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Clarke Alumni Has Work in Art on the River

Jason Scott

March 17, 2014: Clarke alumni Jason Scott has had artwork selected for The 2014 Art on the River Exhibition.

Scott, a 2002 graduate from Prairie du Sac, Wis., will have his worked titled “In Between Sometimes” displayed. The piece explores the intersection of mechanical and organic systems.

“I am most interested in systems, both mechanical and organic, especially the gray area in between the two,” said Scott. “Science fiction that has become science fact at an alarming rate in current times informs my work. Interstellar discoveries in ancient civilizations, such as Inca and Maya also heavily influence my aesthetics, as I attempt to craft relics from the future.”

Scott has also had work on display at the 2013 Voice from the Warehouse District display.

The city of Dubuque announced the selection of 10 works of outdoor sculpture for the 2014 Art on the River Exhibition on March 11. In its ninth year, the temporary public art exhibit drew 83 entries from 53 artists from 20 states, from Arizona to New York.

The works will be installed in front of the Grand River Center and along the Mississippi Riverwalk at the Port of Dubuque in June 2014, with an opening event set for Thursday, June 19, at 5 p.m. at the Grand River Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Art on the River is part of the Dubuque City Council’s Arts and Culture initiative. Working in conjunction with the Arts and Cultural Affairs Advisory Commission, the Dubuque Museum of Art and a volunteer committee made up of artists, educators and city staff, the city has identified highly visible locations at the Port of Dubuque to display selected artwork.

A panel of three credentialed jurors reviews the artist applications and makes a recommendation to the commission and the city council on the selection of artwork. Jurors for the 2014-15 exhibit were:

• Darrell Taylor, intermedia artist and director of the University of Northern Iowa Gallery Of Art in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
• Rebecca Ekstrand, site-specific public sculpture artist based in Des Moines, Iowa.
• Mark Wahlert, Dubuque Museum of Art,  executive director.

A sculpture by Jessica Teckemeyer, Clarke University assistant professor of art, was selected for the 2013 Art on the River Exhibition.

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