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University Art Galleries and Libraries to honor artists of three unique exhibits with reception, program

VERMILLION, S.D. -- A reception for poets and artists currently displaying their work at the University Libraries on the University of South Dakota campus is scheduled at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18 on the second floor of the I.D. Weeks library building.

  • “Corroborations 2013” poets will read their poetry and discuss with artists the process of creating work for the exhibition, which paired USD visual arts and poetry majors to create new collaborative work.
  • “Images from Abroad” showcases photography taken by students from USD and Cosumnes River College, who participated in a faculty-led study tour last summer of Ireland, Wales, London and Paris.
  • “Making Art Work” exhibits the work of a community visual art-making event, where student and community artists were given seven hours to make an artwork, from start to finish.

All exhibits are currently on display until May 3. The reception and exhibits are free and open to the public. For more information please contact Alison Erazmus, director of the University Art Galleries, at or call (605) 677-3177; or contact Danielle Loftus, University Libraries Fine Arts Librarian, at or call (605) 677-5123.


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