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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Senior Exhibit

Seniors Kayla Foster, Callie Gardemann, Jessica Lippert, Madison Thingstad, and Scottie Yang exhibit their senior thesis work. Exhibit dates:  April 25 – May 11, 2018.

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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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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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