CFA to display Leslie Bell paintings through Oct. 15

Aug. 26, 2010

"World Without Men," an art show of paintings by Leslie Bell, will be on display Sept. 6-Oct. 15 in the Wigley-Fleming Gallery in the Center for the Arts.

The exhibit is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Bell is a widely exhibited artist and professor of art at St. Ambrose University.

"My paintings have always been about wonder, love and belonging," said Bell. "I use my paintings to explore the continuum from innocence to experience; from confusion to fulfillment; from silence to confession; as well as the distances between acquaintance, friendship, affection and desire."

Bell holds the bachelor of arts degree in art from St. Ambrose University and the master of fine arts in painting from Northern Illinois University.

Bell received a fellowship in painting from Arts Midwest/NEA, the Special Recognition award for best in painting from the Des Moines Art Center in Iowa Artists, two first prize and purchase awards from the Davenport Museum of Art and grants from the Iowa Arts Council and Quad City Arts.