Works of 50 Regional Artists on Display at USD

Image Nibbelbink Worley and Sarah Hanson Cynthia Nibbelink Worley and Sarah A. Hanson in the Joseph Daniel Wilson Memorial Garden, Harlem, New York. (Photo Copyright: Prairie Hanson)

VERMILLION, S.D. -- A community exhibition entitled "New Union / Re Union: Fifty Artists Who Know Vermillion and/or the Area Intimately Well," working to the poetry of Cynthia Nibbelink Worley, of Harlem, New York, began Monday on the University of South Dakota campus and will be open to the public until Feb. 15.

The display in Gallery 110 in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts was curated by Vermillion artist Sarah A. Hanson in coordination with two of the other featured artists, Amy Fill and Michelle St. Vrain.

The exhibition contains current students and USD alumni as well as community members and those from the surrounding region. The artists created one piece for each line from two poems by Worley, who grew up in northwest Iowa, often traveled to Vermillion for debate and other school activities and received her undergraduate degree from Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, where one of the featured artists, David Versluis, chairs the art department. 

A reception, concurrent with the Stilwell Student Awards Exhibition and Stilwell des Refuses, will be held 6-8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 29.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 205 undergraduate and 73 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 17:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 17 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Michael Ewald
USD News