In between all our visits to Custer State Park and hiking in Spearfish Canyon (post to come), there was a rainy day in there somewhere. Sparky knew of a wonderful artist in the area, by the name of Dick Termes. He is an internationally acclaimed artist and his unique works are displayed all over the world. He has a gallery in Spearfish, and that's where Sparky headed on one rainy day this week. It's called the Termisphere Gallery in Spearfish.
You need to call for an appointment, and even during Covid, they are still accepting visitors this month (September 2020) if you wear and mask, and please use the hand sanitizer when you walk in. The gallery is so cool, Sparky wanted to see it again after ten years. It's a place that fills you with joy when you see all the spheres gently spinning. There are globes everywhere of many different sizes. The designs are AMAZING! Dick and his wife are delightful to meet and talk with. She's a puppeteer and they complement each other beautifully with their interests and artwork.
Dick Termes has been making these beautiful pieces of art since 1968. It's difficult to explain, but it's 3D art on a globe with 6 point perspective. That sort of means you can see up, down and all around in a visual piece that is basically a spherical painting. He uses a special kind of durable plastic with acrylics as his medium. The globes revolve, like planets in the solar system.
It's kind of like an optical illusion and an inside view of an outside world, if that makes any sense. At any rate, it's a marvelous little gallery of space and time exploration. We highly recommend it!
Next....hiking in Spearfish Canyon..don't miss it!