Exhibition at University Art Galleries honors faculty award recipients

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The University Art Galleries at the University of South Dakota announce the opening of “Beholding the Ephemeral,” featuring new works by Johntimothy Pizzuto and Patti Roberts Pizzuto. The exhibition is May 13 through June 6 with a reception at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 16 for the artists.

Johntimothy Pizzuto and Patti Roberts Pizzuto are also the recipients of the 2014 Faculty Exhibition Award. The Faculty Exhibition Award, presented by the University Art Galleries, is awarded in support of original creative research by art department faculty at USD. For their exhibition, the Pizzuto’s made prints and drawings in their studios every day in an effort to record subtle transformations of one plate and grid pattern. The results show the insistence of time and the significance of the fleeting moment.

Johntimothy Pizzuto is a professor of art at USD and teaches printmaking. Patti Roberts Pizzuto works at the Vermillion Public Library and is a practicing professional artist. The Faculty Exhibition Award includes a $1,000 stipend to pay for materials and equipment. Funds for the Faculty Exhibition Award were donated by Cathy Palmer and Karen Chesterman, both USD alumnae.

The John A. Day Gallery is open weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Both the exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. For more information about the University Art Galleries, visit www.usd.edu/uag or “Like” them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/University-Art-Galleries-University-of-South-Dakota/192268047504339?ref=hl.

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