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Celebrating art: Badlands Art Assn. hosts art show

Badlands Art Association’s annual art show will open with a wine reception at the Ramada Grand Dakota Lodge from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Nov 9. It’s an opportunity for the public to view and purchase artwork from area artists.

The exhibition hours are:

V Saturday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

V Sunday, Nov. 11, noon to 4 p.m.  See artists in action from 2-3 p.m. as they gather around a still life to paint or draw.  Purchased artwork pickup is at 4 p.m.

The exhibition on Saturday is being held  in conjunction with the Empty Bowls/Festival of Trees and in the same location -- just down the hallway. Empty Bowls serving is from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Referencing the art show and Empty Bowls event, BAA President Janelle Stoneking said, “It’s so touching to see the collaboration of local businesses, teachers, artists and organizations coming together to celebrate the visual arts. By doing this, we allow folks from all walks of life, young and old, to have a venue to express themselves, their gifts and the perceptions of life for all to enjoy. It’s just beautiful.”

Art categories include acrylic, drawing, sculpture/pottery, oil, photography and more.  The student division features more than 200 entries from children coordinated by area art teachers.  Ballots will be provided for the public to vote for their favorite artwork in each division and local musicians will be providing entertainment throughout the weekend.

This year’s show is dedicated to Cowboy Lyle Glass.

The silent basket auction will run Friday evening and Saturday. Basket donations are still being accepted from local businesses and supporters of the arts. Proceeds help make local art events happen such as this annual show, local educational workshops for teachers as well as children’s events.

A painting has also been donated to the show by Michael Dunn, a long time Dickinson High School visual arts educator and professional artist. The framing was donated by JP Frameshop.  Attendees will have the opportunity to win this painting.

Artists need to drop off their artwork at the Ramada from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8.