Kim M. Reiff, assistant dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind., is director of “Through the Iris,” an art exhibition showcasing the work of 25 contemporary, professional female visual artists.
She was joined by three colleagues for a recent panel discussion in the Williams Art Gallery at IWU: Valparaiso University art historian Nina Corazzo; Wheaton College community art professor Leah Samuelson, and IWU alumna Erin Sweigard. The panelists discussed issues facing women in the contemporary art world and their individual depictions of these narratives through their artwork.
All 25 female visual artists featured in “Through the Iris” hold the degree of Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, Calif.
After showing for eight weeks at Grace College’s Mount Memorial Gallery, the exhibit traveled to Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) in Marion, Ind., where a panel discussion and reception took place Nov. 16. The exhibit will remain at IWU until Dec. 16 before traveling west to Texas, Oregon, and California.The collection is curated by William Catling, professor of Art at Azusa Pacific, and Sandra Bowden, New York-based artist. For more information about the exhibit, visit here.