The Presentation College Wein Gallery is honored to showcase a wide variety of artwork from artists all over South Dakota and the upper Midwest. Our exhibit calendar runs September – August. This can be found on the wall outside the display case, on this website, and on the back of the artist brochure. Our Artist Lecture dates are listed on the calendars. The Wein Gallery is located in the Southeast Building.
Special thanks to our treasured friends who generously supported our Wein Gallery Restoration Project during the summer of 2017, with a grand opening in October 2017.
- 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, M-F
- Free Admission
- 1500 North Main Street, Southeast Building
- Call 229-8405 for details
NSU Senior Art Students
Maddie Aguirre, Reception: May 10th 7:00 p.m.
Madison Aguirre Exhibit
May 1st - 31st, 2022
Madison Aguirre Artist Bio:
Madison Aguirre was born in Aberdeen, South Dakota and grew up on a farm near Chelsea, South Dakota. She completed the art program at Northern State University in 2019, graduating with a Bachelor of Art degree with a fine art specialization. She worked primary with acrylic paint and watercolor during college, but also began working with ink drawings and mixed media. She returned to NSU the following year to complete her Bachelor of Science in Education degree focused on art education. Currently, Madison is pursuing her Master of Education degree in teaching and learning, and she is teaching second grade. Madison lives in Aberdeen, South Dakota with her husband and two young sons.
Much of my work is inspired by landscapes and life. Rather than try to recreate the environment in complete realism, I prefer to create new scenes and monochromatic line artwork based on what I see. My paintings and drawings feature elements of nature that I have seen combined with invented ones.
My artwork is finished when I feel it is balanced. This balance may come from negative space, or from filling a space entirely, from many colors or lack of color. For some of my pieces, this balance is achieved quickly. For others, it takes several attempts and additions.
Sr. Weinreis’s passion and love of art and engaging with people of all ages, resulted in the Mini Gallery, which was an open gallery, from 1972-1992, when the name was changed to the Wein Gallery. Artists from throughout Aberdeen, South Dakota, and the upper Midwest exhibited beautiful art work, pottery, handmade items and photographs. Her contribution to the arts was recognized in 1990 when the Aberdeen Arts Council awarded her with the Friends of the Arts Award.