Visual Arts

Visual Arts at Indian HillsIndian Hills Community College offers a number of opportunities both to enjoy art and to create it.
Performing and Visual Arts Calendar

Indian Hills Art Gallery

The Indian Hills Community College Art Gallery on the Ottumwa Campus continually houses some of the finest art in southeast Iowa. The gallery hosts national traveling exhibits, as well as works created by local artists, including Indian Hills Community College faculty and students, and Ottumwa High School students.

Opened in 1985 and located in the Library building, the Art Gallery schedules seven to eight exhibitions a year. Exhibits feature artwork from noted regional and national artists, as well as student art.

Indian Hills Community College also has extensive collections of artwork that have been acquired or gifted to the college. Read more about the collections

Art Tours

The Indian Hills Fine Arts Department sponsors tours to Chicago and Kansas City twice a year. Tour participants visit major art museums or sites of aesthetic interest. Every trip also includes additional options, such as earning college credit, taking part in walking tours, and participating in sketching trips. Often, there are also opportunities for a portion of the group to accompany a member of the drama faculty to view a performance at an area theater. There is always free time for shopping and sight-seeing.

Faculty Contacts

Mark McWhorter
A full-time instructor of studio art and art history since 1980, Mark directs the Indian Hills Art Gallery and oversees the Indian Hills Art Collection. He holds a B.A. and M.A. from Kentucky's Morehead State University.
email:
phone: (641) 683-5111, ext. 1825 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 1825

Lisa Fritz
A full-time instructor, Lisa teaches studio art and graphic design at both the Ottumwa and Centerville campuses. She holds a Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) from Louisiana State University.
email:
phone: (641) 683-5111, ext. 1816 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 1816

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