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International travel inspires photography exhibit at USD

VERMILLION, S.D. -- University Libraries at the University of South Dakota is showcasing student photography with the exhibition “Images from Abroad” now through May 3.

Located on the first floor of the I.D. Weeks building in the Academic Commons, the exhibit presents photographs taken by USD and Cosumnes River College students, who participated in a faculty-led study tour of Ireland, Wales, England and France last summer. While course work for the students from USD focused on Ireland and “The Book of Kells,” the photographs in the exhibit, which is free and open to the public, show the students’ range of vision and emotional response to their travel experience.

The study tour was led by USD Art Department Professor Carol Geu and Cosumnes River College Professor Kathryn Mayo. USD’s Art Department is South Dakota’s only art program offering the professional B.F.A. studio art and B.F.A art education degrees with emphasis areas in ceramics, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. The USD Art Department also offers the state’s only M.F.A. graduate studio degree while the nationally-ranked photography department at Cosumnes River College offers both vocational and fine art degrees with an emphasis in visual expression.

For more information about this or upcoming exhibitions, please contact Alison Erazmus, director of the University Art Galleries, at or call at (605) 677-3177; or contact Danielle Loftus, University Libraries Fine Arts Librarian, at or (605) 677-5123. To view photographs of exhibitions and other University Libraries events, “Like” the University Libraries Facebook page at or visit the University Libraries website at A photo from “Images from Abroad” of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin by USD student Raynee Buckley of Omaha, Neb. is available for download 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