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March 29, 2014

Catlett prints to be displayed

MAQUOKETA — The Maquoketa Art Experience will present an exhibit starting today.

“I AM: Prints by Elizabeth Catlett” will be displayed from today through May 30 at the Art Experience, 124 S. Main St., in Maquoketa.

A reception for the Catlett exhibition will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Art Experience. Refreshments will be provided.

Catlett was an American artist best known for the sculptures and prints she produced over the course of her career, from the 1940s into the 21st century. This exhibition is a pioneering collaboration with the University of Iowa Museum of Art and its Legacies for Iowa Collections Sharing Project.

Influenced by the realism of Iowa’s Grant Wood, Catlett sought to explore artistically the world she knew intimately — that of African American women and mothers. With Wood as her professor, Catlett was the first student to receive a Master of Fine Arts degree in sculpture from the University of Iowa.

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