The First Friday Art and Wine Walk will take place at 19 locations in Downtown Sioux Falls from 5 to 9 p.m. tonight.
All of the art galleries are free to attend and for $15 you will receive a wristband to enjoy wine sampling.
Locations Participating in the First Friday Art & Wine Walk:
8th & Railroad Center Main Entrance - 401 E. 8th St. - Wines: Riondo Prosecco & Cannonball Cabernet
Painter Ryan Howard gets subject ideas from the world around him; any mundane object can be transferred to a canvas or piece of paper as something interesting. His greatest influences are the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painters.
Artist Wayne Petree’s art includes oil paintings of a variety of landscapes and both pencil and colored pencil drawings.
Amanda Boer of Amanda’s Imagery will be painting on site. Amanda is primarily a photographic artist based out of downtown Sioux Falls, but also dabbles in graphic art as well as abstract, organic, painterly mixed media works featuring metallic tones, acrylics, and water based oil paints. Amanda graduated with her BA from the University of Sioux Falls in 2010.
Country Grass band will be performing on site and is comprised of several talented artists and musicians in the Tri-state area featuring instrumentals like guitar, keyboard, mandolin, banjo, and vocalists. They specialize in performing a wide variety of traditional bluegrass, country, rock, and gospel melodies. The various members have been performing in churches and various venues throughout the area for over 20 years.
Artisan House Galleries - 229 S Phillips Ave. - Wines: Riondo Prosecco & Zolo Malbec
Lori Ann Hallstrom, owner of Hallstrom Glass Studio (HGS Gallery ) and Art Gallery, began as an amateur artist dabbling in a variety of mediums, but it wasn’t until she started working with glass that she found one that suited her best. Her love for glass and the art is unquestioned once you meet with the artist. Lori specializes in custom stained glass windows that are created once and then retired but also offers antique window restoration and reproduction. HGS Gallery offers a custom stained glass studio on-site, original artwork by local and regional artists and a variety of art classes taught by the artists in their gallery loft. Lori will be bringing a window panel ready for soldering to work on in the store.
Bead Co - 319 S Phillips Ave. - Wines: TXT Cellars Riesling LOL & Bourgeouis Pig Revolutionary Red
Kim Hauschildt of EarthWhim & Melanie Erickson of Bead Co. will demonstrate torchwork techniques, enameling and various methods in jewelry making. Peruse their wares and watch them work while you sample wine.
Sioux Falls artist Kim Hauschildt loves to torch enamel and work with fiber, a perfect combination in her mind. While she typically starts with an idea, she never know where it will end until she gets there. The enameled pieces take on an organic feel; they are not perfectly symmetrical or flat, even textured or one color … it is just the opposite that attracts her and feels right.
Melanie Erickson has traveled from Brainerd to Tucson selling her hand created wares & expanding creative addictions. Beginning with beadwork, expanding to hot and cold glass and metal work including fusing, pmc & enamel, there is no shortage of combinations this artist has worked with. Featuring a vast sparkly array of beads & custom creations and hosting a large variety of technique classes at her downtown shoppe, Bead Co., Melanie has evolved her work over the last 12 years to a whole new collaboration of jewelry goodness.
Book Shop - 223 S Phillips Ave. - Wines: Marchetti Verdiccio & McManis Cabernet Saugivnon
Meet artist Sharon Wegner-Larsen. Sharon is experienced in both traditional and digital art mediums. She currently works primarily in acrylic and watercolor painting, digital illustration, and pattern design. Bright color palettes, decorative elements, and natural history/science themes are common in her work. Sharon is a graduate of USD with a BFA in painting and graphic design.
CH Patisserie - 309 S. Phillips Ave. - Wines: McManis Viognier & Arcos Aglianico
Artist Jenna Weir will be on site creating 2-D artwork which she describes as an experiment that involves a variety of mediums (paint, ink, colored pencil, oil pastel, chalk etc.) and how they spontaneously react with each other in wet and dry combinations. Her artwork thrives off of the fact that not every line is perfect, that mistakes can be beautiful, and that there generally is no map for exactly what the piece will look like in the end. These rules also apply in her 3D ceramics artwork, of which she will have samples to view on site.
