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Student exhibition 'Vitality of Memories' on display at The U

VERMILLION, S.D. -- “Vitality of Memories,” a collection of works by University of South Dakota students Samone Runia, Justin Tobin and Emily Letsche will be on display at the John A. Day Gallery of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts, Dec. 10-17.

A Bachelor of Fine Arts thesis exhibition, “Vitality of Memories,” includes sculpture and painting artworks. Runia, a fine arts major with an emphasis in ceramics from Lake Norden, S.D., showcases her work in coil and slabs to create experimental forms originating from the same structure. In creating these forms, Runia emphasizes the different, daily emotions people exude each day. Tobin, meanwhile, is a fine arts major with an emphasis in sculpture from Winner, S.D. His subtractive stone works explore shape, form and light. Letsche, a fine arts major with an emphasis in painting from Marcus, Iowa, works in oil and charcoal. Her use of paint explores emotions, memories, and aged or forgotten symbols.

Viewing hours for “Vitality of Memories” are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends. A reception for the students is scheduled for Friday, Dec.17 at 7 p.m. in the Main Gallery, which is open to the public at no cost.