Beautifying the campus with high quality artwork, USD will bring seven new sculptures to campus on August 14 as part of the university’s SculptureWalk. The successful collaboration between USD and SculptureWalk Sioux Falls calls on international artists in order to showcase their sculptures in Sioux Falls and on USD’s campus.
Laura McNaughton, Executive Administrative Assistant to President Abbott, and Larry Schou, Dean of Fine Arts, work with Jim Clark, Director of SculptureWalk Sioux Falls, in selecting the best pieces for location on campus. In addition, USD will also be working with the city by installing four new sculptures to be located in downtown Vermillion. USD hopes people will enjoy walking the campus to see the sculptures in their specific locations. The USD Sculpture Walk was created at the request of President James W. Abbott in 2012.
New sculptures on USD’s campus:
- “The Division” by Ivan Schlutz to be located by the west side of MUC between the MUC and ID Weeks library
- “Pagean Apples” by Chris Kilbane to be by the Wellness Center
- “The Thinker” by Serge Mozhnevsky to be by the Arts and Science building
- “Geometry of Space” by David Skora to be located by the School of Medicine
- “For Long Distances” by Nathan Pierce to be located by the Belbas Center
- “Dove Spirit” by David Turner to be located between ID Weeks and School of Education
- “Fulcrum” by Dan Perry to be located by the School of Business
New Sculptures to Downtown Vermillion:
- “Festival of Friends” by Shawn Morin to be located on the corner of Main Street and Center Street
- “Moon Dance” by Ivan Schlutz to be located on the corner of Church Street and Main Street
- “Back Channel” by Dan Perry to be located in front of the Edith Siegrist Public Library
- “Device #2” by Nathan Pierce to be located on the Platz area