Three area artists proudly have their work on display in the newly redesigned Wein Gallery at Presentation College. The gallery, named for the late Sister Anna Marie Weinreis, was previously in a hallway area in the main campus building. Through the efforts of Erin Giovannini, special assistant for project development, and the administration at PC, the Wein Gallery was redesigned and built into an existing display case area in the Southeast Building. Erin serves as the gallery’s coordinator and already has the space booked into mid-2018 with a variety of artists. Joe and Linda Van De Rostyne helped design, engineered, and built the exhibit space. On October 3, two well-attended open houses were held to christen the gallery and meet the artists.
Exhibiting their work in the new gallery through November 30 are James Pollock of Pierre, Anna Myrmoe of Aberdeen, and Debra Kroger of Dell Rapids. This exhibit is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The inaugural exhibit will also be open on Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Admission is free. For more information and a complete exhibit schedule, contact Erin at 605-229-8349.
Sister Weinreis was an Aberdeen arts advocate, poet, writer, and teacher. At Presentation College she taught French and was the academic dean for many years. She started the Mini Gallery at PC in 1972, and continued to invite and attract artists from all over the region until her passing in 1997 at the age of 90. She was a Presentation Sister for 70 years. //