VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota Art Galleries is proud to announce the “Fair Winds and Following Seas” exhibition will be on display in the John A. Day Gallery in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts now through Sept. 24. A closing reception will be held on Sept. 24 from 5-7 p.m.
“Fair Winds and Following Seas” is an immersive exhibition that includes works from the USD Art Galleries permanent collection of 1930s Works Progress Administration (WPA) Era etchings and lithographs centering on the theme of sailing, a handcrafted Lug Rig Sail boat created by USD Professor of Educational Psychology, Harry Freeman, a video of Harry and Grace Freeman sailing on the Missouri river created by Byron Banasiak and a mural scene painted by gallery assistant Courtney LaVallie.
“We are fortunate to hold a wonderful permanent collection of artworks that provide so many curatorial opportunities for exploring exhibition design and community engagement,” said Amy Fill, director of University Art Galleries. “Our USD and Vermillion communities are robust with creative artists and craft persons that are working outside of the gallery space. It is exciting and an honor to include works from creators like Harry Freeman. His insight and experience with sailing provides another layer of information and knowledge to the etchings and prints that are exhibited alongside his sailboat.”
“Fair Winds and Following Seas” is open now through Sept. 24, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday- Friday. The closing reception will feature a gallery talk with Harry Freeman and is free and open to the public.