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‘Collection, Compressed’ exhibit currently on display at USD

VERMILLION, S.D. -- “Collection, Compressed,” a B.F.A. graduation exhibition by University of South Dakota students Makayla Stubbs, Kaia Nowatzki, Chelsea Kathol, and Caleb Johns, is currently on display at the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts, April 14 –18. The show presents a display of work Including Photography, Painting and Ceramics.

Kathol, from Yankton, S.D., studied art at USD for five years with an emphasis in painting. She works primarily with acrylic mixed media, with an interest in incorporating personal photographs into her work. Nowatzki, from Luverne, Minn., has studied art at USD for four years with an emphasis in ceramics. Salt and wood are her primary methods of firing. Stubbs, from Underwood, Iowa, has also studied art at USD for five years with an emphasis in photography. Her work explores the realm of nightlife photography and DJ shows. She also has an autobiographical series entitled “Nostalgia.” Johns, from Vermillion, has studied art at USD for four years with an emphasis in ceramics. He focuses primarily on functional ceramics with an interest in wood firing.

“Collection, Compressed” is open to the public Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A reception for the artists is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 17.For more information about the exhibit, contact Alison Erazmus, gallery director of the John A. Day Gallery, at or call (605) 677-3177.


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.

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Hanna DeLange
USD News