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Mason City artist to hold art show at Waldorf College

Waldorf College

Forest City, IA – A Mason City artist will contrast the abstract expressionism of the 1950s with today’s technology in an art show at Waldorf College, opening at 7 p.m. Friday, October 28.

Titled epicenter, Jeffrey Ebeling will explore the shifts in the culture through his art. His art will ignite questions such as what makes an artwork, and why would one make paintings in the art’s post-historical times? Ebeling will also talk and present his work during the opening reception on Friday.

“Artwork has changed today. Artists are a little more conceptual, than perceptual,” said Kristi Carlson, associate professor of art and the director of the gallery at Waldorf College. “If anyone is interested in art, they need to come and have a look at Jeffrey’s work, and broaden their horizon.”

Ebeling earned a BA in studio arts from University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, and has done graduate work at The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. He founded Art Lab 9 Mason City, where he participates in group exhibits. His recent work includes an exhibition in Foot in the Door (ital. that title) at the Minneapolis Institute of Art in 2010, and a solo exhibition, New Works on Paper, Coffee Cat, in Mason City in 2008.

Waldorf College hosts about two art exhibitions from a variety of artists during a semester.

“It’s a great exposure for Waldorf College,” said Carlson. “The more interest and support we can get, the better it would be for the art department here at Waldorf.”

The epicenter exhibition will go through December 5, with the exception of the Thanksgiving break, between November 23 and 26.

The gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. during fall and spring semesters.