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Artist reception for ArtSpace Gallery exhibit

October 13, 2022 @ 4:00 pm

black-and-white drawing of carousel horses
black-and-white drawing of carousel horses
‘All the White Horses’ by Bruce Walters

The ArtSpace Gallery at the Quad-Cities Campus is exhibiting “When the Stars Threw Down Their Spears,” a collection of drawings by Bruce Walters, from Monday, Aug. 22 through Friday, Oct. 14.

Everyone is invited to a closing reception and artist talk Thursday, Oct. 13 at 4 p.m.

The ArtSpace Gallery is located on the first floor of Building 4 at the Quad-Cities Campus, 6600 34th Ave., Moline.

For more information about exhibits in the ArtSpace Gallery, contact Terrance Gray at 309-796-5470 or grayt@bhc.edu.

About the artist

Bruce Walters retired from Western Illinois University in 2021 and was conferred with the title professor emeritus. Previously, he taught at Augustana College and Teikyo Marycrest University where he helped develop the first undergraduate degree in computer graphics. Combined, he was an art professor for 37 years.

Walters earned a master of fine arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1984 and an undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa in 1977.

His artwork has been included in more than 100 solo, competitive or invitational exhibitions, including ones at the Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA; the Madison Art Center (now the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art), Madison, WI; Millennium Park, Chicago; the Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA; the Russian Cultural Center, Memphis, TN; and the Eve Drewelowe Gallery at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.

Internationally, his work has been selected for inclusion as a contributing artist in the Ulster Festival of Art & Design, Ulster University, Belfast; Geddes Institute for Urban Research, University of Dundee, Scotland; and Tate Modern, London.

Music has been an important aspect of his work. In addition to using his own compositions and performances, Walters coordinated exhibitions and short films with a symphony orchestra, string quartet, rap, metal and punk bands as well as electronic, clarinet, violin and drum solos. His large-scale artworks include a 90-foot projection across the exterior of the Figge Art Museum shown in conjunction with the Smithsonian NASA | ART exhibition, multiple large projections in the State Historical Museum of Iowa, and 30-foot paintings displayed on the exterior of the German American Heritage Center and Museum. He also created and directed two short films that were broadcast on Midwest PBS stations.

In the Quad Cities, his works are included in permanent collections at the Augustana Museum of Art, the Bix Beiderbecke Museum & World Archives, the Figge Art Museum, the German American Heritage Center and Museum, the John Hauberg Museum of Native American Life and the Rock Island Arsenal Museum.


October 13, 2022
4:00 pm
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