Oskaloosa Art Center Plays Host To Iowa Arts Council Fellows

The Oskaloosa Art Center and FACEe of Mahaska County played host to a special event on Saturday, as the Iowa Arts Council Fellows made a stop at the center.

The Oskaloosa Art Center and FACE of Mahaska County played host to a special event on Saturday, as the Iowa Arts Council Fellows made a stop at the center.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – It was a celebration of the arts and the artists who create works of art that inspire people to look at the world differently.

Five artists have been crisscrossing the state this year to display and discuss their work, not only with other artists but art supporters.

River Breitbach, a musician from the Dubuque area who tours the Midwest and produces a video series about Iowa musicians.

Jennifer Drinkwater is a community-art specialist at Iowa State University whose recent projects involve paint and cross-stitch.

Jack Meggers is a Des Moines filmmaker who works in various formats, including documentaries and music videos, and is an artist-in-residence at Ballet Des Moines.

Lee Running teaches art at Grinnell College and transforms natural materials into surprising works of art.

Rachel Yoder is an Iowa City writer who podcasts interviews with other writers and publishes a literary journal of first and last drafts.

The event was a special one for local artist Matt Kargol.

Kargol teaches art at Oskaloosa High School but is also a well-respected sculptor and public artist who has created pieces of art that can be found in the United States.

Kargol said, “It was an honor to present my work and the work that FACE is doing alongside the Iowa Artist Fellows.”

“More importantly, it gave the Oskaloosa Art Center a chance to shine on the state level,” added Kargol. “We have a lot of great things happening in Oskaloosa with FACE and the art center.”

“We are very grateful to the Iowa Arts Council for selecting Oskaloosa to be one of 4 sites to host the fellows,” said Kargol. “Additionally, we are grateful for the volunteers and the individuals and corporate support that makes the Oskaloosa Art Center possible. The Art Center is a team effort.”

You can learn more about FACE and the Oskaloosa Art Center by visiting them on their FACEbook page HERE – https://www.facebook.com/FACEofMahaska/?ref=br_rs.

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