‘The Sanctuary of the Sun: Seasons and Time’ by William Havlicek
June 2 - September 11Free
The artist William Havlicek describes his series “The Sanctuary of the Sun: Seasons and Time” as, “a poetic eulogy to Iowa’s seasonal changes, ochre harvests, russet woods, and silent streams.” Selections from the series will be on exhibit in the historic house at the Muscatine Art Center from June 2 through September 11.
In the early 1970s, Havlicek, a Cedar Rapids native, had one of his first museum shows at what was then known as the Laura Musser Museum. While he currently lives in California, the artist has deep roots in Iowa. He also explains that, “Iowa has left deep roots in me.”
The implied landscape forms and colors that are the foundation of Havlicek’s work originated in the eloquent Iowa landscape. The title for the exhibition was taken from Psalm 19 and its sacred celebration of the sun and the life that flourishes under its radiant light.
The public is invited to meet Havlicek on Thursday, June 2 from 5 to 6 p.m. Admission is free of charge for the reception and to visit the exhibition during regular museum hours through Sept. 11.