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  • Where Will It Take You?

    This collaborative show focuses on the art and works of two very different landscape artists. Although their work is distinct, their subjects and inspirations both have deep roots in the Midwest.

  • A Sprinkle of Story Seeds

    By Layl McDill About the Exhibit Using small found objects, polymer clay, her own sketches and more; Layl McDill creates both large and small scale artwork. This show in particular focuses on stories and the complexities or wonders within. Animals and people are hidden in every work, but they all come together to create a… Read More

  • Clear Lake Earth Day Photo Show

    The Clear Lake Arts Center is proud to present the second Clear Lake Earth Day Photo Show! The show has been created in partnership with Clear Lake Earth Day to celebrate to beauty of Clear Lake and the surrounding area. The show will be open from Tuesday, April 5th – Friday, April 29th in the… Read More

  • North Iowa Student Art Exhibition

    About the Exhibit The North Iowa Student Art Exhibition welcomed schools from Cerro Gordo and the surrounding counties to enter their student’s visual artwork to be shown in our Hanson Gallery. Kindergarten through High School Seniors are represented by their artworks made in school over the past year. We are honored and amazed to have… Read More

  • Two Comets, Entangled

    Alexis Beucler About the exhibit Alexis Beucler is an artist currently residing in Mason City, Iowa where she is the Visual Arts Instructor and Gallery Coordinator at North Iowa Area Community College. She was born and raised in Florida where she studied studio art and earned a BFA at Florida State University. She currently holds… Read More

  • Richard Leet: Seasons

    Richard Leet is originally from Waterloo, Iowa. He attended the University of Northern Iowa and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and Master of Arts degree. He also pursued graduate studies at the University of Iowa. After 7 years as an arts educator, He became the first director of the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum… Read More

  • Gem Windows

    The Clear Lake Art Center presents Gem Windows new glasswork by Tilda Brown Swanson. The exhibition opens Tuesday, November 9, and will be on view in the Hanson Gallery through Saturday, December 13. This exhibition was made possible through a grant from the Hanson Family Foundation and through a generous gift from Circle of Giving… Read More

  • In Place

    This series of digital illustrations explores the tradition of vanitas still lifes; symbolic works of art containing mostly inanimate objects that represent the transient nature of life. Each image contains items pertaining to time, death, cleanliness, play, boredom, pleasure, chaos, monotony, history, and hope. As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, I have become… Read More

  • Rooted

    Rooted is an exhibition of cyanotypes by Jody Boyer and etchings by Keith D Buswell. These works will be on view in the Hanson and Stanton galleries from September 14 through October 9. Rooted takes you on a journey through the microscopic view of the landscape to the collective nature of trees. Boyer’s work encourages… Read More

  • Wabi-Sabi: beauty of impermanence

    On view in the Hanson Gallery through September 11 Wabi-Sabi is the Japanese term that describes the concept of something that is impermanent and imperfect can be a thing of beauty. It teaches us to accept the imperfections of life, and the natural cycles of renewal, growth, and decay. What is now discarded and forgotten… Read More