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University Art Galleries honors photographer with Nov. 2 reception

VERMILLION, S.D. -- University Art Galleries at the University of South Dakota will host a reception for photographer Carrie Thompson, 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2 in Gallery 110 at the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Thompson’s photography is currently on display at Gallery 110 through Dec. 4.

A 2011 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, Thompson’s photography explores her relationship with her family, roots, rootlessness and restlessness. This activity is made possible in part by the grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature and by an additional grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

For more information about upcoming exhibitions or to become a Friend of the University Art Galleries, please email Alison Erazmus, director of the University Art Galleries, at or call at (605) 677-3177. To view 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, Knudson 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.

This material is available in an alternate format upon request. Please contact University Relations at 605-677-5759. If you are a person with a disability and need a special accommodation to fully participate in any university activity or event, please contact Disability Services at 605-677-6389 as soon as possible, but no later than 48 hours before the event, so that appropriate arrangements may be made.


Hanna DeLange
USD News