Montgomery participates in two art exhibitions

The very first Rural American Contemporary Artists (RACA) exhibition and the Interpretations of Wounded Knee 1973 and 1890 exhibition will feature submissions from Dakota State University art professor, Alan Montgomery.  

The RACA exhibition features artists from around the region, with Montgomery the sole artist from South Dakota. Brian Fink, professor of painting at Minnesota State University, Mankato, created the exhibition that features works by fellow artists and academic colleagues who all reside in rural settings. The RACA started as a Facebook group that connected artists who do not live in urban areas, as its motto states, "Making nowhere into somewhere." The Arts Center of Saint Peter in Saint Peter, M.N. hosts the exhibition from Dec. 9 until Jan. 8 with an opening reception Saturday, Dec. 10 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.

In addition to the RACA show, the Interpretation of Wounded Knee 1973 and 1890 exhibition will also display submissions from Montgomery. The exhibition runs in conjunction with the 44th annual Dakota Conference on History, Literature, Art and Archeology held by the Center for Western Studies (CWS). The one-time art show intends to recognize the impact of these two events in Northern Plains, Indian and American history. The exhibition runs from March 8 until May 26 in the Madsen/Nelson/Elmen Galleries of the CWS Fantle Building on the Augustana campus in Sioux Falls, S.D.

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Last Updated: 1/10/12