MISSISSIPPI RIVER VIEWS
Figge Art Museum,
February 6 - June 5, 2016
Collection on loan from the Muscatine Art Museum
Mississippi River Views includes a collection of 60 paintings, drawings, maps and other river-related works from the collection of the Muscatine Art Center, whose Musser Mansion is undergoing mechanical upgrades. Beginning with a rare map from 1680 by Nicholaes Visscher, the exhibition includes drawings made on the river by Seth Eastman in the 1830s, and paintings of the river from the 1850s to the present day.
Meditations on the Mississippi: The Firmament, 2009, NL Purington
48" x 48", oil, gold and palladium leaf on canvas.
Represents a 21st c. response to the Mississippi River experience within this collection.
Slide Lecture and Book Signing: 5:30 pm Thursday, May 26
TWELVE VIEWS OF WATER touring exhibition of nearly 100 artworks funded in part by a Major Artist Grant from the Iowa Arts Council, the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts. On loan to the Waterloo Center for the Arts. Contact Kent Shankle, Curator, for tour information.
Recent Touring Exhibition Locations:
Capturing Unseen Forces, an article by Pamela Eyden about the nature of my work can be viewed in the 2012 January-February issue of Big River Magazine. >>view pdf
A live conversation between artists; featuring painters, sculptors, musicians, arts administrators, poets, and others from around our region.