OTTUMWA-Laura Larabee’s exhibition entitled “Back Roads and Brief Moments” will open in the Indian Hills Community College Art Gallery on Monday, January 16, with an artist’s reception that night from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. The reception is open to the public and refreshments will be served.
A native Iowan, Laura Larabee lives in Monticello, Iowa. She has worked as a professional artist since 1989. Regional agriculture, people and nature are all depicted in her art as Larabee paints them using minute detail and clarity. She explains, “I get my ideas from everyday rural scenes that are so much a part of the Midwest. With my landscapes, I like to show not only the natural world, but the human influence as well. Many times I choose to show how landscapes are worked by humanity only to have it revert back to nature over time. Recently, I’ve been interested in the more haunted and mystical aspects of Iowa landscapes.”
“Back Roads and Brief Moments” will be on view until Thursday, February 16. The Indian Hills Community College Art Gallery is located in the Ottumwa campus library at 525 Grandview. The gallery is open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:40 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and from 4:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Sundays.