ORANGE CITY – Fifteen regional artists, and a guest Spanish artist, will be featured in the Orange City Arts Council’s exhibit Feb. 14-22 at the DeWitt Theatre Arts Center at Northwestern College. A reception with the artists will be Sat., Feb. 22 from 6:00 to 7:00pm.
The juried exhibit, Artists’ Showcase: Orange CIty Arts Council’s Regional Exhibition, is being held in conjunction with the Northwestern College musical, Man of La Mancha. Artworks are related to the themes in de Cervantes’ tale of Don Quixote: from madness and idealism to the fine line between illusion and reality.
Artists featured in the exhibit are Joanne Alberda, Brenda Schoenherr-Thelen, Vanessa Reusch, Becca (Lokker) Ortner, Judy Thompson, Bob Huibregtse, David Versluis, Timothy J. Arand-McIlrath, Brian J. Damon, Glenda Drennen, Kali Wolkow, Katlyn Loeschen, Lyric Morris, David Lammers, and Kayla Vetter. They are from McCook Lake, SD, Sioux City, Storm Lake, Okoboji, Le Mars, Sioux Center and Orange City.
Media includes batik, acrylic, oil, watercolor, aqua media, chalk pastel, ink, crocheted yarn, graphite, colored pencil, hot glue, textile, wire, steel, and wood.
The “best of show” award was given to Vanessa Reusch for Day and Night. Honorable mentions went to Glenda Drennen for Rue Rutabaga #12 and Katlyn Loeschen for Circus. They will receive cash prizes.
Jurors for the exhibit are Rein and Margo Vanderhill, artists from Alton.
Guest artist is Lambarri, a Spaniard whose parents fled their home country during the Spanish Civil War. Lambarri was born in Mexico City, later moving to Spain to study art. He now lives in Florida. His works, Don Quixote I, II and III, are acrylic and ink on paper canvas.
Sponsor of the show is the Orange City Arts Council, in conjunction with Northwestern’s Art and Theatre Departments. For more information, call 712-707-4885 or email ocArts@orangecityiowa.com.
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