“More than 165 pieces of art — from sculpture to acrylics, videos to Legos — are on display at the “People’s Biennial” exhibit at the Dahl Arts Center. Featuring 40 artists from around the country — including Rapid City — the display is as diverse as the people who created it and the parts of the country they represent.
The “People’s Biennial,” which opened last week, is a culmination of almost two years of work by curators Harrell Fletcher, professor of art and social practice at Portland State University, and Jens Hoffmann, director of the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art at California College of Art.
The goal of the traveling exhibit is to demonstrate what amateur artists from around the country are developing — and what isn’t being shown in museums. ‘We want to see those who like making art because they enjoy making art, not just for making money,’ Hoffman said.”
Journal staff Marc McClanahan looks at black-and-white photographs by Jorge “El Che” Figueroa of Pennsylvania at a reception for the “People’s Biennial” exhibit at the Dahl Arts Center.
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