University Art Galleries hosts Provocateurs exhibition

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The “Provocateurs” exhibition, featuring paintings by two artists from Chicago, runs now through Nov. 28 in the John A. Day Gallery in the Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts at the University of South Dakota.

Phyllis Bramson, a prolific contemporary artist, has exhibited her work nationally and internationally for over 35 years in major art centers like New York City, Chicago, Caracas, Venezuela, and Melbourne, Australia. Recently, Bramson received the Distinguished Artist for 2012 Award presented by the Union League Club of Chicago. Adam Scott received his M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1998 and currently serves as an instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Robert Morris College. Scott is represented by Kavi Gupta Gallery in Chicago, Illinois.

Additional activities scheduled during the exhibit include a presentation by Bramson in the John A. Day Gallery at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10. On Friday, Nov. 11, the gallery will host an artists’ reception for “Provocateurs” and another exhibit, “Untitled,” from 5-7:30 p.m. Also that evening, the Vermillion Area Arts Council will host a student art exhibit featuring sculpture and ceramic from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Washington Street Arts Center in Vermillion.

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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 198 undergraduate and 79 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 more than 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.

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Hailie Warren
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