Sioux Falls, S.D. — The Sioux Falls Arts Council will feature Lauren Anderson as March and April’s Featured Visual Artist.
Anderson says, “through a happy accident I have stumbled upon a new way of painting in which I only have begun to explore. This accident came in the form of coffee, which has become the basis of most of my mixed media paintings. It has been an unexpected realization that anything can be used to create art. I start in my paintings by using coffee to create general outlines. As the coffee dries I am left with wonderful and strange gradients. I then add many layers consisting of different mediums including conte, charcoal, graphite, watercolor, pastels. I like the idea of creating a piece that collages different mediums with different personalities. Each brings something new and exciting to the piece and results in a sort of time-capsule that preserves not just my mood but mediums from my surroundings. I primarily create these works abstractly. I am interested in how colors and shapes reflect such complicated concepts such as emotions and ideas. I am particularly gravitated towards abstract art for its intrinsic nature to be interpreted in an infinite amount of ways. I am fascinated by what others tell me they see, feel, think, and interpret from my work.”
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 – 7:00 pm, and by appointment.
Visit www.ArtsSiouxFalls.org for more information.
The SFAC is wheelchair accessible from the back entrance of the Crane Centre.
Please notify in advance for any accommodations.
Communications and Program Coordinator
Sioux Falls Arts Council
605.271.6696 ext. 403