The University of South Dakota Art Galleries is pleased to present student art works from 20 area high schools between March 1 - March 24.
The exhibition is on display in the Main Gallery of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts on the University campus in Vermillion.
The Annual Area High School Art Exhibition was initiated in 2001 as a way of participating in national Youth Art Month and help in to celebrate the vitality of high school art programs in the region.
Area high schools participating in the exhibition this year include: Alta, Schaller-Crestland, Newell-Fonda, and Storm Lake.
"The art work created in the participating schools shows a great deal of talent and considerable individuality," said USD Professor of Painting. Jeff Freeman, who helped organize the exhibition. "It is our purpose to encourage broader public attention of the fine work being done in area art programs and to help art teachers stimulate their best students."
Participants will be recognized at a public reception on Saturday, March 2 from 3-5 p.m. in the Main Gallery.