What Were You Wearing?

Central’s Students Against Sexual Assault (SASA), in collaboration with the Art Program, invite you to the Mills Gallery to view the installation, “What Were You Wearing” from March 2-10. Originating in 2013, the project was inspired by Dr. Mary Simmerling’s (Cornell) poem, What I Was Wearing (2005). The installation pairs survivor stories alongside donated outfits to generate reflection that moves […]

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Greg Van Dusseldorp, Recent work

Please visit the Mills Gallery to see the painting and ceramic work of Iowa artist Greg Van Dusseldorp. The exhibit runs from January 19th through February 12th. Artist’s reception on Saturday February 12th from 3:00-5:00pm. “I take a very intuitive approach to my creative endeavors. My ceramic sculptures show an unrefined quality derived from a […]

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Delano Dunn, Central College’s Allison B. Allen Visiting Artist

The Central College Art program is proud to bring Delano Dunn to campus to exhibit his unusual collage work from  November 8th through December 10th. In the Spring of 2022, Delano Dunn will return to run a public workshop in the art studios on campus. Dates to be determined. “Delano Dunn was born in Los […]

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Chad Elliot, the Wilderman’s Exhibit

The Art and Music programs at Central College are excited to bring you Chad Elliot, singer/songwriter and visual artist October 20th-November 5th. “Midwest singer-songwriter Chad Elliott blends folk roots, swampy blues and soulful writing to deliver an original Americana sound. His live performances have been honed over a decade of being on the road performing […]

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José Galvez

October 4th-15th, the Art and Modern Languages program bring the photographic work of Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist José Galvez to the Mills Gallery. From his bio at www.josegalvez.com: “When José was 10, he carried his shoeshine box into the building of the Arizona Daily Star. After that night, he was a permanent fixture in the […]

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Central College Art Educator Alumni

In the Fall of 2021, Central College Art Educator Alumni were invited to exhibit their work in the Mills Gallery from September 7th to October 2nd. The exhibit included recent graduates through to those who graduated over 10 years ago. The work featured above is by Megan Rohr.

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Celestial Entities

Ryan Bredlau is exhibiting his ceramic work in the Mills Gallery from Sept. 25th through Oct. 16th. Bredlau received his BA in Art from Central College in 2005. After taking graduate classes at the University of Iowa, Ryan attended Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri, and earned a master’s degree in fine arts in 2010 […]

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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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