Dick Termes will give an artist lecture about his termespheres on Friday, October 7, 3-4 p.m. in Fryxell Humanities classroom 123, as a part of the South Dakota Art Educator’s annual conference. Termes will also speak in the gallery at his reception, which will run on Friday, October 7th, 7-9 p.m., with an artist gallery talk at 7:30 p.m.
The workshops and lecture with accompanying exhibition is sponsored in part by a Touring Arts Grant through the South Dakota Arts Council, which is supported with funds from the State of South Dakota, through the Department of Tourism, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
In the Eide/Dalrymple Gallery exhibition, twenty-four Termespheres hang at eye level from ceiling motors that slowly turn the artwork, which creates interesting optical illusions to the viewer. Although the image is painted on the outside of the convex sphere, the vantage point continuously changes. The rotation also may appear to reverse direction, giving the sensation that the viewer is inside the painting, viewing the concave surface of the inside of the rotating sphere.
The Fryxell Humanities Center is located on Commons Circle (30th Street and Grange Avenue), adjacent to the Center for Visual Arts at Augustana University. Termes will be speaking in classroom 123.