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Graphic Design & Messages in Motion, Works by Fred Burton

Event Details

May 9, 2018 — August 26, 2018
Location: Waterloo Center for the Arts
225 Commercial Street
Waterloo, IA
Contact Name: Laura Stammler
Email: laura.stammler@waterloo-ia.org
Phone: 3192914490
Website: www.waterloocenterforthearts.org

Event Description

Over the course of thirty years, Fred Burton created thousands of unique, elaborately embellished letters, postcards and envelopes. Covered in paint, collage, pen and marker – both front and back, inside and out – these one-of-a-kind epistles eventually amassing a collection of over 3,000 pieces of Burton’s mail art which he generously gifted to the Waterloo Center for the Arts in 2015. This exhibition presents the entire collection accompanied by additional paintings and prints. Examples of Gerberich’s own whimsical kinetic assemblages are also included.

Burton i a professor emeritus of painting and drawing at Memphis College of Art. He continues to produce and exhibit work in Memphis, Tennessee. Gerberich, a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, is an Iowa native who maintains a studio in Newburgh, New York.

Galleries are free and open to the public
Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday 1-5pm