Screening: January 24th & 31st
February 8th- March 15th
April 5th- June 7th | Reception: April 5th
June 14th- August 16th | Reception: June 14th
August 30th- October 4th | Reception: September 6th
October 11th- November 29th | Reception: October 18th
December 6th- January 17th | Reception: December 6th
December 11th, 2019 5-7pm
- January 24th, 2019: 5:30-7pm
January 31st, 2019: 5:30-7pm with remarks from the artists
prints available for purchase January 23rd-February 1st"We are all vessels, exploring our physical existence in whatever space we occupy – both swallowing it up into our own form and spitting it back out for others to ingest. Our investigation of this liminal space sometimes freezes the gesture as if trapped in an ancient metope, and then sends the captive back into the entropy."***screenings contain mild nudity***January 24th
4 animations on continuous loopHieroglyph, Digital Video Animation, 35 seconds
Parasympathetic, Digital Video Animation, 35 seconds
Purgatory, Digital Video Animation, 35 seconds
Importunately, Digital Video Animation, 35 secondsJanuary 31st
2 Films looping one after the other. While the films have started their second loop the artists will speak briefly about the work/process and take few questions if any are to be asked, all while the lights are down and films continues to loop.Liminal Space, Digital Video, 4 minutes 23 seconds
Leaving Again, Digital Video, 3 minutes 27 seconds
- Curated group exhibit. Participating artists Jill Allan, Judy Bales, Michael Bauermeister, Mimi Damrauer, Kristina Fjellman, Ellen Kleckner, John Krizan, and Steve Sinner & Joe MeirhaegheThis group exhibit celebrates the whimsy in line and color in contemporary craft works. Playful and meticulously created- a joyous celebration.Exhibit Dates: February 8th-March 15th, 2019
- Reception: April 5th, 2019 5-7pm
Exhibit Dates: April 5th-June 7th, 2019A writer turned visual artist, Thérèse Murdza began drawing big words on giant rolls of paper circa 2000. Using an animated range of circles, lines, and colors, she continued her work onto stretched canvas, eventually building her signature bright, richly textured paintings. Her musical training remains an influence: ‘I am keenly aware of the precise and imprecise moments of sound-making, shapemaking, emotion, and contact -- not so concerned with narrating the beginnings and the ends, but in opening up the middles. Making marks within the potent middle of things. With you. Yes, you. Do you see? We are in this thing together.’
- Reception: June 14th, 2019 5-7pm
Exhibit Dates: June 14th-August 16th, 2019Cedar River Artisans:
Our group is composed of ceramic, sculpture, fiber, photography and landscape artists. We explore themes and tell stories through our diverse media presentation. The variety in our backgrounds and experience, as well as in our chosen mediums and styles, create the depth and interest in our collaboration as a creative body. Though we create independently, as a collective we invite viewers to join our conversation.
- Reception: September 6th, 2019 5-7pm
Exhibit Dates: August 30th-October 4th, 2019Priscilla Steele was raised in New Jersey, just outside of New York City where regular trips into New York and Philadelphia opened a large, somewhat daunting, but very exciting, cosmopolitan world. She studied at a small liberal arts college in northern New York, and four years later spent a productive academic year in Europe where she developed a strong interest in drawing and printmaking.
After graduating in 1973, she moved to the Midwest and balanced printing and drawing with theatrical design and painting, as well as furniture design with her husband, Craig Campbell. In 1986, her family moved to Iowa so she could attend graduate school at University of Iowa and acquired an MFA in printmaking. She stayed in Iowa to teach at Coe College and has since retired and continues her journey as a working artist focusing on figurative and botanical subjects in Omaha, NE.
- Reception: October 18th, 2019 5-7pm
Exhibit Dates: October 11th-November 29th, 2019This show brings together the work of artists who illustrate a particular style of moments in Midwest scenery. Both artists appear to have romantic or idealized renderings of these realistic vistas. The space between the sky and the earth is vast. Land reaches out to the endless horizon and the foliage seem to breathe the air that chase the clouds in that moment. Adventure and solace can be found in these paintings; the hunt for the cloud you could cut with a knife, the well-traveled path highlighted by the afternoon sun, or the colorful field within soft rolling terrain. The works themselves vary from the very large punchy style of Kristin’s and the mid-sized detailed serenity of David’s.
- Reception: December 6th, 2019 5-7pm
Exhibit Dates: December 6th, 2019-January 17th, 2020Mary Zeran was raised in a family of women artists whose textiles, embroidery, and woodcarvings, existed as their visual language; enigmatic shapes and forms were their words. Each time she picks up a brush or scissors she immerses herself in the language of her family, which brings her ever closer to their traditions, histories, and stories.
Mary Zeran received her B.F.A and M.F.A from University of Iowa. She was born in Iowa City in 1964 and now lives and works in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She is the recipient of several awards and honors and her works are in numerous public and private collections as well as many notable corporate collections. Her collage works have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout the United States and abroad including the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art; Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, in Kansas City; SOIL Gallery in Seattle; Higher Art Gallery in Michigan; and Chaing Mai University in Chaing Mai, Thailand.