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‘How to Catch a Moth’s Shadow’ opens at USD’s Day Gallery

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The John A. Day Gallery at the University of South Dakota will host the exhibition “How to Catch a Moth’s Shadow” beginning Thursday, Nov. 8.

The exhibition, which runs through Dec. 4, includes new works by installation artist Laleh Mehran, who will also present an artist lecture in the Day Gallery at 2 p.m. on Nov. 8. The daughter of Iranian scientists, Mehran is a professor of new media at the University of Denver. She received her M.F.A. in Electronic Time Based Media from Carnegie Mellon University and has exhibited throughout the United States. Her most recent solo exhibition is at the Denver Art Museum.

In addition to Mehran’s presentation, a reception for “How to Catch a Moth’s Shadow” is scheduled for 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov 9. All three events, the exhibition, reception and artist lecture, are free and open to the public.

For more information about upcoming exhibitions, please email Alison Erazmus, director of the University Art Galleries, at or call at (605) 677-3177. To see more photographs of exhibitions and gallery events, “Like” the University Art Galleries Facebook page at or visit the UAG website at


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 202 undergraduate and 78 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 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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Hanna DeLange
USD News