Opening Reception: Friday, August 4th, 2023 5-7pm
Lunch ala Art Artist Talk: Friday, August 25, Noon
FINALE Concert featuring Kent Strabala Saturday, August 26, 7-9 pm with open-mic during the intermission
The FMAAA Gallery welcomes Bob Peterson of Cedar Rapids exhibiting his marvelous pen and inks for the month of August. His pen and inks are a visually interesting and unique interpretation of place. He creates these meticulous ink renderings that are loosely based on the shape of a city (if you are looking at a map.) But… not actually a map with his full use of artistic license and excellent design sensibilities taking each piece in its own interpretative direction.
Bob is a graphic artist, photographer and technical writer who has won multiple awards for his design and photography. He is an active member and current President of the Creative Artists Club in Cedar Rapids. An avid traveler, Bob has visited 48 of the 50 states and 16 countries. The maps of many places he visited have influenced some of his recent work. Bob has created fine art ink drawings, etchings, engravings, dry point, woodcuts, prints, landscape paintings, silver point drawing, custom welded jewelry, metal sculptures from 1967 to present (part time). From 2007 to present (full time). Many of his works of art won awards. As a photographer, he has documented and photographed each of the 78 existing Roosevelt New Deal murals in the state of Iowa, and also documented 300+ other WPA murals across the lower 48 states.
The FMAAA is delighted to host this accomplished artist’s work for the month of August and thanks Pen City Current for their sponsorship of this unique exhibition.