Kara Dirkson

Featured Visual Artist: Jenny Bye

Sioux Falls, S.D. — The Sioux Falls Arts Council will feature Jenny Bye as June and July’s Featured Visual Artist. Bye says,  “I became interested in pursuing encaustic painting, after a trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where I viewed a film explaining the encaustic process. Intrigued by the translucency in layering, and fluidity of the […]

Featured Visual Artist Regina Brunz

Sioux Falls, S.D. — The Sioux Falls Arts Council will feature REGINA BRUNZ as May and June’s Featured Visual Artist. Brunz will be on display from May until the end of June. REGINA WILLIAM BRUNZ’s artwork is characterized by contrasting intensity (saturated colors, high contrast, movement) with “breathing space” (predictable patterns, geometrics, and areas of flat color). Regina’s recent work […]

Sioux Falls Arts Council Unveils 2017-18 Action Plan

Sioux Falls, S.D. – Three months after a new Executive Director took the helm of the Sioux Falls Arts Council, it has laid out an action plan charting a fresh course for the organization. This plan distinguishes it as an entity that specializes in arts coordination and public accessibility rather than a programming entity that […]

SDSO names winners in Young Musician Concerto Competition

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Maestro Delta David Gier and the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra are pleased to announce the winners of the Young Musician Concerto Competition held on March 18 & 19, 2017. First place was awarded to Naomi Powers, violin; second place to Robert Hwang, violin; third place to Sarah Tindall, cello; and the […]

South Dakota Symphony Orchestra to Take Part in Prestigious Composer Residency Program

South Dakota Symphony Orchestra (SDSO) and Chickasaw classical composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate are one of only five composer and orchestra pairs selected to participate in Music Alive, a national three-year composer-orchestra residency program of the League of American Orchestras and New Music USA. Funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, Music Alive prioritizes collaborative […]

Sioux Falls 4th graders join SDSO for debut of Carnegie Hall’s Link Up Program

Sioux Falls, S.D. — On Monday, March 13, 2017, at 9:45am, more than 1,800 4th graders from the Sioux Falls Public Schools (with their recorders) will join the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra (SDSO) at the Washington Pavilion for the South Dakota premier of Carnegie Hall’s Link Up program. Link Up, a program of Carnegie Hall’s Weill […]

Featured Visual Artist Jordan Thornton

Sioux Falls, SD – The Sioux Falls Arts Council will feature JORDAN THORNTON as March and April’s Featured Visual Artist. Thornton will be on display from March until the end of April. Jordan Thornton is a printmaker who primarily works in woodcuts, but also utilizes collage and installation. Taking from imagery from the natural world and everyday […]

Sioux Empire Community Theatre Announces Season 15 Lineup

The Sioux Empire Community Theatre announced Season 15 including the following shows: Main Stage (Historic Orpheum Theater) Sister Act The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance White Christmas One Man, Two Guvnors. The Hunchback of Notre Dame Stage Adventures Shows (Anne Zabel Studio Theater) The Witches Peter and the Starcatcher The Contemporary Studio Show (Anne Zabel […]

Opera returns to SDSO stage with Mozart’s comedic retelling of Don Giovanni

Sioux Falls, S.D. – The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra (SDSO) is proud to present one of the greatest operas ever composed, Mozart’s Don Giovanni. Following the story of title character Don Giovanni, his excessive philandering, and eventual demise to hell, the comedy is brought together with orchestra, chorus, and a full cast of actors from […]