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BFA Student Exhibition ‘Énouement’ on Display at Day Gallery

VERMILLION, S.D. – University of South Dakota students Hope Bosler, Cory Carlyle, Kylie Drilling and Courtney LaVallie will present their Bachelor of Fine Arts graduation exhibition, “Énouement,” at the John A. Day Gallery in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts building, Dec. 3-7. The closing reception will be held on Dec. 7 from 6-8 p.m. The show will feature artwork from each student, encompassing their perspective art emphasis.

Hope Bosler is an art education major with a fine arts emphasis in painting from Alvord, Iowa. She has studied art at USD for 4 ½ years, where she has gained a love for art in education and how to teach and present many forms of artwork for students. Her work displays various images within paintings that showcase specific aspects of Midwestern life style. Bosler’s future plans include becoming an art teacher in the Midwest and continuing to experiment in her artwork.

Cory Carlyle is a fine arts major with an emphasis in graphic design from Auburn, Iowa. He has studied art at USD for 4 ½ years, where he explored many variations of graphic design. He has taken a variety of graphic design classes such as branding, packaging, publication and web design. His future plans include moving to a bigger city within the Midwest were he plans to pursue a graphic design career.

Kylie Drilling is a fine art major with an emphasis in graphic design from Omaha, Nebraska. She has studied art at USD for 4 ½ years, where she explored a passion in design. Her work incorporates a variety of graphics projects including branding, packaging and web design. Her future plans include becoming a professional graphic designer in the Midwest and continuing to explore graphic design.

Courtney LaVallie is a fine arts major with an emphasis in ceramics from Sioux Falls. She has studied art at USD for 4 ½ years, where she discovered a passion for three dimensional form and working in clay. Her works display geologically inspired textured pieces carved from clay and fired in atmospheric kilns. LaVallie’s future plans include furthering her studio practice at graduate school.

The exhibition is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information about the exhibit, please contact Kate Skelly, University Art Galleries director, at (605) 677-3177 or


USD's College of Fine Arts encourages students to pursue their chosen professional field in art, music or theater through their study with nationally recognized faculty who are working professionals. Students learn and grow to be professional fine artists with great job potential anywhere in the country. The college offers opportunities for additional real-world experiences through work with guest artists, study tours abroad and opportunities at the National Music Museum and the University Art Galleries on the Vermillion campus and the Black Hills Playhouse in Custer State Park. The college brings more than 80 guests artists to campus annually to work with students.


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 84 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.


Hanna DeLange
USD News