IHCC To Host Annual Art Faculty Exhibition

Lisa Fritz - Fiddlehead, Block Print

Lisa Fritz – Fiddlehead, Block Print

OTTUMWA — The 2017 annual art faculty exhibition in the Art Gallery on the Indian Hills Community College Ottumwa campus will feature the art work of Lisa Fritz and Mark McWhorter.

(The public is invited to the opening reception of this art exhibition at which viewers may visit with the artists regarding their works on display. The reception will be held on Monday, Nov. 20, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served.)

Lisa Fritz has taught at Indian Hills as an art professor since 1986. Her teaching assignment includes art and graphics courses at both the Indian Hills Centerville and Ottumwa campuses. Fritz’s drawings and paintings in colored pencil, oil and watercolor feature an odd combination of seemingly unrelated objects. In the gently surrealistic worlds of her art works it is up to the viewer to tell the story.

Her most recent linoleum block prints are based on nature and transform into patterns. “I enjoy the immediacy of the medium and the constructive process of a color palette,” Fritz said of her works.

Mark McWhorter has taught art at Indian Hills since 1980. He teaches art studio courses and art history at the Ottumwa campus and oversees the operation of the Indian Hills Art Gallery. His art work that will be shown includes pottery and paintings in acrylics and watercolor. McWhorter’s stoneware pottery is made to be used. There will be a variety of mugs, bowls, teapots, and lidded jars. The subject matter for his paintings comes from many locations including southern Iowa, Kentucky, and the American West.

The IHCC art faculty exhibition will be on view until Thursday, Dec. 7. The Indian Hills Community College Art Gallery is located in the newly renovated Ottumwa campus library at 525 Grandview Ave. and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:40 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and from 4:30 p.m. to 9:40 p.m. on Sundays.

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