10/09/2016 – A bucket list visit to the Redlin Art Center in Watertown, SD (and I’ll go back!!!)
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 …
Following is some of Terry Redlin’s history – starting with his drawings at 6 years old!
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!