Featured Visual Artist Melanie Ratzlaff

Featured Visual Artist Melanie Ratzlaff

Sioux Falls, S.D. — The Sioux Falls Arts Council will feature MELANIE RATZLAFF as July and August’s Featured Visual Artist. Ratzlaff will be on display from July until the end of August.

MELANIE RATZLAFF’S artwork includes unconventional materials such as VHS tapes, pop cans, and recycled paper to create artwork that is a contemporary interpretation of her Lakota heritage. In this specific body of work, one will find references to pop culture & female identity. Melanie’s work has made its way to homes in South Dakota, Washington, and Arizona.

Sioux Falls Imagined: A Cultural Plan for a Vibrant and Prosperous City, approved by the City of Sioux Falls in July 2014, named the Sioux Falls Arts Council as the organization given the charge of implementing the plan. From the Artists and Creative Workers task force findings, a strong need identified for the local art community was alternative exhibition space(s). The Featured Artist Exhibit at the Sioux Falls Arts Council office opened in May 2016 as a way to start filling this need.

The Sioux Falls Arts Council, located in the Crane Centre at 8th & Railroad 326 E 8thSt #106A, is open Monday-Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, First Fridays 5:00 – 8:00 pm, and by appointment. Visit www.ArtsSiouxFalls.org for more information.

This event is free & open to the public; family friendly.
The SFAC is wheelchair accessible from the back entrance of the Crane Centre.
Please notify in advance for any accommodations.

Please Contact:
Angelica Mercado
Communications and Program Coordinator
Sioux Falls Arts Council
605.271.6696 ext. 403
amercado@artssiouxfalls.org