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The Return of $25 Dollar Paintings

FOR SALE, each are $25 + shipping (Free Delivery in Sioux Falls)
ALL have custom frames and are under glass.

‘Damon Griffith, SF Graffiti artist’ 5 x 6.5″
‘Delux Motel’ 6 x 5″
‘Punk Rock Profiles on 15th Street’ 5.5 x 6.5″
‘Yo Mama’ 6 x 8″

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Does the Pavilion and SculptureWalk realize this is a Knockoff of the Dutch Boy logo?

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People’s choice award, a house paint logo image. Maybe I should submit an Aunt Jamima or Pillsbury Dough Boy sculpture?

I often chuckle about the people who make the public art selections in this (boom)town.

Remember this People’s Choice winner from Sculpture Walk 2014 (created by Lee Leuning and Sherri Treeby)? It will soon have a new home in the Washington Pavilion’s main lobby as you walk up to the VAC. Thank you City of Sioux Falls – Municipal Government and SculptureWalk!


There is a sucker born everyday, and probably 2 or 3 in Sioux Falls. I also find the irony of the ‘Dutch Boy’ (Girl? Boy? Transgender?) actually painting a REAL painting and not a house to be funny. Do you think that Lee Leuning and Sherri Treeby (the artists) are having a little joke with us? Nah. They are not that clever.

Banksy does it again – Dismaland


I find this funny for several reasons. First off, I can’t stand Disney, but Banksy isn’t the first artist to take a stab at the giant. One of my favorite cartoonists, Ed ‘Big Daddy’ Roth created ‘Rat Fink’ on a Diner napkin in retaliation of Disney Land and Mickey Mouse way back in the 1950’s. Rat Fink was the Anti-Mickey, Anti-Establishment character.

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Great Comic Book Doc

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Quote of day

One of my friends sent this to me yesterday, I couldn’t stop laughing;

National politics seems to have taken a steep slide into Dadaism and Surrealism.”

Actually, I wish it would, it would be much more entertaining.

The Return of $25 Dollar Paintings

FOR SALE, each are $25 + shipping (Free Delivery in Sioux Falls)
ALL have custom frames and are under glass.

‘Slug Cult’ 5.25 x 7.25″

‘Pop Mountain’ 6 x 4.5″

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Where am I in Sioux Falls?


The Planned Conversion of the Former Horse Barn Arts Center at Falls Park is (literally) BS!

As the Sioux Falls Business Journal reports, they are looking at converting the once FREE arts center (not just to the public, but to the artists that displayed there) to an admission charge to see a museum dedicated to agriculture and the stockyard history.

First off, not opposed to museums about farms and killing cattle, but since they are already planning a ‘Stockyard Park’ next to JM’s, why not have the museum over there instead of in Falls Park? Seems like an ‘ODD’ location to have an ag museum that is surrounded by public art and the beautiful falls.

My bigger complaint is that there is NO reason why the Horse Barn could not be utilized AGAIN as a local and regional art museum that is FREE to the public. It was unfortunate that it was closed down and the Sioux Empire Arts Council was killed.

But hey, the past is the past. Moving forward, let’s return the Horse Barn to an arts center again, with visual art displays, poetry readings, concerts and even plays (I think a group of quilters met there also). We could also have the Sioux Falls Arts Council take it over again, or any other number of great arts organizations in Sioux Falls like JAM or DAPA, even an artist union of sorts could operate the facility.

It would be a much more appropriate use of the space then a museum about cows and what they taste like.

Good bye to Jay Kirschenmann


Longtime Argus Leader Media employee Jay Kirschenmann called it quits on Friday to pursue a business with his wife in Branson, MO.

I have probably known Jay longer then any other Argus employee besides his Lalleyness.

I first met Jay when he was the Arts & Entertainment writer for the Argus. Jay and I have participated in art shows together (Sioux Falls Cartoonists) and Jay even played his guitar at one of my art openings.

I can’t say our aquaintance has always been easy (I can say that about most Argus reporters) but we have endured and shared many great conversations about the art scene in Sioux Falls, in which he has ALWAYS been a fervent supporter.

I will give credit to Jay for one thing, he is leaving his job on a ‘High Note’ and that’s a good thing.

He will be missed.

Poet Chuck Luden sums up JazzFest


On the Edge of JazzFest

Hot wind
Hot pants
Hot microphone
Hot drums
Hot porta potty
Charles Luden • 7-17-15 • at Yankton Trail Park