Reception for Schlecht senior art exhibition set for Dec. 1

Michaela Schlecht artwork

ABERDEEN, S.D. – The opening reception for Michaela Schlecht’s senior art exhibition will be held 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, in Northern State University’s Beulah Williams Library.

Schlecht’s exhibition will be on display Dec. 1-16. It includes photographs, digital art, cyanotypes and video.

Schlecht, the daughter of Morgan and Valerie Schlecht, grew up in Watertown, graduating from Great Plains Lutheran High School in 2013.

A multimedia design major, she has studied with Keum Taek Jung, Sara Christensen Blair, Greg Blair and Nadya Preszler at NSU.

Schlecht said she chose Northern after coming to campus during high school to watch her sister compete for the track team.

“I thought that javelin was the coolest thing ever, and I really wanted to try it,” she said. “Plus, the coach, Jon, seemed really nice so it just felt like the right place to be.

Schlecht will graduate in December from NSU.

“I’ll be traveling to Florida in January to compete in the NSCRO Women’s 7s All Star Rugby Championships,” she said. “After that I plan on exploring careers in graphic design and then attending film school in the fall.”

About Northern State University

Northern State University is a regional university that offers outstanding academics and exceptional extracurricular activities at an affordable price on a safe, welcoming campus. Northern State recently announced its Educational Impact Campaign, with a goal of raising $45 million for a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, new athletic and recreation fields, and an on-campus regional sports complex. Once the campaign is complete, NSU will be the recipient of more than $100 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions.