Art in Fresco: Artisans to display work at Hearst Sculpture Garden | Local News

CEDAR FALLS – The Hearst Sculpture Garden will be blooming with artists on Sunday for the Artisans in the Garden and Summer Expo.

This will be the third “al fresco art” event and exhibition in the garden. Hours are 1:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission is free.

“We will be exhibiting local artisans who will be exhibiting and selling their work. We like to do things outside, and this is another way to invite the public to see the sculptures and enjoy the garden,” said Sheri Huber-Otting, Hearst programs coordinator.

A community art project in the form of a quilt will be a special feature of the exhibition. Quilt artist Janet Drake designed and created the quilt from cyanotypes, or sun prints, made at the Hearst Center’s Celebration of Biological Diversity in May.

“People used foliage, leaves and other things for designs. Items were placed on 8-by-8-inch fabric squares that were coated with an emulsion. The squares were weighed and left in the sun for several hours to create the prints,” explained Huber-Otting.

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Paintings, ceramics, glass, jewelry, fiber arts, mixed media and graphics are among the categories that will be represented.

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Exhibitors will include Art By Ann, Blue Lily Glass Art, Caylin Jade, potter Claire Elise, Janna Bowman’s Green Earth Glass, Iowa Authentic, Jewels by Jenny, Keepsake Quilters, Northeast Iowa Weavers & Spinners Guild, Rachel Stumme Arts and. The farmer’s daughter.

The Prairie Rose Middle Eastern Dance Troupe will perform at 2:00 pm Scoopski’s Ice Cream will be available for purchase.

While the focus will be on the artists’ gallery, the Hearst Garden itself is a hidden gem. Visitors can appreciate nature in full summer bloom and stroll through the shady gardens as well.

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There is also the steel and stone garden – a collection of public art sculptures in stainless steel, bronze, aluminum and concrete created by local, regional and national artists.

Craftsmen in the Garden ran in 2019 and 2021, but was canceled in 2020 due to COVID.

Artists interested in participating next year can contact Huber-Otting at [email protected] or call (319) 268-5502.

The Hearst Center Sculpture Garden is located at 304 W. Seerley Blvd., Cedar Falls.

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