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Girls, Inc.'s Visits With Yuki

October 9, 2014
by Vikki Swallow, Girls, Inc.

Rapid City’s Main Street Square has a new look with the granite Badlands Garden along Main Street made newly sculpted by Masayuki (Yuki) Nagase.

Yuki and the project’s community outreach coordinator, Anna Huntington, have been excited to work with me this fall to raise the girls’ awareness of the process behind Yuki’s work on the sculpture, as well as providing me with resources for the tour part of the experience. I have taken three groups of girls, grades 3-6, to visit the project.

I decided to do my own lesson and inform the girls about Yuki’s professional history. I showed them past sculptures he has done all over the country and showed them pictures of Yuki’s process of how he plans the sculpture and transfers it to the granite. 

For the tour part of the lesson, Yuki takes them to the completed parts of the Badlands Garden to answer any questions and explain the ideas he put into the granite. Then he demonstrates the simple tools he uses to make his design on the granite, a hammer and chisel. 

He then gives each girl a chance to experience chipping away at the granite... Read more about Girls, Inc.'s visits with Yuki

Are you percolating an original art project that needs seed money to get off the ground? Apply for a Sculpture Project Arts Programming Grant.

The grants, up to $5,000, are for art projects of all kinds that connect to The Sculpture Project. Projects need a downtown Rapid City connection, special consideration is given to proposals that include partners and collaborators, and a funding match is required. The final 2014 deadline is June 1.

The application is simple (really!) and can be found here. If you have questions about whether your project fits the criteria or about how to complete the application, please don't hesitate to contact anna@destinationrapidcity.com.

- See more at: http://www.rcsculptureproject.com/blog/on-the-blog-grants.html#sthash.iCHw0Jt5.dpuf

Are you percolating an original art project that needs seed money to get off the ground? Apply for a Sculpture Project Arts Programming Grant.

The grants, up to $5,000, are for art projects of all kinds that connect to The Sculpture Project. Projects need a downtown Rapid City connection, special consideration is given to proposals that include partners and collaborators, and a funding match is required. The final 2014 deadline is June 1.

The application is simple (really!) and can be found here. If you have questions about whether your project fits the criteria or about how to complete the application, please don't hesitate to contact anna@destinationrapidcity.com.

- See more at: http://www.rcsculptureproject.com/blog/on-the-blog-grants.html#sthash.iCHw0Jt5.dpuf

Are you percolating an original art project that needs seed money to get off the ground? Apply for a Sculpture Project Arts Programming Grant.

The grants, up to $5,000, are for art projects of all kinds that connect to The Sculpture Project. Projects need a downtown Rapid City connection, special consideration is given to proposals that include partners and collaborators, and a funding match is required. The final 2014 deadline is June 1.

The application is simple (really!) and can be found here. If you have questions about whether your project fits the criteria or about how to complete the application, please don't hesitate to contact anna@destinationrapidcity.com.

- See more at: http://www.rcsculptureproject.com/blog/on-the-blog-grants.html#sthash.iCHw0Jt5.dpuf

Christine Stewart shared a first draft of Part One of Passage of Wind and Water: A Choral Poem.

Christine writes that this draft is, "Inspired by the work of Mrs. Garrett's sixth-graders (Southwest Middle School) as well as several of the adult participants who have sent me lines, poems, and bits of prose. I have drafted the "wind" section of the choral poem. Several parts seem to be shaping up: stars, water, wind, stone, prairie. I'm eager to collect more submissions, so please send yours as soon as possible."

A choral poem is a poem designed to be read aloud by two or more people in a group setting. This first draft is crafted for three readers. To read the poem,

- See more at: http://www.rcsculptureproject.com/blog/on-the-blog-poem-draft.html#sthash.NYN9dc4F.dpuf

NEWS

Native artists gather at Main Street Square, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, July 23, 2014

A Gathering of People, Wind and Water, Indian Country, July 21, 2014

Second year of carving begins, NewsCenter 1, July 6, 2014

Main Street Square sculptor kicks off year two, Black Hills Fox, July 6, 2014

Performers put new perspective on Sculpture Project, Black Hills Fox, July 1, 2014

Theater production celebrates Sculpture Project, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, June 30, 2014

A renaissance in Rapid City, New York Times, May 6, 2014


 

 


 

 

 


 

 

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