Events in Yankton

Kids Studio: Summer Art Camp

There is something for everyone this summer at Yankton Area Arts!

Kids Studio Kids Art Camp is a 6-week camp for kids in preschool through high school.
Learn more at YanktonAreaArts.org

Mondays & Wednesdays (9-11am) – 5-8 years old
Tuesdays & Thursdays (9-11am) – 9-12 years old
Fridays (9-11am) – Preschool
Fridays (6:30-8:30pm) – teens (13-18 years) – June 25, July 9 and July 23 only

Pay per class! Cost includes all supplies.

Preschool – $5/class
6-12 years – $7/class
​Teens – $10/class

Registration is required, all payments are final. No refunds.

Events in Yankton

Meridian en Blanc…Building Bridges

Back on the Bridge!

After several years hosting the Meridian en Blanc in various locations, we are excited to host you on the iconic Meridian Bridge, once again! Ticket holders will enjoy a meal prepared by Counterfeit Catering and wine and beer will be available for purchase.

Building Bridges

In partnership with Connecting Cultures, we will shine a light on and lift the voices of our neighbors and friends and the good work they are doing in our community. Guests will enjoy music by James Dean, artwork created by Jenny White, and Dreamcatchers made by Josie Traversie.

Make Art Happen

In 2019, YAA began our Make Art Happen initiative with an instrument drive. We have collected, repaired, and donated 30 instruments to the local school district band program. This initial program will continue to grow, but it’s time to expand our reach in the community.

All proceeds from Meridian en Blanc will support the next phase of Make Art Happen! YAA will be raising money this evening to provide scholarships for local youth to attend arts camps in our community and beyond. Additionally, we will be giving away quality art supplies each month to kids in our community so they can create art at home!

Tickets are $50 and may be purchased between June 15 and July 2, 2021 here, at G.A.R. Hall (508 Douglas in Yankton), or by calling 605-665-9754.

 

Events in Yankton

Kids Studio: Summer Art Camp

There is something for everyone this summer at Yankton Area Arts!

Kids Studio Kids Art Camp is a 6-week camp for kids in preschool through high school.
Learn more at YanktonAreaArts.org

Mondays & Wednesdays (9-11am) – 5-8 years old
Tuesdays & Thursdays (9-11am) – 9-12 years old
Fridays (9-11am) – Preschool
Fridays (6:30-8:30pm) – teens (13-18 years) – June 25, July 9 and July 23 only

Pay per class! Cost includes all supplies.

Preschool – $5/class
6-12 years – $7/class
​Teens – $10/class

Registration is required, all payments are final. No refunds.

Events in Yankton

Exhibit: Ron Koehler and Gary “Crash” Hull

ARTIST STATEMENT – Ron Koehler

BRUSH SERIES

Most of this work has been composed of individual units pertaining to the visual symbol of the paint brush. This series includes a “Dadaist” reference by mass producing a ready-made object. Although the shape chosen more closely resembles a house painting brush, the visual connection between the brush and creativity is a genuine one. Each of these groupings contains a minimum of 300 brushes. The significance of the multiple has been emphasized and is a large part of the statement that they are intended to make, with over 7,000 brushes completed. Learn more here!

ARTIST STATEMENT – Gary “Crash” Hull

Gary “Crash” Hull is a Yankton Artist. His work is surf culture inspired metal sculpture. Crash is also a model car enthusiast, embellishing with gold leaf, and mounting for viewing.

A reception honoring the artists will be held on Friday, July 2, from 5-7pm.
All exhibits are free and open to the public.

Events in Yankton

Exhibit: Ron Koehler and Gary “Crash” Hull

ARTIST STATEMENT – Ron Koehler

BRUSH SERIES

Most of this work has been composed of individual units pertaining to the visual symbol of the paint brush. This series includes a “Dadaist” reference by mass producing a ready-made object. Although the shape chosen more closely resembles a house painting brush, the visual connection between the brush and creativity is a genuine one. Each of these groupings contains a minimum of 300 brushes. The significance of the multiple has been emphasized and is a large part of the statement that they are intended to make, with over 7,000 brushes completed. Learn more here!

ARTIST STATEMENT – Gary “Crash” Hull

Gary “Crash” Hull is a Yankton Artist. His work is surf culture inspired metal sculpture. Crash is also a model car enthusiast, embellishing with gold leaf, and mounting for viewing.

