"Churning" Grant Wood, 1935

Three Rare Grant Wood Art Works-Bellevue

Presented by Off the Wall Art Gallery and The Great River Gallery, Bellevue, Iowa
Three rare Grant Wood artworks will be on display publicly this summer in two Bellevue, Iowa art galleries.
It is the first time the painting and lithographs have been on display since their creation in 1936. The pieces - “Churning” original gouache and pencil on paper, 1935 (image above); “Fertility” signed lithograph, 1939; “In the Spring” signed 1939 – will be at Off the Wall Art Gallery and The Great River Gallery from June 11 through September 14, 2010.
A strong regionalism movement in the Midwest has centered around Grant Wood. Wood’s influence on eastern Iowa’s past and present art scene has been a focus of these galleries. So it is a great honor for the galleries to display these rare works.
Off the Wall Art Gallery and The Great River Gallery, both in Bellevue, Iowa’s North Riverview Street, offer Midwestern artists a unique environment to exhibit their work, while nurturing their growth and experimentation. Through numerous exhibitions and educational programming, the galleries strive to enrich the artistic culture of the Bellevue area and the Upper Mississippi Valley region.
*Gallery hours are 10a.m. – 5p.m. Wednesday through Sunday (Closed Monday and Tuesday).*
Exhibitions and Festivals along the Grant Wood Tour, summer 2010:
June 11, 2010 – “Grant Wood Exhibition” opens, The Great River Gallery, Bellevue, Iowa
June, 2010 – Grant Wood Art History Evening (Date to be announced)
June, 2010 – “Grant Wood Interpretation Workshop” presented by regional artists Joel Kikke and David Eischeid. (Date to be announced)
June 11-13, 2010 – “American Gothic Festival” Eldon, Iowa
June 13, 2010 – “ The Grant Wood Art Festival” Anamosa, Iowa
June 18, 2010 – Open House reception honoring Grant Wood, Thomas Metcalf, Charles Morris, The Great River Gallery, Bellevue, Iowa
July 9, 2010 – “Neo-Regionalism” The Great River Gallery, Bellevue, Iowa
July 16, 2010 – Open House reception honoring Grant Wood, Pattee Hipschen, Thomas Hipschen, Patrick J. Costello, The Great River Gallery, Bellevue, Iowa
July 17-18, 2010 – “Intensive Monotype Workshop” presented by Pattee Hipschen and Thomas Hipschen, Off the Wall Art Gallery – Studio, Bellevue, Iowa
August 6, 2010 – “Rural Regionalism” opens
August 13, 2010 – Open House reception honoring Grant Wood, and rural regionalist artists as they express themselves and their interpretations of rural Iowa, The Great River Gallery and Off the Wall Art Gallery, Bellevue, Iowa.
August 14-15, 2010 – “River Bend Festival: A taste of fine art and Midwest regional cuisine.” Bellevue, Iowa
August 31, 2010 – Grant Wood exhibition ends

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