VERMILLION, S.D. – The J. Steven Manolis “Painting Vermillion Red” art exhibition will host a closing reception at the John A. Day Gallery in the Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts on the University of South Dakota campus from 4-6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 6.
The “Painting Vermillion Red” art exhibit features the work of USD alumnus J. Steven Manolis, the 2017 Dakota Days parade grand marshal, who has donated seven paintings to USD, which are valued at $550,000, including one work made up of four canvases that reaches 7 feet high and 36 feet long. The paintings can be viewed in the Beacom School of Business, the Muenster University Center, and the Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts. Prior to the closing reception, an official ceremony honoring Manolis’ donation will occur Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. in the Muenster University Center.
Additionally, there will be an art critics symposium Thursday, Oct 5, from 7-8 p.m. in the John A. Day Gallery, which will feature nationally renowned experts Anthony Haden-Guest, Bruce Helander and Elizabeth Sobieski for a panel discussion about contemporary art and the art of J. Steven Manolis.
For more information on the work of J. Steven Manolis, please visit the Fine Arts website.