January 4, 2006
“Four Women & A Press,” a varied collection of relief prints by local artists Carol Hardy, Jan Kooiker, Ann McTaggert, and Pauline Sensenig, is on display through Friday, Feb. 17, at the Hickman-Johnson-Furrow Learning Center on the Morningside College campus. An artists’ reception will be held on Sunday, Jan. 15, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Learning Center. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.
Hardy’s prints reflect her personal interest in antiques and quilting and include colors commonly found in the American Southwest. Hardy recently moved to Sioux City from Texas where she worked as an elementary school teacher.
Kooiker’s prints reveal her fascination with gardening and cooking. In addition to producing artwork, she is a master gardener who teaches about herbs and the art of gardening at A Step in Thyme in Sioux City.
McTaggart, a Morningside alumna, studied printmaking while a graduate student at the University of South Dakota. Her prints make use of the bird motif and reflect a keen interest in the feminine persona.
Sensenig’s prints are part of a series representing the topography and sense of order associated with the Iowa landscape. She currently serves as printmaking instructor at the Sioux City Art Center.
Hours at the Hickman- Johnson-Furrow Learning Center are Mondays through Thursdays, 8 a.m. - 11 p.m.; Fridays, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturdays, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.; and Sundays, 1 p.m. - 11 p.m.