The Rapid City Arts Council is pleased to present an Emerging Visual Artist exhibition of the paintings of Jane Seaton, on display August 8 – September 28, in the Bruce H. Lien Cultural Café & Gallery at the Dahl Arts Center.
Seaton’s paintings are a celebration of the distinctly unique and special childhood she spent at her father’s general store.
“I grew up on the edge of the Rosebud Reservation in Wood, South Dakota. My father operated the Outlaw Trading Post, a general store which was the hub of the area, and in the summer the Lahkota would camp all around the outside of the town” States Seaton. “At the age of four or five, I would wonder among the tents, and the people would welcome me as their own. My parents knew I was in someone’s tent. That was their daycare as they tended the store. What a happy time it was for me!”
Seaton goes on to say “My paintings are all of people who shared that time and place with me, many I knew. I hope I have managed to convey the beauty of that life and time.”
The RCAC’s Emerging Visual Artists Program showcases the talents of local artists and provides a cohesive structure to help artists organize, plan and sustain creative careers and increase satisfaction in their art practices.
The Dahl Arts Center galleries are open Monday-Friday, 10am – 6pm and Saturday, 10am – 5pm. For more information about upcoming exhibits, visit thedahl.org.