September 8, 2018

4-7 PM

The Dahl Arts Center

713 7th St.

Rapid City, SD

 

AotW Tickets

 

Art on the Wing 2018 (AotW) is the premiere fundraising event for the Black Hills Raptor Center. Art lovers and bird lovers will gather in support of the Black Hills Raptor Center mission, which is to conserve and protect native birds of prey and their natural habitats through education, rehabilitation, and research.

 

Seven talented regional artists are providing original art pieces. These will be auctioned off in support of the Black Hills Raptor Center.  You will have the chance to meet the artists, to look at the latest building plans for our rehab center, and to learn about what it takes to rehabilitate an injured raptor and return it to its natural habitat.  Tickets for this exclusive event are available for $50 and 6 seat VIP tables are available for $400.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The event takes place:

 

Saturday, September 8,
from 4-7 PM
at the Dahl Arts Center,
713 7th St
Rapid City, SD, 57701.

 

Get your tickets today!

 

AotW Tickets

 


 

Featured Events

 

Meet the birds at the Black Hills Farmers Market

 

Saturday August 11 9AM-1PM

Black Hills Farmers Market

145 E. Omaha St, Rapid City, SD 57701

 

Our Raptors and handlers will be out this Saturday at the farmers market in Rapid City. It is a special day of celebration for the Market. There will be lots of great things going on, including a special sale on Blue Willow Heaven Coffee!

 

 

Nancy Spoolman of Blue Willow will dedicate a percentage of sales from three special blends to the BH Raptor Center on this day! Buy a pound of coffee, enjoy some time with the birds, take in some music, and make sure to bring the kids for some time with stories from the Rapid City Public Library!

 

Art on the Wing Photo shoot at Buffalo Boys Gallery in Custer

 

Saturday, August 18 10-2

Buffalo Boys Gallery

26 South 6th St

Custer, SD 57730

(605) 673-2929

 

Don’t miss it!  This is your LAST chance to watch our artists and raptors work together this summer.  Watch Art on the Wing artists Steve Leonardi and Mike Ward do a raptor photo shoot at the Buffalo Boys Gallery in Custer, SD.

This is a great time to talk to our volunteers about the Raptor Center, our new facility and to meet the artists that are a part of our invitation only art auction Art on the Wing, September, 8.

 

Owl photo by Jim Green

Black and white Mountain Goats by Michael Ward

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Meet The Artist for The Art On The Wing Exhibit

 

Featured artist:  Joel Bielstein

 

 

AotW artist Joel Bielstein is a Wildlife and Landscape Photographer from the Black Hills of South Dakota.  In any conversation with Joel you get the impression of great passion for the everyday beauty and balance in the world, and this shows in his creative work.  His photography shows the moments that make the Black Hills such a special place.

Joel’s background handling birds of prey and animals allows him to capture the character and movement of local wildlife in a way that few photographers can.  At other times his work shows incredible, vivid landscapes that are at the same time familiar and otherworldly.

 

 

His skills and passion are not limited to the camera, you can also find him teaching at Jade Forest Kung Fu and Tai Chi in Rapid City.  Joel’s students learn fundamentals of balance inside and out, an experience just as individual as his art.  Interested in seeing his art?  It can be found at the Jon Crane Gallery in Hill City and on his FaceBook page.

 

 

For more information on the artists in the AotW Exhibit click on the tabs below:

 

Peg Detmers

 

Peg is a long time supporter of the BHRC. She is famous for her larger than life bronze wildlife sculptures, but her background as a wildlife biologist shows in all of her work, from stunning jewelry to paintings and other flat work.

Peg brings intensity and passion to everything she does. A conversation with her is nearly as memorable as her artwork.

DetmersStudios.com

 

 

 

 

Jim Green

 

Jim’s art shares the core mission of the Black Hills Raptor Center: to conserve and protect wildlife and the wild places they inhabit. Each piece tells stories of the animals right outside our door and creates a conversation about how to keep and enjoy our wild places.

Jim’s creatures seem to balance, alive, ready to fly off in the next moment. At the same time the permanence of cast bronze and the evidence of the sculptural process remind you of the effect of human hands on the image and on the world.

Jimgreenart.com

 

 

 

 

Bonnie LaBeaux

 

Bonnie makes authentic Native American star quilts. She is learning silver casting as a new way to express her unique view. Her art can be found in the hands of people throughout the Black Hills and Eagle Butte area.

We are really excited to be able fill a gap in our artists as we welcome Bonnie LaBeaux to Art on the Wing for the first time.  You can see images of Bonnie’s quilts and contact her through her FaceBook page.

 

 

 

Steve Leonardi

 

Steve is a nationally renowned artist and print maker whose wildlife paintings can be found at the Buffalo Boys Gallery in Custer, SD. Steve opened the gallery with fellow Art on the Wing artist Mike Ward last summer.

Steve has been an enthusiastic supporter of our mission and we are looking forward to seeing his painting at Art on the Wing this year.

Buffaloboysgallery.com

 

 

Kathy Sigle

 

Kathy is a watercolor artist who depicts western life and wildlife with equal dexterity. Her art is displayed in galleries throughout the west, but is a particular favorite in western South Dakota where a visit to her booth at the Black Hills Stock Show brightens each winter.

Her watercolor paintings have a detail and sophistication that is uncommon in the medium. We are thrilled to have her join Art on the Wing this year.

Kathysigleart.com

 

 

 

Michael Ward

 

Mike is a print maker and photographer whose work turns out atmospheric landscapes, dreamlike moments that make you feel extraordinarily present. His art is found not just in the compelling photographs he takes, but in a passion for the printing process and his way of directing the viewers attention to details. His monochrome prints open new possibilities.

The prints have a depth and intensity that has to be viewed in person to be appreciated. Mike works with Steve at the Buffalo Boys Gallery in Custer, SD, where you can run into both artists almost any day. You can find images of his work on his website, but you really want to see them in person.

M.P. Ward.us

 

Joel Bielstein

 

AOTW artist Joel Bielstein is a Wildlife and Landscape Photographer from the Black Hills of South Dakota.  In any conversation with Joel you get the impression of great passion for the everyday beauty and balance in the world, and this shows in his creative work.  His photography shows the moments that make the Black Hills such a special place.

His background handling birds of prey and animals allows him to capture the character and movement of local wildlife in a way that few photographers can.  At other times his work shows incredible, vivid landscapes that are at the same time familiar and otherworldly.

His skills and passion are not limited to the camera, you can also find him teaching at Jade Forest Kung Fu and Tai Chi in Rapid City.  His students learn fundamentals of balance inside and out, an experience just as individual as his art. His art can be found at the John Crane Gallery in Hill City and on his FaceBook page.