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Artisans Road Trip to be hosted at Nobles County Art Center

WORTHINGTON -- The 14th annual Artisans Road Trip will be kicking off its summer exhibition tour at the Nobles County Art Center. The museum will hold an opening reception for the road trip, dubbed A.R.T., from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday A.R.T. is an ope...

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Pictured is a steel sculpture by William Lieb titled "Music Series M8, the Finch's Fight." (Karl Evers-Hillstrom / The Globe)

WORTHINGTON - The 14th annual Artisans Road Trip will be kicking off its summer exhibition tour at the Nobles County Art Center.

 

The museum will hold an opening reception for the road trip, dubbed A.R.T., from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday  A.R.T. is an open studio tour featuring mostly northwest Iowa artists that’s meant to promote the arts in the region.

 

“The Worthington show is the precursor for the open studio tour in October,” A.R.T. chairperson Haley Tardiff said. “This year, there’s a total of 31 artists participating in the show.”

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The Worthington show features a diverse collection of works, including paintings, photos, sculptures, textiles, digital drawings and even functional teapots.

The teapot is one of two works of pottery from popular Spirit Lake, Iowa artist Hank Hall.

 

Hartley, Iowa artist Bruce Morrison will show three works at the event, and Windom artist David Strom will show two works, both of which include his signature grain bins.

 

Tardiff, a digital artist from Sheldon, Iowa, has two works featured, both from her series of scary but also somewhat adorable stylized monsters.

 

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The first thing museumgoers will probably notice in the exhibit is a bright yellow sculpture from William Lieb.

 

The Spirit Lake artist has two works featured in the exhibit. He’s completed more than 200 works made out of plastics, woods and metals, and has seen his works installed in six northwest Iowa communities.

 

Also standing out at the exhibit are fabric works from Joanne Alberta. The Sioux Center artist uses a sewing machine to create vibrant fabric collages.

 

The rest of the exhibit will feature works from the museum’s permanent collection, which holds 495 works of art.

 

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The exhibit will run until Aug. 26. Hours are noon to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 372-8245.

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