Mills Gallery Welcomes Molly Wood

Central professors, Treva Reimer and her husband, Keith Ratzlaff (both now emeritus) periodically attend art openings at Olson-Larsen Galleries in Des Moines. During one of these events, they found themselves lingering on one piece in particular. As they gazed at this photographic print, each separately came to the realization that this image would make the […]

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Russ Nordman’s “Iowa Combines”

Russ Nordman’s work offers a fresh perspective on imagery that is quintessentially Iowan. A native of this state, Nordman has traveled through all ninety-nine counties photographing farm equipment and architecture. Nordman manipulates his photographs into kaleidoscopic designs that bear semblance to Eastern mandalas. Nordman’s artist statement describes his fascination with the relationship between human and […]

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Jonathan McFadden’s Print and Installation Art in Mills Gallery

by Joe Hoksbergen As we installed his work in the Mills Gallery, I realized that Jonathan McFadden’s artwork might challenge some who view it, not because of offensive content, but because the conceptual tenor. Unlike so-called traditional works of art contained in frames, McFadden’s works burst out from the frame into the gallery space. The […]

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Kaufman and Running Show Now Up

Central College Welcomes Works of Running, Kaufman to Mills Gallery Central College is currently featuring the work of artists Lee Emma Running and Andrew Kaufman from Nov. 20 to Dec. 13 in the Mills Gallery in the Lubbers Center for the Visual Arts. The title of the exhibit is “Time and Place,” ideas featured prominently […]

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Allison B. Allen Residency, 2019

Each year, the Allison B. Allen Visiting Artist Fund provides resources for an artist residency at Central College. This program brings in artists who excel in work outside the expertise of Central’s art professors, thereby expanding the scope of students visual art experience at Central. Outreach is a key element of the Allison B. Allen […]

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Crafting Moving Stories with Rafael Rosado

Central will soon be overrun by cartoons! Prolific storyboard and graphic novel artist, Rafael Rosado will be showcasing his work in the Mills Gallery. The show will feature a behind-the-scenes look into Rafael’s process from initial concepts through the final products. The show will run from October 23 through November 15 and can be viewed […]

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Alumnus Show Featuring Eoin Breadon

Central College is proud to welcome back Eoin Breadon for an Alumnus Art Exhibition. The show will be held in the Campus Art Gallery in the Lubbers Center for the Visual Arts on Central’s campus, September 25 through October 18. Breadon’s work consists of finely crafted glass sculpture. He uses this challenging and often fragile […]

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Julie McLaughlin: Facades of Space Once Shared

“Facades of Space Once Shared,” an exhibit by Julie McLaughlin. McLaughlin is an Iowa artist who brings an education in printmaking and experience as a theatre costume designer to her sculptural works in handmade paper. Her passion for pushing the boundaries between paper and textiles has grown from sculptural work based on the corseted silhouette […]

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Jane South: “Shifting Structures”

Jane South exhibits her recent work. Born in Manchester, United Kingdom, Jane South worked in experimental theater before moving to the United States in 1989. She has a BFA in Theater from Central St. Martins, London, UK, and an MFA in Painting & Sculpture from UNC Greensboro. South’s work was recently included in the 2018 Invitational Exhibition […]

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Amy Uthus: “Veritas”

Amy Uthus, porcelain artist, shares her current work. “I draw on my love for the beauty of light interacting with porcelain and my veneration of vast landscapes to create luminous works of art,” Uthus says. She has developed new methods to slip cast ultra-thin panels and vessel walls that are so translucent that color can […]

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