From the Collection: Jewelry, Pottery and Prints

This exhibit features Southwest Native American jewelry and pottery along with prints and paintings from the Yucatan.  The jewelry and pottery came to Central in 1984 as a donation from Bruce Longstreet, a Central graduate.  Dr. Larry Mills spent much time at our Merida program in Yucatan, Mexico.  While there, he collected many prints and […]

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Joseph Lappie: Books, Prints and The Procession

Joseph Lappie, Associate Professor in Art at St. Ambrose University, teaches book arts, printmaking & papermaking. His work has been shown nationally and internationally, with his artist’s books in over three-dozen special collections across the country including Yale, The Art Institute of Chicago, and the University of Wisconsin. He received a BFA in Painting and a […]

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Wendell Arneson: “Refuge” Paintings and Drawings

  Arneson is interested in work that resides in both objective and non-objective worlds.  Equally attracted to the gesture and the non-descriptive mark as well as the power and ambiguity of symbol and image, his painting inhabits a place between the known and the unknown.   This work draws from an inventory of images that […]

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Senior Exhibit

Seniors Jackson Agey, Hailey Dickman, and Leah Schouten and Juniors Jenny Rankin Morrett, Cheryl Wells and Josie Youel exhibit their work. This exhibit is the result of a semester long project and is a culmination of the work they have done as art majors. Exhibit Dates:  April 20 – May 7, 2017 Reception:  April 30, […]

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Tara Shukla: Bone Drawings

  Grinnell artist, Tara Shukla, intricately detailed drawings evoke other worlds and places. Exhibit Dates:  March 22 – April 13, 2017 Artist Talk and Reception:  March 23 at 5:00 p.m. Artist Statement: “Then, as I stumbled headlong down the path, there was suddenly a form …”- Peter Handke, The Long Way Around When I draw, […]

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Terry Kovalcik: Metal Clay–A Curious Contradiction

Terry Kovalcik, this semester’s Allison B. Allen artist-in-residence, exhibits his metal clay jewelry.  Metal clay forms like clay, but when fired, becomes metal–silver, copper, bronze.  Terry’s jewelry speaks of his deep curiosity about the world around him and his years as an illustrator influence his technique and approaches to the subject.      Exhibit Dates: […]

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Faculty Exhibition

Mat Kelly, Brian Roberts and Treva Reimer share new work in this exhibit. Artist Talk and Reception, Jan. 26 at 5:00 p.m.

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Trúc Deegan: The Oriental Brush Paintings

Trúc Deegan was born and raised in Vietnam. She migrated to the United States of America and became a citizen in 1970. Trúc has worked in variety of media but has chosen to concentrate on watercolor, especially the oriental style of brush painting. She studied under Mr. Ang Swee Hin, who lives in Penang, Malaysia, […]

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Kathleen Elliot: “Eden Revisited”

Kathleen Elliot is this semester’s Allison B. Allen artist-in-residence.  She creates sculptures out of flame worked glass using a vocabulary of botanical forms including leaves, flowers, fruit, and vines. In 1991, an invitation from a friend to try glass work in his garage paved the way to a new life. Elliot took to working with […]

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Tom Mazzullo: Silverpoint Drawings

  Tom Mazzullo earned a BFA from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia in 1990, and an MFA from Syracuse University in 1993. He teaches drawing at the University of Denver and at the Art Students League of Denver. He works in silverpoint, a rare drawing medium which uses a stylus made of soft metal to […]

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