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Local Artist To Hold Showing Of Recent Works

By Staff | Jul 14, 2009

ARNOLDS?PARK – The Wine Bar and Art Gallery in Arnolds Park will feature Spirit Lake artist Danielle Clouse July 15th through August 12th, 2009. An Opening Reception will be held Wednesday, July 15th from 6 – 10 p.m and the public is invited to attend the opening.

Danielle Clouse’s Rural Abstraction series of artworks focus on the Northwest Iowa landscape and the structures resting upon it. Some of Clouse’s works were displayed in the Iowa State Capitol Building earlier this year, including one painting which was displayed int he office of Lieutenant Governor Sally Dederson through a program highlighing Iowa artists.

“When it comes to landscape, the possibilities seem endless, and I consider it my responsibility to make it fresh and different using my technique. I get caught up in the natural pattern of things. The land may be flat, but there are often trees or fields breaking it up and organizing the ground for me. Weather also has a lot to do with it – the lighting created by fronts moving in and out of the area change the look drastically,” Clouse said of her works “Existing structures such as barns and other rural buildings often provide geometric forms to work from and often take over the entire canvas. In addition to landscape, there is always color. A specific color in a natural setting will catch my eye, producing color combinations I may not have considered otherwise.”

This show will feature the newest body of work from the series.

Originally from Ruthven, Iowa, Danielle Clouse received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Northwest Missouri State University with an emphasis in painting and ceramics. Currently she is working out of her home studio in Spirit Lake and is the Visual Arts Curator at the Pearson Lakes Art Center in Okoboji. She is the daughter of John and Rose Clouse of Ruthven.

The Wine Bar and Art Gallery is located at 139 West Broadway in Arnolds Park and opens at 7 pm Tuesday through Saturday during the summer months. For more information, visit www.winebarandartgallery.com.