PechaKucha Presentation
No video for YouTube upload available.

Angela Behrends is a mixed-media sculptor and installation artist. Her artwork focuses on materials and subjects from the natural world, insisting that people are a part of Nature, and would do better to respect it and learn from it, rather than trying to dominate it. 

Behrends earned her MFA in Sculpture from the University of Nebraska Lincoln in 2002, and her BA at the University of Minnesota Morris in 1995. She teaches foundation art and design at Dakota State University and resides in Madison, SD


Thumb slide87

Designing with Data

@ VOL 13 ON MAR 06, 2015

Sara Lum grew up in South Dakota and has had the opportunity to study and work in diverse contexts in the U.S. And Europe. After receiving her Master of Architecture degree from the Rice School of Architecture in 2012, she completed a design fellowship at Emerging Terrain in Omaha, Nebraska. She is currently an instructor in the Department of Architecture at South Dakota State University where she has developed and taught multiple courses in addition to planning the annual Department of Architecture lecture series.

Sara is interested in developing research in how innovative research methods and tools, such as 3D laser scanning, contribute to creative solutions to design challenges. She recently co-founded FLAT (Future Landscapes + Architecture Terrains) which is an online platform connecting professionals, researchers, educators, and students who are invested in exploring architecture-based design and research in the upper Great Plains.

Thumb slide09

A Week with the Inhanktuwans

@ VOL 3 ON JUN 05, 2015

Artist and Teacher, Angie Sincell, speaks about her experience on a mission trip to the Inhanktuwan Indian tribe reservation in South Dakota. Teaching art she not only taught Indian children new skills but learned about and experienced new cultures and customs. 

Thumb slide058

Dakota Commemorative March

@ VOL 25 ON JUN 23, 2015

Amy Storey's presentation is about her experience in commemorating Minnesota's Trail of Tears. Her hope is that after hearing this presentation, we are more aware of the history that happened in our own back yard that we are not taught in our history books.

Thumb slide1

Is it Better to Work for Love or Money?

@ VOL 5 ON JUN 07, 2016

Ann Hawkins explores some of the forces that cause people to choose what they do to earn a living. Do you love what you do or do what you love when you're not working? 

Thumb slide50

Dakota Rural Action

@ VOL 19 ON SEP 02, 2016

In "Dakota Rural Action" from PechaKucha Sioux Falls Vol.19, SD Tony Helland's love of the state and region runs deep. He grew up loving the outdoors, bicycling, and creating and performing music. Over the past two years Tony has expanded his interests toward the environment, sustainable energy, and civic engagement. These interests were brought to the fore after joining with Dakota Rural Action. Since then he has been fortunate to travel all across region, meeting new friends and learning the pressing issues they face. Tony’s current areas of engagement include water quality, oil and gas infrastructure, and the state legislature. One thing he’s learned through this is that it is only through building personal relationships and community involvement that positive change will be seen.

Thumb slide36

The Hustle Meets Art

@ VOL 22 ON JUN 02, 2017

J. White is the owner of Post Pilgrim Art Gallery. She us also a proud member if the Arikara Nation. J. Has been painting professionally for 7 years in Sioux Falls SD. 

Her work is passionate and personal but approachable. Through her use of Native culture representation, White manages to bring awareness of sensitive Native issues as well as the overwhelming beauty of her culture. 

White us a nationally award winning artist that is represented all over the United States as well as abroad. Her love if South Dakota is always on the surface of every piece she creates.

Thumb slide81

Sectional Practices: Make no Plans


JESSICA GARCIA FRITZ is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture (DoArch) at South Dakota State University as well as a co-founders of mMÁS, a design and research practice in Brookings, SD.  Her teaching is based in Architectural History and much of her research is focused on history through technology, representation, and place. Jessica received an M. ARCH and a B.A. in Architecture from the University of Minnesota.  Since then, she has worked as an intern architect and designer in Minneapolis/St.Paul, New York, and Portugal. While working with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, she gained experience in designing and constructing museum exhibits with a socio-cultural and historical focus.

Thumb slide53

The White Wall Sessions- an intimate experience of music from Sioux Falls, South Dakota

@ VOL 22 ON JUN 02, 2017

Michael Yaeger is the show’s go to guy at The White Wall Sessions. Michael gets things done and gets them done very quickly and efficiently. Michael plays an integral role in the sales and development of the shows at the WWS and also manages the social media content and sponsor relations for this local music venue. 

Thumb pkn portsmouth 36.012

Art & Nature: A Love Affair

@ VOL 36 ON FEB 13, 2019

Thomas Berger speaks about his sculpture inspired by his love of nature.