University of Iowa Faculty Biennial at the Figge Opens Saturday Print
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Written by Natalie Dunlop   
Tuesday, 26 February 2013 14:55

Davenport, Iowa (February 21, 2013) – The Figge Art Museum will again present an exhibition of current works by members of the University of Iowa Studio Art faculty beginning Saturday and running through May 5, 2013.

The University of Iowa Faculty Biennial exhibition is curated by UIMA Director Sean O’Harrow and includes graphic design, 3D design, sculpture, painting, printmaking, intermedia, ceramics, photography, jewelry and metalwork, drawing and multimedia.

The last biennial, which was hosted by the Figge in 2011, was popular with audiences, and this year’s show is guaranteed to be equally enticing. Participating faculty include: Hartmut Austen, Isabel Barbuzza, Anthony Castronovo, Peter Chanthanakone, Thomas Christison, Chunghi Choo, Ronald M. Cohen, Monica Correia, Brad Dicharry, John Dilg, David Dunlap, Laurel Farrin, Robert O. Glasgow, Ab Gratama, Sue Hettmansperger, Anita Jung, Sarah Kanouse, Amanda Lee, Vinicius Lima, Jeremy Lundquist, Steve McGuire, Virginia Myers, Mat Rude, James Snitzer, Margaret Stratton, Heidi Van Wieren, Susan Chrysler White, Rachel Marie-Crane Williams, Jon Winet and Kee-ho Yuen.

The school’s studio arts program, which dates to the establishment of the Department of Graphic and Plastic Arts in 1910, is considered one of the best public offerings in the country and has hosted a number of famous artists on its list of faculty.

University of Iowa students, faculty, and staff receive free admission to the Figge with their UI ID cards; UIMA donors get in free with their Donor Courtesy Cards.

Companion Events:

Artists Reception

3-5 p.m. Sunday, February 24

Meet the artists and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

Single Speed Geography on The Continental Divide—

Designing, Building, Riding

7 p.m. Thursday, April 4

Artist: Steve McGuire

Steve McGuire, professor of 3D design and metal arts, will present a lecture on his current work which centers on titanium hand-built bicycles and the stories of time-trialing them, self-supported, in unforgiving locations such as the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

About the Figge Art Museum

The Figge Art Museum is located on the riverfront in downtown Davenport at 225 West Second Street. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday and Sundays 12-5 p.m. Thursdays the museum is open until 9 p.m. Admission to the museum and tour is $7. Admission is free to Figge members and institutional members. To contact the museum, please call 563.326.7804, or visit

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