Forest City, Iowa – Art is all about taking chances for Waldorf College’s new Instructor of Art Dean Swenson. He’ll be introducing himself to the community this October when he debuts his latest exhibition: Acrylic and Mixed Media Paintings.
“It’s always exciting to share your own art with other people,” Swenson said. “Sharing art while getting feedback and seeing the response your paintings create in others is wonderful.”
Swenson comes to Waldorf College after working as an adjunct professor at North Iowa Area Community College for 15 years and serving as a teacher in the North Iowa Community School District in Buffalo Center for 33 years. His extensive experience will prove useful as he teaches classes in design, drawing, and painting at Waldorf.
“I think it’s important for students to learn the foundation and fundamentals of art,” Swenson explained. “From there, it’s fun to be creative and explore.”
Exploring the creative process is exactly what Swenson did for the last seven years as he crafted the pieces for this exhibition.
“The paintings in this exhibition reflect a journey I’ve been on,” Swenson said. “I take chances when I start painting and allow myself the possibility of anything happening.”
The artist reception for Acrylic and Mixed Media Paintings is on Friday, Oct. 5 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Waldorf College Gallery located in the Campus Center. An artist talk will be given at 6:30 p.m. The exhibition and reception are open to the public, and there is no charge to attend. Community members are welcome!
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