Larry Davis, Debora Stewart, and Dolores Solberg are the featured artists at the River Arts Center through April 28, with a reception set for Sunday, March 17, from 1:30 to 4:00 PM. All three have received acclaim for their work in our area and elsewhere, and are back by popular demand. This exhibit vibrates with color to brighten a long winter. The River Arts Center is located at 229-5th Ave South in downtown Clinton, Iowa. All are welcome and there is no charge to view exhibits.
Although Davis currently resides in Knoxville, Illinois, many remember him as a teacher at Clinton High School and CCC, as well as his gallery on Main Avenue. In 1986 he moved to Jacksonville, Florida, where he taught at Florida Community College. Davis is primarily working now in acrylic and wax and have been shown in Quad-City area galleries and in Florida. He is currently showing a selection of abstract works from his "Earthscape" series, which has its roots in the shapes, colors, and vistas of the Midwest.
Delores Solberg has exhibited in many venues in the Quad-City area and in Warsaw, Poland. She is passionate about nature and animals in particular. She seeks to portray their spirit, essence, and dignity. ,Although watercolor is her favorite medium, she sometimes incorporates charcoal, pastel, or acryiic, building multiple layers of color. Snakeskin is one element of her collages, as the shed skin has the texture of paper and is very pliable when wet. Also an author, copies of Solberg's book All Nature Sings are available at the gallery
Debora Stewart retired from her position at Camanche Middle School to devote all of her time to her art. She has become well-known nationally for her abstract paintings and has won national and international awards. She is represented in galleries in Iowa, Arizona, Georgia, Wisconsin, and California. Currently Stewart is writing a book about abstraction for Northllight Books and is teaching online courses for artists through Artists Network University. She has traveled to many states and Canada to teach workshops and has been asked to serve as the next judge for the abstract competition of Pastel Journal Magazine's Pastel 100.