‘Through the Iris’ Art Exhibit Travels Across Country
Kim M. Reiff, assistant dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Grace College, is director of “Through the Iris,” an art exhibition showcasing the work of 25 contemporary, professional female visual artists. After showing for eight weeks at Grace College’s Mount Memorial Gallery, the exhibit traveled to Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) in Marion, Ind., where a panel discussion and reception took place Nov. 16.
Reiff was joined by three colleagues for the recent panel discussion in the Williams Art Gallery at IWU: Valparaiso University art historian Nina Corazzo; Wheaton College community art professor Leah Samuelson, and IWU alumna Erin Sweigard. The panelists discussed issues facing women in the contemporary art world and their individual depictions of these narratives through their art work.
All 25 female visual artists featured in “Through the Iris” hold the degree of Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California. It is directed by Kim M. Reiff, associate professor of art and chair of the Visual, Performing, and Media Arts Department at Grace College. The collection is curated by William Catling, professor of Art at Azusa Pacific, and Sandra Bowden, New York-based artist. The exhibit will remain at IWU until Dec. 16 before traveling west to Texas, Oregon and California. For more information about the exhibit, visit here.