Collected Works by Greta Songe at the Catich and Morrissey Galleries through December 13.

Greta Songe: Accumulation”: Friday, October 20, through Wednesday, December 13

St. Ambrose University's Catich Gallery, 2101 Gaines Street, Davenport IA

Illustration & Design: Recent Work by Greta Songe”: Friday, October 27, through Wednesday, December 13

St. Ambrose University's Morrissey Gallery, 2101 Gaines Street, Davenport IA

Two exhibitions by one gifted artist will soon be on display at St. Ambrose, with paintings, textiles, installations, and more by the Iowa-based Greta Songe viewable in the Catich and Morrissey Galleries, both located in the university's Galvin Fine Arts Center.

A native of South Louisiana, Songe earned her BFA in Painting & Drawing from Louisiana State University in 2000 and her MFA in Painting, with a minor in Printmaking, from the University of Iowa in 2004. In addition to working as a freelance illustrator and designer, she has exhibited her paintings, drawings, prints, and installations nationally and in the United Kingdom, and Songe is also a current Adjunct Professor of Art at Cedar Rapids' Kirkwood Community College.

Beyond the works on display in the Catich Gallery's Accumulation and the Morrissey Gallery's Illustration & Design exhibits, the artist's GretaSonge.com Web site features hand-patterned items for purchase that include everything from shirts and towels to tote bags and iPhone cases. As Songe stated in a Blog.Spoonflower.com interview, “My love of pattern seemed to evolve very organically. I just loved how patterns helped define spaces in my images, how they sometimes worked as kind of a camouflage, and how they crowded the space with visual activity.”

Greta Songs: Accumulation will be on display at the Catich Gallery Tuesdays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Display hours for the Morrissey Gallery's Illustration & Design: Recent Work by Greta Songe exhibit are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays, and noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Admission to both exhibits is free, and more information is available by calling (563)344-6444 or visiting SAU.edu/galvin.

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