VERMILLION, S.D. -- A community exhibition entitled "New Union / Re Union: Fifty Artists Who Know Vermillion and/or the Area Intimately Well," working to the poetry of Cynthia Nibbelink Worley, of Harlem, New York, began Monday on the University of South Dakota campus and will be open to the public until Feb. 15.
The display in Gallery 110 in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts was curated by Vermillion artist Sarah A. Hanson in coordination with two of the other featured artists, Amy Fill and Michelle St. Vrain.
The exhibition contains current students and USD alumni as well as community members and those from the surrounding region. The artists created one piece for each line from two poems by Worley, who grew up in northwest Iowa, often traveled to Vermillion for debate and other school activities and received her undergraduate degree from Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, where one of the featured artists, David Versluis, chairs the art department.
A reception, concurrent with the Stilwell Student Awards Exhibition and Stilwell des Refuses, will be held 6-8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 29.