Arts at the Arb in August

Clinton Community College’s Bickelhaupt Arboretum will host its third annual Arts at the Arb during the month of August. This year’s event will feature artist Kristin Garnant, whose work will be displayed throughout the arboretum’s grounds.

Sculpture, Rules of Civility by Kristin Garnant of Camache, IA
‘Rules of Civility’ by Kristin Garnant of Camanche, IA

Garnant is a native Iowan and long-time artist who has displayed at galleries throughout the Midwest. Her work in the welding studio allows her to bring large objects of steel to life. “I feel a distinct familiarity with the surroundings and the materials (of the welding studio),” Garnant said. “In many ways similar to the press room and the tool sheds of the farmyard – metals, oils, tools, clutter, odds and ends. I have made this my home and my work for the last several years.”

The public is invited to a closing artist reception on August 30 with a social hour from 5 – 5:30 p.m. and program beginning at 5:30 p.m. The arboretum is located at 340 S. 14th St. in Clinton. Call 563-242-4771 for more information.

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