Burlington, Iowa artist, James Walker Henry, will open an exhibition in the Musser House gallery at the Muscatine Art Center on August 13, 2017. For the last thirty-five years, Henry has created over five hundred surreal works of art that address social and political issues. He explores current events and ideas through paint and brush. He was first introduced to surrealist artists and the style of surrealism while taking art history courses. Henry studied at Burlington’s Southeast Community College where studio art instructors helped him further develop his artistic technique.

Henry’s works have been exhibited nationally and internationally. According to the artists, “These surreal images – some beautiful and some blunt and harsh – make bold statements that leave lasting impacts on the viewing audience.” Henry’s paintings have been featured in art publications such as Manhattan Arts, Surreal Magazine, and New Art Examiner. His works have been added to permanent collections around the world including collections in Ireland, France, England, and the Netherlands.

James Henry’s exhibition at the Muscatine Art Center will be on view from August 13th through September 24th. The general public is invited to meet the artist on Sunday, August 13th from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

The Muscatine Art Center is located at 1314 Mulberry Avenue in Muscatine, Iowa. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursday evenings until 7:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free. Donations are appreciated.