For Immediate Release: December 8, 2023
New Emerging Visual Artist, Tia Erin, Exhibiting at the Dahl Arts Center
WHAT: Gestalt Symbology Exhibition
EXHIBIT DATES: 12.14.23 – 02.29.24
ARTISTS’ RECEPTION: December 14 | 5-7pm
WHERE: Bruce H Lien Cultural Café & Gallery | Dahl Arts Center
The Rapid City Arts Council (RCAC) is pleased to announce that we will host an exhibition by Tia Erin, an Emerging Visual Artist. This exhibition will be displayed in the Bruce H Lien Cultural Café & Gallery at the Dahl Arts Center from December 14, 2023, through February 29, 2024. As part of the show, an opening reception with the artist will be held on Thursday, December 14 from 5-7pm.
Tia Erin is an experimental artist living and working in South Dakota. Her work is a
reflection of her constant exploration of mediums and motivations. Obtaining her associate
degree in Photography from Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming, started a journey that led to Spearfish, South Dakota where she would begin her BFA in Photography with an Art
Management minor at Black Hills State University, later adding BFAs in Studio Art and Graphic Design. Being able to work with a flexible modality has led to an eccentric portfolio spanning digital, 3-D, traditional, and alternative process artworks.
Tia’s exhibit is called Gestalt Symbology, the word Gestalt is often defined as “The sum of the parts is worth more than the whole.” In reality, the original philosophy of German Gestalt psychologist Kurt Koffka is “the whole is something else than the sum of its parts.” While each piece is relevant and important it is the transformation into something bigger than the individual that brings forth inspiration. In a similar perspective, Sacred Geometry is seen as the “blueprint of creation” that depicts patterns in creation and energy through the use of geometric shapes and proportions.
Tia is an artist in RCAC’s Emerging Visual Artist program (EVA). EVA supports visual artists looking to gain experience working with art galleries and exhibiting their works for the first time. RCAC’s education staff works with the artist through the entire process, from selecting works, soliciting critiques, pricing works, and developing an artist statement to creating and promoting the exhibit.
The public is invited to experience "Gestalt Symbology" and attend a free artist reception at the Dahl Arts Center on December 14, from 5-7pm. The show will be exhibited through February 29, 2024.
ABOUT RCAC: The mission of the Rapid City Arts Council (RCAC) is to champion inclusive, innovative, and inspiring arts opportunities to enrich the communities we serve. This organization was founded in 1968 by visionary artists and art enthusiasts, and in 1987, RCAC became the official partner in expanding the city’s arts and cultural resources. Since 1974, RCAC has been the proud steward of the Dahl Arts Center (thedahl.org), a civic resource owned by the City of Rapid City. RCAC is dedicated to advocating for the arts and amplifying the artistic voices of the region and offers a wide range of public arts programs, including exhibitions, live performances, and educational classes. This important work is made possible through the generous contributions of individual donors and organizations including the Black Hills Area Community Foundation, John T. Vucurevich Foundation, South Dakota Community Foundation, and the South Dakota Arts Council with funds from the State of South Dakota through the Department of Tourism and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Rapid City Arts Council and the Dahl Arts Center are located at 713 7th St in Downtown Rapid City. The center is open from Monday to Saturday, between 10 am and 5 pm and admission is free. Learn more at rapidcityartscouncil.org.
For More Information:
Maggie Jean Wince
Rapid City Arts Council