“‘Outbound, Looking Back’ came about as I began considering how I could extend the discussion I had been following in my work with ‘Beyond Appearances,’ a body of mixed media work on paper that explores my tendency to see the world around me in layers and organize visual information in horizontal ribbons,” said Hook, who received the first UAG Faculty Exhibition Award. “Much of my work has referenced the river through imagery of water, bridges and fields.”

“Outbound, Looking Back,” on display through June 7 at the John A. Day Gallery in the Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts, includes a closing reception from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on June 7 for the artist. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

University Art Galleries established the Faculty Exhibition Award to encourage the development of creative art projects by USD Art Department faculty. Through generous donations from USD alumni, Cathy Palmer and Karen Chesterman, the Faculty Exhibition Award includes a stipend of $1,000 for the artist to generate a new art project for the Day Gallery.

The Day Gallery is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and on the weekends by special appointment. For more information about upcoming exhibitions, please email Alison Erazmus, director of the University Art Galleries, at Alison.Erazmus@usd.edu or call at (605) 677-3177. To see more photographs of exhibitions and gallery events, “Like” the University Art Galleries Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/University-Art-Galleries-University-of-South-Dakota/192268047504339 or visit the UAG website at www.usd.edu/uag.

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