Animals: Nature’s Grand Gift

This exhibition exemplifies the veracity of the adage that artists hold mirrors to the worlds in which they live. Here, they reflect on humanity’s complicated, often ambiguous, sometimes cruel relationship with living creatures. The bond of unconditional love between humans and domesticated animals has been a compelling subject for artists dating back to such iconic […]

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Chica

CCAM is particularly pleased to present Chica, an exhibition featuring the original drawings by Joseph Broghammer that illustrate Karen Duncan’s new children’s book. Chica is a little grey dog’s story about her fortuitous rescue from a historic town in eastern Mexico. Mr. Broghammer’s whimsical illustrations and Mrs. Duncan’s balance of fact and fancy are bringing […]

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Charles (Chuck) Ginnever: Folded Forms

Visitors to New York’s Park Avenue, Chicago’s Millennium Park, the Denver Airport, Downtown Miami or Seattle Center delight in the public art that distinguishes each location. Now, thanks to nationally recognized sculptor, Charles (Chuck) Ginnever, Clarinda has joined such metropolitan sites as a community where contemporary art offers citizens stimulation and diversion from their daily […]

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The Magic of Printmaking

Original prints are, without question, the most misunderstood and undervalued of all art media. Even distinguishing an original print from a reproduction can be challenging. Identifying one print medium from another is downright daunting. The Magic of Printmaking offers straightforward descriptions of the processes involved in creating original intaglios (etching, engraving, drypoint, aquatint and mezzotint), […]

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Manuel Neri: The Modernist Figure

Manuel Neri, the consummate figurative artist, has worked with few models. He assiduously learned the details of these women’s faces and bodies, yet his forms are not portraits. They do not communicate narratives, nor are they tethered by the suggestion of a time period. Neri alters his surfaces with gouges, scrapes and bulges juxtaposed with […]

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