Erik Ritter

Erik Ritter earned his MFA in 1994 from the San Francisco Art Institute, after receiving a BA from South Dakota State University in 1991. Some of his recent exhibitions include Art Basel week in Miami, and Scope International in New York. After a successful show at the South Dakota Art Museum, his assemblage piece “Bird of Time” was purchased for their permanent collection. He regularly facilitates art workshops for corporations, local elementary schools, and public art centers throughout the midwest.  For the past ten years, Ritter has taught at several colleges and universities while developing online curriculum as a subject matter expert focusing on “Art in the World and the Workplace.”

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Alyssa Bliven

I am an object maker and Nebraskan, transplanted to South Dakota. I have my Master of Fine Arts in Metalsmithing from Cranbrook Academy of Art and my Bachelors of Arts in Studio Art from Hastings College. I am a Pokemon trainer, Destiny Warlock, and a Ravenclaw House member. I am married to a physics teacher, parent of two cats and two fish. I am also an asthmatic with allergies. A dyslecxic perfectionist. Living with depression. A coffee and tea drinker. From a small village. A walking cat encyclopedia. The daughter of a mechanic and medical laboratory technician. The granddaughter of farmers, teachers, machinists, and bookkeepers. A proud sister of a female Navy vetern. And I am quite short.