD In 2013, Reichardt’s drawings were featured in New American Paintings Western Edition, Vol. 108.

Geek Speak: Tim Steckline - "Gates without Walls: An Anarchist’s Appeal for Open Borders"

Geek Speak: Tim Steckline - "Gates without Walls: An Anarchist’s Appeal for Open Borders"

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Where: Jonas 110
When: 4:00PM
Description: A gate normally functions as a way in or out of a perimeter. But from St. Louis to San Francisco, and from El Paso to Edmonton people have constructed Gates without Walls. These gates stand freely, with no walls to direct converging traffic: these gates are symbolic of an Open Invitation. Free-standing gates can be easily circumvented, so their symbolism makes them less than functional. The American West has promoted gates without walls through much of its long tradition. The Gateway Arch in St. Louis is replicated in the Roosevelt Arch at the North Entrance to Yellowstone, and both are echoed by the Golden Gate.

The counter impulse in our West is a desire to enclose, whether with forts or barb wire or survey lines or camp fences or reservation boundaries or national borders. These can become Walls without Gates, for they are designed to resist escapes. The West has long promised gates but it has erected walls. It may be time to live up to the ideals of the West, to the Gates of Open Invitation. This is an argument for open borders, something many are accused of proposing but few actually defend, and fewer defend without apology. Calls for the erection of walls without gates are anti-human, anti-organic, and anti-aesthetic. Life should move about freely.

BHSU Scholarship Gala and Raffle to be held in person and virtually

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This year Black Hills State University is combining its annual Scholarship Gala and Gold Rush Raffle event into one Comeback Extravaganza, inviting alumni, staff/faculty, and community members to raise funds for academics and athletics. The event will be at the Lyle Hare Stadium, or you can participate virtually, Saturday, Aug. 22, starting with a social hour starting at 6 p.m. The main event starts at 7 p.m.

BHSU students named to spring 2020 Dean’s List

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Black Hills State University has released the Dean’s List for the spring 2020 semester. A total of 817 students maintained a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher while taking at least 12 credit hours. Students are listed by hometown or current place of residence. Students that achieved a 4.0 GPA are recognized with an asterisk (*).

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