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Brienne Maner Sioux Falls Washington High School graduate Brienne Maner received her degree in Mass Communications at St. Cloud State. She has worked for Sesame Street Live, Electric Pulp, is the Marketing Director for Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues, and a board member of Sioux Empire Community Theatre.
Shannon Wright Barnes has twenty-five years of immersion in the world of beauty, fashion, pageants, film and television.
Shelli Masek is a freelance writer from Sioux Falls and also a member of Sioux Falls in the World. She works part time for Hope Haven International Ministries and does contract marketing for small businesses. She is married to Brian Masek and has two young boys, Quinn and Grant.
Kiley Barnes is native to Beresford, SD. She earned her BA in English from the University of Sioux Falls and now works and lives in Sioux Falls. She enjoys writing and the simple pleasures of good music, good food, and good friends.
Kelly Sprecher serves as director of Communications and Media Relations for Augustana College. A graduate of the University of South Dakota, she began her career as a features reporter for the Daily Republic in Mitchell, S.D., and spent nearly a decade working in communications for the banking industry.
Erika Batcheller is an independent public relations professional with 16 years of experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors at the national and local level. Her longtime focus has been health and other cause-related communications. Abigail Bogenrief is the SDSO Youth Orchestra Administrator. A graduate of the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in music, Abby has worked in arts administration for over 10 years. She is a self-defined pro-active workaholic with a beach bum attitude, especially during the summer! Eileen Butcher is a transplanted New Yorker who loves living in South Dakota. She has been working for OLLI since its first year of operation and feels she has never been in a more fulfilling job. Her favorite perk is getting to know OLLI members.
Tim Hoheisel recently transitioned from board member to executive director of the Sioux Falls Arts Council. He is a state and national award-winning museum director and has been working in the field since 1997, the majority of that time in Watertown and Sioux Falls. Annie Lanning is, among other things, a writer and educator. She began her writing career at age 15 with her hometown news weekly. After nearly a decade in education, Annie is excited to return to writing. Laurel Lather is a well-seasoned chef and culinary entrepreneur who has a passion for discovering both old and new flavors. This quest has taken the path to sharing her finds with others through The Market on Phillips in downtown Sioux Falls.
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Ben Gutnik Benjamin Gutnik is a native of Sioux Falls and holds a degree in Contemporary Media from the University of South Dakota. He currently works in corporate sales. If something involves an LED screen or operates on Android, count Ben in.
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Summer is a time to daydream. This summer my capacity in dream world seems to be running on maximum overload. Maybe it’s due to the endless hours of sunshine creating the continuous ebb and flow of hypnotic heat waves radiating off the pavement. As I sit and stare out my window, I find myself reflecting back on the last 12 months, which also happens to be the lifespan of Now!Pavilion. What is the proper way to celebrate a magazine’s first year and the Pavilion’s successful immersion into the world of publishing? My mind wonders over the many options. As most people know, the traditional gift for a one-year anniversary is paper, which symbolizes strength that comes from the interlaced connection of the paper’s individual threads. Well, considering that each issue on Now!Pavilion contains 68 beautifully designed sheets of these interlaced threads, I think that celebrating with paper would just be silly and redundant. So, what do we do? Do we have cake? No, I’m a terrible baker and what should be a wonderful moment would quickly turn into a time to ridicule me for my lack of Betty Crocker-esqueness. Therefore, I think we should celebrate the way many couples do on their first anniversary: we should toast everyone that has assisted Now!Pavilion along the way. Each issue is a huge team effort, and the end results are consistently magnificent. Our contributors work diligently to keep the information on the pages current and relevant. After we toast each other, I think we should have a gathering with everyone associated with Now!Pavilion where we essentially “renew our vows.” We all take a few minutes to reflect on this last year and then take a few more to recommit ourselves for another year of celebrating the arts and public service organizations of the Sioux Empire. Congratulations, Now!Pavilion. The BEST is yet to come!
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A SAFE HOME By Jeff Yarbrough
A GIFT TO SD’S SENIORS By Eileen Butcher
SD HELPLINE By Sara Carothers
ROTARY OF SIOUX FALLS By Shelli Masek
WINES FOR FALL By Laurel Lather
NORTHERN PLAINS ART By Kelly Sprecher SIDEWALK ARTS FESTIVAL By Kiley Barnes
DOWNTOWN SIOUX FALLS By Sarah Werner
SOUNDS OF SOUTH DAKOTA
ART’S ECONOMIC IMPACT By Erika Batcheller
80’S ON STAGE By Annie Lanning
SD YOUTH ORCHESTRA By Abigail Bogenrief
JAZZ & BLUES CONCERT SERIES By Brienne Maner
TAKE THE DAY 2012
ARTS COUNCIL TRIBUTE: CHARLOTTE CARVER By Tim Hoheisel
DAPA, BENEFITS OF PERFORMANCE By Sara H. Crosby
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STYLE THAT NEVER GOES OUT OF STYLE By Shannon Wright Barnes
SAFE HOME: HOMELESSNESS AND THE LANGUAGE OF DIGNITY By Jeff Yarbrough
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Homeless. Indigent. Bum. Street person. Bag lady. Derelict. These are just a few of the terms used to describe the people that dwell on the streets and in the shelters, parks, and no-man’s-land areas of Sioux Falls. We see them and perhaps wonder briefly if they are transient, just poor, or laid low by addiction. And then we move on to our own lives—kids, work, the dentist, chores around the house, family, and friends.
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At worst, we see them as dangerous, unsightly people that perhaps made some conscious decision to drop out of the world of regular jobs and family. More often they are perceived as sad cases, unable to or unwilling to change their drinking habits or just tired of all the hassles of the world. Sometimes they simply become invisible to us, and like Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man, they become “Invisible, simply because people refuse to see me.” We put them into the context we prefer, perhaps to soothe our unease. Our community, true to our Midwestern values, has chosen to actually see these invisible men and women. It is inherent in our ethos to check on our neighbors, take food to funerals, and help others when and where we can. Safe Home is an embodiment of those values. Safe Home, a facility developed by Minnehaha County Human Services, opened in January 2012 to serve longterm homeless, alcohol-dependent individuals in the Sioux Falls area. Safe Home is not a new program. Some homeless residents of Minnehaha County received services while living in
scattered sites throughout Sioux Falls for the past five years. Our values aren’t really very different from the values of the residents that live at Safe Home. Thankfully, some in our community didn’t just move on when they saw those folks on the street, but went further and made the leap to find out just who they were, where they found shelter, and how they survived, then resolved to do something about it. A broad coalition of members of the community came together to develop a facility that is based on the model for long-term homeless people called Housing First. The principle behind the Housing First model, is that people whose homelessness is caused by long-term, deeply entrenched addiction to alcohol, cannot simply quit drinking and get an apartment. They can barely manage to get to a shelter, find food, and deal with their addiction. To find an apartment available to someone with their rental or credit history, much less scrape together deposit money, move in, and earn enough regular income for rent, becomes overwhelming when you have nothing to start with, and have a disease like alcoholism that is central in your life. Proponents of Housing First advocate that the answer to the problem of homelessness is to provide housing first, then worry about the various issues and problems people have, because you can’t help people with addiction, mental illness, and poverty if they don’t at least have that basic need met. The facility now known as Safe Home was initiated as a pilot project in 2007 by Minnehaha County Human Services after receiving approval by the Minnehaha County Commissioners. The project also received full support from the Homeless Advisory Board (HAB), a board comprised of community leaders with the mission of developing strategies that address the city’s 10-year plan to end homelessness. Minnehaha County Human Services staff designed the initial pilot program to provide housing and intensive casemanagement services to 20 high-need homeless individuals. The results of the pilot demonstrated that even with the cost of housing, the overall cost to the community was significantly reduced. Those in the pilot program utilized the more-costly services less frequently after entering the Safe Home Project, saving around $8,000 per person, for an overall cost savings of over $200,000 per year. In addition, when housing and case-management services were provided, these individuals were able to lead a safer, less dangerous life.
programming. Over the course of the next three years, this led to interest in the community as to how the concept might be taken further. Over the course of the next three years, a team of Minnehaha County Commissioners and staff, architects, engineers, and construction companies embarked on identifying a site and design for the facility. Once the site in central Sioux Falls had been selected, the building design was formatted, funding strategies were pursued and implemented, and in late 2010 ground-breaking took place. As the building was nearing completion, staff was hired to provide day-to-day operations including 24/7 coverage to ensure both safety and access to support services. Staff utilizes techniques of “harm reduction” with residents, meaning that while recovery from addictions is supported robustly, it is not required. Rather than mandating abstinence, Safe Home staff members apply a set of practical strategies that reduce negative consequences of alcohol use, and incorporate strategies emphasizing safer use, ranging from managed use to abstinence. The result of this creative community effort is a home for 33 individuals who reside in simple but comfortably furnished studio units, as well as being home to an efficient, effective program. The ribbon-cutting event was held on January 24, 2012. Safe Home’s first participants moved in the following day, and the building was full by March 2012. Safe Home is the first program of its kind in South Dakota. Within its first few months of operation, Safe Home fit capacity. Like any new program, there certainly have been growing pains and a learning curve for both the residents and staff. Successes have been seen with residents in terms of quality of life, spending less time in detox, and reduced incarceration for alcohol-related issues. So what are the benefits of having a project like Safe Home in our community? Beyond the economic benefit of fewer ER visits and fewer folks in detox and jail? Safe Home means that 33 of our neighbors can have real dignity and say “I live in an apartment over on 3rd” rather than “I’m living rough,” or “I’m camping,” they don’t have to use those mildly embellished terms to try to dignify their situation or soften that blow to the ego. They’re part of our community; our neighbors, family members, people that are no longer invisible by their choice or ours. And that is real dignity.
The outcome of the one-year pilot project motivated the County Commissioners to continue investment in this type of
LEARNING FOR THE SIMPLE JOY OF IT—A GIFT TO SOUTH DAKOTA’S SENIORS By Eileen Butcher
hen was the last time you learned something so interesting you could not wait to tell all your friends about it? That’s how over 500 members often feel when they take an OLLI class. And how would you like to go to a school where there were no tests, no papers and no pressure? Sound inviting? It did for OLLI member Kay Wood, who says, “When I enrolled in OLLI, I had no idea how much it would affect my life in such a positive way. Besides the many enriching classes I’ve taken, I have met many wonderful people.”
So, what is this thing called OLLI? The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is a non-profit organization founded by philanthropist Bernard Osher, who established a grant program with the goal of funding lifelong learning centers in every state. South Dakota became eligible for funding in 2006 and began operating in the summer of 2007, with 130 eager and intellectually curious members attending seven classes at University Center in Sioux Falls. Since then, membership has grown, largely by word of mouth, and now boasts over 500 members. This past spring, OLLI offered 98 classes in multiple Sioux Falls locations, as well as in Brookings and Vermillion. According to Shirley Halleen, chair of the OLLI Leadership Council, “Statistics tell us the population of over-50-year-olds in Sioux Falls is
growing rapidly, and by 2020 will exceed 70,000. OLLI is a great addition to the community of Sioux Falls intellectually and socially. And who doesn’t enjoy going to classes that continually stretch your brain?”
Who are typical OLLI members? They are usually age 50 or better, and have never lost their thirst for knowledge. They remain active and vital, living up to the expression: “We didn’t retire, we changed direction.” As one member recently commented, “Truly, your classes have allowed me to become more of who I surprisingly am! WHAT FUN! You should sleep well at night knowing you are offering such a gift to the aging sector of society! We still have lots of good stuff left in us!”
