Oct. 7, 2013
There will be a closing reception for the John Bowitz Retrospective Art Exhibit at Morningside College from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, in the Eppley Fine Arts Building, 3625 Garretson Ave.
The exhibit, located in the Eppley and Levitt art galleries, showcases Bowitz’s work as a creative artist over a 44-year period and features a variety of media, including collage, oil, watercolor, acrylic, digital manipulation, graphite, dye pens, colored inks and colored pencils. Some of the work represents his collaboration with Sioux City artist Shannon Sargent, who co-curated the exhibit.
Bowitz, who will retire in January 2014, has taught art at Morningside for 36 years and has served as chair of the art department for the past 20 years. Before joining Morningside in 1977, Bowitz was chair of the fine arts division at Ottumwa (Iowa) Heights College. He received his MFA and MS from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.