722 St. Joseph
Rapid City South Dakota
Open Monday 10-4, Tuesday-Saturday 10-6
See our on line Art Store at www.sc-art.org
Art work chosen for Christmas Card
This artwork was created by Lee Fire Cloud and was chosen for the 2013 Black Hills Works Christmas card. Lee has worked at the Suzie Cappa Art Center since he began receiving services at Black Hills Works in February of 2011. He has tried many mediums, but his favorite is painting. Because of his passion for art and his ability to work independently, Lee was chosen to be one of artists who moved from our west-side location into the new downtown center when it opened in April. He as also one of the winners of this year’s Outstanding Achievement Award.
Artwork chosen for national card
Congratulations Mindy Black, whose “Waiting for Christmas Kitty” was selected for SourceAmerica’s 2013 Holiday Card. SourceAmerica is the national nonprofit agency which works to create employment opportunities for people with significant disabilities by securing federal contracts through the AbilityOne Program. BH Services is one of its member agencies. Mindy will receive $500 and her card will be distributed to a list of more than 2,500 organizations and individuals.
Friend "Suzie Cappa" on Facebook to see more!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call Brad A. Winter at 605-791-3578 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.)
Black Hills Works took the Storybook Island award at the Festival of Lights Parade on November 30 for our float fashioned after the movie, Despicable Me. » read more