Joining OLLI was one of the best things I have ever done for myself! There is such a diverse range of classes that I have a hard time picking out my choices. My family is happy too that I have a new interest for myself! —Dorothy Johnson
Speaking of good stuff, here is a small sampling of past OLLI courses: Maneuvering through the Middle East • How Does Your Garden Grow? • Effects of Aging on the Senses • All That Jazz (with jazz master Rob Joyce) • Poetry for the Seasoned Adult • Rise of China • Inside Sioux Falls • Born Before Polyester • Digital Photography Besides the intellectual stimulation that we all know is so important as we age, OLLI courses are good for getting you out of the house, or even out of your comfort zone. Field trips are offered, as well as social opportunities such as Open Houses and holiday parties. One recent local experience was a lecture and docented tour of the Washington Pavilion Visual Arts Center’s Beauty in the Beast gallery exhibit. Perhaps you would have been intrigued by Archeology in 3D, a visit to the Ashfall Fossil Beds in northeast Nebraska. On past trips to the Twin Cities, members have seen the Dead Sea Scrolls at the Science Museum of Minnesota, and attended a matinee performance of Hairspray at the Chanhassen Dinner Theater that included a special talk by the theater’s artistic director. If you’re really the adventuresome type, you might have enjoyed the company of 19 fellow OLLI members during last fall’s 12-day trip to China. OLLI is as rewarding for its instructors as it is for its members. Drawn from a pool of working or retired educators, local experts, and practitioners in their fields, OLLI instructors are gratified by the enthusiasm of their students. No one attends OLLI classes because their parents told them they had to go. They attend out of genuine interest in the topic at hand. Instructors appreciate such an audience. Sharon Olbertson, who has been teaching for OLLI since its first year, remarks that, “OLLI is a retired teacher’s dream, to continue the adventure of learning along with one’s peers, members who are interesting, congenial, curious, intelligent, and inspiring. If there is frosting on the teaching cake, this is it!” Bob Burns has taught several social science classes on highly relevant and often controversial subjects, from Canadian Culture and Politics and The Cost
of War to Health Care Reform and Immigration: Old Conflict, New Times. Bob says of his teaching experience with OLLI, “I am a retired university professor who continues to receive a classroom ‘fix’ as a result of the opportunities OLLI has provided me to share facts and reasoning, with an audience eager for learning.”
I am discovering parts of myself that were hidden during all those years of working fulltime. Thanks for enriching my life in such a meaning-full way! —JoEllen Koerner A host of local organizations have recognized the terrific service that OLLI provides to the community. Classes now take place all over Sioux Falls, thanks to the generosity of OLLI’s Partners in Learning, who provide free classrooms at the Washington Pavilion, Avera McKennan, Trail Ridge Retirement Community, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, AARP, and First Lutheran Church. University Center provides a dedicated OLLI classroom with state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, as well as free office space and support services. In Brookings and Vermillion, classes and services have been provided by the campuses of SDSU and USD, Vermillion Public Library, South Dakota Art Museum, and Brookings First Lutheran Church. As these programs expand, OLLI will seek support from other local organizations. OLLI’s offices currently house a Director and two parttime program assistants, who plan course offerings, find instructors, and manage program funding through membership fees, grants, and donations. Last year, OLLI received a permanent million-dollar endowment from the Osher Foundation upon demonstrating over the course of its first four years that membership numbers can be sustained at sufficient levels. Avera McKennan has been a large financial and educational supporter of OLLI since its inception, often providing free medical seminars for
OLLI members, and First Premier Bank recently pledged substantial donations to OLLI for the next five years. If you are somebody with artistic leanings or a spark of creativity, who believes that curiosity never retires, joining OLLI will help you take that creativity out of the closet and see what you can do with it. Or perhaps you are a history, science, or current events junkie: OLLI will feed those cravings as well. Just a few of the upcoming fall classes include: History of Football • Elections and the Political Process • Native American Spirituality • Sociology of Conspiracy • Yoga • All You Need to Know about Prescription Drugs • Piano 101 • Beginning French • Sketching Tour • Middle East Update • Genocide in the 20th Century • Comic Operas and many more… OLLI has three terms: fall, winter and spring. Membership is flexible. To get a taste of OLLI, new members often choose the $50 membership, which entitles them to take all the classes they want during one term. Once they see OLLI is a good fit for them, they frequently go on to sign up for a full-year membership at $130. There is an additional charge for trips, and some classes require nominal fees for materials such as art supplies. But for the most part, your membership fee entitles you unlimited classes, and all the social events you wish to attend. Several members sign up for so many courses that, upon review, they grudgingly cancel a few because their schedules just don’t allow it. That’s a good problem to have!
OLLI gives people in the community an opportunity to keep on learning and discovering new things that many of them hadn’t had time for in their past working days. It also gives people a chance to meet new people and develop friendships. Keep up the good work. —Jan Evans
Dr. William Rossing, Sr. remembers when he first joined OLLI: “Retirement came with a bang! One day you are busily scheduled for 8 to 10 hours, and the next day you are sleeping in until 8 a.m. or more. Then came the mailed brochures and word-of-mouth comments about a new organization that focused on adult education, OLLI. The camaraderie, new friendships and acquaintances that have evolved are quite remarkable, and help support the concept of what is really meant by the Golden Years.” Nancy Wehrkamp, OLLI Director since October 2011, has introduced a record number of class offerings and also manages to attend frequent class sessions, where she meets OLLI members and encourages their feedback. Nancy says, “This is an exciting time for seniors in Sioux Falls, Brookings. and Vermillion. The classes are fabulous, members are fun, and I’m honored to have the perfect job.” Visit the OLLI website at: www.OLLIUC.ORG to find out more about the program, join OLLI, or register for classes during registration periods. Potential instructors can download a Course Proposal Form from the site. You can also e-mail OLLI at info@OLLIUC.ORG or phone the OLLI offices in Sioux Falls at 605-782-3209 or 605-367-5226 with any questions or to request a brochure of upcoming classes. Fall term starts September 17. OLLI offices are located at University Center, 4801 North Career Avenue in Sioux Falls.
Sioux Falls, we connect people like Kay with opportunities to do meaningful work in just one day.” Plans are underway for Volunteer Sioux Falls 2012, including volunteer fairs at local businesses and over 50 projects that will involve 1,500 people on September 29. Herrig hopes that people who are new to volunteering will participate and give service a try. “It makes you feel really good to do something for your community.” Herrig said. By Sara Carothers
hen Kay Herrig went back to her alma mater last fall for an overdue visit, she didn’t tour classrooms, visit a football field, or even snack on cafeteria pizza. Instead, she took a paintbrush to several walls, turning everything in sight seafoam green, enlisting several friends to do the same. As part of Volunteer Sioux Falls last September, Herrig, along with her husband and fellow members of Memorial Lutheran Church, chose to spruce up the box office at the Washington Pavilion, formerly Washington High School. Volunteer Sioux Falls, coordinated by the Helpline Center, is a community-wide day of giving that happens each year on the last Saturday of September. For Volunteer Sioux Falls 2011, Herrig and her team of 12, were among 1,200+ volunteers across the Sioux Empire who collectively performed 3,852 hours of volunteer service on just that day. Helpline Center Executive Director Janet Kittams-Lalley said her agency was pleased to help Herrig’s church connect with such a meaningful project. “The Helpline Center serves as the volunteer center for the Sioux Falls area. Our job is to connect volunteers with opportunities to serve at area nonprofit organizations,” Kittams-Lalley said. “For Volunteer
But just one day of service isn’t enough to help local charities meet the needs of the Sioux Falls community. Volunteers are currently needed not only at facilities like the Washington Pavilion, but also at organizations that help the homeless, care for the elderly, educate children, and feed the hungry. And with just 37 percent of South Dakotans volunteering their time each year, the Helpline Center dedicates its resources to recruiting volunteers year-round for local non-profits. The Helpline Center, originally known as the Volunteer & Information Center, began in 1973 in a basement at Augustana College as a resource to connect community members with information. That mission remains much the same today, but the agency now operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and has expanded its services to include suicide prevention, a teen volunteer program, child care information, and much more. Eleven years ago the agency adopted “2-1-1” as its main access point. The phone number is easy for people to remember when they need help. “Our role is to connect people with non-profit, social service and government agencies when they need community resources. The Helpline Center also answers the National Suicide Prevention Line for all South Dakota residents,” Kittams-Lalley said. “And we also give volunteer information to those who want to lend a hand. We truly offer information needed by every single person in our community.” The Helpline connects people to over 350 ways to volunteer at 120 area nonprofit organizations. “We take calls from individuals who want to volunteer, from companies that are looking for one-day service projects, and even from kids
who want to give their time. When someone calls wanting to volunteer, they are usually surprised at the large variety of options listed with us. They don’t realize they can do something they really enjoy and volunteer at the same time.” said Sara Carothers, Volunteer Services Director for the Helpline Center. In addition to a great website presence, the Helpline Center also sends weekly emails and texts to those who want frequent updates about urgent volunteer community needs. “We believe in being proactive about getting volunteer information into the hands of those who want to volunteer,” Kittams-Lalley said. “One of our new services uses text messaging to advertise events needing volunteer help. These texts are perfect for groups that want to get involved or even for an individual looking to help at a one-time event. It’s very simple to get the texts. Just dial 2-1-1, and we will add you to our volunteer text list.”
an important role in recruiting volunteers for the Pavilion, which helps the facility provide quality programming to the community through volunteer power. “Volunteers enhance our guests’ experiences more than staff ever could on their own. They provide education, support, information, and entertainment to all of our patrons in every aspect of what we do,” Willer said. “The Helpline Center has been a great help to us in reaching an audience of potential volunteers outside of our immediate circle. It’s our biggest tool outside of our own recruitment network.”
For more information on volunteering or Volunteer Sioux Falls, dial 2-1-1 or visit www.helplinecenter.org.
Alison Eden, who coordinates volunteers for The Outdoor Campus, uses the Helpline Center’s services to connect with potential volunteers. “We receive multiple volunteer referrals through the Helpline Center almost weekly. It’s a way for people to connect with us about volunteering. The Outdoor Campus couldn’t do what it does without volunteers.” said Eden. Rachel Willer, who works with volunteers at the Washington Pavilion, said 295 volunteers served 22,068 hours at the Pavilion last year. Willer added that the Helpline Center plays
ROTARYof SIOUX FALLS By Shelli Masek
Service Above Self is the motto Rotarians worldwide hold in their hearts. They also believe this commitment is what it will take to change the world. In more than 34,000 clubs worldwide, you’ll find 1.2 million members volunteering in communities at home and abroad to support education and job training, provide clean water, combat hunger, and improve health and sanitation. Even though all clubs engage in their independent projects, all Rotarians are involved in the eradication of polio. Twenty five years ago, Rotary International declared the total eradication of polio to be its global initiative. As of 2012, only Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan are considered to be polio-endemic countries. India is the most recent country to be declared polio-free. Rotary began in Chicago in 1905 with four men who wanted to get together periodically to discuss business and service in the area. They District governor Loren Boyens would rotate the meeting locations and henceforth, Rotary emerged. It didn’t take long for the idea to catch on. In 1908 a club was formed in San Francisco and by 1912, the Rotary Club of London became the first club chartered outside of the United States. Now there are clubs in more than 200 countries around the globe.
Sioux Falls is home to four Rotary clubs with more than 450 members. Each club is unique in its nature, meeting at different times and with different service projects. The one thing they have in common is the belief that being a Rotarian is a lifestyle of service and high ethical standards in one’s chosen profession. Each club meets once a week and normally has a program for the membership. These programs are often of local interest. Members get the opportunity to learn about community events, city hall changes, and new businesses. Loren Boyens of Sioux Falls is the current district governor. District 5610 encompasses all of South Dakota as well as small parts of Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska. Two years ago Boyens was asked to serve and the answer was “Of course, yes,” said Boyens. He joined Rotary in 1986 and served on different club committees, was club president, and was also an assistant governor. “I had been prepared to do this. You glean knowledge from every opportunity.” Every district governor has his or her own area of emphasis. Boyens is looking forward to concentrating on the grass roots, club level of Rotary. He is especially involved with the New Generations emphasis. “It is all about engaging the young people. This will increase membership and keep Rotary alive.” Being district governor is a daunting task with a large time commitment. Many are retired when they take this on, but not Boyens. “I am really looking forward to the 42 club visits I will make throughout the year. I expect to experience a personal feeling of peace and fulfillment that comes as a result of this level of service.” His current task is organizing the annual district conference which will be held in Sioux Falls August 17 and 18. Speakers are brought in from around the country speaking on topics from global water initiatives to the Rotary Foundation. Rotarians from throughout the district will participate. Some members are attracted by Rotary’s international
component. Bert Olson, trust officer at First National Bank, began his Rotary journey as a member of the Group Study Exchange (GSE) team that spent a month in Japan in 1998. He didn’t know much about Rotary or Japan but knew it was a completely different culture and that the Japanese embrace golf, his favorite past time. Olson immediately joined Rotary upon returning to the states. “I had such a wonderful Rotary experience in Japan, and I wanted to experience the same thing here,” Olson said. Since joining Rotary he has been club president, served on district committees and is a past district governor. Olson has also traveled to international conventions and to St. Andrews Scotland to play in the Rotary Open Golf Championship. “Service has been a part of my life since college and I plan to keep doing it.” said Olson. Immediate past district governor Pat Sutliff from Rapid City can’t get enough international experiences. She and her husband Willis have been involved in many global causes. Willis serves as the district chairman for Polio Plus. As a retired pediatrician, he is very excited to see the eradication of a disease that affected so many people of his generation. Pat first became involved in Rotary through the international youth exchange. “Youth Exchange is definitely International and we have had the privilege of hosting many Youth Exchange students throughout the years. I think that if we are ever to have peace in our world it will come one person at a time with programs like Youth Exchange, Group Study Exchange, Ambassadorial Scholars, and Peace Fellows.“ Her most heartwarming project to date is her involvement with the School of Saint Jude in Arusha, Tanzania. Her club is active in supporting the school. She has visited the school and helped hands-on. “It was very inspiring to see these very poor children working so hard to learn and being so proud of their education.”
