Guest Artist Karen Kinder January 3-28

Guest Artist Reception Friday, January 6th   •  5-8PM


“Impressions of the Prairie” 

Born in Day County, South Dakota and raised on the family farm 
south of Andover. Attended country school for 2 years then 
attended school in Bristol. 
Graduated from Northern State University with a BS In Art Education 
in 1973. 
Taught elementary art, 10 years in Sioux Falls and 21 years in 
Retired from teaching art in 2012 and continue to live in Brookings 
where I am focusing my attention on painting in my studio. 
I was very pleased to be one of 10 winners of the 2016 Over 60 
Competition of “The Artist’s Magazine”. 
Artist Statement 
My eyes have always been drawn to the horizon. I’ve watched clouds push 
from west to east since my earliest years on the family farm. Though I’ve 
long since left there – the images remain and I seek them out. 
I began including sheep in my landscapes and have continued because of 
the fun of modeling their forms with brightly colored shadows.  There is 
so much more to them than white! 
Painting in acrylics during college taught me to paint fast in an attempt to 
get them to blend and launched my energetic style. “Discovering” oils 
twenty-five some years ago freed me to paint the way I wanted to with 
layers, blending, and thick brush strokes. 

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Glen Bruns Featured Artist November 1-27

Featured Artist Reception November 4, 5-8 PM


Come view the works of Glen Bruns, a collection of landscapes done with a beauty in simplicity.  He works proficiently in layered acrylics and mixed media to create innovative works that capture the nature of subject matter.  He was recognized as a finalist in artist magazine and has received a variety of other awards and artistic accomplishments.