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"From the Tallgrass"

Posted Thursday, August 18, 2011, at 10:37 AM

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Paintings, drawings and photography comprise the latest exhibit at Arts on Grand in Spencer. Works of prairie artist and photographer Bruce Morrison, a 2011 Artisans Road Trip Artist.
2011 Artisans Road Trip Artist Bruce Morrison has opened his "From the Tallgrass" exhibit at Arts on Grand in Spencer, Iowa! "From the Tallgrass" is an exhibition of paintings, drawings and photography celebrating our natural "and" cultural heritage of the tallgrass prairie.

This heritage is a constant focus in the art work of Bruce Morrison. Whether it depicts the landscape of the tallgrass prairie region, or its flora and fauna; "From the Tallgrass" is the road traveled the past couple decades for the artist. And if you were to spend any time with him, it would appear this will continue indefinitely as a chosen path. "I couldn't think of a more suitable focus and recurrent theme for my work.", says Morrison.

The artist follows his interest and focus in his daily life as well; living on a small piece of prairie remnant; he and his wife, Georgeann, have worked to bring back the native habitat through careful stewardship of their prairie home.

"From the Tallgrass" will run from August 16 through September 25. There will be an Artist's Reception on Thursday, August 25th, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - the public is welcome!

Thank you for visiting the 2011 Artisans Road Trip Blog! Be sure and check back again soon for more from the upcoming Artisans Road Trip and its artists!!!



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Blogger Bio - Bruce Morrison is an artist of the Tallgrass Prairie (Painter/Photographer/Print Maker). He and his wife Georgeann live on a small Tallgrass Prairie remnant where he works as a full-time artist throughout the year. Bruce takes his inspiration from the Tallgrass itself and the natural and cultural heritage of the tallgrass prairie region. Morrison graduated from the School of Art at the University of Iowa. His work can be found in public, corporate and private collections across the United States, Canada and overseas. Blog description - Bruce writes the blog for northwest Iowa's Artisans Road Trip and will share the daily process and ventures taken by area artists participating in each year's A.R.T. event. We'll look into the studio, the shows, the individual medium, and even the thought process of individual artists!