Art Gallery

March – April Artist on Display: Kelsey Wilson

By |2024-03-08T18:12:37-06:00March 1st, 2024|Categories: Art Gallery, Blog|

Foreign and Cultivated | Kelsey Wilson MARCH - APRIL 2024 | Artist on Display Humans and plants have a storied and complex relationship. We depend on each other to survive. The botanical paintings in this room represent plants that are decorative, edible, or invasive. Getting to these plants better through observation and by pondering [...]

January & February Artist on Display: Han Fritz

By |2024-01-05T19:13:00-06:00January 5th, 2024|Categories: Art Gallery, Blog|

My name is Han (they/she) and I am a nonbinary illustrator based in Ames, Iowa and a Wheatsfield employee since 2018. I received my bachelor's degree in Biological and Pre/Medical Illustration from Iowa State University in 2020. My work highlights scientific themes of biology and anatomy, sometimes intertwined with surreal and spiritual elements. I [...]

Nov & Dec Artist: Leslie Hall

By |2023-11-15T14:28:38-06:00November 7th, 2023|Categories: Art Gallery, Blog|

What you’re seeing is the work of Ames, Iowa artist, Leslie Hall. Born at Mary Greeley Medical Center in 1981, Leslie has since decided to stay in Ames forever. Being voted Prom Queen of Ames High Class of 2000 she knew a Queen must always stay near her people. To keep the winter blues away and [...]

Sept & Oct Artist: Daishin McCabe

By |2023-09-07T14:51:16-05:00September 7th, 2023|Categories: Art Gallery, Blog|

September - October Artist on Display Daishin McCabe Eric Daishin McCabe was first inspired to write Zen Calligraphy when he saw a demonstration by a Japanese Rinzai Zen Master, Fukushima Keido Roshi, at Bucknell University in 1993. His first teacher of calligraphy is Mariko Tachihara, a Japanese teacher of English, whom he met [...]

July-Aug Artist on Display: Isaac Prior

By |2023-07-07T13:11:11-05:00July 3rd, 2023|Categories: Art Gallery, Blog|

Isaac Prior What if? That question has always been a driving force of inspiration. If there could be a creature on this planet that can create light, with a chemical reaction in its thorax to attract a mate (a lightning bug), or the ability for a fungus to infect the brain of an ant, [...]

March & April Artist: Brenda Backman

By |2023-03-03T15:20:34-06:00March 3rd, 2023|Categories: Art Gallery, Blog|

Brenda Backman March & April Community Artist on Display We welcome our very own Wheaty, Brenda Backman, to the community art space for the months of March and April! You will have to see her series "Gut Punch" in person to truly appreciate the details in Backman's work. "I’ve been making art and stitching [...]

January & February Artist: Kyle Renell

By |2022-12-29T08:55:43-06:00January 1st, 2023|Categories: Art Gallery, Blog|

January & February Artist Artist Statement Kyle Renell My work is my ticket to the exploration of the world around me. This group of drawings was completed in 2019, when life was simpler and without COVID. It includes studies for A Journey of Life, a major work; character development studies; and water studies. The [...]

November & December Artist: Robert Sunderman

By |2022-11-10T09:44:51-06:00November 10th, 2022|Categories: Art Gallery, Blog|

Robert Sunderman November - December 2022 Community Artist Fine Art Statement: The sketches and paintings in this exhibition are studies that I have worked on over the past eleven years that reflect personal experiences but also capture the beautiful structure of the skeletal nature of trunks and [...]

September & October Artist: Becky Thomas

By |2022-09-07T13:01:13-05:00September 7th, 2022|Categories: Art Gallery, Blog|

About the Artist: Becky Thomas, Painter/Illustrator passionately produces works that convey an appreciation for the simplest and most meaningful concepts from the world around us and how they touch our lives. Her work has been described as the product of a "keen eye" and a "quiet yet intense sensitivity." She grew up in a [...]

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