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COMMUNITY OF ARTISTS 2015

SHOWCASING THE WORK OF ARTISTS 

WITHIN 150 MILES OF AMES, IOWA

Insert picture hereArtwork Credit: Susan Norris, Listen To Me

ON DISPLAY JUNE 5 - AUGUST 1, MAIN AND SWEENEY GALLERIES

OPENING RECEPTION JUNE 5 from 5:00 - 8:00 P.M.

 

Juror: Jack Wilkes

Jack Wilkes is a teacher, painter, and explorer in concrete images and abstract ideas.  After studying at the Cleveland Art Institute, Jack finished his BFA in Art Education at Drake, which included a Certificate in Art Therapy, and received a MFA in painting from Drake in 1983.  Teaching at Simpson College, Iowa State University, serving as Artist-in-Residence at the Des Moines Art Center, then Drake, he exhibited as far away as New Smyna Beach, Florida and Verenna, Italy.


 

ERIC ROBINSON SOLO SHOW

Eric Robinson, Morning Mist

ON DISPLAY JUNE 19 - JULY 26, COMMUNITY GALLERY

“As a printmaker making edition varia, I emulate what I see demonstrated in life,” Robinson says. “The world consists of ancient things that seem enduring—mountains, great trees, seas and shorelines—yet their appearances change with passages of days and nights, seasons and years, weather conditions and cataclysms.”

Printmaking allows Robinson to make serial variations, which create a kind of third dimension to his work. Those variations provoke thought, he says, because people understand the world by making comparisons.

Robinson earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in printmaking from Iowa State University after graduating from Olivet Nazarene University with a bachelor’s degree in painting. He has taught printmaking workshops at Iowa State University, the University of Wisconsin, Central College, the Des Moines Art Center, the Pella Community Art Center and various other colleges. He also served as an artist in residence at the Weir Farm Art Center in Connecticut.
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“As a printmaker making edition varia, I emulate what I see demonstrated in life,” Robinson says. “The world consists of ancient things that seem enduring—mountains, great trees, seas and shorelines—yet their appearances change with passages of days and nights, seasons and years, weather conditions and cataclysms.”

Printmaking allows Robinson to make serial variations, which create a kind of third dimension to his work. Those variations provoke thought, he says, because people understand the world by making comparisons.

Robinson earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in printmaking from Iowa State University after graduating from Olivet Nazarene University with a bachelor’s degree in painting. He has taught printmaking workshops at Iowa State University, the University of Wisconsin, Central College, the Des Moines Art Center, the Pella Community Art Center and various other colleges. He also served as an artist in residence at the Weir Farm Art Center in Connecticut.

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