From Field to Field Exhibit Features Former War Artists James Pollock and Stephen Randall

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RAPID CITY- From October 25, 2019 through January, 2020 The Journey Museum and Learning Center in Rapid City is presenting an exhibit titled “From Field to Field” which features the art of Pierre artist James Pollock and Sioux Falls artist Stephen Randall.

Pollock and Randall were both participants in the U.S. Army Vietnam Combat Artist Program during the Vietnam War. When they came home they left the fields of Vietnam behind them but their love of painting on location never wavered. Their “Plein Air” art in this exhibit focuses on the beauty found outdoors in the fields of the Great Plains.

Pollock says, “When all is said and done, I will have over 70 pieces of art on display. This is one of the largest selections of my art ever exhibited in a museum setting. Included in the exhibit along with a large selection of plein air pieces are illustrations, sketchbooks and intuitive pieces of art that are explorations beyond plein air.”

Randall has a large selections of plein air pieces from familiar places in South Dakota. “These two artists are not only sharing their art, but also some of their tools of the trade,” says Corey Christianson, the administration, exhibits and curation coordinator at The Journey Museum and Learning Center.

No admission will be charged after 5 p.m. October 25, 2019.  Pollock and Randall will be in attendance and the evening will feature speeches and appetizers.

If you miss the free grand opening on Friday, October 25, 2019 you can still view the exhibit through January 2020. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and free for members.  On Sunday November 10 at 2 p.m. Pollock and Randall will present “The Art of War” which relates their personal experiences and give a historical overview of the army’s soldier art program.


THE FISHERMAN a watercolor painted on location at Farm Island State Recreation Area is one of James Pollock’s plein air paintings in the FROM FIELD TO FIELD exhibit at the Journey Museum and Learning Center in Rapid City. Exhibit opens October 25, 2019 and runs through January, 2020.

For more information contact:

James Pollock
Box 555
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone 605-224-2767

The Journey Museum and Learning Center

222 New York St
Rapid City, SD 57701
Phone: 605-394-6923
Alyssa Hensrud

James Pollock


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