A hands-on art exhibit is opening this week at the Ipso Gallery at Fresh Produce in Sioux Falls this week.
Opening to the public, there will be a reception at the Ipso Gallery at Fresh Produce at 400 N. Main Avenue, displaying its latest hands-on art exhibit, Enlightenment Machine.
The exhibit features a variety of unusual contraptions by local artists including Cody Henrichs, Josh Johnson, Jana Anderson, Amy Fill, Jeff Ballard and Liz Heeren. A reception will be held Friday night to kick off the gallery.
"Ipso Gallery's Enlightenment Machine is an interactive exploit in contemplation and delight, featuring a variety of unusual contraptions built by local artists," a news release said. "Viewers are invited to follow curiosity where it leads – making surprising and personal connections along the way."
Heeren, who is the director and curator of Ipso Gallery and teaches at the USD University Center in Sioux Falls, will be showing her work along with her students Jimmy Crespin, Tarah Parks, Cat Evans, Alice Gann, Jay DeRuyter, Ky Woodruff, Nikki Welzenbach and Alyse Mikkelsen.
"Enlightenment Machine is designed to elicit a shift in thought and understanding, whether about oneself or the nature of art. We love those particular moments in time – where the viewer is stirred to abandon a passive role and moved to engage," Heeren said in a release.
A free reception will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday at 400 N. Main Ave., in downtown Sioux Falls. The exhibit will run from Aug. 12 through Sept. 23 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ipso Gallery has been a part of the Sioux Falls art community since 2009.
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