My show at the Iowa State University Memorial Union is available to view entire month of January and until Feb 6. There will be a closing Art Reception on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. More info about the show is featured in “Memorial Union exhibits Ames artist Van Zee’s work” from the Ames Tribune.
|Detail of “From the Center” 40″ x 30″ Melynda Van Zee © 2011|
Things are getting underway for the Autumn Studio Tour happening this weekend right here in the studio. Not only will you be able to see “the real thing” instead of just “sneak peaks”, but you can also visit the studios of several other area artists. For more information on the tour, check out the Red Rock Arts Alliance.
|Detail from “You Know My Way” 48″ x 36″ Melynda Van Zee © 2011|
|Detail from “The Waters” 48″ x 36″ Melynda Van Zee © 2011|
You will also have the opportunity to sign up for a Door Prize. I’ll be giving away this small original T.U.L.I.P. piece titled “Amazing Grace”.
|“Amazing Grace” 6″ x 8″ Melynda Van Zee © 2011|
The Galerie of Pella will be closing on the 31st of this month. For the next two weeks they are having a “Last Chance” sale where you have the opportunity to purchase a piece of your favorite Iowa artist’s work.
I’ve been working with Steve and Molly at the Galerie here in Pella for over 5 years now. They grew the Galerie from 5 artists in a small gallery space opening right before Tulip Time in 2006 to their current large, spacious home featuring the work of over 45+ Iowa artists. I will miss working with them. I will miss having a gallery in my local town. Together we learned as we mounted shows and celebrated the creativity of so many artists in the area. I am so grateful to have had this opportunity. Endings are never easy, but a natural part of the rhythm of our lives. And, now we look for what is next. We take we have learned and we start a new bend in the journey.