Prof’s ‘Car Culture’ art exhibit at Morningside, Norfolk

Posted July 31, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Terri Parish McGaffin, associate professor of art at Morningside College, will have her show “The Architecture of Car Culture” on display through Aug. 17 at the Norfolk Arts Center at 305 Fifth Street, in Norfolk, Neb., and Aug. 20 through Sept. 16 at Morningside College in the Eppley Auditorium Art Gallery, 3625 Garretson Ave.

Both shows are sponsored by Morningside College.

The show features paintings about the way humans build and the creative design and engineering we have developed to serve a culture based on our favorite and essential means of transport, our car.

“I’ve been looking at this architecture for some time – road, bridges, gas stations, motels and rest areas,” said McGaffin.

McGaffin has worked as a professional artist for many years, and has acquired a regional and national exhibition record. She has exhibited recently at Wayne State College, the Sioux City Art Center and the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls. Her work is in the collections of the Sioux City Art Center, Morningside College, Mercy Medical Center and the University of South Dakota, as well as many private collections.

She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in drawing from Drake University in Des Moines and a Master of Fine Arts in painting from the University of South Dakota. She grew up in the Quad Cities on the Mississippi River and has been a Sioux City area resident since 1984.

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