A boy is enjoying his baseball game with the help of his ball buddy at the Miracle Field by Covell Lake.
Service is the most important element in Rotary. Duane Waack of Sioux Falls joined Rotary in the early 1990s but doesn’t feel he really became a Rotarian until he got involved. “Once I started getting involved, I had the most fun and got the most out of it.” Waack, a Vietnam veteran had the opportunity to return to Vietnam to distribute wheelchairs with Hope Haven International. He returned to the US and knew there was more he could do. His club, Sioux Falls West, had adopted Hope Haven International as its pet project. Waack led the effort and Rock N Roll for Hope was born. It is an annual dinner and music event that raises $15,000 for wheelchair distributions in povertystricken countries. “With the Rotary grant process through the international arm, it becomes quite a bit of money and we can help a lot of people,” said Waack. The Rotary Foundation pairs up clubs throughout the world and gives them an opportunity to request matching grant dollars to pursue larger humanitarian projects. He also believes in visiting other clubs and figures he attends at least one other club meeting a week. Once a Rotarian, a member is welcomed to visit any club anywhere in the world and he has taken advantage of that. “You always learn something from the speakers and from the people you sit with.”
Smiling student at School of St. Jude in Tanzania, Africa.
DESTINATION DOWNTOWN By Sarah Werner
city’s greatest asset is its cultural scene, and now is Sioux Falls’ time to shine. Join us this summer to enjoy and share the cultural heart of our great city. Walk, canoe, bicycle, kayak, rollerblade, skip jump, or drive downtown for a host of family-friendly, life enriching events and make 2012 the summer of a lifetime!
Children’s Fall Fashion Show
Get the latest in back-to-school fashion during our one-of-a-kind Children’s Fall Fashion Show! Join us August 10 for trend insights, refreshments, and a whole lot of fun during this haute-junior social event.
Downtown LIVE Presented by First Dakota National Bank
This thrilling music extravaganza promises to deliver a fun and exciting evening of entertainment! We are pleased to announce Candlebox will be headlining Downtown LIVE on August 18th! Hits include “Far Behind” and “You.” Opening for Candlebox will be regional favorite, Indigenous Featuring Mato Nanji, brought to you by Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center. Also playing will be Lunar Funk Theory. Rock, Funk, Reggae, Blues, and Soul provide the energy for Fret-wanking jam guitar solos, heavy hitting rock break downs, dirty funk synths, groove jazz interludes, psychedelic sound-effects, and hip-hop stylings. Tickets are only $10 in advance!
DTSF Street Musicians
Another event showcasing Sioux Falls’ musical talents in a way you’ve never heard them before: join us on Saturdays 6-8 p.m. as we feature a lineup of incredibly talented local street musicians of all ages along the riverfront, sponsored by Xcel Energy. Sit back, relax, and enrich your life with the musical styling’s of this diverse community of artists.
Round up your family and friends and head downtown to enjoy all the sculptures in SculptureWalk. And of course be sure to vote for your favorite sculpture. SculptureWalk brochures with a map, photos and People’s Choice ballot are in brochure boxes attached to historic light posts on Phillips Ave.
Books & Bikes
Siouxland Libraries presents an event for book lovers and bike lovers alike with their new Books & Bikes series! Bicycle on down to the Downtown Riverfront Amphitheatre on August 18 for a Q&A session regarding the city’s master plan for the bike trail. This events will take place from 10:00–11:00 a .m., so be sure to arrive in time to snag a seat.
Rhythm on the River
Join us Wednesday evenings as the soft notes of classic jazz and blues meld with the warm summer air in the city’s most picturesque new setting. The Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Society presents Rhythm on the River, a concert series crafted specifically for the new Sioux Falls Amphitheatre. Bring your friends, family, and perhaps even a few snacks to this relaxing, enjoyable evening of live music.
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By Laurel Lather, of the Market on Phillips
iving in South Dakota, one learns to embrace the changing of the seasons. The last few months have been spent toiling in the garden under a hot sun with humid winds. Now, the crispness in the air is an indication that autumn is soon to arrive. The daylight hours are gradually growing shorter, and the nights cooler. Time once spent on the patio now turns to time in the kitchen. The day has come to reacquaint yourself with your oven. Stewpots and roasting pans are unearthed from cupboards, and the chilled wines disappear from the front of the refrigerator. The red wines are pulled back into rotation. We now look for wines that reflect the tastes and feel of the season, the bounty of the harvest. What wines reflect this season? This is my list of favorite wines for fall.
BEAUJOLAIS The first wine that comes to mind is Beaujolais: a fun wine, not too heavy, fruity, and fairly inexpensive. Great for when you have guests who may not enjoy a deep, tannic wine. It’s actually the only red wine that benefits from being served slightly chilled, which accentuates the fruitiness. Beaujolais is made from the Gamay grape in the Beaujolais region, in the southern portion of Burgundy, France. It is a darkskinned grape variety that offers enticing fresh strawberry, red
cherry, and candied aromas with light body weight. Some darker wines, from the granite soils of the Cru villages, can show more dark-raspberry and blackpepper qualities. On the label you will note one of the following designations: Beaujolais—the grapes come from somewhere in the Beaujolais region. Beaujolais, Villages—the grapes were grown in any of 30 or so designated villages, which supposedly produce higher quality grapes than the rest of Beaujolais. Cru Beaujolais—of the villages that make up Beaujolais-Villages, the ten Cru villages are recognized as growing the best grapes. These villages are Brouilly, Cote de Brouilly, Regnie, Morgon, Chiroubles, Fleurie, Moulina-Vent, Chenas, Julienas, and SaintAmour. A wine made from the grapes from one of these villages will be stated on the label.
Beaujolais Nouveau—Every year an odd tradition occurs a week before Thanksgiving, when winemakers are ready to release the newest vintage. By law, the Beaujolais producers cannot start selling until midnight on the third Thursday of November. Everyone celebrates the arrival of the new wine, festivals are held, parties are thrown. It isn’t as well-developed and complex as the higher-quality Beaujolais that takes longer to make. It’s overly light and overly simple, but perhaps that is why we love it. Beaujolais is delicious paired with camembert or brie with a nice fruity, red jam. If you want a little more zing, go with morbier or chevre cheese. Enjoy with light, tomato-based sauces and chicken, squab, cornish hen or pork. Ribs are one of my favorite pairings for Beaujolais: The light body doesn’t fight against the spices in the sauce, and the acidity cleanses the palate for the next bite. Try it in a highball glass, no greasy fingerprints on your Riedel!
2010 Chateau des Capitans, Julienas—This was considered a stand-out among all of the 2010 Georges Duboeuf Cru Beaujolais, with a very masculine and wellbalanced style. It has a darker violet color in the glass, almost as pretty as the dark ripe berry and peppery spices on the nose and palate. A little tight upon opening, but with aeration or patience, you will pick up a smoky, more earthy quality.
SYRAH If your palate yearns for the fuller bodied, more robust types of red wines, grab a Syrah or Shiraz. Technically, they are made from the same grape, just different spellings. In France, the grape is known and grown as Syrah, and responsible for some of the Northern Rhone’s big, bold, red wines. In Australia, it goes by Shiraz, and is touted as a spicy, bighitting red wine. These wines are rich,
full-bodied, usually a bit higher in alcohol, and have flavors of dark berries, black pepper spice, and notes of earth, smoke, and leather. Love these wines with foods of earthiness—mushrooms, wild rice, or game. The dark berry flavors found in Syrahs meld gracefully with sheep milk cheeses. Not a lover of sheep milk? Try a farmhouse cheddar or well-aged Alpinestyle cow’s milk cheese.
2006 Smith Wooton Syrah—The Syrah erupts with bright aromas of cherry the moment you open a bottle. This small production wine is a wonderful example of a fruit-forward style that beautifully balances very subtle oak spices and acidity from start to lingering finish.
AMARONE AND RIPASSO Amarone is produced in the Italian region of Veneto from the Corvina grape. Before fermentation, the grapes are left out to dry for around 100 days, which concentrates the sugars, flavor and acidity, producing incredibly rich and powerful wines. Because they are expensive, most are reserved for very special occasions. The combination of raisiny and sweet black fruit can make Amarone an irresistible temptation, however. A great substitute would be a Valpolicella Ripasso. A fruity, complex and full-bodied red. In the spring, after fermenting over the winter, batches of regular Valpolicella are transferred into casks holding the grape skins that were left over after Amarone was made. This takes a lighter wine and adds body, color and flavor, and kicks off a secondary fermentation that boosts its alcoholic content. Since amarone is a fairly strong red wine with a fruity taste, dishes that combine fruit with beef, ostrich, or wild game are the best of the savory foods to pair with. I prefer it with foie gras or cheeses such as Parmigiano Reggiano, Ubriaco, Pecorino, and extra-aged Gouda. A wonderful dessert wine when served with blue cheeses such as Gorgonzola, Stilton, Roquefort, and Danish blue.
2006 Bolla Amarone Della Valpolicella Classic—Bolla was the very first producer to introduce Amarone to the United States. These wines are highly prized, and usually command fairly high prices. Made only in exceptional years, Amarone is lushly flavored, intensely concentrated and silky-textured. It is deep garnet, with a distinct tobacco and cacao aroma. The flavors are of dark fruit and chocolate-covered cherries, with a long, spicy, tannic finish.
PORT Traditionally served as a dessert or sipping wine, port is a brandy-fortified wine, produced in the Douro Region of Portugal. Officially, real port wine comes only from Portugal, the same way that true Champagne comes only from the Champagne region of France. There are four basic types of port.
Ruby is the label given to wines that have been aged between three and five years. They have a deep red color and are fairly fruity. It is the cheapest and most readily available port in production and it is often blended to match the style of the winemaker. Tawny port ages for a minimum of seven years in wooden barrels, where it takes on a nutty flavor. The delicious nuttiness and aromas of butterscotch and fine oak wood intensify, the longer the wine spends in wood. Vintage Porto is characterized by its intense red color, full body, and complexity of flavor. In years of outstanding harvest quality, the producer must declare their best wine as vintage, and submit a sample bottle to be approved by the Porto Wine Institute. The norm is to leave the wine in the cask for 2 to 3 years, and then age it in bottles for many years, where the best ones continue to improve indefinitely.
Late Bottled Vintage is less rich and concentrated than Vintage Porto, and throws little sediment in the bottle. Its quality must also be approved by the Institute. Then it is left in the cask for four to six years, filtered, and bottled as a ready-to-drink wine. All four types of port pair well with chocolate, especially dark chocolate, and blue cheeses or nuts. However, with a tawny port’s buttery, nutty, caramel flavor you can try stronger blue cheeses, dried fruits and desserts such as pecan pie or apple dumplings.
Quinta do Noval Black—Quinta do Noval is one of the major historic Port houses, renowned for its great Vintage Ports and fine old Tawnies. Just a few months ago, they were named the Port producer of the year. After years of making traditional wines , they have now created a “newage port” for the younger generation, that is fun and requires no decanting. This unique Port is simply called Black. All grapes harvested for this wine are crushed by foot in small lots. (Yes, they do still use this method!) This effort allows them to create a Port wine that wholly emphasizes fruit with a focus on aromatics and balance. It has enticing aromas and flavors of raspberry, plum, and lilacs. And though fall is generally thought of as a red-wine-friendly time of year, some whites definitely will win you over. What makes for a perfect autumn white wine? Body and complexity play a big part.
RIESLING Rieslings, especially those from Alsace and Germany, are great for fall. People tend to think of Riesling as a light, fruity, sweet wine, but from these locales it can show minerality, citrus notes, and a creaminess of ripe pears, apples, and peaches. They are the most versatile and food-friendly of all wine varietals.. They go wonderfully with root vegetables, from roasted carrots to sweet potatoes
and butternut squash, along with game birds and rabbit. With their delicate balance between acidity and sweetness, cheeses that have washed rinds with the pungent aromatics are tamed by a luscious Riesling. Appenzellar and gruyere are another great pairing, especially in cooked dishes.
