We are thrilled to announce our new art exhibition at The Garage, "Home Again," by Wade Patton. Wade is an enrolled member of the Oglala Lakota Tribe and grew up on the Pine Ridge Reservation surrounded by a rich culture of music and art.
He moved away from South Dakota after graduating from Black Hills State University. "It took leaving South Dakota for me to find the voice in my most recent body of work," he said. "Yet, while pursuing other art opportunities on the east coast, I longed for home."
Wade said when he was living on the east coast, he began missing the beauty and splendor of the Black Hills and the skies of South Dakota. "I started to draw landscapes and clouds, as a reminder of home," he said. Patton decided he needed to pursue his art in the place where he found the most inspiration and now has a studio at Racing Magpie in Rapid City.
Stop in to see it Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm, or join us for a special artist reception in honor of Wade on Thursday, April 19 from 5-7pm. The event is free and open to the public.