Jan 5, 2012

January exhibitions showcase photographs, paintings at USD

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The University Art Galleries at the University of South Dakota will host two exhibitions in the Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts. “Restless Traveler,” featuring paintings by Ricki Klages, will be on display in the John A. Day Gallery from Jan. 9 through Feb. 1. The group exhibition, “Vermillion in Blue” featuring cyanotype prints of the Vermillion area, will be displayed at Gallery 110, Jan. 11 through Feb. 15.

A campus reception for both exhibitions is scheduled for 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27 at the John A. Day Gallery.  Both exhibitions and the reception are free and open to the public.

Klages is head of the art department at the University of Wyoming. She has won several teaching awards, including the College of Arts and Sciences Teaching Award from University College in London and has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. Klages is inspired by the lands she sees on her travels to distant places and is a self-described “restless traveler” always missing the places she has left behind.

The “Vermillion in Blue” exhibition features ferro-prussiate (cyanotype) prints created by photography students in the B.F.A. program at USD. John Banasiak, photography instructor, will also feature his ferro-prussiate prints in the exhibit. The cyanotype process was invented by Sir John Herschel in 1841 and has re-emerged as a popular process amongst contemporary alternative process photographers.

For more information about these or upcoming exhibitions, please contact Alison Erazmus, director of the University Art Galleries, at Alison.Erazmus@usd.edu or call at (605) 677-3177.  To view photographs of exhibitions and gallery events, “Like” the University Art Galleries Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/University-Art-Galleries-University-of-South-Dakota/192268047504339 or visit the UAG website at www.usd.edu/uag.

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Peter Carrels
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