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Two DSU students exhibit in University Invitational

October 21, 2014

The two Dakota State University Digital Arts and Design majors, Darian DeVries and Chris Pueppke, are exhibiting animations in the 2014 University Invitational held Oct. 24 through Feb. 17 at the Washington Pavilion’s Visual Arts Center in Sioux Falls, S.D. Each student submitted three pieces of work, and were juried in along with art students from other public and private universities in S.D.

Darian DeVries created an animation as a visual adaptation of a musical score called “Journey to Niflheim” created by Kyle Vis, another DSU student. Devries’ animation accompanied by Vis’ work carries the viewer across the reaches of outer space from planet earth through the solar system returning back to earth in 1.30 seconds.

Chris Pueppke’s “sci-fi City” animation takes the viewer on a fly through, in and over the architectural space scape. The traveler is returning or leaving and the message seems to suggest a place that is a way point a connection to other worlds that are realized and are accessible.

The University Invitational is sponsored by the South Dakota Arts Council and exhibits a wide-range of artwork created by college students with fresh perspectives and original ideas. This biannual show offers regional art students the fantastic opportunity of getting their feet wet as exhibiting artists, and it gives the community a first glance at up-and-coming artists from South Dakota.







Darian DeVries - Journey to Niflheim