March Featured Member Steve Beaubien March 1st thru March 26th

Artist Reception March 4th, 2016  5-8 pm

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The paintings I have chosen for this show… SEEING THE FOREST BEYOND THE TREES…  represent my personal journey to see the landscape… not just as trees and water, sky and rocks but what I have come to recognize as part of my soul. I do not believe my soul could be complete without me seeing the landscape in its many forms and moods…

I have attempted to raise my consciousness not only of the shapes and form in the natural landscape but also of the colors I see. Through my painting process I try to express my feeling and sense of what I am looking at. My paintings will sometimes be more representational and at other times more expressive, even bordering on the abstract.

These paintings are all landscapes, created on location (en plein aire), using oil paints… representations of nature as I was seeing it “at the time” I was creating the painting. They are not intended to be photo-realism. They are expressions of the light, the mood I am sensing at that moment in time.

I am continuing on my journey as a painter. Trying to express my observations and feelings with increasing accuracy and insight. It is my hope that you will recognize in some way the feeling in each of these paintings and that you may experience a sense of soul in them, individually and as a whole.

March Guest Artist Hector Curriel March 1st thru March 26th

Artist Reception March 4th, 2016  5-8 pm

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He was born in Lima, Peru, and his passion for the arts started when he was very little, a habit that he expressed with keen enthusiasm. He studied architecture in Lima, Peru, where he continued perfecting his drawing and painting skills. In 2001, he moved to the United States, and studied art at Art Instruction Schools in Minneapolis, MN.

In 2005, he moved to Sioux Falls, SD where he started to work as a book illustrator, fine artist, and editorial cartoonist.

He has held several positions and as a book illustrator, and fine artist as well. In 2009 he won a Second Place Award in the Charles Schulz Cartoon Art Competition, and in 2011, a First Place Professional Award at Art Instruction Schools. His art pieces have been part of many art exhibits such as at Sanford Hospital, Avera Mc Kennan Hospital, Downtown Sioux Falls Main Library, etc.

He is also an accomplished school presenter and holds frequent art workshops.

His studio is located at East Bank 401 E 8th St. STE 330F in Sioux Falls, SD.