Past Exhibits


Reception: Saturday, November 5, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
November 5, 2016 – February 5, 2017
The LeGrand Collection
 A Regional Reflection

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During his many years of support of the Sioux City Art Center, including service on the board of the Art Center Association of Sioux City, Ritch LeGrand was an avid visitor to the Art Center’s exhibitions. He was also an avid collector, purchasing dozens of works from exhibitions of local and regional artists.

LeGrand has generously offered his collection to the Art Center, so now those artworks are coming back to the Art Center to enter the permanent collection. This exhibition will feature a significant portion of the nearly fifty artworks in the donation. The Art Center will also produce a catalog that documents the complete collection.

Larry Roots, Writings on the Wall, 2006, oil and encaustic on panel, 48 x 96 inches
courtesy of Ritch and Kathy LeGrand
 

 August 20 – December 4, 2016
Sioux City Art Center Selects
 

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Sioux City Art Center Selects is a regional juried exhibition, open to all artists in Iowa, as well artists living within 300 miles of Sioux City. Unlike traditional juried exhibitions that ask jurors to select individual artworks based on their merits, Sioux City Art Center Selects asked artists to submit a body of work, which were judged by the overall quality of the artworks and by the clarity and consistency of the body of work. The Art Center’s director and curator have selected eight artists, representing Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, and South Dakota. Each of these artists has presented a cohesive group of artworks for this exhibition. The exhibition, therefore, presents visitors with a better understanding of how artists in our region are thinking and creating right now.

This exhibition has been underwritten by the Persinger Family Foundation.

Jessica Teckemeyer, Fawn or Foe, 2012, polyurethane, glass, paint, 11 x 27 x 14 inches
courtesy of the artist
 
 
John Himmelfarb: Trucks
 Opening Reception: Satuday, July 16, 5:00-7:00 pm (open to the public)
July 16 – October 23, 2016
John Himmelfarb
 Trucks

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Himmelfarb is one of the most respected artists of the Midwest. His work spans virtually all mediums, including painting, drawing, and printmaking, as well as sculptures in metals, ceramics, and found objects. His current and continuing series of works focuses on trucks as a subject. In Himmelfarb’s own words, “These works are not about trucks but about us, our histories, skills, coping mechanisms, ambitions and character.” The Atrium will exhibit a number of his larger sculptures, while the 3rd floor galleries will present smaller sculptures and wall-mounted work. The exhibition will also include one of Himmelfarb’s “life-sized” truck sculptures, such as Penelope Awaiting Her Chamberlain, a 1946 Chevrolet farm truck that has been converted into a mobile sculpture. The show will be complemented by the 124-page book, John Himmelfarb: Trucks: Recent Works, published in 2014.

This exhibition has been sponsored in part by the Martin/Seamster Fund.

John Himmelfarb, Bend in the Road, 2011, painted steel plate, 43 x 25 x 75 inches
courtesy of the artist and Modern Arts Midtown, Omaha, NE

 

 
ARTcetera '16
Reception & Auction: Wednesday, May 18, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
May 18 – August 7, 2016
ARTcetera '16
 

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This exciting event is one-part exhibition of local and regional artists and one-part fundraising auction. The Art Center’s Main Gallery will be filled with a great assortment of fantastic art made by exceptionally talented and very generous artists from Siouxland and from across the Midwest. And everything is available for purchase! While those attending the reception get the first opportunity to add these works to their collections, all of the art will remain on display through August 7, giving visitors the opportunity to view the exhibition and buy unsold work.

 

Robert E. Gillespie, Opal Lake, undated, giclée print, 26 x 36 inches
 
 

THANK YOU
Art Center Association of Sioux City
Cannon Moss Brygger & Associates
Gerkin Windows & Doors
Persinger Family Foundation

In-Kind
Anderson Brothers Printing Company
Burg Studios
MidAmerican Energy Company

 
Rivers, Wings, and Sky
Reception: Saturday, May 21, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
April 23 – July 10, 2016
Rivers, Wings, and Sky
 
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Nancy Losacker
The Pelican, 2015
glass mosaic, 22 x 30 inches
courtesy of the artist
Primitives
 
Overhead, in V-formation
a flock of white pelicans
 flap black-edged wings
like sailboats bobbing
in a choppy sea.
 
For 30 million years.
pelicans have flown
heavy and low.
 
Each lands
like a Pterodactyl
to search for fish.
 
In a U formation.
sixteen pelicans huddle
in shallow water
near a sand bar.
 
The moon rises
shining the river silver
and the pelicans white.
 
Here on the high riverbank,
we build a fire, and
sit in a U formation,
looking out at the river.
 
Our faces golden,
as we listen to the night.
                                               
        
This exhibition presents collaborative works by two South Dakotans, artist Nancy Losacker and poet Norma C. Wilson. They use their different artistic talents to explore their personal appreciations of the landscape of our region. Losacker creates imaginative glass mosaics and Wilson writes poems that together show how nature’s beauty and diversity can reflect our own experiences.
 
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