September 11, 2020, 10:00 AM - March 7, 2021, 5:00 PM @ Muscatine Art Center
Virginia Myers studied printmaking at the University of Iowa under Mauricio Lasansky and became a faculty member at the University’s School of Art and Art History in 1962. Myers taught intaglio printmaking and foil imaging. She was interested in gold leaf and foil but found that the foiling process at the time was strictly commercial. Seeking a method to incorporate foil into fine arts, she invented the Iowa Foil Printer and taught the method to students and other artists. The exhibit at the Muscatine Art Center highlights Myers’s landscapes and trees, including multiple gold leaf and silver leaf intaglio prints as well as burin engravings.
February 6, 2021, 10:00 AM - April 4, 2021, 5:00 PM @ Muscatine Art Center
Quilts tell colorful stories that are deeper than the wadding, deeper than the pile of covers layered on a cold winter night. Not so long ago, quilts were considered among the most elaborate and treasured possessions in the typical American home. The exhibition, “Great Cover Ups: Quilts of the 19th & 20th Centuries,” is on view at the Muscatine Art Center from February 6th through April 4th.