An Assistant Professor of Art at Dakota State University in Madison has recently had one of her art pieces acquired by The Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls. The Washington Pavilion Visual Arts Center acquired Angela Behrends’ collaborative piece entitled “Walk Softly” for their permanent collection. The eleven-foot canvas and felt circle was a collaborative effort between Behrends, K-thru-12 art students from the Tiospa Zina Tribal School in Agency Village, along with DSU students and faculty.
The circle contains all of creation, like animals and plants, but not people. The piece is meant to help people understand their responsibility to be conscientious with their environment and “Walk Softly”.
Behrends’ piece of art has also been featured in exhibition at the South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.