Art Works: The New Deal Lives On, an exhibit featuring prints commissioned by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1930s and ’40s, will be on display in the First Dakota Coyote Gallery September 2–7. This joint exhibition by the USD University Art Galleries and the Vermillion Cultural Association will feature a program of events on Saturday, September 7 in the gallery at 12 E. Main Street.
A short series of talks on local ties to the history of the WPA, the collection of prints, and the artists who created them will be held from 11:00am to noon, followed by a tile-painting workshop where participants can create a piece to contribute to a USD student–led public art mosaic project and enjoy New Deal–era songs performed by the Public Domain Tune Band from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Featured speakers include Amy Fill, director of University Art Galleries; Gary Lipshutz of the Sioux City OLLI, and art historian Dr. Lauren Freese of the USD Department of Art. USD student artist Levi Sternburg will lead the workshop.
Come for the history and stay for the tile painting!