ReDiscover Robert Aldern on display

LumoStudios & Gallery in Vermillion announces that, due to popular demand and the past cold weather, the ReDiscover Robert Aldern works on display at LumoStudios will be on display until Feb. 14.

Works are available for purchase. Contact Phyllis Packard, LumoStudios & Gallery, 2 East Main St. Phone: (605) 624 9222 or (605) 670 2588.

LumoStudios and Gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday, from 1-5 p.m., and by appointment.

Robert Aldern: A South Dakota original

His works include Landscapes, Figure Studies and Liturgical Art. For six decades Aldern’s life and works have been a major influence on the South Dakota art. Times change, but the essence of the prairie remains constant. That essence is captured in his work. Aldern’s paintings reflect his lifelong quest to capture the quiet truths in nature and in our hearts.

Aldern was born in 1929 in Sioux Falls. He received a BA from Augustana College, Sioux Falls and BFA from the University of Hartford, Hartford School of Art, Hartford, CT. During the 1970s he was chair of the Fine Arts Department at USD and in the 1980s to 2010, he was chair and faculty of Fine Arts at Augustana.

Never retiring, he worked as an artist-in-residence at the Center for Liturgical Art at Augustana College until his death. Throughout his career, Aldern received numerous awards for his art and is listed in “Who’s Who in America.”

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