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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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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