Chelsea’s Boutique - 321 S. Phillips Ave. - Sean Minor Sauvignon Blanc & Baci Dolce
Musician/singer/songwriter Daniel Earwood based out of Rapid City, SD will entertain with an acoustic set, guitar and vocals, of laid back original and cover songs.
Cookie Jar - 230 S. Phillips Ave. - TXT Cellars Chardonnay OMG & Poggio Chianti
Meet artist Randi Murphy. Specializing in custom hand-painted murals, paintings on canvas and home decor. Randi is dedicated to creating unique rooms that will truly distinguish and enhance the value of your home. Whether you know exactly what you want, or are open to ideas, Randi can turn your space into your favorite place!
Exposure Sioux Falls - 333 S. Phillips Ave. - Wines: Marchetti Verdiccio & Zolo Malbec
Meet Christopher Reistroffer of Reistroffer Design. His photography work encompasses portrait, reportage, fashion productions, commercial development, branding and identity; visual communication with real impact. Also view the work of several artists in Exposure Sioux Falls’ shared art space that allows artists of both veteran and aspiring status to coordinate with one another in the creation of new art projects, gallery showings, and artistic community growth.
Great Outdoor Store - 201 East 10th St. - Vinum White Elephant (White Blend) & Angeline Pinot Noir (California)
Check out unique “Forever Flowers” created by artist Cindy Swier. Forever Flowers are garden sculptures that have been repurposed from glassware. Each Forever Flower is a unique, upcycled piece of art made from repurposed glassware chosen based on its visual interest and response to light.
Also, watch artist Marcia Holliway create art on site. Marcia’s most recent art work consists of pieces that have been created in Plein Air. Several mediums have been used including color pencil, Conte, and mixed media that consists of ink with watercolor. Also on display will be several of her artisitic journals which is a collection of drawings, the written word and mixed media.
Lillian’s - 311 S Phillips Ave. #101 - Wines: Mommy’s Time Out Moscato & Poggio Chianti
Artist Alexandra Hurney will be demonstrating on site. Alexandra’s art is mostly abstract with some distinguishable objects. She likes to make complex drawings, full of line-work. She intends for the viewer to come right up next to the art and explore the depth and textures involved in the unified piece. Then, after close inspection, step back and admire the whole piece. Her paintings are full of color and eye catching. They usually have bold shapes, paired with texture and color.
NV Studio Salon - 106 W 11th St. - Clear Night Riesling & Arcos Aglianico
Meet abstract artist Brad Kringen. Brad has a unique bright and expressive style. He is a local artist who’s work can be seen at Rehfeld’s.
Rehfeld’s Art & Framing - 210 S. Phillips Ave. - Angeline Chardonnay & Cannonball Cabernet Sauvignon
Featured artists Jenny Braig and Kristi Pederson will be giving a demonstration at Rehfeld’s. Jenny Braig paints landscape imagery of western South Dakota and the Black Hills. Full of color and texture, her work is exciting to experience. Kristi Pederson is a fused glass artist who creates both functional objects and non-functional sculptural pieces in a modern and original style.
Rug & Relic - 401 E 8th St. #114 - Wines: Bourgeouis Pig Revolutionary White Blend & Gen5 Chardonnay
Meet Mary Ellen Connelly, well-known in the Sioux Falls area for her work as the Master Gardener behind Perennial Passions, as well as a board member on various civic organizations dedicated to nature in our area. However, Mary has blossomed into quite a painter, as well and was the featured artist for the 2012 Sidewalk Arts Festival. Proceeds from the sale of Connelly’s work will benefit the Mary Joe Wegner Arboretum and the Terrace Park Japanese Gardens.
Say Anything Jewelry - 524 N. Main Ave. #104 - Sean Minor Sauvignon Blanc & Don Ramon Tinto
Karla Hassebroek makes fashion accessories from recycled t-shirts including scarfs, bracelets, necklaces, headbands, hairpins, brooches and more. She sources her materials, cuts all her fabric, designs and assembles all her pieces from her home in Harrisburg.
