Young Artists Discover the Masters of Sculpture in Dahl Summer Camp
Wednesday, 07 July 2010 15:56
Great art is almost always derivative. The more original an artist claims to be the more likely it is that she has built her work on the shoulders of an artist who went before. Start a conversation with an artist and the subject of "influences" almost always comes up. And so, when a group of young Rapid City artists gathered recently to present the results of their summer art camp at the Dahl Arts Center, they set themselves squarely in the presence of masters; Picasso, Claes Oldenburg, Andy Goldsworthy, and Deborah Butterfield. The week long camp "Creative Sculpture Investigators" was taught by Mary Wipf, included hands-on sessions for the eleven young artists with sculptor Marshall Raeburn, whose exhibition of found-object sculpture "Stuff I Made out of Junk" is on display in the Inez and Milton Shaver Gallery through September 4. In addition to individual projects, the young artists also collaborated on several group projects, including their found-object sculpture "Unihorsemoollamalope" inspired by Deborah Butterfield and their wall mural of woven sticks inspired by Andy Goldsworthy. The exhibition of camp projects will be on display at the Dahl through August.-Sam Hurst
To see more of Marshall Raeburn's work, click here.