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USD B.F.A. Exhibition 'Multifarious' on Display April 26-30

VERMILLION, S.D. – University of South Dakota students Ethan Tasa, Alea Meyer, Elise Langefeld and Sadie Johanson will present a Bachelor of Fine Arts graduation exhibition, “Multifarious,” April 26-30 at the John A. Day Gallery on USD’s campus.

The exhibition will showcase painting, photography and graphic design.

Langefeld’s work features a series of landscape illustrations to express the repose she finds in nature.

Meyer’s work focuses on what society has left behind and forgotten. The places she chooses to photograph are slowly succumbing to the nature that was here long before us, yet it's still a beautiful sight to see. Meyer finds there to be a certain level of calm within these chaotic displays of destruction.

Johanson’s digital art and design stems from a foundation in traditional art forms. In her series of children’s book pages, she draws from the expression of basic human emotions and stories.

Tasa’s work is a reflection of growing up in rural South Dakota and the need to alter his identity in order to blend in. His goal is to question whether rural Midwest norms are helpful or harmful as well as to be a figure to which others with similar experiences can relate.

For more information about the exhibit, please contact Amy Fill, University Art Galleries Director, at 605-658-3437 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