Main Street Square sculptor opens studio to public Thursdays at noon

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

RAPID CITY, SD – Master sculptor Masayuki Nagase invites the public to visit with him at his work site at Main Street Square Thursdays at noon during “Art For Lunch” this summer. Most Thursdays through mid-October, the artist opens up his workshop and welcomes visitors to talk about the work and artistic process behind Passage of Wind and Water.

“Art For Lunch is a rare chance for people to come and really get to know this incredible, world-class artist whose work will be with our community for generations. Yuki enjoys connecting with people and he’s always curious to learn more about our area,” said Anna Huntington, coordinator for The Sculpture Project.

The sculptor, who goes by “Yuki”, is carving the 21 chunks of granite that make up the major work of public art in downtown Rapid City during the summer months over five years.

This summer, Yuki is carving four of the massive granite stones of the “Black Hills Tapestry Garden” along Sixth Street where his visual theme is water. Last summer, he completed the “Badlands Tapestry Garden” with the visual theme of wind.

The artist’s overall themes for the work are hope, transformation and the aspiration of all beings in nature to live in balance.

For additional information contact Anna Huntington, Community Arts Coordinator with Destination Rapid City, at 605-716-7979 or

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