Paintings by South Dakota artist to be on display at Morningside College

September 1, 2017, in Fine Arts, Latest News

“It’s All Speculation: An Exhibit of Paintings” by Mark Stemwedel is on display at Morningside College through Sunday, Oct. 8, in the Eppley Art Gallery, 3625 Garretson Ave.

There will be a reception for the artist at the gallery from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21.

The show is free and open to the public. The Eppley Art Gallery is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Detail from the painting "All Things"

"The work uses symbolism and a rich surface to speak to us,” said Terri McGaffin, associate professor and chair of art at Morningside College. “As Mark writes, ‘A painting should simultaneously pull you out of your own reality and make you feel its weight more clearly.’"

Stemwedel is the studio art coordinator and senior painting faculty at South Dakota State University in Brookings.