Ames, IA – University Museums, Iowa State University, is pleased to announce the live painting of 13 portraits by celebrated Iowa artist Rose Frantzen. The portrait painting sessions will take place during a March 29 through April 6, 2017 residency in the lower gallery of the Christian Petersen Art Museum, 0003 Morrill Hall, on central campus. All portrait sessions will be open to the public to watch Frantzen’s artistic process evolve.
“The thirteen portraits will be done onsite, for all to view Frantzen’s process for Faces of Iowa State. A sensational experience to watch the canvas as the images unfold!” – Lynette Pohlman, director and chief curator, University Museums, ISU
The artist will complete up to two portraits a day, for a total of thirteen by the end of her 9-day residency at Iowa State University. Portrait sitters were identified by various ISU colleges and University Museums and will join the nineteen Faces of Iowa State portraits painted by Frantzen during the run of the 2016 Iowa State Fair. The entire group of portraits will make up the Faces of Iowa State touring exhibition which will launch at the Brunnier Art Museum in late August 2017 and continue to sites throughout the state of Iowa. At the conclusion of the tour, the portraits will join the Iowa State University permanent Art on Campus Collection.
“This is truly a great feat for an artist to accomplish and an excellent way for the students, faculty, staff and general public to engage with and experience art in the making!” – Lynette Pohlman, director and chief curator, University Museums, ISU .
Distinguished Professor Alicia Carriquiry will be painted live on Thursday, April 6 3:00-7:00 PM.