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‘Quirky’ Art Exhibition Comes to Clarke

By Clarke News  |  October 8, 2015

Two nationally known artists will display their work at Clarke University when “Quirky: Recent Prints by Cheryl Hochberg and Tom Christison” comes to the Quigley Gallery.

The exhibition will run from Monday, Oct. 19, through Wednesday, Nov. 4. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free.

Hochberg’s paintings and drawings have been displayed throughout the U.S. (Pa.)Pa.ew Hampshire.

received her bachelor of fine arts degree from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and her master of fine arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Tom Christison, of Iowa City, is a master of lithography and monotype processes, which he uses to create detailed fantastical prints about life cycles, passages of time, regeneration and the food chain.

Christison has been part of the Master Printmaker in Residence Program at the Robert Blackburn Print Workshop in New York City and a resident at the Plain Museum of Art in Fargo, N.D. He maintains a private print studio, Sandhill Press, in Iowa City. Christison’s work may be found in numerous permanent collections including; The Corcoran, Washington, D.C.; the National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Dresden Academy of Fine Art, Kupferstichkabinett, Germany; Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Paris; and India Habitat Center, New Delhi, India, among others.

Christison completed his bachelor of fine arts at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and his master of fine arts at Arizona State University in Tempe. He has taught at the University of Iowa, McNeese State University in Louisiana, Ohio University and the University of Tennessee.