VERMILLION, S.D. – This year, the University of South Dakota College of Fine Arts celebrates 90 years of serving as a cultural hub for the state and region. Looking forward to its future, the college is undergoing a $3.1 million renovation of the Wayne S. Knutson Theatre and Colton Recital Hall. The “Take Your Seat” campaign will elevate the college’s most public spaces to match the caliber of the arts showcased within.
“This campaign celebrates the incredibly talented students who have benefitted from the College of Fine Arts and supports those who will perform in Knutson Theatre and Colton Hall for years to come,” said Bruce Kelley, Ph.D., interim dean of the College of Fine Arts.
The renovation includes brand new seating, and alumni and friends are invited to celebrate their memories of fine arts at USD, honor a favorite professor or memorialize a loved one through donations. A gift of $500 will be acknowledged with a custom engraved plaque mounted to a seat in either Knutson Theatre or Colton Hall.
“The USD College of Fine Arts is the only college of fine arts in the state, so it’s imperative that we elevate their accomplishments and set them up for continued success in the future,” said USD President Sheila K. Gestring.
To learn more or to make a gift, visit www.usdalumni.com/give-back/take-your-seat or contact Weston Olson, director of development for the College of Fine Arts, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 605-670-0839.