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Gallery Closing "Great Places" Carl Homstad '73, oil paintings

  • Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017
  • Time: 10:00 pm
  • Location: Center for Faith and Life

"Great Places," an exhibit featuring oil paintings by Homstad, will be on display Aug. 30-Oct. 11 in the Luther College Center for Faith and Life. The exhibit is open to the public with no charge for admission.

"Great Places" features scenes from the Midwest in addition to more exotic locations around the world. Homstad seeks to bring a "zen" sensitivity to his pieces, having studied Asian art in China and Japan. Homstad makes each piece a snapshot of a place and time, attempting to combine the physical and philosophical world.

In addition to oil paintings, Homstad works in color woodcuts, black and white woodcuts and has created murals in Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota and South Dakota.

Homstad earned a Bachelor of Arts in art from Luther in 1973. He's since studied in Europe, China, Japan and New Zealand. His work has been displayed in Agora Arts and The Perfect Edge, both in Decorah, in addition to in Iowa City and Mason City, Iowa; Madison and Ellison Bay, Wisconsin; and Spring Grove, Minnesota. He has had several solo shows, including one at Luther in 2005.

Homstad received the Distinguished Service Award from Luther in 1998.

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