Come Together Through Baseball Exhibit

Press Release from the Brookings Arts Council

Contact Person: Heather Kuhlman, Executive Director
Ph: 605-692-4177


Works of Filmmaker & Documentary Photographer Jay Fishback
Coming to Brookings Arts Council

The Brookings Arts Council will be exhibiting the works of Jay Fishback in its Main Gallery from September 26 through October 19, 2018. Jay, who grew up in Brookings is a filmmaker and photographer from Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Jay is no stranger to the Brookings Arts Council, where he took many art classes in his youth. When asked where his favorite place to create is, he answered “behind the viewfinder.”

His show, entitled Nicaragua: Coming Together Through Baseball visits the lives of Nicaraguans playing baseball and softball, farming, and practicing medicine through a series of photographs. The exhibit will also feature a film on the non-profit organization Helping Kids Round First’s efforts in the country. The organization helps to improve the lives of Nicaraguans by bringing the game of baseball to rural areas in the country. It provides baseball and softball equipment and instruction to young people there and also helps with sustainable agriculture, women’s empowerment and education, and hospital supplies. Jay has captured the heart of what the organization stands for through his documentary photography and filmmaking. He says his favorite part of the exhibit is the people in his images.

The Brookings Arts Council invites you to an artist’s reception which will take place September 27th from 4:30-6:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served, with an artist’s talk to begin around 5:00 pm.

The exhibit is open to the public September 26th through October 19th 2018. There is no admission charge. The Brookings Arts Council is open Tuesdays through Saturdays, Noon to 5. For more information, contact 605-692-4177 or email