A reception honoring the artists will be held on Friday, July 2, from 5-7pm.
All exhibits are free and open to the public.

Events in Yankton

Exhibit: Ron Koehler and Gary “Crash” Hull

ARTIST STATEMENT – Ron Koehler

BRUSH SERIES

Most of this work has been composed of individual units pertaining to the visual symbol of the paint brush. This series includes a “Dadaist” reference by mass producing a ready-made object. Although the shape chosen more closely resembles a house painting brush, the visual connection between the brush and creativity is a genuine one. Each of these groupings contains a minimum of 300 brushes. The significance of the multiple has been emphasized and is a large part of the statement that they are intended to make, with over 7,000 brushes completed. Learn more here!

ARTIST STATEMENT – Gary “Crash” Hull

Gary “Crash” Hull is a Yankton Artist. His work is surf culture inspired metal sculpture. Crash is also a model car enthusiast, embellishing with gold leaf, and mounting for viewing.

A reception honoring the artists will be held on Friday, July 2, from 5-7pm.
All exhibits are free and open to the public.

Events in Yankton

Exhibit: Siouxland Artists

Siouxland Artists, Inc.: serving Siouxland for three quarters of a century!

The Siouxland Artists have been promoting art and artists by:

* encouraging and supporting each other’s artistic growth

* providing visibility for their art at local and regional venues

* participating in community art events and working on cooperative projects such as the Alley Art project in Sioux City

* exposing members to other regional artists, new forms, styles and techniques

And so much more!

We meet monthly in Sioux City on the first Tuesday of the month. Membership entitles artists to participate in our yearly juried show, holiday and other local art shows, and creative retreats and workshops. Anyone with an interest in art is welcome, including all skill levels and art media. We can be found on Facebook, and at our new website siouxlandartistsinc.com!

A reception honoring the artists will be held on Friday, June 4 from 5:00-7:00pm.

All exhibits are free and open to the public. 

Exhibit: An Encaustic Link by Jenny Bye

ARTIST STATEMENT

I have painted in watercolor, acrylic, oil, but the medium I am most connected to is encaustic. The process of painting with beeswax and demar resin holds my attention for hours at a time.  It is a very physical, mysterious, and exciting medium to work with.  Not knowing what will happen next, what that next scrape will reveal, fuels my need to create.

It is my hope that my paintings show this feeling of mystery, intrigue and excitement.  A visual engagement and interaction of sorts.  By organizing elements and building layers of wax I strive for a sense of movement, balance and a state of harmony.

When in my studio, I listen to music and draw from conscious and innate examination of past and current thoughts and feelings. Working quickly to capture energy and spontaneity in the hardened wax, I fuse layer to layer then scrape into them unveiling the structure beneath.  The addition of collage materials is an intricate and fragile process adding dimension and interest.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Jenny Bye is a Sioux Falls based artist and has been painting in this technique for twelve years. She uses beeswax, damar resin, dry pigments and collage elements that are fused into layers, variously added and scraped away.

Jenny Bye grew up in Lincoln Nebraska and Sioux Falls and has lived in and worked in Wyoming, Montana and Iowa. She studied art at Eastern Montana State University in Billings, Montana and has a Bachelor’s of Science from South Dakota State University.

Before relocating to Sioux Falls seven years ago, Bye was the education coordinator at the Sioux City Art Center. She has had solo exhibitions at the Sioux City Art Center, the Sioux Falls Arts Council, JLG Architecture Firm and Eastbank Art Gallery. Her work has also been published in the Briar Cliff Review (2016, 2017 and 2019).

A reception honoring the artist will take place on Friday, May 7 from 5:00-7:00pm. All exhibits are free and open to the public.

Events in Yankton

Exhibit: Youth Art

Each year, Yankton Area Arts celebrates Youth Art Month (March) by displaying local student artwork. This year we will expand our exhibit to honor student artwork from Sacred Heart Middle School (Angela Kronaizl, instructor), students from Ability Building Services (Jessi Koch, instructor), and artwork created by artists with disabilities.

The exhibit will be on display February 22-April 1, 2021 with a special reception honoring the artists on Friday, March 5 from 5:00-6:30pm. The G.A.R. Hall Art Gallery is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1-5pm and Tuesday and Thursday by appointment.

There is a ramp located on the south side of the building. Masks are required.

All exhibits are open and free to the public.