2009 Schloss Vollrads Riesling—Schloss Vollrads is a wine estate in the Rheingau region of Germany that has been making Riesling for over 800 years. This simple yet supple wine is rich with stonefruit aromas and hints of green apple and wildflowers. It is sealed with a glass Vino-Lok apothecary-style closure and has a fluted emerald green bottle. Great wine, with a package that is easily re-purposed.
CHARDONNAY For me, Chardonnay is especially delicious toward the end of the year. It is originally from France’s Burgundy region, where the best white wines are powerful and rich, with ripe fruit flavors and notes of earth and minerals. Chardonnays from America tend to be ripe and full-bodied, even buttery, with higher alcohol levels and vanilla creaminess from oak aging. As of late, many producers have created them with very little or even no oak aging, which is fine for the summer, but the oakiness will reward you in the chillier months with luscious body and more complex flavors. Pair Chardonnays in the leaner Burgundian style with roasted chicken or seafood. The more voluptuous New World Chardonnays pair well with pasta dishes made with cream or cheese, with lobster or other rich seafood, and with Asian dishes that include coconut milk. As a general rule, the oakier a wine, the more age on the cheese.
2010 J. Lohr Arroyo Vista Chardonnay—A beautiful example of Burgundian winemaking techniques, it has a complex bouquet of toasted bread, butter, honey, and vanilla. This is an enticingly delicious Chardonnay with
balanced aromas and flavors of pear and wet stones, followed by palate-cleansing acidity and mouth-filling richness.
ICE WINE A rich, sweet dessert wine made traditionally in Germany (known as eiswein); however, Canada now produces the majority of this style of wine. It is made from grapes that have been allowed to literally freeze on the vine, concentrating the grape’s sugars and intensifying the flavor. These frozen grapes are then pressed, squeezing out the drops of juice for a sweet, honey-like nectar. The most common grapes used are Riesling, Vidal, and Gewurztraminer, whose aromas and flavors bring out the essence of stone fruits, with apricot and peach being the most popular. Because the frozen grapes yield such small quantities of juice, true ice wines will typically be pricier. Since ice wine is a concentrated, intense wine, it is poured in small portions. Most desserts may actually detract from the experience, so it should not be paired with a food that is sweeter than the wine itself. It is much better served as a course on its own, or with salty nuts and blue cheese.
2008 Equifera Vidal —This beautiful wine is produced on a 50-acre estate in Ontario that was once home to champion racehorses. The Equifera name is derived from Equus Ferus or Wild Horse, and exemplifies the spirit, grace, and passion that is put into the making of this fine wine. It is intensely sweet and flavorful in the initial sip. The balance is achieved by the acidity, which gives a clean, dry finish. The aroma of pineapple and honey leads to tastes of mango and peach. It truly is golden nectar! The change in weather can be an exciting time. It allows for a fresh look at our cooking and wine-drinking habits. Whether you’re looking for a good pairing to that freshly-caught pheasant, or just a nice glass to watch the leaves change, the options are endless. So let the tasting begin!
Celebrating 25 Years of Northern Plains Art and Culture — Northern Plains Indian Art Market Plans Series of Events to Celebrates 25th Annual Show
n September, the Northern Plains Indian Art Market
celebrates 25 years of showcasing art from the Northern Plains. “It’s not just an art show. It’s a gathering of artists and art lovers, and it’s a celebration of culture and traditions,” says Jack Herman, coordinator of the Market, presented by Sinte Gleska University. “In the past, we’ve had as many as 100 artists exhibit—everything from traditional artwork, including paintings and drawings to beadwork, painted buffalo hides, stone carvings, bronze work, papier-mâché, jewelry, quilts—and much more,” Herman said. “Being the 25th year, we hope to attract new artists, artists that may not have exhibited for awhile, along with the artists who have been with us through the years.” Dr. Harry Thompson is executive director of the Center for Western Studies, an organization dedicated to preserving and interpreting the history and cultures of the Northern Plains. For Thompson, the NPIAM represents a remarkable opportunity for both the art community and the city. “I remember when it was first announced that the Northern Plains Indian Art Market would be held in Sioux Falls. Those of us involved in the study of the Northern Plains rejoiced to
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know that tribal people of the Northern Plains would finally have the same national exposure that those in the Southwest enjoyed through the Santa Fe Indian Market.” Each Market artist is a member of a Northern Plains tribe. However, Herman says, the artists come from across the U.S. “They come from as far east as Washington, D.C., as far west as Montana. We have artists from Alaska, New Mexico, and everywhere in between,” he said.
Artist Henry Payer Jr. is a member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska and a graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM. He is shown here with “Prisons of Grass,” winner of NPIAM’s 2011 winner of the “Best of Show” award.
In honor of the Market’s 25th Annual show, a number of events are planned:
September 6—November 30: 25th Annual Northern Plains Indian Art Market Exhibit, Center for Western Studies at Augustana College, a collaborative program featuring the art of NPIAM artists since 1988—Roger Broer, Jackie Sevier, Paul Szabo, Richard Red Owl and Harvey Rattey. The Center for Western Studies is located in the Fantle Building at 2121 South Summit. Call 605.274.4007 for more information. Free and open to the public.
Wednesday, September 26: Reception for 25th Annual NPIAM Exhibit, 4:30-6:30pm, Center for Western Studies. Free and open to the public.
Thursday, September 27: Oscar Howe Memorial Lecture, 7pm, University of South Dakota’s Farber Hall, 414 E. Clark St., Vermillion. Free and open to the public.
Friday, September 28: Juried Art Show and Reception, 7pm, Ramkota Hotel in Sioux Falls. Admission is $25 and includes hors d’oeuvres.
“[NPIAM] has been recognized as one of the best art shows in the country. These artists express elements of their culture and experiences through each piece. When people ask ‘what does this mean to you?’ the artists are more than willing to tell people. Yes, it’s a chance to come and experience how these artists live and to learn about their culture. Yet it’s also a chance to talk to people who live and breathe art. For me, that’s what’s so exciting.”
Saturday, September 29: 10am-6pm, Art Market, Ramkota Hotel Exhibit Hall. Admission is $5 for adults; free for children 12 and under. Food, including Indian tacos and buffalo stew, will also be available for purchase.
1 p.m. Wacipi (PowWow), Armory Building (on the W. H. Lyon Fairgrounds). Free and open to the public. 5 p.m. Buffalo Feed, Armory Building. Free and open to the public. 7 p.m. Wacipi (PowWow), Armory Building. Free and open to the public. Sunday, September 30: 10am-4pm, Art Market, Ramkota Hotel Exhibit Hall. Admission is $5 for adults; free for children 12 and under. Food, including Indian tacos and buffalo stew, will also be available for purchase.
Mixed media Artist Jackie Sevier is an enrolled member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe who now resides in the Nebraska Sandhills near the small community of Seneca. Her work can be found in private, corporate and university collections throughout the United States as well as Japan, Australia, Germany and Great Britain. www.northernplainsstudio.com
The chance for the Center for Western Studies to exhibit works by NPIAM’s most-tenured artists is an exciting opportunity for Thompson: “The Center for Western Studies is honored to have been chosen as the site of the 25th Annual Exhibition featuring Roger Broer, Jackie Sevier, Paul Szabo, Richard Red Owl, and Harvey Rattey. Several of these artists participate in our annual Artists of the Plains Art Show and Sale, held each February in downtown Sioux Falls, so we are especially pleased that they will be recognized in the 25th annual show.” Oglala Artist Richard Red Owl’s work interprets the historic Oglala Lakota culture in modern medium. He operates Red Owl Gallery & Studio, located near Kyle, SD on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. www.lakotamall.com/redowl
Herman, a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, said Market administrators and artists will also participate in a sunrise ceremony on Thursday, September 27, at Falls Park. “We’ll gather to pray for a good show, for the health of people coming, and for safe journeys,” he said. Herman, who has been a NPIAM committee member for 23 years, is a graphic designer by trade. He says the Market is a great opportunity for artists to exchange ideas and discuss techniques.
Sculptor Harvey Rattey is an enrolled tribal member of the Little Shell Band of the Chippewa who lives in Glendive, MT. He and his wife, Pamela Harr, own and operate Bridger Bronze Gallery. www.bridgerbronze.com/HarveyRattey
By Kiley Barnes
n May 16, 1964, the Sidewalk Arts Festival anchored itself in the Sioux Falls Community with artwork from 26 professional and student artists, live music, and 25 gallons of pink lemonade.
Vendors promised an atmosphere much like a bartering market. In fact, on the eve of the event, the Argus Leader reported that participating artists â€œthreaten to use craft and wiles to lure customers away from other artists and into their own enclosures...One is spending more time working on come-on posters to hang over his display than on paintings to sell. [Another] is looking for a barker to talk up his art pieces.â€? 2,000 visitors later, the carnival-like event was deemed a success and would see itself into another year. The Sidewalk Arts Festival was initially set into action as a fundraising event for the Civic Fine Arts Center, and 20% of
the money raised went back into its programs and exhibits. Today, we know the Civic Fine Arts Center as the Visual Arts Center, located within the Washington Pavilion. For the first few years, the entire event was held in the parking lot of the Home Federal Building, but it would quickly outgrow that area in the years to follow. Today, The Sidewalk Arts Festival has burst out onto 11th Street and the surrounding Main and Dakota Avenues, and undergone other changes: fundraising tactics, size, vendors, music, etc. Today, over 40,000 visitors and 240 vendors participate in this annual feast of the senses, making it the largest one-day festival in the region! Kaia Mogen, the coordinator of SWAF, confidently reassures shoppers and art admirers that this is an event you can feel proud to support. â€œFunds raised go directly to support
programming, exhibitions, and education in the Visual Arts Center.” Over the last year the Visual Arts Center has brought in some pretty incredible artist exhibits, including Andy Warhol and Ansel Adams. It also continues to provide art classes for children and adults alike. Events like these make it possible to bring great things in to a community like ours, and to grow our art culture on a much larger scale. If you walk away with an empty wallet, you can rest assured that your money went back to a hardworking community of people trying to do the things they love. “It promotes creativity and encourages people to get out there and take risks—weather being a big one!” Mogen chuckles, maybe a bit nervously. One of this year’s art vendors is a family owned-andoperated business out of Hartford, SD, called BeaverBuilt. They mainly manufacture roll-off containers, but their more artistic work includes metal arts from their side business, Metal Junkies, which will be featured at their artist booth. BeaverBuilt’s Stacy Edberg says that the Sidewalk Arts Festival has opened a lot of doors for her and her family. They first participated in SWAF in 2009, and Edberg recalls the long waiting period after applying as a vendor. “I was biting my fingernails waiting! We started applying in January and knew we wouldn’t hear final word until June,” she says with an anxious laugh. A little patience paid off. SWAF was the first arts festival they participated in, and Edberg says she has taken a lot from it. “There’s camaraderie with all the artists. You learn tips from each other; tips on artistic approach, business savvy, and other
places to showcase work.” Edberg also tells us what it’s like on the other side of the booth: “It’s fun to get to see some of the same faces every year, both visitors and other vendors. They come back to your booth and want to see what you have that’s new, so you really have to challenge yourself and make sure you’re putting out new things.” Vendors from all over the United States will be participating in this year’s Sidewalk Arts Festival, with 17 different mediums of artwork, kids’ activities, cool beverages, local food, and live music. This year’s print is a painting by local artist Mary Ellen Connelly. It is a limited edition, though, so you’ll want to be sure to snatch up a copy quickly, before they’re sold out! None of this would be possible without the generosity of sponsors and volunteers. If you’d like to donate your time as a greeter, info person, or face painter, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 605-3677397 ext. 2375.
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The arts in Sioux Falls span multiple arenas. Dance & other performing arts, visual arts, design, crafts - you name it, Sioux Falls has it! Downtown is the nerve center for the community’s vibrantly active arts culture.
ounds of South Dakota, Inc. is a vibrant nonprofit organization, originating from a sincere belief that the vocal arts—in particular, music from opera and musical theater—contribute significantly to the quality of life. Since 2003, Sounds of South Dakota has been committed to bringing the best in classical vocal music to this region. The initial idea was to present performances by professional opera singers who had grown up in or were connected to South Dakota. Enthusiasm for this idea among community music supporters led to the first Sounds of South Dakota Vocal Showcase performance in 2003, and continuing annually. By 2006, a formal Board of Directors was formed, and the organization became legally incorporated.
