Middle East prints on display in unique exchange program at USD

Middle East prints on display in unique exchange program at USD The University of South Dakota Art Galleries is pleased to announce that the exhibit "Fertile Crescent Portfolio" will be on display in Gallery 110 of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts through April 21.

The exhibit is the product of an inaugural print exchange between 16 printmakers working at five universities in the Middle East. Organized by American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, the portfolio project aims at bringing together artists from across a highly diverse region to address their personal sense of identity with this unique place.�

The "Fertile Crescent Portfolio" is the first formal print exchange in the region, and its organizers hope that it will serve as a model and stimulate communication within the region's printmaking community. The exhibition features a variety of styles and techniques and references a wide variety of ideas about the historic and contemporary realities of the Middle East region.

Gallery 110 is located in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts and is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

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