W.H. Over Museum displays art works by Barnes Abell The Friends of the W.H. Over Museum announce an exhibition of paintings and drawings by long-time Vermillion resident Barnes Abell. Featuring 27 works, the show will be on display between June 4 and July 3. A reception for the artist is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 6 in the Museum's Sletwold Hall.
Barnes began her formal study of art in 1966 with a drawing class taught by Oscar Howe and continued as his student until 1980. This exhibition is a celebration of their student/teacher relationship and a tribute to the man who inspired generations of aspiring artists.
Widely recognized for their community service, Barnes and her husband Usher's many contributions have been honored by a declaration of appreciation by the Shrine to Music Museum, by the USD Distinguished Service Award and by the SD Governor's Award for Support in the Arts. Now retired, Barnes and Usher continue to live in Vermillion and to support art and music in the community.
The Barnes Abell Exhibition is available for public viewing in Sletwold Hall at the W.H. Over Museum between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays, Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sundays 1 to 4:30 p.m.