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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Trúc Deegan: The Oriental Brush Paintings

Trúc Deegan was born and raised in Vietnam. She migrated to the United States of America and became a citizen in 1970. Trúc has worked in variety of media but has chosen to concentrate on watercolor, especially the oriental style of brush painting. She studied under Mr. Ang Swee Hin, who lives in Penang, Malaysia, […]

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Tom Mazzullo: Silverpoint Drawings

  Tom Mazzullo earned a BFA from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia in 1990, and an MFA from Syracuse University in 1993. He teaches drawing at the University of Denver and at the Art Students League of Denver. He works in silverpoint, a rare drawing medium which uses a stylus made of soft metal to […]

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Joe Muench: “Skin Deep: Explorations in Metal (2006- 2016)”

Joe Muench received a BA in Craft Design from Iowa State University in 1984 studying with Professor Chuck Evans and an MFA in metalsmithing from Washington University, St. Louis, MO in1987 under the tutelage of Professor Heikki Seppa . He is currently a Professor of Art and Visual Culture at Iowa State University where he […]

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Senior Art Majors Exhibit

Heidi Heckenberg and Cindy Williams will exhibit their work from April 25 – May 13.  Every year, Central art majors take over the gallery as the culmination of their work at Central.

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Hannah Givler: “Unarchitectured”

Hannah Givler makes sculpture through a process of material exploration paralleled with academic research. The works on display in Unarchitectured were developed with sensitivity to a collection of histories of design, modernism, and gender politics. Givler received an MFA in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2012. She teaches sculpture […]

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Linda Lewis: “We’re All Under the Same Sky”

Linda Lewis’s exhibit, “We’re all under the same sky” is a way of looking at the links between us no matter what age, culture, ethnicity, or gender.  For 34 years, Linda worked as an educator in the Des Moines Schools until she took a workshop given by a narrative sculptor in Santa Fe, New Mexico […]

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Chuck Richards: “Jitters, Critters and a Magic Wand”

Chuck Richards trained as a fine artist with a concentration in drawing and painting. His imagery has always been representational, mostly figurative and frequently narrative. Since coming to Iowa State University in 1998, his work shifted direction down a new, but related path and he began to write and illustrate a children’s book entitled Jungle Gym […]

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Gerhard Nollen: Discovering a Dutch Master in Pella

Gerhard Nollen (1830-1901), came to Iowa from the Netherlands in the 1850s. He worked as a portrait painter in Pella and Keokuk. The Pella Historical Society owns many of his works and they have undergone restoration recently.  His largest and most famous work is “Dream of Arcadia” which is owned by the Iowa Historical Society. This […]

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Mary Merkel-Hess: “Patterns of Growth”

Fiber artist Mary Merkel-Hess grew up in Evansdale and Gilbertville, Iowa. She received her B.A. in philosophy (1971) from Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and her B.F.A. (1976) from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She earned her M.F.A. in metalsmithing from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, in 1983. She is married and has two children. Her sculptural […]

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