"Drone Home": Albright's SDAC Residency is a Soaring Success

The South Dakota Arts Council's Artists in Schools and Communities grant program, supports communities across the state of South Dakota by encouraging and supplementing the existing arts programs with lesson plans, projects and art experiences developed and implemented by professional artists.

Ariadne (Ari) Albright visited the South Dakota towns of Bison and Belle Fourche in early November, bringing with her a project titled "Drone Home" that aimed to expand participant views of their community. Drawing from the current popularity of drone technology, providing users the ability to view the world from extreme heights with a remotely controlled  device that typically allows for the capture of picture or videos, Ari complied images of these South Dakota communities from the vantage point of drones. Maps of these South Dakota  towns were uniquely brought to life by participants through the use of black paper, chalk, and paint.

"Drone Home" artwork created by the students of Belle Fourche High School during Ari Albright's SDAC Artists in Schools and Communities residency. Students and staff decided to assemble and display the cohesive work of art in a community space within the High School.