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Elusive Details Help Blend Reality and Fantasy PDF Print E-mail
Art - Reviews
Written by Johanna Welzenbach-Hilliard   
Tuesday, 07 June 2005 18:00
Jon Stuckenschneider’s silver gelatin prints are tranquil, almost hypnotic to gaze upon. They show the blur between fantasy and reality. In his print entitled Cedar River the trees are indistinct and hazy, while the sky and water have a grainy texture.

 
Work Offers Safety in Anonymity PDF Print E-mail
Art - Reviews
Written by Johanna Welzenbach-Hilliard   
Tuesday, 03 May 2005 18:00
Artist Peter Xiao grew up in Beijing, China, which he describes in his artist statement as “congested” and filled with “political upheavals.” For this reason he is more interested in painting “humans and their conditions” rather than the classic Chinese subject, nature.

 
Diverse Show Explores the Human Condition PDF Print E-mail
Art - Reviews
Written by Johanna Welzenbach-Hilliard   
Tuesday, 05 April 2005 18:00
Cedar Rapids resident Priscilla Steele had entered a pair of drawings into the 29th Annual Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition competition. She felt that the two figures related well to one another and that, together, they strongly represented her artistic talent.

 
Soft-Spoken but Powerful PDF Print E-mail
Art - Reviews
Written by Johanna Welzenbach-Hilliard   
Tuesday, 22 March 2005 18:00
Pat Edwards is a small, soft-spoken woman, and her oil paintings are also small and soft-spoken. However, there is a quiet power in her person and in her work. The Catich Gallery at St. Ambrose University is currently featuring Here and There, an exhibit of her paintings that will be on display through April 22.

 
Whimsy, Boldness, and Sensitivity Meet in Stunning Exhibit PDF Print E-mail
Art - Reviews
Written by Johanna Welzenbach-Hilliard   
Tuesday, 15 February 2005 18:00
I was greeted by myriad colors and shapes as I entered the MidCoast Fine Arts Gallery in LeClaire to see its current exhibit. Lisa Mahar’s three-dimensional, functional art is unfettered and bold, while Leslie Bell’s more muted portraits and figure paintings are sensual and evocative.

 
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