The Sioux Falls Regional Airport has for many years been a partner of the arts, showcasing dozens of the area's most notable artists on the walls of its concourse and terminal. While much of its existing collection of original artwork was acquired in the early 1990's, travelers now and into the future will become better acquainted with the talented artists of or region on an ongoing basis.
In the early summer of 2012, the FSD board approved a phased approach to updating the artwork collection and other aspects of the visual environment, including: a new acquisition to the permanent collection, refurbishment of the existing collection, a community art gallery featuring rotating exhibits, a historical installation and a display with additional context about aviation hero Joe Foss.
These changes will provide visitors a peek into the culture and vibrant energy of our community and will ensure that the environment will be regularly refreshed and updated.
The regional arts community and the Sioux Falls Regional Airport are pleased to share with you in celebrating the accomplishments of talented members of our greater community.
Using acrylic paint and shapes of "things that fly," a group of children currently living at Sioux Falls Children's Home created the art exhibit: Taking Flight.
Sherri Treeby, who is a bronze sculptor from the Aberdeen area and recently retired from
teaching, guided the students through the concept and instruction. Treeby schooled the children in the techniques of working with mixed media, analogous colors, and repetition to create
cohesive art pieces. Materials, installation, and project support were provided by Media One in Sioux Falls.
Children's Home Society (CHS) serves families, individuals, and children of all ages, from all across South Dakota. Many are victims of domestic violence, abuse, neglect, or traumatic life events. CHS also helps children with emotional needs that are beyond the control of loving parents.
CHS programs include emergency shelter, residential treatment & education, foster care and
adoption services, forensic interviews, and prevention & education resources.
Through all of its programs, CHS is ready to come alongside children and families to help them rise above their life circumstance and "take flight"—to learn what their lives can be.