Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

September 17, 2012

Iowa artist displays at IHCC


Daily Iowegian

OTTUMWA — Mount Pleasant artist Ann Klingensmith opened a one-artist exhibition in the Indian Hills Community College Art Gallery in early September.

Klingensmith has been a member of the art faculty at Iowa Wesleyan College since 1994. Courses she teaches include drawing, graphics and printmaking. Klingensmith has exhibited widely throughout the Midwest and has had several magazine articles on woodcut printmaking published.

Her art work consists primarily of woodcut relief prints that feature dream-like views of animals like dogs and crows in changing seasons.  Klingensmith says of her work, “I want the viewer to make a connection to the work, to feel an emotion, to have the image linger, to recognize the shadow and welcome their experience with these images, like a dream memory.”

The exhibition will be on view until Thursday, Nov. 1.  The Indian Hills Art Gallery is located in the library on the Ottumwa Campus of Indian Hills Community College at 525 Grandview Ave. The gallery is open from 8 a.m.-8:40 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 4:30-9 p.m. on Sundays.