University Art Galleries at USD presents “The Loss of Memory”

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The University Art Galleries at The University of South Dakota is hosting an exhibition of recent prints by artist Renée M. Boutwell. Boutwell is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in painting research. The exhibit runs through the month of October in Gallery 110 located in the Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts. The exhibition is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

This exhibit of small scale drypoint intaglio prints is Boutwell’s first foray into printmaking. "The Loss of Memory" examines the connection between unreliability of memory and the illogic of dreams.

As home to South Dakota’s premier Master of Fine Arts program, The University of South Dakota’s Department of Art encourages its undergraduate and graduate students to explore techniques outside of their main discipline. This unified approach fosters an integrated and holistic creative experience while taking into account the contemporary use of inter-disciplinary media. Graduate students benefit from an introduction to varied disciplines that prepare them for broad professional teaching experiences.

For more information on this exhibit, contact Cory Knedler, chair of the department of art, at (605) 677-5637 or e-mail