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BROOKINGS, S.D. - An art exhibit featuring the works of Jim Pollock, Pierre

and Steve Randall, Sioux Falls will be on display at the Brookings

Community Cultural Center May 7-29, 2009. On Friday, May 15,

5:30-7:30 p.m. the public is invited to an artists reception and

gallery talk. At 6:00 p.m. Jim and Steve will talk about their

current work and give a presentation about the U.S. Army Vietnam

Combat Art Program and their experiences as soldier artists during

the Vietnam War.

Pollock and Randall each have over 40 original paintings and drawings

on display. Pollock says, "All of our original art in this exhibit

were done on location (or in plein air)."

Most of the works in the exhibit are landscapes that depict diverse

South Dakota locations like Pierre, Brookings, Little Moreau,

Pollock, Sylvan Lake, Sioux Falls, Yankton, The Badlands as well as

many other South Dakota locations.

In addition to the original plein air work Steve and Jim are

currently doing, there will be a display of prints of their Vietnam

era work completed while serving on U. S. Army Vietnam Combat Art

Teams during the Vietnam War.

The Vietnam era components of this exhibit were compiled and are on

loan from the Museum of the South Dakota Historical Society in

Pierre. These prints were first put on display in 2006 during the

Vietnam Memorial dedication in Pierre. The originals for the Vietnam

era war art are in the permanent U.S. Army War Art collection in

Washington, D.C.

This art exhibit is sponsored by the Brookings Arts Council and

location of the Community Cultural Center is 524 4th St., Brookings,

SD 57006. for more information about the exhibit contact Vicki

Schuster at Brookings Arts Council (605-692-4177 or E-mail