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Upcoming Exhibits

 

KARA WEYAND SOLO SHOW

Kara Weyand, Beyond

ON DISPLAY JULY 31 - OCTOBER 3, COMMUNITY GALLERY

OPENING RECEPTION: AUGUST 28

Kara Weyand grew up in southeastern Missouri. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in printmaking and drawing from University of Missouri-Columbia and a Master of Fine Arts from Iowa State University. Kara uses a variety of media to explore themes of memory and dreams in her work, with emphases on representations of universal spaces shared by a collective unconscious and her own personal mythology.

Kara lives near Fort Dodge, where she works as an art instructor at Iowa Central Community College.

"My work investigates intersections of the realms of human existence. It is the visual exploration of a universal inner landscape, a collective mental or spiritual space shared by all of us. This spiritual realm is intuitive and ambiguous, simultaneously imagined and real. It is embodied in my work as a stark vast landscape formed by the influence of dreams, memories, and place. The conscious environment coexists with the subconscious, and I examine this relationship through archetypal symbols including stones, bones, and animal forms." - Kara Weyand


INVENTED WORLDS

METALWORK BY JAMES BEARDEN

ON DISPLAY August 23- October 24 2015, SWEENEY GALLERY

OPENING RECEPTION AUGUST 28, 2015

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 THE UNCOMMON COMMONPLACE

PAINTINGS AND PASTELS by CHRIS ABIGT

ON DISPLAY OCTOBER 9 - NOVEMBER 2015, COMMUNITY GALLERY

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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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