IHCC art faculty exhibit opens Nov. 14
OTTUMWA — The annual Indian Hills Community College art faculty exhibition, featuring the artwork of Lisa Fritz and Mark McWhorter, can be viewed starting Nov. 14 in the Indian Hills Art Gallery on the IHCC Ottumwa campus.
The public is invited to the opening reception of the art exhibition from 7-8:30 a.m. Nov. 14. Viewers can view the artwork and visit with the artists regarding their works on display. Refreshments will be served.
Lisa Fritz has taught at Indian Hills as an adjunct art instructor since 1986 and as a full-time art professor since 2010. She teaches art courses at the Indian Hills Centerville campus and in the graphics program at the Ottumwa campus. Fritz’s drawings and paintings in colored pencil, oil and acrylics feature an odd combination of seemingly unrelated objects. In the gently surrealistic worlds of her artworks, it is up to the viewer to tell the story. Fritz has been working on a series of block prints that are based on objects in her environment that she then transforms into patterns.
Mark McWhorter has taught art at Indian Hills since 1980. He teaches art studio and art history at the Ottumwa campus and oversees the operation of the Indian Hills Art Gallery. His artwork to be shown will include pottery and paintings in acrylics and watercolor. McWhorter’s stoneware pottery is made to be put to use. There will be a variety of lidded jars, mugs, bowls and teapots. The subject matter for his landscape paintings comes from many locations including Southern Iowa, South Carolina, and the American West.
The IHCC art faculty exhibition will be on view until Dec. 8. The Indian Hills Community College Art Gallery is in the Ottumwa campus Library. The gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 8:40 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, and 4:30-10 p.m. on Sundays.