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A Brilliant Moment in Time

October 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Yankton Area Arts is pleased to announce the exhibit on display at G.A.R. Hall Art Gallery. “A Brilliant Moment in Time” is a solo exhibit by artist David Kahle. David is the Mount Marty Art Professor and the sole Director of the Bede Art Gallery.  The artwork combines a variety of media including prints and oils. The exhibit is on display from September 1st through October 10th. A special reception honoring the artist will take place on Friday, October 6th from 5:00-6:30 pm. Space for the reception is limited and available on request.

Yankton Area Arts is a non-profit arts organization located at 508 Douglas Avenue in Yankton. The G.A.R. Hall Art Gallery is open to the public free of charge Monday – Friday 1:00-5:00 pm, and Saturdays 1-3. There is a ramp into the gallery located on the southeast side of the building. The gallery bathroom is wheelchair accessible. For more information, call the YAA office at (605) 665-9754 or email



Artist Statement


David Kahle: Professor of Fine Art, and Bede Art Gallery Director

As an artist, I find inspiration in everything. Art is everywhere… In people’s smiles, in the starry starry night, and, most of all, in unconditional love. Michelangelo Buonarroti did not create art simply because he felt divinely inspired. Inspiration serves as a reminder- as Mahatma Gandhi is quoted as saying, “When he thinks, he becomes”! Conceptual growth is important not only for human growth but in learning to understand one another as human beings on Earth. For example, when I am talking to children, I get down to their eye level and speak to them softly. When I consider the fact that we are only here for a short period of time in comparison to eternity; I try to make use of every moment, realizing that creativity serves as a medium toward positive growth just like how a nurse uses a stethoscope as a tool for human healing. The radio show entitled, “The Incredible Adventures of Jack Flanders”, is a great way to use one of our five senses; sound. Francisco Goya lost his sense of hearing (sound) but still created incarnations of different realities based on his own experiences. Francisco Goya, the most enigmatic Spanish Romantic Artist, created spiritual incarnations of the Spanish War, nightmares (The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters), and most importantly, love (La Maja Vestida).

I remember sitting in front of Andy Warhol’s silkscreen entitled, “Cambell Soup Cans”. The Warhol print was placed next to a classical painting by the artist Peter Paul Rubens at the Toledo Museum of Art in Toledo Ohio. As an artist, I thought to myself, Holy Toledo, how art has evolved? Right then and there I had an epiphany, art is essential. It allows us to become what we see, and to be a part of life itself- AS a Professor of Fine Art here at Mount Marty University teach a wide variety of Fine Art classes… They include Painting and Drawing, Sculpture, Design, Ceramics, Art Appreciation, Photography, and at times Printmaking. In addition, I am also the director and curator of The Bede Art Gallery. When a person is creative, synopsis from the brain is activated. For example, an individual has five senses-touch, sight sound, taste, and smell. As teachers, I strongly believe our main objective is to provide lifelong learning. When an individual is able to put to use his/her senses by way of the Fine Arts, I believe they are able to feel truly alive and most of all appreciated. Fine Art is not only essential in the classroom it should be considered paramount for human intellectual and cognitive growth, which goes hand in hand with a person’s physiology In conclusion, much like the Fine Artwork of Peter Paul Rubens, Vincent Van Gough, art brings a smile and a sense of accomplishment and visual appreciation and understanding.

“Faculty Art Exhibition” April 1st – April 15 Professor David Kahle and Adjunct, Kathy Cihak, Oil Paintings, Linoleum Relief prints and Calligraphy Reception & Gallery Talk April 8, 2023 2-4 pm.


October 6
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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