Sticks and Steel - 401 E. 8th St. #118 - Mommy’s Time Out Moscato & Bourgeouis Pig Revolutionary Red Blend
Meet Matt Zimbelman of Unit 5 Woodworks. Matt has been designing and building furniture since 2000. He embraces contemporary design and loves to work with local wood sources. Superior workmanship and custom design are his fortes. Matt builds acoustic guitars in his “spare” time … need we say more? Matt will set up a small display of the shoji work that he does and will display a custom guitar and peice of furniture.
Young & Richard’s - 222 S Phillips Ave. - Wines: Avanti Pinot Grigio & McManis Zinfandel
Tara Barney has been creating fine art for over nine years and has participated in the many aspects of the fine arts and crafts industry including production, management, marketing and sales. Tara designs handcrafted jewelry; this includes her internationally featured corn jewelry which she will be creating on site.
Zandbroz - 209 S. Phillips Ave. - Wines: Formation Chardonnay & Baci Dolce
Enjoy the “Color of Sound” Interactive painting to music. Color of Sound features artists painting to music and then switching canvases and painting on each others work - the results are always interesting. Jamie Scarbroughand Scott Ehrisman will be joined by one or more guest artists. Scott Ehrisman is a Sioux Falls artist working with paint and mixed media. His work is bold and thought provoking. Jesse Christen is a talented musician who plays guitar with local favorites, the Blues Bashers.
Location Featuring Artists (Without Wine):
Prairie Star Gallery - Meet and greet indigenous artists including 2-D artistsJo Anne Bird, Impressionist, and Jerry Fogg, Ledger/Collage Artist. Also, 3-D artists: Megan Sweets will talk about her earth fired pottery, Tonk will share his drum making skills and Ora DuBray will share the stories behind her beadwork. Plus, Chris Powell and Ed Thomas, sculptors, will share their stone and bronze sculptures and how they come alive. 207 S Phillips Ave.
Cliff Hangers Gallery - Our focus narrows…to the Human Form! Nothing has captured the attention of artists worldwide throughout history more than the human form. Join Cliff Hangers from 5-8pm for the Figurative Art Show to view how local artists interpret the human body! The excitement continues!! Chad Dykstra from Up in Smoke Pottery will at the gallery with his pottery wheel on hand so that everyone can witness how he creates his masterful works of art! 126 S Phillips Avenue
Crane Center - Selvig Framing and Huehl 106 Studios at the Crane: ArtistsNancyjane Huehl and Anna Youngers with Music by Fly Away Sparrow.
Nancyjane and Mary will be there 5 to 9pm , Anna Youngers and Fly Away Sparrow from 7 to 9pm. Anna and Nancyjane have paintings in the South Dakota Governor’s Biennial Art Exhibition - currently on exhibition at the Washington Pavilion. 326 E 8th Street, Suite 102
Eastbank Art Gallery - will feature recent work by guest artist Lynn Verschoor. The exhibit will be on display from April 30-June 1, 2013. Come view the artwork and meet the artist at the reception on Friday, May 3 from 5-7:30 pm. The event is free and open to the public.
ALSO THIS MONTH: “WOOFS & WHINES” kicks off the pet-themed Art Show & Sale at Eastbank Art Gallery to benefit the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society. 10% of sales from the exhibit (and all artwork marked with a “paw print”) during the month of May will go toward the SFAHS. Donations of Purina pet food, pet supplies and cash donations will be accepted all month. Treats will be available for people & critters on Friday, May 3 from 5-7:30 pm - come meet artists and greet pets ready for adoption! Who knows? You may make a new lifelong friend. 401 E 8th Street #116
Ipso Gallery at Fresh Produce - It’s a funny thing about perspective. How it can rattle your perceptions of something, even though the only thing that’s changed is your position. So, we’re changing our position. We’re taking a back seat with Plot and turning over Ipso Gallery to one of our favorite artists, Josh Johnson, and his imaginative trio of installation artists. Come see Ipso from the perspective of Greg Blair, Lauren Herzak-Bauman and Ying Zhu as they each claim their very own plot of the gallery. 400 N Main Avenue, Suite 100