The first three Vocal Showcases, held in the Belbas Theatre at the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science, featured South Dakota natives Louis Otey (baritone), Carla Connors (soprano), and Erich Parce (baritone), joined by South Dakota-connected artists Scott Piper (tenor), Emily Lodine (mezzo-soprano), and Elias Mokole (baritone). The highly-appreciative audience response for these recital-format showcases led to more ambitious production visions. In 2006, Sounds of South Dakota, Inc. produced “Mozart and More” at the Orpheum Theatre, with eighteen
professional vocalists and five professional pianists, presenting a variety of staged operatic scenes. In 2007, Sounds of South Dakota, Inc. produced its first full-fledged opera: The Impresario by Mozart, in collaboration with the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra. Since then, Sounds of South Dakota has produced three more operas: Lee Hoiby’s Bon Appétit!, Seymour Barab’s I Can’t Stand Wagner, and Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi. Sounds of South Dakota has also continued to present Vocal Showcase recital events, featuring South Dakota native Stacey Rishoi (mezzo-soprano) and her husband, Gustav Andreason (bass-baritone), as well as Emily Lodine’s world premiere performance of the song cycle Kenyon Songs by South Dakota composer Stephen Yarbrough, accompanied by the Dakota Chamber Orchestra. In the summer of 2008, the Sioux Falls Park and Recreation Department awarded a grant to Sounds of South Dakota, Inc. to launch “Fairytale Opera in the Park” summer productions, beginning with Barab’s operas, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Little Red Riding Hood, in collaboration with Heartland Opera. The following summers’ “Fairytale Opera” productions, including Engelbert Humperdinck’s opera, Hansel and Gretel, have received wonderful receptions and growing audiences. First introduced in 2010, It’s A Grand Night for Singing spring vaudeville variety show is another recent addition to the annual schedule. Held in Dell Rapids, SD at the newlyremodeled Dell Rapids Grand Opera House, this annual event also serves as a fundraiser for Sounds of South Dakota, Inc. The 10th Anniversary season will begin September 15th and 16th, 2012, with a grand production of The Magic Flute by W. A. Mozart. This Singspiel opera, which includes both spoken and sung text, will be performed in English and German. It will be fully staged at the Mary W. Sommervold Hall of the Washington Pavilion, using a professional set and props from Asheville Lyric Opera in Asheville, NC, costumes from Pensacola Opera in Pensacola, FL, and accompanied by thirty-five members of the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Maestro David Gier. A highlight of The Magic Flute will be the appearance
of internationally acclaimed bass, Samuel Ramey, singing the role of Sarastro on stage for the first time in his career. Mr. Ramey, who is married to Sioux Falls native Lindsey Larsen, enthusiastically commented, “I am so happy for the opportunity to be a part of this production. Being from the Midwest myself, I know how difficult it can be for smaller communities to support excellence in the arts. Now more than ever, I think it is important to bring classical music to areas that do not always get the opportunity to experience it. I am glad to be returning to South Dakota for this production, and I am confident that this endeavor will benefit not only the artistic community, but the community as a whole.” Other roles in the cast of twenty-three, as well as a small chorus, will feature an outstanding array of national South Dakota-connected artists, regional college/university faculty members, and exceptional music students from around the area, selected by audition. Dr. Lisa Grevlos, South Dakota native and President of Sounds of South Dakota, Inc., will serve as stage director for this production. This 10th anniversary season of Sounds of South Dakota, Inc. will provide concertgoers in this region with a wonderful opportunity to experience the joy of live opera, performed with excellence. Community musicians will receive important learning opportunities by collaborating with other professionals, including nationally and internationallyrecognized guest performers, as well as artist-teachers from area institutions of higher learning—Augustana College, University of Sioux Falls, South Dakota State University, Northern State University, and the University of South Dakota. Young, talented South Dakota musicians will grow artistically as they learn from seasoned performers and one another. Further, it will strengthen the bond between area institutions of higher learning, making each a more powerful artistic force. For more information, visit www. soundsofsouthdakota.org, or call 605-367-6000 for tickets.
ARTS BOOST OUR REGION’S ECONOMY By Erika Batcheller
ur region’s non-profit arts and culture organizations not only make our communities better places to live and work, but also pack a powerful economic punch. An unprecedented new study shows that the non-profit arts and culture industry generates more than $35 million in annual economic activity in the greater Sioux Falls area, and nearly $1.5 million in local government revenues. Even in the midst of recent economic challenges, the sector has proven to be a resilient economic force, supporting and sustaining local jobs and businesses. “The study demonstrates that non-profit arts and culture organizations are valuable contributors to the business community, serving as employers, producers, consumers, and key promoters of their cities and regions,” said the study’s authors. Statewide, the industry stimulates more than $96 million in economic activity each year and supports nearly 3,000 full-time equivalent jobs. On a national basis, non-profit arts and culture organizations pumped an estimated $135.2 billion into the U.S. economy, supporting 4.1 million full-time equivalent jobs and generating $22.3 billion in revenue to local, state and federal governments.
Arts & Economic Prosperity IV, the most comprehensive economic impact study of its kind, was coordinated locally by the Sioux Falls Arts Council, with funding from the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation, the Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce, and Forward Sioux Falls. The advocacy group Americans for the Arts directed the national study.
AN ECONOMIC ENGINE While the arts are not often viewed in connection to the economy and jobs, this study shows that the industry supports more than 1,300 full-time equivalent positions in
the four-county area, and generates about $30 million in household income. Nationally, non-profit arts and culture organizations support more jobs than there are accountants, auditors, public safety officers and lawyers. The industry sector of arts and culture stands apart from other industries because it induces large amounts of event-related spending by its audiences. Each year, regional arts and culture events in the greater Sioux Falls area draw more than 886,000 attendees, with individuals spending an average of $21.57 per event (not including admission fees), creating $19.1 million in event-related expenditures for the local economy. This level of spending reaps significant economic rewards, as the arts organizations pay employees, purchase supplies, contract for services, and acquire assets within the community, while audience members spend money locally on items such as meals, hotel rooms and gas.
ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE NONPROFIT ARTS & CULTURE INDUSTRY
(Combined spending of nonprofit arts and culture organizations and their audiences)
AREA OF IMPACT
SIOUX FALLS REGION*
FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT JOBS
RESIDENT HOUSEHOLD INCOME
LOCAL GOVERNMENT REVENUE
STATE GOVERNMENT REVENUE
*Non-local attendees are those from outside Lincoln, McCook, Minnehaha, and Turner counties
“By fostering the arts in our annual events, and partnering with arts organizations, we have been able to attract private investment in the form of new businesses and housing. Our downtown is an economic engine in our community,” said Jason Dennison, President of Downtown Sioux Falls, Inc.
REWARDS FOR LOCAL AND STATE GOVERNMENTS
“Travelers are looking for arts and culture, and there’s no doubt we have the best.” Non-residents tend to stay longer and spend significantly more money when attending arts-related events. In fact, these visitors spend more than three times as much as residents when attending an event, making purchases such as meals, gifts and souvenirs, parking, hotel stays, transportation, and other items.
But it’s not just the private sector that stands to gain from a strong arts and culture industry. Local, state and federal levels of government also come out as winners. Economic activity spurred by arts and culture investment in the greater Sioux Falls area returns about $1.5 million annually to local government. Across the state of South Dakota, the industry delivers $4.8 million in state government revenue.
EVENT-RELATED SPENDING BY LOCAL VS. NONLOCAL AUDIENCES* SIOUX FALLS AREA
“We have always known that the arts contribute to the quality of life issues in any community and, up until this study, we have had less accurate means to evaluate their economic impact,” said Larry Toll, President of the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science. “This study really underscores the fact that quality communities also see significant financial gains from those same elements.”
*Non-local attendees are those from outside Lincoln, McCook, Minnehaha, and Turner counties. **Per person, per event.
The revenues generated by the arts industry also help contribute to investments that position Sioux Falls to attract business, a strong workforce, and other economic development opportunities. “Quality-of-life amenities, including the arts, are critically important for any city, and especially Sioux Falls, as we compete for business expansions, relocations, and the jobs they bring,” said Darrin Smith, Director of Community Development for the City of Sioux Falls. “I’ve been told countless times by local executives that they can’t drive new recruits fast enough from our airport to the Washington Pavilion, through our vibrant downtown, and in the future, past our new events center, which will host concerts and other entertainment events,” Smith added.
ARTS TOURISM IS KEY The study also found that cultural tourism serves as a cornerstone of economic activity, locally and statewide. Arts and culture events play a central role in attracting new dollars from out-of-area visitors. “Our arts community is a jewel in the city’s crown,” said Teri Schmidt, Executive Director of the Sioux Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau.
LOCAL $13.96** NONLOCAL $43.64**
Locally, just one-quarter of attendees for area arts and culture events are from outside the four-county region, suggesting a large, untapped market for potential visitors that could fuel an even larger economic boon for Sioux Falls. This is no secret to the state of South Dakota. The state believes that arts and culture activities will continue to grow as a major attraction for out-of-state tourists as well. “About 85 percent of the South Dakota Arts Council’s budget is granted to organizations and artists across the state for arts education, programs, events, and special projects. Through these grants, projects and programs are developed, creating jobs and attracting audiences, which translates to more local spending,” explained Secretary James Hagen, SD Department of Tourism.
RETURN ON INVESTMENT The study shows why it’s critical to harness the economic power of the arts to propel economic growth and business development, and to create and support jobs. While many lawmakers face challenges in funding the arts, amid shrinking resources and competing needs, this study proves that the arts can be a potent tool for economic development. “The findings dispel the myth that the non-profit arts and culture sector is an economic ‘black hole’,” noted the study’s authors. “They also show that when people, corporations, foundations, and governments support the non-profit arts, they are also supporting economic and community development.”
By Annie Lanning
hile not a well-known malady, ‘80s syndrome affects untold throngs of people around the globe. Common symptoms include long-term use of shoulder pads and AquaNet, as well as an obsession with “hair bands” such as Poison, Journey, and Whitesnake. Local sufferers are in luck, however, because they are about to get an ‘80s “fix” in the form of Rock of Ages, the Broadway hit musical about to take the stage at the Mary W. Sommervold Hall of the Washington Pavilion at 3 & 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2012.
Rock of Ages is a jukebox musical invoking the greats of 1980’s arena rock, including Warrant, Survivor, Foreigner, Styx, and many, many more. Set in 1987, the musical blends multiple love stories with a tale of saving a cornerstone of rock ‘n’ roll history from gentrification. The musical is set to a wide range of ‘80s hits, from “Here I Go Again” and “Don’t Stop Believin’,” to “Sister Christian.” The story, as narrated by a character named Lonny Bartlett, begins at The Bourbon Room on the Sunset Strip of West Hollywood. A team of German developers, Hertz Klinemann and his son Franz, have proposed demolishing much of the Strip to put an end to the “sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll” lifestyle, in favor of clean living. Regina, the City Planner, and Dennis Dupree, owner of The Bourbon Room club, are at odds with the developers. Dennis hatches a plan to bring the band Arsenal back to their roots at The Bourbon Room for their final show. The aspiring young rock star (and Bourbon Room busboy) Drew Boley and Oklahoma transplant Sherrie Christian, a new Bourbon Room waitress, strike a spark that is quickly extinguished by miscommunication and rock star Stacee Jaxx. By the end of the first act, Arsenal’s producer has signed Drew to replace Stacee, who has
been unceremoniously ousted from the band in the sordid aftermath of a restroom tryst with Sherrie. Finding herself fired from The Bourbon Room, Sherrie begins working at a nearby “gentleman’s club,” The Venus Room. The second act follows Sherrie adapting to her new job, while Drew feels like the record company is trying to change his persona. Sherrie finally admits her feelings for Drew, explaining that she thought that he considered them only friends. After Stacee returns and forces Sherrie into an awkward situation, she beats him up, not knowing that Drew was watching and had assumed the worst when he saw their precarious position. Regina continues to resist the redevelopment efforts, while also falling for Franz, the son in the German development team, who dreams of returning to Germany and opening a confectionery. Lonny and Dennis admit their feelings for each other, while joining forces to
fight the redevelopment of the Strip. Hertz begins to regret his treatment of his son. To avoid any plot-related spoilers, let us just say that the second act continues to find quick resolution to the characters’ conflicts, while adding still more great tunes to the soundtrack.
