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  • 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

  • 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

  • Dictators & Dreamers by Jennifer Lynn Bates

    CLAC is excited to present Dictators & Dreamers paintings by Jennifer Lynn Bates as our first exhibition with our reopening. Dictators & Dreamers investigates infamy, the ripple effects of power, human rights issues, and dreams of the (seemingly) common person. This body of work contrasts the faces of current or recent absolute rulers of countries… Read More

  • Little Things

    The exhibition, Little Things, focuses on the smallest details that surround one’s everyday life. It invites audience members to step back from their busy lives and appreciate the small details that make up the bigger picture. Whether it be through a location or person, every component has the potential to give one’s life a purpose…. Read More

  • Kindred Panoramas

    Lisa Truax is interested in the contrast between places such as parks and natural areas and modern ways of building and living. Culturally, we have ideas of beauty and the sense of the untouched associated with these places. Often, outdoor landscapes seem to be in their natural state, but are often actually created, planned, built,… Read More

  • Treats this Saturday!

    On Saturday, October 31 from 10 am – 4 pm we will be passing out creative treat bags to youth in costume for Halloween. We will also have on view for Dia de los Muertos an ofrenda (an alter remembering and honoring a deceased family member) on view in the Hanson Window Gallery. Also on… Read More

  • The Hello Neighbor Project!

    The Clear Lake Arts Center is excited to kick-off our Hello Neighbor! Project. This project is to help you engage in your creativity and connect with our community. Use the backside of this sheet for one of the following: Make a drawing/painting to greet your community Write a poem for your neighbor Use it to… Read More

  • Creativity in our daily lives

    On the individual level, being creative allows us to question and process the challenges of our daily lives. Creativity gives us space to think, relax, respond, and express our daily thoughts. As a collective, we gain insight and understanding into our neighbors, culture, and human experience. Many of the world’s greatest works of creativity came… Read More

  • Painting with Paper – collages by Nathan Stromberg

    Clear Lake, IA– The Clear Lake Arts Center (CLAC) is pleased to be exhibiting the fascinating collage work by Nathan Stromberg titled Painting with Paper. The exhibition is on view through Saturday, February 1. A closing reception will be held from 12:30 – 2:30 on Saturday, February 1. Meet the artist and hear about his… Read More

  • Two free viewings of Bopper and Me

    The Clear Lake Arts Center is hosting the movie Bopper and Me by John Cumberland. The film is about a scrap metal merchant from England traveling to America on a mission to get his hero, The Big Bopper, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. There will be two viewings: Thursday, January 30… Read More