Artist Talks

The artist talk on January 15 has been canceled due to winter weather. We hope to reschedule with Rob Wallace later this spring.

Rob Wallace of Ames, IA, EYECATCHER, Red elm burl vessel, 22K gold leaf

Please join the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum on Saturday, January 15 at 10 a.m. in the Museum’s Salsbury Room for an art talk.  Ames artist Rob Wallace will be discussing the art of woodturning.  He will give a PowerPoint presentation showing some of the equipment used in the woodturning process and will explain the conversion of a piece of wood (in log form) to a finished bowl or other vessel as an art object.   Wallace will also discuss the techniques involved in woodturning, a bit about the medium and about his inspiration to produce pieces that best accentuate the organic beauty of the wood. 

Rob Wallace currently has several of his woodturning pieces on display in the Museum’s Iowa Crafts: 45 exhibition.  The artist plans to visit the display after the talk so visitors can see his work in person.

This art talk is free and open to the public.  No pre-registration needed.  All are welcome to attend.

Past ONLINE Lunch ‘n’ Learns:

Tues., November 24: “Mary Cassatt” with Program Associate Pamela Jost

Tues., October 27: Photography & the North Iowa Photo Club with guest speaker Bruce McKee

Tues., September 29: “Frida Kahlo” with guest speaker Mary Lynn Oertel

Tues., August 25: “Silents at Iverson’s” with guest speaker Bob Sherman
 Click HERE to view Bob’s PowerPoint PDF slides for more info.

Tues., July 28: “How to Cut a Mat” with Associate Curator & Registrar Mara Linskey-Deegan. 

Tues., June 30: “A Brief History of M.I. Hummel Art” with Guest Speaker Dean Genth. 
Click HERE to view Dean’s PowerPoint slides for more info.