Artists First: College Art Faculty of the Quad Cities


The Figge works with all the colleges and universities in the region to engage students with projects, such as the College Invitational exhibition, College Night, brown bag lunches with visiting artists, classes in our studios and intern and volunteer opportunities. College art professors are our unsung partners in these projects. But beginning September 13, the exhibition Artists First will focus on their talents and achievements as working artists.

The exhibition will feature works by art professors from Ashford University, Augustana College, Black Hawk College, Eastern Iowa Community College, Knox College, Monmouth College, St. Ambrose University and Western Illinois University. (Works by the art faculty of the University of Iowa will be featured in their biennial exhibition at the Figge in March 2015.) The works will be selected by guest curators Pamela White, professor of Museum Studies at Western Illinois University and former director of the University of Iowa Museum of Art, and Leslie Bell, artist and retired art professor at St. Ambrose.

This exhibition will be on view September 13, 2014 through January 11, 2015.

Artists First is presented through a generous ArtsDollars grant from Quad City Arts   


Images (clockwise from upper left): Kristin Quinn, St. Ambrose University, Whistle Down the Wind, 2008-2009, oil on canvas;  Mark Holmes, Knox College, Crosswise, 2013, acrylic and pencil on wood construction; Joseph Lappie, St. Ambrose University, How It Feels To Lose, 2102, carved birch plywood, ink, gouache; Natalie Shelly, Monmouth College, Correspondence II, 2012, oxidation fired porcelain, slip, glaze, metallic oxide stain, IFB, glaze, steel, thread

 

Companion Events
Opening Reception - September 18
Artists First PechaKucha Night - October 9
Art Talks - October 12, 26
Panel Discussion - October 18