Sioux City Art Center

Sioux City, IA



Watercolors by Peggy Flora Zalucha and Roberta Barnes Landscapes


The Sioux City Art Center will open two new art exhibitions of interest to Resource Library readers on June 12, 1999 and host an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thurs. June 17, 1999. Admission to the reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.

Art by Peggy Flora Zalucha

On display in the Jensen Gallery are Watercolors by Peggy Flora Zalucha. Zalucha is renowned for her floral and musical still life. She has become one of America's premier watercolor artists with her large-scale paintings. "My paintings are watermedia on paper, consisting of transparent watercolor and, at times, acrylic washes and India ink," said Zalucha. "The paintings celebrate the familiar. They dignify the everyday objects which surround us, exalting real worth and beauty which too often the world fails to notice. No subject is too pedestrian, too ordinary to glorify in a classic still life setting. These paintings celebrate the overlooked." Notecards and posters of Zalucha's works are available in the Art Center's Atrium Gift Gallery. The Zalucha exhibition is underwritten by Dr. Fred Stark.

Art by Roberta Barnes

A second exhibition on display is titled Roberta Barnes Landscapes. Barnes is a native of Nebraska and lives on a ranch on the edge of the Halsey Forest. She works in three media; oil painting, prismacolor pencil and fibers. "Life on the plains of Nebraska provides me with the emotional and visual information forming the nature of my landscape paintings," said Barnes. "Visually, I view the landscape as integrated shapes. I simplify and redesign these shapes using opposing diagonals to create movement in space across the picture plane."

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