Featured Artist Roger Ellingson August 2 through August 27

Roger Ellingson August FINAL WEB

Artist Reception August 12, 2016 5-8 pm

Most of RodgerEllingson’s paintings are done on location or are based upon his plein air paintings. Mostly self taught, he took some art classes in college and began painting later in life. Growing up in Sioux Falls, Rodger returned after teaching, working summers for the United States Forest Service and  camps in Wyoming, Montana, Minnesota, and the Black Hills. Living in these areas has influenced his art. He recently retired from the Sioux Falls School District, where he was a teacher. He is married to Sheila and has a son, Charlie, who attends Lincoln High School. Rodger’s work may be viewed at Eastbank Art Gallery and at regional art fairs.
WorkIng mostly in watercolor and acrylic, Rodger does not usually paint portraits of people but often does paint the places where people have gathered over time. The current show includes gathering places such as churches, theaters, and camps. Some places, such as our falls, have attracted people to create their towns. Some paintings may represent large group gatherings such as theaters and churches. Others may be small, such as a good camping spot. Some of the work is new, some older. Hope you enjoy!



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Guest Artist Safet Musinovic August 2 through August 27

Artist Reception August 12 –  5-8 PM

Safet Musinovic August WEB

Safet is a fine artist specialized in portraiture and figurative form using diverse range of media from charcoal to oil paint.

He find inspiration in a variety of subject matter but his greatest passion is to create works of fine art that impact the viewer both visually and emotionally.

Drawing is the foundation upon which he build and explore composition,honing skills of observation and solving problems. Trought drawing eye can be trained to an exceptional level of ability.

Every drawing exhibits an understanding and control of tone,proportion,harmony,composition and express universal ideas,feelings,belief and thoughts.

Through his Atelier training of 2 years and numerous workshops he took with established artist and ongoing drawing and painting from direct observation of nature he is able to capture a strong and believable resemblance of his subjects.

He work primarily from life for his subject whether figure,portrait,landscape or still life and use photographic reference only when necceasary.

In his recent work his focus is figurative drawing and painting methods of old masters while developing his own visual voice and style.

EDrawing 1Painting 2 -24''x20