Rock of Ages employs mash-ups of hair band hits, as well as nostalgia-inducing stand-alone songs, to reinforce the storylines. “We Built This City” is used as Regina’s initial protest of the proposed redevelopment, and Drew combines “More Than Words” with “Heaven” and “To Be With You” when he first realizes his feelings for Sherrie. Other hits, from “Harden My Heart” and “Heat of the Moment” to “Renegade” find their way into the action. Even the most well-versed hair band enthusiasts would be challenged to identify all the songs and artists featured in Rock of Ages. In the Broadway show, guitarists Joel Hoekstra (of Night Ranger and Trans-Siberian Orchestra) and Tommy Kessler (of Blondie) are part of the everpresent stage band. Rock of Ages draws heavily from the rock ‘n’ roll history of the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. What started in the 1920s, as a playground for the rich and famous, became a haven for counterculture groups such as hippies, gogo dancers, and folk singers in the 1960s. By the 1970s The Strip was home to glam rock, punk rock, and new wave, as well as the groupies that each genre attracted. Performance space paragons such as The Roxy Theatre, Whisky A Go-Go, and Troubadour hosted up-andcoming bands such as Motley Crue, Guns ‘N Roses, and
The Doors. Throughout the 1980s and into the ‘90s, the popularity of the area decreased as musicians rejected the growing “pay to play” business model, in which bands had to pay to perform at the clubs. Despite an everchanging scene, the Sunset Strip is still a paragon of good music and good times, nearly a century after its inception. Capitalizing on the rich history of The Sunset Strip, Rock of Ages premiered at King King on Hollywood Boulevard on July 27, 2005, before moving to the Vanguard Hollywood in January 2006 for a six-week engagement. Rock of Ages then moved to Ren-Mar Studios in Hollywood, where it played to sold-out crowds. The show also had a short run at the Flamingo in Las Vegas, in May 2006. On October 16, 2008 the show opened Off-Broadway at New World Stages, running through January 4, 2009. The show finally moved to Broadway, opening April 7, 2009 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, and moving to the Helen Hayes Theatre on March 24, 2011. Additional productions have included a Toronto cast, an Australian tour, and two national tours, including the one visiting the Pavilion. The UK production opened at the West End’s Shaftesbury Theatre on September 27, 2011. Rock of Ages will also be playing at The Venetian in Las Vegas, starting in December 2012. Recognized for its tongue-in-cheek take on ‘80s culture, the show has been touted as one of the funniest on Broadway. A review from SPIN outlined reasons to see the show, from the chance to sing along with your favorite ‘80s power ballads, to being able to drink Coors Lite from cans while watching. While the cans of Coors Lite may be missing from the Pavilion experience, there is no doubt that singing along will be welcomed, if not encouraged.
The film adaptation of the Broadway show opened in US theaters on June 15, 2012, with a cast of such notables as Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alec Baldwin, and Tom Cruise. Notably absent from the screenplay are the characters of Hertz and Franz Klinemann, as well as Regina. The potential demise of The Bourbon Room due to Sunset Strip’s redevelopment has been changed to The Bourbon Room’s potential closure due to major debt. Additionally, songs from the theater version were reordered, combined into mashups, or altogether cut from the film version, to aid in adaptations of various storylines.
Rock of Ages was nominated for numerous prestigious awards, including:
tony award nominations: Best Musical
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical (for Constantine Maroulis) Best Direction of a Musical (for Kristin Hanggi) Best Costume Design (for Gregory Gale) Best Sound Design (for Peter Hylenski) It should also be noted that a review in The New Yorker asked, “Is there a Tony Award for badassery?”
drama league award nominations:
Distinguished Production of a Musical Distinguished Performance (for Constantine Maroulis)
outer critics circle award nominations:
Outstanding New Broadway Musical Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (for Wesley Taylor) Additionally, Rock of Ages hosted the Golden Mullet Awards after the 8pm performance on October 26, 2009. This mockery of mainstream award shows played on various songs from the show, including the “Waiting For A Villain Like You” award, which went to Christopher Sieber of Shrek: The Musical, and the “Cast Most Likely to Dance On a Car in a Whitesnake Video” award, won by the musical In the Heights.
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The South Dakota Symphony youth Orchestra: By Abigail Bogenrief
n 2008, a group of individuals including area civic leaders, parents, and members of the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra helped create the South Dakota Symphony Youth Orchestras (SDSYO). Their vision was to enrich students’ lives and musical interests outside of their school programs through the development of an exceptional orchestral program for area youth from kindergarten through their senior year in high school. The SDSYO was designed to enhance the musical abilities of youth in a group setting that would also build leadership skills, foster discipline, and develop educated listeners and future arts supporters.
“The SDSYO provides an experience I have never seen in a school orchestra. The directors are effective at teaching both the notes on the page and how to properly express the musical meaning behind them.” —SDSYO violist Nathan VanDenOever, Sioux Falls, SD Early this September, the SDSYO ensembles will begin their fourth year of providing outstanding orchestral experiences for youth from South Dakota, as well as Iowa and Minnesota. The four orchestral groups that comprise the SDSYO meet weekly and prepare up to four annual concerts, offered mainly in the Washington Pavilion and open to the public.
WHO WE ARE
“I would encourage any music student to look into the SDSYO. The level of playing is great and there are many friends to be made!” —SDSYO trombonist Skye Dearborn, Sioux Falls, SD Last year the SDSYO had over 135 students enrolled. Students enrolled became members of one of four groups based on talent, making it easy for any student who is involved to be comfortable, yet challenged, in their own playing. The four ensembles of the SDYSO are Prelude Strings, Sinfonia, Philharmonia, and Youth Orchestra.
is a strings-only group for beginning musicians who may have just started reading music or are in their first year of playing with their school orchestra group. For many of these students, this may be the first time they have played in a large group, so Prelude Strings is designed to introduce young musicians to cooperative musicianship. Mr. Reeve, conductor of the group, is a private strings teacher with active Suzuki studios and is currently instructor in viola at Northwestern College in Orange City.
is a strings-only ensemble designed for developing players, generally in elementary through early middle school. Sinfonia presents three formal concerts each season and perform at venues around Sioux Falls. Dr. Harvey Jewell and Mr. Mark Isackson are Sinfonia’s co-conductors, who have a combined 20+ years of teaching together. Dr. Harvey Jewell has been with the SDSYO since its inaugural year in 2008, but has been a conductor for predecessor Youth Orchestra organizations in Sioux Falls since 1994. Mr. Mark Isackson retired from the Sioux Falls Public Schools in May 2011, where he taught band and orchestra, teaching instrumental music at all levels for 35 years.
“Youth Orchestra has this alluring aura when you walk into a rehearsal that makes you want to become the best musician you can be.” —SDSYO harpist Grace Gering, from Freeman, SD
introduces wind musicians to the full orchestral experience while refining orchestral technique with a full group ensemble. Members are generally in middle school and perform unabridged pieces from the standard repertoire as well as advanced-level arrangements. Philharmonia performs four formal concerts as well as performances in venues around Sioux Falls. Mr. Jeffrey Paul is the conductor of this group. Mr. Paul is also the Principal Oboist of the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra and Dakota Wind Quintet.
is the advanced, full orchestra of the SDSYO. This group performs masterpieces from the standard orchestral repertoire at a highly proficient level. Youth Orchestra performs four formal concerts a year. The Youth Orchestra performs with the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra on their annual Young People’s Concerts—for audiences of thousands of students—and with the SDSO Music as Medicine program in hospital and nursing home settings, both as group performers and volunteer solo performers. Students in the Youth Orchestra have an opportunity to compete in the Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition for a chance to perform as a soloist in front of the Youth Orchestra on one of their concerts. Last year’s winners were Emera Gurath, violin, and Karl Henry, cello, both of Sioux Falls. Youth Orchestra also holds an annual retreat, where students rehearse for an upcoming performance as well as bond with each other. Dr. Christopher Stanichar conducts the Youth Orchestra. Dr. Stanichar is also the Director of Orchestral Activities at Augustana College and Music Director of the newly-formed Worthington Orchestra in Southwestern Minnesota. Dr. Stanichar wants students and families reading this to know that the “SDSYO serves
many students from outside the Sioux Falls area. For some students there is no orchestral program available in their immediate area. Therefore, we offer an orchestral experience that is simply not an option for those students. For those who do have an orchestra program at their school, the SDYSO supplements their work, and helps students to hone their skills for their school ensembles. It also allows our students to build camaraderie with students beyond the borders of their school walls. It is great fun to see the musical and personal friendships that are developed among our students.”
“SDSYO is so much fun and is definitely worth the drive! I have had such a great time being a member of SDSYO and I wish I would have joined sooner!” —Senior SDSYO bassoonist Sarah Vogts, Dakota Dunes, SD
Get Involved with the SDSYO! Auditions are held every fall and spring for Philharmonia and Youth Orchestra. Auditions for the 2012-13 Season are quickly approaching in mid-August, 2012. Students interested in Prelude Strings and Sinfonia need only to register. For additional audition and registration information, visit www.sdsymphony.org/youth-orchestra-auditions For information, please contact Abby Bogenrief, SDSO Youth Orchestra Administrator at email@example.com or call (605) 335-7933 ext. 14.
2012/13 SDSYO Season Concert Dates are: October, 21, 2012 • December 9, 2012 March 17, 2013 • May 5, 2013 Join other wonderful students for the upcoming season of the South Dakota Symphony Youth Orchestras!
14th Annual Sioux Falls
JAZZ & BLUES
CONCERT SERIES By Brienne Maner
tarting November 9, Sioux Falls can again experience an international spectrum of sound with Brazilian vocals, a Texas blues troubadour, jazz violin, a jazz guitar legend, and female British blues. The artists for the 14th Annual Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Concert Series include:
Luciana Souza November 9, 2012 – 8pm - Sioux Falls Orpheum Theater Grammy winner Luciana Souza is one of jazz’s leading singers and interpreters. Hailing from São Paulo, Brazil, she grew up in a family of bossa nova innovators. Her work as a performer transcends traditional boundaries around musical styles, offering solid roots in jazz, sophisticated lineage in world music, and an enlightened approach to classical repertoire and new music. Souza has performed and recorded with greats such as Herbie Hancock (on his Grammy winning record, River – The Joni Letters), Paul Simon, Bobby McFerrin, Maria Schneider, Danilo Perez, and many others. Her longstanding duo work with Brazilian guitarist Romero Lubambo has earned her accolades across the globe. Her complete discography contains more than 50 records as a side singer. In 2005, Souza was awarded Female Jazz Singer of the Year, by the Jazz Journalists Association. From 2005 to 2010, Luciana was the Jazz Artist in Residence with the prestigious San Francisco Performances. She is currently in the studio in São Paulo, Brazil recording a tribute to Chet Baker.
December 7, 2012 – 8pm – Sioux Falls Orpheum Theater Preeminent violinist from Detroit, Regina Carter’s career has been a veritable crescendo of success that shows no sign of letting up. Her influences have ranged from R&B to East Indian to classical music. In 2006, Carter won the highly esteemed MacArthur Fellowship, which is given to individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits. Carter and her touring band began performing with numerous orchestras including, the Milwaukee Symphony and the Minnesota Orchestra. Ms. Carter and her band also performed a special engagement with the Boston Pops, featuring classical virtuoso, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and celtic star, Eileen Ivers. Together, the three violinists debuted a song written especially for them by Chris Brubeck titled Interplay. Carter has had the opportunity to perform, with such jazz luminaries as Ray Brown, Dr. Billy Taylor, Marian McPartland, Kenny Barron, Wynton Marsalis, Randy Weston, and Cassandra Wilson. She has also performed with pop icons Dolly Parton and Billy Joel.
Hadden Sayers January 19, 2013 – 8pm – Sioux Falls Orpheum Theater Texas blues troubadour Hadden Sayers has performed with many others including Kenny Neal, The Neville Brothers, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Susan Tedeschi, Double Trouble, Ian Moore, Marcia Ball, The Doobie Bros., Los Lobos, Bryan Adams, and many more.
In 2004, Sayers was a successful musician in Houston. He had a powerful agent and record label executives jostled for space at his gigs. His calendar was full of shows and his albums got attention. After a couple of bad business deals, Sayers plowed on. He released his own records independently and lugged a battered ’57 Strat all over the world as he performed 200 shows independently in 2005. Grammy-nominated vocalist Ruthie Foster called in search of a guitarist in 2006 and Sayers was hired for the job. Their duet “Back to the Blues” became the cornerstone of Sayers’ album Hard Dollar, which earned a 2012 Blues Music Awards Nomination for Song of the Year. Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top quips, “Hadden’s pretty much my hero.” If a man can live a heroic life with a guitar in his hand, then Hadden Sayers is an exemplary blues warrior with his hard but tender and righteous music. He has done things the right way, not the easy way.
