Author Archives: Curator

Kathy Edwards Hayslett — I Cannot Tell a Lie

Kathy Edwards Hayslett writes, “My work is influenced by my curatorial experience, bolstered with classes at the University of Iowa, and workshops taught by Raissa Bump at Haystack, Jessica Calderon, and Gabriel Craig. I attended University of the Arts for … Continue reading

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June 19, 1865 — End of an Abomination

On this date, in Galveston Texas, the last remaining slaves were officially declared free. Since that time, some progress has been made, but much more remains to be done. By celebrating this holiday, we acknowledge the fundamental rights of all … Continue reading

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African-American Artists at the National Gallery

The ICON Board of Directors wishes to acknowledge the tragic treatment of so many of our BIPOC* brothers and sisters through patterns of systemic racism and privilege that have persisted for generations. Eliminating these inhumane and socially destructive traditions is … Continue reading

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Jim Weidle — My Kid Could Do That

Jim Weidle is a long-time Fairfield painter who has shown his work at ICON and at galleries in New York and around the country. He is known for his extraordinary attention to detail, while eschewing photo-realism for an exploration of … Continue reading

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Richard Diebenkorn ⚊ Untitled (Ocean Park)

Richard Diebenkorn (American, Bay Area Figurative Movement, 1922–1993): Untitled (Ocean Park), 1979. Acrylic, gouache, crayon, and charcoal on paper; 23 x 29 inches (58.4 x 73.7 cm). © The Richard Diebenkorn Foundation. [This artwork or photograph is posted in accordance … Continue reading

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Cheryl Jacobsen — Do You Have the Patience to Wait

Cheryl Jacobsen is a freelance artist in Iowa City. She has collected a basement full of rusty, odd, cool, discarded things that need to be combined with other rusty, odd, cool, discarded things.

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Bill Teeple Announces Mask Decorating Contest — NEW DATES!

ICON is staying engaged with the community through special events. The event for June is a mask decorating contest. Submit a creatively decorated protective mask between June 1 and July 31. Please be sure to include your contact information!

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Sue Hettmansperger — Iterations Series 4

Sue Hettmansperger has been recognized for elaborating the traditions established by early 20th century American Modernists such as Marsden Hartley, Arthur Dove, and Georgia O’Keefe. Using a limited palette, abstracted forms, flattened spaces, and inventive gestures, she creates transcendental and … Continue reading

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Penguins

Even during lock-down, all SE Iowa penguins will be welcome at ICON Gallery. If you’re a penguin, please contact us for field trip information.

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Thanks so much for heeding the call.

ICON’s intrepid volunteer Director of Fund Raising writes: My sincere thanks go out both to ICON’s longtime supporters and to those who so generously stepped up to the plate last week. With your help, Fairfield’s rich cultural life will come … Continue reading

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