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Summer Exhibitions Celebration

Join us for an exhibition celebration recognizing a handful of local artists!

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Summer Exhibitions Celebration
Summer Exhibitions Celebration

Time & Location

Jul 11, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Waterloo, 225 Commercial St, Waterloo, IA 50701, USA

About the event

Spend some time this summer experiencing artwork within the many galleries at theWaterloo Center for the Arts where four brand-new exhibitions are unveiled. These installations showcase a variety of diverse mediums and allow the viewer to experience the vantage points of 10 artists. These works represent both collaborative efforts and lead viewers on a journey through the individual expression of each artist.

Within the Forsberg Riverside Galleries, visitors will find a collaborative exhibition titled, Voices: The Artwork of the Cedar River Artisans. This exhibition celebrates the interconnected cohesion and individual voices of eight eastern Iowa artists: Robert Fox, Ellen Kleckner, ML Kline, Julia Kottal, Nancy Lindsay, Marty Mitchell, John Schwartzkopf, and Elizabeth Rhoads Read. The Cedar River Artisans articulate their visually diverse yet regionally aligned ideologies in ceramics, pastel, painting, fiber art, photography and wood sculpture.

Stitchings by Ute Stebich and the accompanying installation Selections from the International Folk Art Collections is on display within the Law-Reddington Galleries. View Ute Stebich’s bold, small-scale fiber works in Stitchings by Ute Stebich. The intuitive, geometric, cross-stitched canvases are inspired by colors and shapes the artist encounters in familiar and new surroundings. In the same gallery, Selections from the International Folk Art Collection, includes and highlight’s Ute Stebich’s unique eye for exceptional art. Over the years, Ute Stebich and her family have shared their expertise and have helped the Waterloo Center for the Arts to make connections with folk artists in the United States and internationally. These introductions led to numerous additions to the International Folk Art Collection, showcased in this exhibition.

Optical Vertigo: Drawings and Collage by Jeffrey Webb is on view in the Watkins Grand Foyer and Helen Block and Louis Loomis Concourse Gallery. Jeffrey Webb’s exuberant, organic, sometimes swirling, shapes and intricate patterns are imaginatively combined with characters and quotes from contemporary culture and the artist’s life and mind.

Upstairs, within the Langlas Loft Galleries, visitors will see Denis Hagen’s works displayed in the installation, Denis Hagen: Digital Photo Art. Iowa photographer Denis Hagen’s original digital prints are the result of the artist’s discovery journey. He delights in the irony that these photographs, when combined, manipulated, and collaged may not resemble photographs at all.

To celebrate the new exhibitions, the WCA invites the public to a reception acknowledging the incredible works by Ute Stebich, Jeffrey Webb, Cedar River Artisans and Denis Hagen on Thursday, July 11. The reception will be held at the Waterloo Center for the Arts at 5:30 – 7:30 pm and admission is free. Light snacks and beverages will be available. This exhibition reception is supported by Friends of the Art Center.

Summer Exhibitions Celebration

Thursday, July 11 | 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Waterloo Center for the Arts

Free Admission

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