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July 5, 2007

Images: These are two of many works that will be on display as part of the art exhibition by University of Iowa alumnus Len Everett July 11 through August 16 in the Art Building West Gallery. The top left image is Corn (1975), and the lower right image is Green Boxes (1976).

Art Exhibition To Feature Works By UI Alumnus Len Everett

The work of esteemed artist and University of Iowa alumnus Len Everett will be featured in an exhibition from July 11 through August 16 in the Art Building West Gallery.

Everett earned his bachelor of fine arts degree at the UI in 1950 and his master of fine arts degree in 1952 after serving in the Navy during World War II. He briefly taught at the UI before continuing his study at the Art Students League in New York City -- where his teachers included Robert Brackman, Joseph Hirsch and Robert Hale -- and at the Provincetown, Mass., Art School, where he studied with Henry Hensche.

"This show presents a range of works, from intimate and insightful portraits to joyous and vibrant still-life paintings," said Dorothy Johnson, director of the School of Art and Art History in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

"Everett maintained close ties with the School, and he is remembered each year with the awarding of the Len Everett and Art Guild of Burlington Scholarship Fund to gifted students, and through the enrichment of undergraduate and graduate education with the Len Everett Fund for Excellence," Johnson said.

The exhibition pieces are on loan from Robert McCannon, executor of the Len Everett Trust and Monmouth College. Works for the exhibition were selected by co-curators Wallace Tomasini and Susan White, faculty members in the school and enthusiasts for Everett's works.

Everett was born in Burlington in 1925. He was a member of the Executive Board of Audubon Artists of America and served as treasurer and president of Allied Artists of America. He died in 1984.

Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. An opening reception is planned for Wednesday, July 11 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Most works in the exhibition are for sale. Proceeds will benefit the Len Everett Fund for Excellence, which helps support UI art students. For auction information, contact Karla Stout at the School of Art and Art History at 319-335-1770 or karla-stout@uiowa.edu.

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STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500

CONTACTS: Media: Peter Alexander, 319-384-0072, peter-alexander@uiowa.edu; Writer: Joe Nugent