ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Presentation College Wein Gallery begins its first exhibit for a two month show Monday, Oct. 2.  The Grand Opening event will be celebrating the completion of the restoration project. The community is invited to attend our reception Tuesday, Oct. 3 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Southeast Building on campus.


The remodeled gallery allows Presentation to feature three artist at once, and PC is pleased to have Mr. James Pollock, Ms. Anna Myrmoe, and Ms. Debra Kroger as the inaugural artist for the new Wein Gallery.


“Presentation College is honored to announce the opening of the newly restored Wein Gallery, in memory of Sister Anna Marie Weinreis,” said Erin Giovannini, Gallery Curator. “After many months of planning, designing and construction, the Gallery will be ready to exhibit a wide variety of artwork from artists all over South Dakota from October through August 2018.”


Pollock, a Pierre, S.D. native, is a plein air landscape artist focusing on outdoor painting.


“While painting on location, I prefer landscapes and pay particular attention to atmospheric conditions which I try to emphasize and at times exaggerate,” he said.


Myrmoe, a native of Aberdeen, is a well-rounded artist who uses watercolors, oil on canvas, chalk, and ceramics to create her works of art.


Myrmoe’s artwork also has a reflective quality to it, such that it reflects her artistic development as well as her humanistic development.


Kroger, a Dell Rapids, S.D. native, uses Chinese brush stroke techniques with ink on rice paper.


Currently, she works mainly with pen/ink/watercolor using nature as her backdrop.  Working with pen and ink originally started when she taught Calligraphy in adult education classes.


Gallery foundress, Sr. Anna Marie Weinreis, PBVM, served as professor of French and Academic Dean at Presentation College for many years. Sister Weinreis exhibited art work from 1971-1991, when it was renamed the Wein Gallery in her honor.


During the reception only, paintings from these artists will also be on exhibit: Rebecca Mulvaney, Marie Thielen, and Verna Knott, for a total of 15 additional paintings on display.


Jami Lynn, a South Dakota Touring Artist, will be performing background music during the reception.


Funding for this entire event was partially provided by the South Dakota Arts Council.