MUSCATINE, Iowa – An exhibition of the artwork of Burlington, Iowa, artist James Walker Henry will open on August 13, 2017, in the Musser House gallery of the Muscatine Art Center. The exhibition will be on display through September 24, 2017.
The general public is invited to meet the artist on from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 13.
For the last 35 years, Henry has created over 500 surreal works of art that address social and political issues. He explores current events and ideas through paint and brush. He was first introduced to surrealist artists and the style of surrealism while taking art history courses. Henry studied at Burlington’s Southeast Community College where studio art instructors helped him further develop his artistic technique.
Henry’s works have been exhibited nationally and internationally.
“These surreal images – some beautiful and some blunt and harsh – make bold statements that leave lasting impacts on the viewing audience,” Henry said.
Henry’s paintings have been featured in art publications such as Manhattan Arts, Surreal Magazine, and New Art Examiner. His works have been added to permanent collections around the world including collections in Ireland, France, England, and the Netherlands.
The Muscatine Art Center is located at 1314 Mulberry Avenue in Muscatine, Iowa. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursday evenings until 7:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free. Donations are appreciated.
For more information contact: Melanie Alexander, Muscatine Art Center, 563-263-8282