Area Artist to speak about South Dakota’s 125th Anniversary
Area Artist to speak about South Dakota’s 125th Anniversary
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Saturday, November 16th 2013
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dakota Discovery Museum

Area artist, Bill Wegleitner will speak on the inspiration behind his painting, South Dakota which was created in honor of South Dakota’s 125th Anniversary.
Mr. Wegleitner will also be conducting painting demonstrations from 10 am to 4 pm with the presentation to begin at 2 pm on Saturday, November 16.

Many of the images that Wegleitner has incorporated into the work carry specific meaning, “The wagon train and Calvary rider present our nation’s colors depicting the early settlement of this state and interactions with the Native Americans. The coming of the railroad and the vast herds of buffalo that roamed the land emphasize settlement’s continuing advancement, and the image of our presidents on Mt. Rushmore demonstrates the need for democracy.”

The event is free to the public. The museum is located on the campus of Dakota Wesleyan University at 1300 McGovern Ave., Mitchell. The museums current hours are 10 am to 4 pm Tues through Friday and 1 pm to 4 pm on Saturday. The museum is open by appointment only on Sunday and Monday. For more information call 605-996-2122 or email

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