10/09/2016 – A bucket list visit to the Redlin Art Center in Watertown, SD (and I’ll go back!!!)

The Redlin Art Center

The Redlin Art Center

When Terry Redlin quit his job to pursue art full time, he sold his original paintings. At one point his son suggested he stop doing that and only sell the prints and save the originals. At the Center they have all the originals and prints of most, if not all, of the rest of his work. I have admired his work for years and when this center was first built always wanted to visit. Oh my, I can’t tell you – I spent almost the entire time they were open on this Sunday and it simply wasn’t enough. I cried over several of the paintings. I smiled, I laughed and simply felt the joy in many others. Some of my pictures are better than others. I apologize now for some of the pictures I’m including of the information regarding the pictures – but I find that information invaluable, and hope that even blurry, etc, some of you will also. I was very surprised when I asked to find out I could take pictures. I had no problem accepting that I could, but no flash. And I didn’t take the time to redo pics – maybe next time.

This is simply a sampling of the pictures – and you’ll recognize he did some series – I don’t include all the pics in any series …

Entering one of the galleries.

Entering one of the galleries.

"His First Goodbye"

“His First Goodbye”

His Last Goodbye

His Last Goodbye

His Last Goodbye

His Last Goodbye

Sunday Morning

Sunday Morning

Sunday Morning

Sunday Morning

O Beautiful For Spacious Skies

O Beautiful For Spacious Skies

O Beautiful For Spacious Skies

O Beautiful For Spacious Skies

For Amber Waves of Grain

For Amber Waves of Grain

For Amber Waves of Grain

For Amber Waves of Grain

For Purple Mountain Majesties

For Purple Mountain Majesties

For Amber Waves of Grain

For Amber Waves of Grain

Above the Fruited Plain

Above the Fruited Plain

Above the Fruited Plain

Above the Fruited Plain

America! America!

America! America!

America! America!

America! America!

God Shed His Grace On Thee

God Shed His Grace On Thee

God Shed His Grace on Thee

God Shed His Grace on Thee

Sharing the Evening

Sharing the Evening

Sharing the Evening

Sharing the Evening

A Helping Hand

A Helping Hand

A Helping Hand

A Helping Hand

Bust of Redlin

Bust of Redlin

Quiet Afternoon

Quiet Afternoon

Quiet Afternoon

Quiet Afternoon

The Masters Doman - 1987.  The picture I took of the info was not legible to copy here.

The Masters Doman – 1987. The picture I took of the info was not legible to copy here.

Lights of Home

Lights of Home

Lights of Home

Lights of Home

Sharing the Sunset

Sharing the Sunset

Sharing the Sunset

Sharing the Sunset

Migration Days

Migration Days

Migration Days

Migration Days

Hometown

Hometown

Hometown

Hometown

Following is some of Terry Redlin’s history – starting with his drawings at 6 years old!

At 6 years old, Terry Redlin was drawing comic book characters.

At 6 years old, Terry Redlin was drawing comic book characters.

Comic Book Character Drawing

Comic Book Character Drawing

Comic Book Character Drawing

Comic Book Character Drawing

Art School Work

Art School Work

Art School Work

Art School Work

Read this from his art school teacher!

Read this from his art school teacher!

Original Dog Drawing - his first assignment for art school

Original Dog Drawing – his first assignment for art school

I cannot even begin to describe what my feelings were while here. I will go back and take even more time. It’s on my to-do list for next fall again if the weather co-operates!