User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


63° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Augustana Students Bring African Art To Life

November 16, 2010, 5:05 PM by Katie Janssen

Augustana Students Bring African Art To Life
SIOUX FALLS, SD - Some Augustana College students are bringing African art to the heartland. A one-of-a-kind show opens this week, showcasing students' work as they study not just artifacts, but the art of putting on a museum exhibit.

Students in Augustana College's Museum Methods class hand-built an African hut.

"We're going to use it to draw a centerpiece to the gallery, create excitement, draw people in," Augustana junior Allison Henke said.

The exhibit will showcase African cultural and religious traditions, with the hut as the main attraction. Anthropology Professor Adrien Hannus says from the lighting to the grass used on the walls, the class is trying to make every detail as authentic as possible.

"We've used some photographs from Africa, the huts, and I've matched the color to this dye we have to mix with the sheetrock mud," Hannus said.

Students are learning as much about curating a museum show as they are about African culture itself through this project.

"When you're so close to an artifact, it's a lot different experience than if you're looking at in a book,” sophomore Meredith Gerdes said. “It's a lot more of a moving experience."

It's also given students a better understanding of how to make history come alive.

"You can impart information through textbooks and lecture about how you do things, but until you really do it, it doesn't connect as effectively as literally bringing people in," Hannus said.

And these students hope their work will bring many in to see the show.

The Oracles & Divination: Segue to the Supernatural exhibit also includes African masks and artifacts from both public and private collections. It opens Thursday, November 18 on the campus of Augustana College in the Eide/Dalrymple Gallery, and runs through December 11.

Previous Story

Next Story




 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

You may also like

Jesus Take The Wheel

9/25/2014 10:00 PM

Miracle on the highway: that's how many people are describing a bad crash between a semi-truck and car in which no one was killed.

Full Story | Watch
Autistic Student Gets Royal Treatment

9/26/2014 4:55 PM

Friday night's homecoming at Brandon Valley High School is a crowning achievement for a senior who's living with autism.

Full Story | Watch
Iowa Teen Dies Two Days After Fight At School

9/28/2014 11:42 AM

Prosecutors may file additional charges because a western Iowa teen died two days after suffering a head injury during a fight at school.

Full Story
Verdict Reached In McCahren Case

9/23/2014 8:51 PM

Braiden McCahren walked out of the Tripp County Courthouse Tuesday night a convicted killer.

Full Story
Police: Missing Boy Shows Up At School

9/26/2014 6:39 AM

Sioux Falls police say a missing boy showed up for school Friday morning.  

Full Story


Events