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Visual artist to conduct lecture here

Published: Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Imagine standing inside a transparent ball suspended 50 feet above the Grand Canyon floor. You are higher than some canyon walls and lower than others. You have paints and a brush and you begin to paint what you see on the inside surface of the ball. You paint the north face, then the east, south, and west. Finally, you paint everything visible above and below you. You move your globe to safe ground and step out to observe your paintings. Walking around the sphere, you see that you have captured the entire three-dimensional landscape. In fact, you’ve discovered the structure of your visual experience.
Dick Termes, the only visual artist on the South Dakota Arts Council Touring Arts program, will conduct a free public evening lecture in the music room of Custer High School, Thursday, March 21, at 6 p.m. 
In addition, Termes will conduct two two-hour workshops to the fourth grade students of Casey Trandem and Eve Trandem at Custer Elementary during the day. All events are sponsored by Custer Area Arts Council. 
One student workshop will explore 3D structures, which helps students use and understand platonic solids, or regular polyhedra by man and nature. This workshop shows the importance of regular polyhedra in creating wonderful sculptures and architecture and how nature uses them in many creations found in biology and chemistry.  Most three-dimensional geometries are based on them. 

Imagine standing inside a transparent ball suspended 50 feet above the Grand Canyon floor. You are higher than some canyon walls and lower than others. You have paints and a brush and you begin to paint what you see on the inside surface of the ball. You paint the north face, then the east, south, and west. Finally, you paint everything visible above and below you. You move your globe to safe ground and step out to observe your paintings. Walking around the sphere, you see that you have captured the entire three-dimensional landscape. In fact, you’ve discovered the structure of your visual experience.

Dick Termes, the only visual artist on the South Dakota Arts Council Touring Arts program, will conduct a free public evening lecture in the music room of Custer High School, Thursday, March 21, at 6 p.m. 

In addition, Termes will conduct two two-hour workshops to the fourth grade students of Casey Trandem and Eve Trandem at Custer Elementary during the day. All events are sponsored by Custer Area Arts Council. 

One student workshop will explore 3D structures, which helps students use and understand platonic solids, or regular polyhedra by man and nature. This workshop shows the importance of regular polyhedra in creating wonderful sculptures and architecture and how nature uses them in many creations found in biology and chemistry.  Most three-dimensional geometries are based on them. 

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