posted on July 31, 2007
Clarke College’s Quigley Gallery is a place that art majors become intimately familiar with during their time at Clarke. For this year’s approximately 25 incoming art students, this relationship with the gallery begins even before classes.
The Clarke College Art Department will open its gallery season with a New Student Art Exhibit from Tuesday, Aug. 21, through Sunday, Sept. 9, in the gallery. A reception for the exhibit will be held on Friday, Aug. 24, from 12:30- 1 p.m. as part of Clarke’s Welcome Weekend activities. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend both the exhibit and reception.
“We want to showcase and welcome the new students into the art department and Clarke communities,” said Louise Kames, chair and professor of art. “This is the first of four exhibits students will participate in at Clarke and it brings them into a professional and social climate of a life in the arts.”
The Quigley Gallery 1550 is open Monday through Friday from noon-5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. For more information, contact the Clarke College Public Relations Office at (563)588-6318.
The image to the right is work by incoming Clarke student Will Kelly of Dubuque Wahlert High School is attached. The piece is entitled "Wireless Internet # 7" done in pen and ink on notebook cover. The size is 11 inches by 8.75 inches.