Professional Artist comes to Lemmon

Visual artist Mary Wipf will conduct workshops for local community members as part of the South Dakota Arts Council’s Artists in Schools and Communities program. Mary will work with various groups during the residency in Lemmon from September 16-20, 2019.

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Workshops open to the public will be held Monday, September 16th from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm and Tuesday, September 17th from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm and 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm at Live Center Inc in Lemmon. There will also be classes on Wednesday, September 18th from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Lemmon Public Library. Participant’s artwork will be displayed at the reception held Thursday night from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Kokomo Inn Gallery. Everyone is welcome to come to the reception to enjoy the artwork created throughout the week and visit with Mary Wipf. More information and tickets can be found on Facebook under Placemakers Co-op and Lemmon Public Library.
Wipf has participated in nearly 600 weeks of residencies throughout South Dakota in more than 75 school systems, community libraries and special needs institutions. She believes art- the creative expression of one’s unique self- helps to satisfy the need for communication at a basic level.
“Through art, we experience a broadened and more intense awareness of ourselves and the world around us,” Wipf said. “Art helps us find truth and understanding. The people of South Dakota are our most important resources. It is imperative that their creativity be sparked and cultivated to enrich their lives and at the same time enhance society as a whole.”
Wipf uses various media, such as printmaking, drawing, papermaking, marbling and the creation of a mural. During her time in Lemmon she will be focused on marbling.
This program is sponsored by Lemmon Public Library, Kokomo Inn Gallery and Placemakers Co-op, with support provided by the South Dakota Arts Council with funds from the State of South Dakota, through the Department of Tourism and the National Endowment for the Arts.
For more information contact Raven Christman at the Lemmon Public Library, 605-374-5611, visit the Lemmon Public Library and Placemakers Co-op pages on Facebook or find us online at

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