Visitors can view vibrant, innovative and inspiring pieces this summer as Mount Mercy showcases the creative artwork of its students. Pieces range from oil on canvas to weavings, to etchings and drawings on paper.
“We have an incredibly talented group of up-and-coming underclass art students, and we are excited by their potential, which is evident in many of the works on display,” says Associate Professor of Art Kathryn Hagy.
Students participating in this summer’s exhibit include Travis Schaufenbuel, from Cedar Rapids; Ali Cawiezell, from Tipton, Iowa; Tom Cranston, from North Liberty, Iowa; Cory Taylor, from Cedar Rapids; Christina Husmann, from Center Junction, Iowa; Jonathan Berger, from Iowa City, Iowa; Maria Terzopoulou, from Cedar Rapids; Jayson Lawton, from Lake Orion, Mich; A.J. Castro, from Cedar Rapids; Cody Schmitz, from Central City, Iowa; Philip Roth, from Marion, Iowa; Brenda Roshar, from Center Point, Iowa; Jonna Block, from Cedar Rapids; and Cody Bouwman, from Alvord, Iowa.
Each year, an outside judge awards cash prizes to students based on their artwork: First place receives $100, second place receives $75 and third place receives $50. This year’s judge is Dan McCabe, an adjunct art instructor at Mount Mercy.
The Janalyn Hanson White Gallery is located in lower McAuley Hall on the Mount Mercy campus. Visitors are requested to check out a gallery key from the Lundy Desk, located in Lundy Hall, for access to the exhibit, or call 319-363-8213 to set up an appointment.