Though most of her life was spent in London, Oxford, Paris, and New York, the late artist-writer Melinda Camber Porter adored South Dakota, the native state of her husband and the setting of her novel Badlands. Now the University of South Dakota is presenting an exhibition that features all 90 of her Luminous Bodies watercolors and all 27 of her large triptychs painted in oils on canvas. Often inscribed with Camber Porter’s poems and musings, these works are best seen all together to underscore her objective of healing the rift between the body and the soul.
John A. Day Gallery and Exhibition Hall | 414 E. Clark Street | Vermillion, SD 57069
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