Joanne Shaw Taylor
March 8, 2013 – 8pm - Sioux Falls Orpheum Theater
“Last year I heard something I thought I would never hear, a British white girl playing blues guitar so deeply and passionately it made the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end!” said Dave Stewart, of Eurythmics When Dave Stewart had his big experience, Joanne Shaw Taylor was only 16. Her skills at the Telecaster were so perfect that the blues fan and Eurythmics frontman asked her to join his super group D.U.P. to tour Europe in 2002. Now 26 and residing in Detroit, the confident Taylor keeps the traditions of her idols but she is going her own way. With her record debut she demonstrated her talent with ten songs that she has written herself. Taylor’s second release was 2010’s Diamonds In The Dirt. In 2010, she won Best Female Vocalist at the British Blues Awards. Both her albums have peaked at number 8 in the U. S. Billboard Top Blues Albums chart. At the 2011 British Blues Awards, Taylor won both Best Female Vocalist and Songwriter of the Year for her track Same As It Never Was from her album, Diamonds In The Dirt.
Lee Ritenour April 5, 2013 – 8pm – Sioux Falls Orpheum Theater It’s hard to believe that 2010 marked 50 years since Lee Ritenour starting playing the guitar, setting in motion a career that is a legends, a career that has earned Ritenour 19 Grammy nominations, a Grammy Award, numerous No. 1 spots on guitar polls, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian SJ Awards and the prestigious Alumnus of the Year award from USC. He has recorded over 40 albums, with 35 chart songs, and was a founding member of the group Fourplay, considered the most successful band in contemporary jazz. As a young guitarist, his diverse musical style became the foundation of over 3,000 sessions covering a broad spectrum of artists ranging from his first session at 16 with the Mamas and Papas, to Pink Floyd, Steely Dan, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Simon & Garfunkel, and Frank Sinatra. A dazzling array of talent has on his solo recordings and collaborations—from his legendary work with Dave Grusin, to Phil Collins, Brazilian greats Ivan Lins, Caetano Veloso, and Djavan, to opera great Renee Fleming. He’s working on a new recording tentatively titled Rhythm Sessions that will star a ‘who’s who’ of rhythm player greats such as Dave Grusin, Nathan East, Will Kennedy, Dave Weckl, George Duke, John Beasley, Stanley Clarke, Melvin Lee Davis, Larry Goldings, Sonny Emory. and many more. Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues is a non-profit arts organization established in the mid-1980’s that features jazz and blues music in concerts, the annual JazzFest, and educational programs and concerts. The organization is the only one to feature America’s indigenous music, jazz and blues, in the state and region. All shows will take place in the historic Sioux Falls Orpheum Theater, which will be celebrating 100 years in 2013. Subscriptions for the 2012-2013 concert series start at $166 per person and are available through Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues. For more information about Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues, visit their website at sfjb.org. If you have questions regarding the concert series, please call the office at 605-335-6101.
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DAPA, Benefits of Performance, By Sara H. Crosby, page 56
ake the Day is an experience that has transformed how the Visual Arts Center meets the overall mission of the Washington Pavilion. “To educate, entertain, inspire, and enrich community” has been the road map that the Visual Arts Center strives to follow. Two years ago the concept of Take the Day began to take shape, and in 2011 the Visual Arts Center brought together 44 artists for a one day artmaking extravaganza. As this event unfolded throughout the day, over 1,700 visitors and artists alike were educated, entertained, inspired, and enriched as a community.
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44 artists came to create a work of art during the day-long extravaganza in the Visual Arts Center’s Everist Gallery. The artists engaged with each other and a swarm of visitors as they came to experience a one-of-a-kind event. It is the artists who commit their time and talents that have made this event so successful. Each artist is unique, and their experiences as they worked throughout the day varied from artist to artist. Participating artists from Take the Day 2011 are excited to become involved again this year. Artist Alan Montgomery, “enjoyed not only the event, but the unity of artists all working in the same space. The sounds of artists at work, and the feeling of connectedness, made me wonder if this was what it was like in the artists’ workshops of the Renaissance [Era]. It definitely had that feeling of timelessness for me.” For most, the event is incomparable to any experience they’ve had before. “The energy that was present in that room throughout the day was something exclusive to that
event,” shared artist Tory Stolen. “Seeing local artists be able to create and feed off of one another, in a single space, was something special. Artists were working individually, but with the amount of feedback from the public and also fellow artists, the overwhelming aura of the event took on that of a collective sense of working towards a common goal; after seeing the caliber of the show once all the work was completed, I feel that goal was accomplished.”
making an entire piece in one day was a bit daunting. I am not used to working that way in my studio. In my studio my work evolves over time, but for Take the Day I had to have the entire piece worked out in my head before I began. As it turned out, I could work that way, at least for one day, and in the process met many wonderful visitors who were curious and interested in what I was doing. It was also great to see artist friends and meet artists I hadn’t met before.”
Many were surprised at the response of the community who came out in droves, driven by a mixture of excitement and curiosity. “People didn’t seem to understand what I was making at Take the Day 2011. But I am so grateful for their curiosity and willingness to come back and see the installation and see the fantastic exhibit that came from a single day of production,” said Angela Behrends, who made connections at Take the Day which enabled her to build up her body of work and present a show at the Pavilion this spring and early summer. Another fellow artist, Cory Knedler, also saw value in the communication between other artists and the public. “It is wonderful to get the chance to talk with so many artists who I have worked with on an individual basis over the years or exhibited with in shows, but never met.” Knedler found the entire process valuable from the perspective of the viewer as well. “Often we see the final product hanging in a gallery, but Take the Day offers a glimpse into the artist’s studio and gives us a chance to see the technical side of how the art is made. Art doesn’t magically appear but takes training and dedicated work for it to come to fruition. Being able to ask the artist how and why they develop their art is a special opportunity that doesn’t happen very often. Seeing a lot of South Dakota art over the years, I have met many artists’ work before I’ve met the artist in-person, so it was a great opportunity to meet the artist behind the art.”
Take the Day offers a connection that gallery shows might not have the ability to provide, by bringing multiple artists together and showing how vibrant Sioux Falls’ arts community really is. Another participating artist, Reina Okawa, who recently installed a semi-permanent installation in the North Atrium of the Pavilion, elaborates on the aspect of involving the community as a whole for the event: “Take the Day is, I think, one of the most exciting art events in the region because as artists we get to pull one piece of art in a day when it often takes us days, months, or years, and the viewers get to witness what all goes into art making. There was a lot of curiosity between artists and viewers, not knowing what the end product of the art pieces was going to be. In the end, it was the whole experience of sharing with the community that was worthwhile.”
Each year Take the Day seems to find a need to grow, with ever-larger numbers of artists wanting to participate. The challenges for some artists to create a single piece can be a very stressful undertaking. “Take the Day 2011 was the first time I participated in the event,” says Connie Herring, a mixed media installation artist. “I have to admit, the thought of
Take the Day 2012 will take place on Saturday, October 13th, starting at 10am.
The Washington Pavilion’s Visual Arts Center would like to thank T. J. Donavan and Justin Schlepp for their vision and volunteerism in making Take the Day a reality. The event also wishes to thank all of the generous sponsors of Take the Day and the Take the Day Committee for their follow-through and guidance in making this event a success in its first two years, and especially in years to come.
Take the Day 2011 Participating Artist Comments: People didn’t seem to understand what I was making at Take the Day 2011. But I am so grateful for their curiosity and willingness to come back and see the installation and see the fantastic exhibit that came from a single day of production. We are so fortunate to have the Pavilion in Sioux Falls and to have access to incredible events like Take the Day! —Angela Behrends I have two goals in the production of artwork: 1. To engage in ritual exploration and communion dealing with semiotic and narrative imagery, and 2. To compose and create an artifact rich in semiotic discourse that exemplifies a symbiosis between high levels of craft and academic inquisition. In both of these areas, Take the Day 2011 provided me with the opportunity to share what is normally a very personal endeavor, with peers and public—an experience that I reflect on as having been necessary and challenging—and I thank both T. J. Donovan and the staff of the Visual Arts Center for my inclusion and support during the event. I made many positive observations during Take the Day 2011, including the level of professionalism, academic inquiry on display by the involved Artists (including a byproduct of frenetic energy), and various levels of interaction between Artists and the public. I believe the true highlight to be the latter, and I most vividly remember and enjoyed discussions I had with public attendees. As I stated above, I rarely, if ever, take or make opportunities to let people observe my working idiosyncrasies and/or ask questions during the production of associated artworks. I believe that the individuals with whom I interacted left with a different appreciation for what procedures are necessary to produce my artworks—and hopefully those individuals had the opportunity to do the same with the artworks of many of my peers in attendance that day. I hope to participate again in the future. —John Charles Cox Take the Day could read Have the Day. There is a sense of unity between artists and artists and viewers. I had always hated being a part of an art fair—they seemed cheap and demeaning. Take the Day is more of art as a part of life. —Marty W. I felt Take the Day was a great opportunity for artists to [meet] other artists and patrons who share the interest and curiosity about art. For me personally, I met several patrons who purchased, or were interested in my work, that I [would not] have had an opportunity to meet! It was fun, informative and intense! Thank you for hosting such a wonderful event! —Sara Fakhraie “Take the Day” is like Santa’s workshop for artists. It’s fascinating to walk around and view fellow artists’ techniques and then to see the finished product; it’s amazing. I dig that I am able to interact with children when I’m making a piece. They are open and honest and have few preconceived notions about what is in front of them. Last year, I asked a little red-headed boy to hold still so he could be my “freckle model”. He was beaming when he saw his freckles incorporated into my piece. The show has an all-around good vibration and I hope it runs for years to come. Great job by T. J. and the Pavilion staff. - Thanks again! —Steve Bormes
Charlotte Carver: A Tribute
he was the first executive director of the South Dakota Arts Council, a job that did not exist until she was hired in 1967. She held that job for twenty-one years, until 1988. She is responsible for or assisted with some of the most recognizable arts programs, events, and organizations in the city of Sioux Falls and South Dakota. She has served on countless committees at every level and to this day, happily supports every art organization in Sioux Falls. Few people in the South Dakota can match her influence on the arts. She is Charlotte Carver.
Charlotte grew up in Canton, South Dakota, and attended the University of South Dakota. She met her future husband, Bill, while attending college but he was sent overseas with the Army soon after they met. While Bill was away, Charlotte worked as a broadcaster and writer for radio stations in Mason City and Davenport, Iowa. When Bill returned from the war in 1946, they married and moved to Sioux Falls. As a stay-at-home mom, Charlotte raised three children. Her work as the Business Manager of the Sioux Falls Symphony led to her the newly formed South Dakota Arts Council in 1967.
The two successors of Charlotte at the South Dakota Arts Council give her high praise for her work. Dennis Holub succeeded Carver as the South Dakota Arts Council Executive Director and served in that position from 1988 to 2009. He commends her saying, “Charlotte Carver taught me everything I know about being a good arts administrator. She was an outstanding master teacher to many young people including me during her 21-year tenure.” Michael Pangburn, current Executive Director of the South Dakota Arts Council succeeded Holub in 2009. He compliments Carver by saying, “Charlotte Carver was
Executive Director when I was first appointed to the South Dakota Arts Council board in the mid-80s. By that time, she had established herself and the Arts Council as national leaders in the state arts agency movement. The SDAC was recognized as a model for rural state arts councils and remains one today, thanks in large part to the foundation Charlotte laid during those early years at the helm of the SD Arts Council. Even though she’s been retired for over 20 years, I would still include her on my list of the most influential people in the arts in South Dakota.” “Charlotte Carver is an inspiration,” says her friend and fellow arts advocate Sandra Pay. “Her interest, enthusiasm, and focus on the arts are as strong as ever. We are very thankful, not only for the history she brings to the Sioux Falls Arts Council, but also her energy for the present and her eye for the future.” For more information about the Sioux Falls Arts Council, please visit www.ArtsSiouxFalls.org. Photo by T.J. Nelson, for Augustana College
As the Executive Director of the new state arts organization, she was involved with establishing the Black Hills Arts Festival, a touring artists program, a fund to assist performing orchestra personnel, and a directory and state arts calendar. Carver was also instrumental in launching community arts groups across the state, groups that became local arts councils. Support for local arts councils became a significant part of the mission of the SDAC as it grew. Charlotte guided the South Dakota Arts Council from its first year in 1967 with no budget, to expending nearly $5 million to the arts statewide twenty years later.
