Art exhibit opens at Indian Hills
OTTUMWA — “Twist and Shout,” a one-person exhibit by Clear Lake artist Jaclyn Garlock, will open Feb. 25, with a public reception in the Indian Hills Community College Art Gallery.
Garlock will be present to visit and answer questions from 7-8:30 p.m., and refreshments will be served in the gallery.
Garlock’s art has blossomed throughout the years since she and her brother opened a screen print business printing on garments and posters in 1975. Managing the business’s art and production, she learned to do the commercial work by the seat of her pants as these were pre-computer days so the early artwork was done mostly by hand.
Garlock began working on art prints and refined techniques that she later implemented in making very complex photo-real image silkscreens, all hand-drawn and hand-pulled. Beginning in 1989, these works were marketed privately and through major art fairs in cities throughout the Midwest.
“Beginning in 2000, I began experimenting with a variety of ideas and images in paint, looking for the magical theme that would take me away,” Garlock said. “I did a few figurative pieces and settled on painting in that vein.”
She has worked for the last few years building a body of work and showing paintings.
The exhibition will be on view through March 28. The gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 8:40 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 4:30-9 p.m. Sundays. The gallery is in the library on the Indian Hills Community College Ottumwa campus.