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USD Hosts Frankenstein-Inspired Art Making Event Feb. 7

Profile photo of Frankenstein. USD hosts “Coffee, Canvas, and Collage,” Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. at The Bean coffee shop in downtown Vermillion.

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota Department of English invites university and area community members to attend “Coffee, Canvas, and Collage,” Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. at The Bean coffee shop in downtown Vermillion.

Participants will have the opportunity to create their own work of art to be exhibited at the Coyote Twin Theatre as part of USD’s symposium, “Frankenstein 200!” to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s novel. The art exhibit will run from Feb. 22-March 3. The event is $5 per entry and includes all supplies.

The “Frankenstein 200!” symposium, Feb. 26-27, will include the art exhibition, a film screening, reception and a variety of graduate student and faculty led panels. The keynote address will be delivered by professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, and expert on British and transatlantic romanticism, Joel Pace, Ph.D. Pace is also an accomplished reggae musician and has appeared on Minnesota Public Radio and BBC programs to discuss literature, race and music. The symposium is free and open to the public. For more information and to register, please visit the symposium page.

“Coffee, Canvas, and Collage,” is co-sponsored by the Vermillion Cultural Programming Committee.


USD's College of Arts & Sciences offers students a top-notch undergraduate liberal arts education in the humanities, social sciences and sciences as well as graduate programs that have earned USD distinction as a research university by the Carnegie Foundation. The college's more than 22,000 alumni include famous journalists, Hollywood screenwriters, novelists, a Nobel Prize winner, South Dakota governors, attorneys, physicians, justices of the state Supreme Court, distinguished university faculty and international humanitarians.


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
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