Suzie Cappa Art Center opens with festivities
The public had a chance to see the new downtown location of the Suzie Cappa Art Center during a four-day open house, April 17-20.
The Chamber of Commerce’s Ambassadors group held a ribbon cutting (bottom right) at the new facility on April 17, which was followed by the Chamber’s monthly mixer. The mixer was very well attended despite the snowy weather.
Then on Sunday, April 28, with more than 100 people in attendance, Artist of the Year Mike Leithauser (top right) was honored at the annual Suzie’s Royal Tea. (Below Top seeDorothy Rosby's MailBox - Fwd: Link to artist of the Year download
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Suzie Cappa Center involved in local events:
Love Inc Fund-raiser and Art Auction
Tuesday July 23 2013, from 4:45pm - 8pm
Murphy's Pub 518 9th Street, Rapid City downtown
Suzie Cappa Artists will have 16 art pieces on display for the community to bid on. The set price is paid to the artist from the Suzie Cappa Art Center and anything above that is split 50/50 to help benefit Love Inc.
Disability Awareness Day
On June 19th, the Suzie Cappa Art Center along with the Learning Institute will have a booth at the Disability Awareness Day, hosted by the Mayor's committee for people with disabilities. This event is open to the public and is at Main Street Square. There will be interactive booths of art, wheelchair basketball, obstacle course and other technology from local vendors, such as Dakota Link, Children's Care, Hanger.
Art and Wine Festival
June 22nd and 23rd 2013, the Suzie Cappa Artists will be displaying their art work at the 2nd annual Art and Wine festival. This event is all day Saturday and Sunday and open to the public. It is hosted by Main Street Square.
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Black Hills Works and Training Center provides services and supports to over 600 adults with disabilities in the Rapid City area. The Suzie Cappa Art Center was established in December 2001 in memory of Suzie Cappa who received services from Black Hills Works. It is a non-profit studio where artists with all abilities create, exhibit, and sell their work and participate in music, theatre, and dance.
The Suzie Cappa Art Center provides work space and materials in a variety of ongoing sessions facilitated by professional artists, volunteers, and Black Hills Works staff. It is an inspirational place which encourages independence and artistic freedom, a place where one can enjoy the creative process and develop artistically in a supportive atmosphere. Artists study and create in a wide variety of artistic mediums, including photography, ceramics, collage, music, acrylic and watercolor painting, batik, weaving and sculpture. At the Suzie Cappa Art Center, we believe:
- Disability is not a boundary. All people can be creative in a supportive environment.
- Creative expression fosters personal growth and self-esteem. Recognition of creative efforts by others gives the artist a feeling of worth that carries over into all areas of his/her life.
- Exhibitions which integrate the work of artists with and without disabilities help others see past preconceived notions of disability and begin to honor the creative spirit of every person.
- Creating art professionally adds value to one’s life. Through the cultivation of their talents, people with disabilities make contributions to the cultural and economic life of our community.
At the Suzie Cappa Art Center, our mission is to provide a supportive, inspiring environment where artists can explore their creativity through a variety of means and create, exhibit, and sell their work in the community. We welcome your involvement in this mission.
Financial gifts and donations of art supplies are welcome! In particular, we need frames, markers, colored pencils, paint brushes, acrylic and watercolor paints, mounted canvas, foam core, easels, and pottery supplies. Volunteers are always needed to assist with classes. To learn more, see us on the web at www.bhws.com or see our art center store at www.bhwsfoundation.org. You can also contact us at email@example.com or call Brad A. Winter at 605-343-4581 ext. 355 or 605-209-3154.
(Ongoing funding for the Suzie Cappa Art Center comes from individual donations and grants. Many of our projects are possible with support from the South Dakota Arts Council, provided with funds from the State of South Dakota, through the Department of Tourism and State Development and the National Endowment for the Arts.)
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