Mount Mercy University showcases the talents of area high school art teachers

Mount Mercy University will showcase the talents of area high school art teachers during a special exhibit September 10 – October 6, Monday through Friday from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Janalyn Hanson White Gallery on the Mount Mercy University campus. An artist reception will be held October 2 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., and is free and open to the public.

The area high school art teachers exhibit features the personal artwork of area high school art teachers. This is the second exhibit in a short series of exhibits tapping into the individual creativity of the hard working art teachers in the Cedar Rapids and surrounding areas who devote their lives to cultivating the creativity of their students.

Exhibiting art teachers include Nancy Kula, from Anamosa High School; Angela White and John Genskow, from Linn-Mar High School; Ruth Deutmeyer, from Clayton Ridge High School; Ruth Sjostrom, from South Tama High School, John Saikaly, from Prairie High School; Elizabeth Schmelzer and Kristina Dvorak, from Washington High School. 

The Janalyn Hanson White Gallery is located in lower McAuley Hall on the Mount Mercy University campus. The gallery is open Monday through Friday 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. or by appointment. Viewings outside of normal business hours can be arranged by checking out a gallery key from the Lundy Desk, or by calling 319-363-8213. 

Mount Mercy offers numerous Happenings on the Hill cultural affairs events each year, including plays, lectures, forums, and exhibits, which are free and open to the community. Series such as the Race and Gender Speaker Series and the Barbara Knapp Speaker Series offer resources on business-related topics of interest and perspectives on the global and local issues of race, gender, minorities, and cultural differences.

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