Rasche exhibit opens in Sioux Falls

Courtesy photo: "Herd" is a painting by Brookings artist Jessie Rasche and is part of the Infinite Landscape exhibition.

Reception Friday at Washington Pavilion

SIOUX FALLS – An art reception for the exhibition of Brookings artist Jessie Rasche is at the Bates Trimble Gallery in the visual arts center of the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls.

The reception is free and open to the public and will run from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2.

Infinite Landscape is a collection of almost 40 paintings of the Brookings and greater South Dakota landscape, cows, horses, birds and people. The exhibition has been showing at the Washington Pavilion for a few months, but due to the pandemic the reception was delayed until now.

The artist will be available to answer questions and tell the stories of the paintings. She will give an artist talk at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

If you miss the reception, you can still see the exhibition until Oct. 10.

People who have toured the exhibition reported that it feels very peaceful to be surrounded by this artwork.

The artist is running an online drawing for two small limited edition prints of Small Island, one of the pelican paintings in the exhibition, in order to spread the excitement about the exhibition.

Everyone is welcome to enter the drawing on her website at https://jessierasche.com/infinite-landscape. Photos and video of the reception will be uploaded to that same web page after the reception.

Rasche is an award winning, internationally collected artist with a contemporary impressionist style. She expresses her love of the local land and animals with bold brush strokes and strong pallet knife marks.

“When you step close to one of [Rasche’s] paintings, you can see deliberate strokes of color,” wrote Jennifer Larue, arts reporter for the Spokesman Review. “And when you step back, the colors blend and become whole, encompassing the viewer with a moment of beauty.”

The virtual tour is at at https://jessierasche.com/infinite-landscape. Artwork is available for purchase.

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