News Release

Local artist Arnold to have exhibit on display at CAH

LEWISTON, Idaho – Jean Arnold, who grew up in Lewiston and now resides in Pullman, Wash., will have her artwork on display starting Sept. 21 at the Lewis-Clark State College Center for Arts & History, located at 415 Main St. in downtown Lewiston.

An opening reception for Arnold will be held on Sept. 21 from 4-6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be provided. Arnold also will give a talk on Sept. 27 from 10:30-11:45 a.m. at the Center.

“Jean Arnold: Land Lines” will be on display in the Center’s First Floor Galleries through Nov. 18. Her drawings and paintings were inspired by the Palouse landscapes and she investigates the ever-changing shape of the land through aerial views, elevated perspectives, and contour lines that reveal underlying landforms, and human impact from agriculture and mining.

“Contour lines seen in agriculture and mining describe the underlying landforms, but they also describe human use of the land, specifically they are industrial landscapes of the fossil fuel age,” Arnold said. “Human impact upon the land is a key theme in my art. Through different phases, I have often taken an ‘eagle’s eye view’ to capture a broad perspective. Contour lines – ‘land lines’ – continue to play an important role in my recent depictions of the human imprint upon shape of the land.”

Arnold is a professional visual artist who has had her work exhibited in numerous solo and group shows both regionally and nationally. Her work also is found in many public, corporate, and private collections.

Arnold earned an MFA in 1999 from Northern Vermont University, in conjunction with the Vermont Studio Center, where she received guidance from numerous artistic luminaries. She also attended the International School of Art in Italy as part of her graduate studies.

Funding for this program has been provided in part by the Idaho Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Center’s gallery hours for fall are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Tuesdays, and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Thursdays. The Center is also open on select Saturdays (Oct. 7 and 28, and Nov. 18) from noon-4 p.m., or by appointment.

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