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April 2011, Carver was named the recipient of the Spirit of Augustana Award for the Arts. This award, presented at The Spark, the gala event to celebrate Augustana’s 150th anniversary, recognizes the spirited souls who bravely share their artistic originality and God-given talents with others through words, from the stage and on a canvas. In doing so, they foster an understanding of history, culture and the unknown and inspire creativity in others.
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erforming Arts Education is not about creating future artists. It’s about enabling dream-making to happen in all students. (Horin, 2008 from Alys Spencer, The Benefits of Performing Arts on Child Development). It’s no secret that the arts are an integral part of each human being. Research indicates that study and participation in the arts helps to improve all areas of academic learning. It is effective in reducing student dropout, raising student attendance, developing better team players, fostering a love for learning, improving greater student dignity, enhancing student creativity, and producing a more prepared citizen for the workplace of tomorrow.
Participation in DAPA Chamber Music or Theater programming benefits youth by providing experiences that promote selfesteem, motivation, cultural exposure, creativity, improved emotional expression, and an appreciation for diversity.
The arts, similar to math or science, can’t be learned through occasional or random exposure, which is why the academy approach is important. The Dakota Academy of Performing Arts at the Washington Pavilion (DAPA) offers continual educational and performance Dillan Schmiedt and Shannon Brick in the DAPA Plays for opportunities for Living Theatre Company’s production of “Where Does it youth to study and End?” in Washington DC, for the Alliance of Children and develop as performers Families National Conference, Oct. 2011 and to grow as people, intellectually, as well as emotionally. With more time spent on No Child Left Behind and a continual lack of funds, arts programming in schools is commonly on the chopping block. In the State of the Arts in Education report it was found that there was a 20% decrease in dance and theatre education in elementary schools between 1999-2000. (Arts Education 1999-2000 and 2009-2010) While the DAPA program is not a replacement for school performing arts programs, families who understand the value of arts education find DAPA an option for extended opportunities for their youth.
Dillan Schmiedt, a senior sponsors from the Consuelo Zobel Alger Foundation. L to R Cast members are: Shannon Brick, Connor at Tea Area High School From Tomac, Sara Crosby, Fletcher Day, and Dillan Schmiedt. has been acting from an early age and joined the Pavilion’s acting programs in 2008 when the Pavilion introduced its Musical Theatre Camp program. Dillan participated and volunteered in many classes and productions at the Pavilion, and is currently a member of the Plays for Living Theatre company. He feels that being involved in theater has helped “me move past my mistakes, learn from them and better myself. Before my experiences with DAPA I would be very nervous getting in front of people. Now, even though I still get nervous I understand how that affects me and I use my experience to deal with it and still perform well.” Dillan is a member of the cast of Where Does it End?, a play about prejudice and discrimination that reaches 8th graders all throughout the Sioux Falls area. His cast travelled, last October, to Washington DC to A young Dillan Schmiedt (center) in his first performance at the Pavilion, “Annie Jr.” perform at the national
The Cast of “Where Does it End?” with Plays for Living National Director, Keith McHenry (Center back) and
conference of The Alliance of Children and Families. “This program has both literally and figuratively taken me places I wouldn’t have gone before. I think I will always look back at my time in DAPA as a time of learning and finding myself through acting.” Angela Bell, a Lincoln High school 2012 graduate will be attending Tufts University in the fall. She has been playing viola with the DAPA program for 10 years and credits the great, often unanticipated benefits from learning from professionals. “I’ve been lucky enough to rehearse alongside professional musicians like Sue, Ray, [Sidoti], and Sarah [Richter] and their experience and talent really sets the bar high for me and the other students.’ Even when I don’t quite get there, I always know what I am trying to achieve.” Arts education is an important Angela Bell, Violist, DAPA at the Pavilion Chamber Program tool in creating genuine self-esteem in youth. As a young artist, no one can perform for you or do the work necessary to become successful in a particular discipline. That responsibility and its achievements are dependent upon the effort and bravery of the individual student. “Low self-esteem is believed to underlie a myriad of diverse problems such as academic underachievement and overachievement, drug addiction, violent behavior, teenage pregnancy, and criminal behavior. (Adler, Cohen, Houston, Manly, Wingert, &Wright, 1992) Both the music program and theater program at DAPA help young students understand and develop self-esteem as well as an understanding of who they are and what they feel. Angela explains, “When you start off playing, your only concerned with getting the notes and the rhythms, and it’s so exciting just to unlock the puzzle and turn notes on a page into a piece of music. But what I’ve learned is that more than anything, music is about empathy. It’s not worth anything unless you’re conveying an emotional experience to your audience.” At DAPA utilizing one’s talents in outreach is a large part of the program. It teaches the students to give back and to find
a life purpose that combines their passion for the arts as well as empathy and action within their community. According to a new National Endowment for the Arts report, “… arts education has strong links with other positive educational outcomes. Young adults who had intensive arts experiences in high school are more likely to show civic-minded behavior than young adults who did not.“ (NEA website 3/30/12) Kristen Barnhardt, a junior at the Technical High School agrees that her involvement in DAPA Plays for Living has helped her with her self-esteem in many ways. “Being in a wheelchair is tough. Acting became my way to become a different person, but through DAPA I learned to accept myself and utilize who I am to create a character. It was one of the things that started my journey on self-discovery. I feel like a beautiful and strong person on stage. In 8th grade I saw DAPA PFL’s show Where Does it End? and I remember that it triggered so much anger and passion in me Kristen Barnhardt, DAPA Plays for Living Company Member around the issue of bullying. Being involved in acting through DAPA has strengthened me as a person and provided me with the self-confidence and support system to pursue my goal of going to college.” Dillan, Angela and Kristen are three remarkable examples of students who have grown and matured within the DAPA program. They will tuck away what they have learned tightly into the fabric of who they are and what they are yet to become. The arts help to build a firm foundation that will withstand the test of time and life. From cognitive development, to social skills, from problem-solving to understanding human issues and emotions as well as beginning to carve out a life purpose, arts education at the Pavilion is addressing the whole human being and along the way some artists are being made as well.
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TRENDS STYLE THAT NEVER GOES OUT OF STYLE, page 64
It’s more important now than ever to stay on top of your game. The global marketplace is shrinking as our horizons are expanding second by second. Trends will bring you the most up-to-date pieces of the puzzle that will help your life run a little smoother.
t’s been a couple months since the disastrous Initial Public Offering (IPO) for the world’s biggest social media company, Facebook. Apparently, CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s hopes may have been high, but the public’s trust was rather low. Many variables contribute to a successful IPO for an up-and-coming tech company, such as marketing, revenue plans, software rollouts, etc. For a social media company such as Facebook, one of the biggest intangibles is the trust factor of users and stakeholders. How will users’ supposedly private information be protected, handled, and aggregated once a social media company goes public? While trust may not be an easily-measured quantity, there’s no denying that it was a large influence on the stock, as the price dropped from $38/share down to a rock bottom of $25, after a $16 billion fundraising effort. This resulted in one of the worst IPO results of the past decade. In addition, many economic experts have pointed
KAYAK doesn’t actually sell airplane flights or hotel rooms, but instead directs traffic to these companies, and gets a commission from sales.
out that Morgan Stanley, Facebook’s lead underwriter, may have botched the IPO by causing inflation among traders, due to too high a price based on the large volume of stock being offered. Facebook isn’t the first of the newest publicly-traded internet companies to be trading well below IPO value. Some other unsuccessful financial offerings have included well-known brands such as Zynga (social game services provider) and Groupon (e-commerce marketplace). These recent efforts have resulted in a chilling effect on other emerging tech-internet companies that have considered going public. Is the marketplace stable enough and ready for this sector? Do these businesses have solid enough monetization plans to coax investors to pitch in their hard earned cash for a stake in the company? While no one may have an absolute answer for the future of internet companies entering the public realm, we can at least look into some talent that is lining up to take the big leap.
KAYAK This travel and internet company is a powerful search engine that compares pricing for airlines, cruises, car rentals, hotels, and other products, across a variety of online travel brokers. KAYAK is a result of the efforts of the cofounders of Travelocity, Orbitz and Expedia, as these sites provide the search results.
In May of 2012, KAYAK decided to delay its initial IPO, and many tie this decision directly to Facebook’s debacle, since both companies share Morgan Stanley as a bank. Another factor has been its main competitor, Hipmunk, cutting into KAYAK’s web traffic. In addition, Bing Travel, with its “price forecaster” feature, has also had an impact.
SHUTTERSTOCK This agency is the world leader in royalty-free stock photos and illustrations. Shutterstock’s library consists of over 19 million images, photographed or drawn by 35,000 photographers and illustrators. Users can purchase these images for personal or commercial usage, via a subscription-based business model. Shutterstock has also made an impact in the marketplace by offering stock video footage, from their library of over 500,000 clips, including a large percentage in HD (high definition).
Shutterstock filed its plans for an IPO in May 2012, planning to raise around $115 million through this effort. There has not been much of a delay with Shutterstock moving forward. However, for this specific tech company, the biggest issue may be its competition, such as iStockphoto, Getty Images, and Fotalia. Shutterstock promotes its USP (unique selling point) largely through its subscription plans.
PINTEREST This internet business is a visual-bookmarking socialnetworking website. Users “pin” images to virtual pinboards that can be linked to other websites.
No matter how technologically-savvy a company may be, it must maintain, at its core, the highest level of trust with its users, consumers, and stakeholders. Neither an algorithm nor a line of computer syntax will fix this. What will is a commitment to ethics, transparency, and most of all, trust.
ESTIMATED IPO Estimates based on researched conducted by various market economists.
As one of the fastest growing social media networks in the past year, Pinterest now has about 12 million users. Although this is a much smaller user base than other similar sites, Pinterest’s users spend, on average, as much time on Pinterest as they do on Facebook (about 605 minutes per month). In addition, Pinterest has one of the most-skewed makeups of user demographics, with about 83% being females, and most of those between the ages of 26-54. Some e-commerce businesses use Pinterest as a virtual store window, to showcase products and generate web traffic. Other large retailers create branded pinboards, with all images linking back to their homepage. Two big questions lie ahead for Pinterest. How will they monetize their concepts to get more direct cash flow, outside of private investing? Will their small base of active and addicted users carry this website on for years to come? Only time will tell how large of a shadow Facebook’s IPO has cast on their fellow web entities that are looking to go public. It certainly hasn’t created the most positive environment for investors.
STYLE THAT NEVER GOES OUT OF
STYLE Article, Makeup, and Styling: Shannon Wright Barnes Photography: Debra Donovan
Fashion is not the same as style. I know, this may surprise some, but there is a difference. Anyone can look at fashion magazines, follow trends, and buy the latest fadâ€”even being very consistent in their lookâ€” but that does not mean they have a distinctive personal style. An innate sense of style is almost something with which one is born. While it can be learned to some degree, most people are fooled into thinking they have developed a personal style, when they are actually just buying into every new trend that has nothing to do with who they are as a person. A great personal style has nothing at all to do with money. There is a certain reality TV personality (who shall not be named) who is often considered to have great personal style. While he is exceptionally well groomed and absolutely brilliant at teaching others the techniques and art of fashion, as an individual he looks exactly the same every single day. Vary the print of the shirt or the stripe of the jacket, and you
pursuit of symmetry, aesthetics, and beauty. They function much as an artist does—absorbing colors, atmospheres, and cultures around them, then translating them into a fashion statement that is cohesive with who they are—on a daily basis. They are able to do this almost without conscious consideration. Real personal style is fearless. Rather than joining the ranks of the Vogue set and conscientiously reading The Fashion Bible, true fashion mavens keep up with what is going on, but mold only the best of the new into a fresh version of their own fashion statement. will find that his entire wardrobe is composed of nearly-identical garments. He simply shows good taste in choosing luxurious fabrics and good shapes, and has an eye for coordinating prints. However, there is little creative thought involved in this approach. His extraordinary personality is his real asset. Style doesn’t have to be shocking or outrageous either. David Bowie used to be known for how much of a reaction his look caused, but observing him over 40 years one realizes how much true personal style he really has. His look always expresses his true nature and what is going on in that amazing brain at any given time. Personal style is about much more than just good grooming or being seen. Those who practice personal style daily do so for many reasons: there is the need to express a unique personality to the world, the desire to not just do things but do them really well, the
There are a select few looks that never go out of style and, in fact, keep reappearing on fashion runways repeatedly. Their ambassadors bear names such as Katherine Hepburn, Mary Quant, Coco Chanel, Jean Shrimpton, and above all others, Elsa Schiaparelli. To truly develop an extremely personal sense of style, one must be as fearless and transcendent as these style not trend!—setters.
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