‘Earth Speak’ student exhibit featured at W.H. Over Museum

VERMILLION, S.D. -- Steve Buechler’s bachelor of fine arts graduation exhibition, “Earth Speak,” is on exhibit at the W.H. Over Museum on the campus of The University of South Dakota, April 21 –25. The opening reception is April 21 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The show presents a display of work incorporating character creation and art as a visual representation of the Earth’s magic over nature.

Buechler, from Centerville, S.D., studied art at USD for five years with an emphasis in printmaking. When Buechler took a class in costume design, his love of character in art realized. He uses a variety of art techniques to create a message and story about the magic of the world and its embodiment from fantasy into the real world.

Working for the USD theater department costume shop has influenced Buechler’s take on character. Having designed shows like “Of Mice and Men,” “The Impresario” and “My Way,” Buechler has learned a variety of storytelling methods from creating character presentation to an audience en masse so that each is to be understood.

The exhibition is open to the public Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more information about the exhibit, contact Shirley Andersen, office manager of the W. H. Over Museum, at (605) 677-5228 or e-mail whover@usd.edu.