Wokiksuye, A Remembrance of Robert L. Penn goes on display at the Dahl Arts Center

The Dahl Arts Center has a new art exhibit up in the Senator Stan Adelstein & Lynda K. Clark Gallery now until the end of summer.

RAPID CITY, S.D. — “Wokiksuye, A Remembrance of Robert L. Penn” celebrates the life and work of the late Robert Penn who was also known as ‘Bob’ or ‘Bobby’ to those who knew him well.

A Remembrance of Robert L. Penn

A Remembrance of Robert L. Penn

A Remembrance of Robert L. Penn

Penn was a dancer as well as artist and mastered many art mediums like acrylic and oil paintings and watercolors.

Penn was a protege and worked under the late artist Oscar Howe.

Robert L. Penn Art Work

Robert L. Penn Art Work

Personal, long time friend and fellow artist Jhon Goes In Center says he believes Penn’s work profound and truthful to the Lakota culture.

Goes In Center says, “It’s been one of his (Penn’s) foundations of his art work is that sense of connection to song, dance, tradition – all those kind of things so when I see his work like that, it really kind of gives it a sense of a cultural depth that you can really see.”

Robert L. Penn Art Work

Robert L. Penn Art Work

Robert L. Penn Art Work

Goes In Center says Penn’s work has been displayed at the Smithsonian.

The exhibit is open from tonight through August 21st. The Dahl hours are Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday from 11am-4pm (Starting in June hours will be Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm).

Robert L. Penn Art Work

Robert L. Penn Art Work

Robert L. Penn Art Work

The Dahl is free to the public and cash donations are always welcomed.

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