Join Peoria, Illinois artist Carrie Pearce for a gallery talk about the paintings in her exhibition The Merry Makers.
Pearce explores the unlimited realm of imagination in her latest series The Merry Makers: Paintings by Carrie Pearce. The exhibition features ten figurative oil paintings from the series and opens January 25 in the Dubuque Museum of Art’s Kris Mozena McNamer Gallery.
Artist Molly Wood, whose photographs are featured in the exhibition “The Poison Garden” has created a new body of photographs of toxic botanicals, as part of her well-known Fatal Flora series, during a recent residency at Alnwick Poison Garden in Northumberland, England.
Fran Hedeman, member of the Herb Society of Dubuque and gardener Kennie Harris of the Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens will talk about specific species of plants featured in Molly’s photographs following her talk. Free admission.
Join us for a panel discussion about renowned illustrator Arthur Geisert‘s artwork and books as it relates to his DuMA exhibition: Tall and Not-So-Tall Tales. Geisert will be joined by the guest speakers: Claudia Zoe Bedrick (publisher/editor of Enchanted Lion Books,) Louise Kames (Professor and Chair of Visual & Performing Arts, Clarke University,) and Lisa Pope (Librarian, Elkader Public Library.)
California-based artist Alec Egan will speak about the themes of nostalgia and memory in his latest series of contemporary oil paintings. Alec Egan: The Living Room will be on display August 10 – October 20, 2019.
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The presentation begins with Sarah Humphreville, juror of the 2019 DUMA Biennial, and will be followed by artist Thomas Paquette regarding his exhibition America’s River Re-Explored, Paintings of the Mississippi from Source to Gulf.
The 2019 DUMA Biennial is open through September 8th. America’s River Re-Explored is open through July 28, 2019.
Sarah Humphreville has been part of the Whitney curatorial department since 2012 and has worked on exhibitions such as Grant Wood: American Gothic and Other Fables, Stuart Davis: In Full Swing, and American Legends: From Calder to O’Keeffe.
Thomas Paquette graduated from Bemidji State University with a B.F.A. degree in painting in 1985, and has painted full-time since 1988, when he earned his M.F.A. degree in painting on full fellowship from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Paquette’s landscape paintings have been exhibited across the United States, and were featured in more than fifty solo exhibitions at prominent art galleries in Chicago, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, New York City, and Washington D.C.
Join Curator, Stacy Peterson and Director of Education, Margaret Buhr for an informal tour of the “African Art in the 20th Century” from the Collection of the Smithsonian American Art. Included will be a a brief history of African American art and stories about the artists and their creative process. You will be encouraged to share your insights about this remarkable exhibition from the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Carol Sauvion, creator and producer/director of the award-winning PBS series “Craft in America”, will present a lecture in conjunction with the exhibition “Handmade Craft Invitational.” Ms. Sauvion has operated Freehand, a Los Angeles gallery specializing in functional craft, for 37 years.
The exhibition: “Handmade Craft Invitational” continues through September 9, 2018.