Oils by Brookings Artist at Downtown Library Art Gallery

Paintings by Brookings artist Karen Kinder will be featured at the Downtown Library, 200 North Dakota Avenue, now through January 31, 2018. The Library Gallery is open during regular hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Kinder, a retired elementary art teacher, has been selected for numerous awards and exhibits across South Dakota. She says, “My eyes have always been drawn to the horizon. I’ve watched clouds push from west to east since my earliest years on the family farm. Though I’ve long since left there, the images remain―and I seek them out.”

Born in Day County, Kinder graduated from Northern State University in 1973 with a bachelor of science degree in art education. Now a full-time painter, she taught elementary art in Sioux Falls for 10 years and in Brookings for 21 years.

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