Joan Soppe: “Vignettes”

Mills Gallery presents “Vignettes,” a solo show of artists’ books by Joan Soppe. Through her use of nontraditional materials and book-making techniques, Joan brings new and sometimes unexpected reflections on daily life. Joan focuses on one-of-a-kind and small-editioned artists’ books  which use handmade papers, letterpress and intaglio as the foundation of my work, while metal, […]

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Teresa Faris: “Displaced”

Mills Gallery exhibits the work of Teresa Faris’s jewelry.   Teresa’s work explores the notion of advantage and disadvantage that, adjacently, resides within all beings. Privilege comes in many forms ranging from skin/eye color, physical and mental ability to class, status and power. Teresa Faris is Associate Professor and Area Head of the Metals program at […]

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Celebration of Asian Art

This exhibition features items from the collections of Chia Ning, Central College professor of history, and of Pella residents and world travelers Susan Kuyper and Tom Stanley. The works represent a variety of eras, media, artists and Asian cultures.   Chinese Accordion fold book     Exhibit Dates:  Sept. 19 – Oct. 10, 2018 Reception:  […]

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Pella Invitational Exhibition

Local Pella artists, Sallie DeReus, Robert Franks, Joe Hoksbergen, Marlyn Hoksbergen, Mathew Kelly, Treva Reimer, Brian Roberts, and Heidi Schulte exhibit their work in the Mills Gallery. Exhibit dates:  August 22- September 14, 2018. Reception:  August 30 at 5:30 in the gallery.

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Andrea Van Wyk: Explorations

Local artist Andrea Van Wyk exhibits her paintings of botanical and architectural subjects in this exhibit titled “Explorations.”  Andrea speaks of her work as influenced by her family.  “These influences are reflected in my current work which is an exploration of the nature that I love and the environments that I discover when I travel.” […]

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Allison B. Allen Artist in Residence, Nathalie Miebach: Rising Waters

Nathalie Miebach explores the intersection of art and science by translating scientific data related to meteorology, ecology and oceanography into woven sculptures and musical scores/ performances. Her main method of data translation is that of basket weaving, which functions as a simple, tactile grid through which to interpret data into 3D space. Central to this […]

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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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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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