Carol Weber Green, from Aberdeen; Teodora Buba, from Rapid City; and Marie Thielen, from Minneapolis, are exhibiting their art in the Wein Gallery from October 1-November 30.
Carol remembers always being interested in drawing and painting and had a wonderful teacher at Roncalli High School, Sister Rosaria, who encouraged and took me seriously. She feels that when a person wants to ‘study nature’, he or she might decide to go out to uninhabited places to observe animals and landscapes in all their natural beauty. Carol has a love of our native wildlife and scenery. She finds a look at human nature to be one of the most interesting areas to study. Many of you might know her from a mural at Sanford Children’s Hospital ultrasound room in Sioux Falls, SD; storybook-themed signage murals for Storybook Land’s Visitor Center at Aberdeen’s Wylie Park over the past few years. The latest was a painted figure of a young person for the beautiful stained glass window artist Thom Berg made for the new K. O. Lee Aberdeen Public Library.
Teodora, originally from Bucharest, Romania, she has exhibited in London, Denmark, Japan, Texas and at the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City, and the Museum of Visual Materials in Sioux Falls and most recently at the Sioux Falls Design Center in SD, and at Sioux City Art Center, Iowa. Having roots in a family of artists, her father a blown glass artist and graphic designer and her mother a ceramist, she knew from an early age what she wanted to do-meaning painting, drawing, and sculpting. Teodora’s artistic style is purely abstract and moving chromatically towards saturation of colors. She is balancing between figurative and abstract art, her artistic influence comes from abstract expressionism and pop art.
Marie, a native of South Dakota, is originally from the Black Hills. She paints out of her home studio. Marie is a former art instructor and head of the art department at Presentation College. During her time here she was active in the Aberdeen Area Arts Council. Prior to that Marie taught art in Miles City, MT where she also served on the founding board of directors of the Custer County Arts and Heritage Center, now the Waterworks Gallery. Marie’s other careers have been as a licensed psychologist and life coach. Marie continues to paint and to encourage creative expression in others. As a former member Marie continues her association with the Presentation Community. She has exhibited her work in group and individual shows in Montana, South Dakota and Minnesota. Her interest and purpose in making art has almost always been to “record beauty and to share in painting and photography those glimpses of beauty that have given me a sense of awe and of tranquility.”
The Wein Gallery will be open Saturday, October 6 and November 3 from 1:00-3:00pm.
The Wein Gallery is open M-F 8:00AM-5:00PM. For information contact Erin.Giovannini@presentation.edu