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Schussheim-Anderson to show work at Bucktown exhibition

March  17, 2014

Professor Rowen Schussheim-Anderson will participate in a Fiber Arts Exhibition at the Bucktown Center for the Arts in March, and a reception March 28.

MidCoast Fine Arts invited area fiber artists to show and sell their work for two weekends, March 21-22 and 28-29. Hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

A reception for the artists will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Friday March 28, as part of Bucktown's Final Friday celebration. Bucktown is at 225 E 2nd St., Davenport.

Schussheim-Anderson has woven tapestries for more than 35 years. She teaches art and art history at Augustana, and also teaches traditional tapestry techniques to students.  

She received her bachelor's degree at the School for American Craftsmen at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York, and a master of fine arts from Arizona State University. She has taught at Augustana for 30 years, and also co-directs Kaleidoscope, the college's community art program for youth.

She has received numerous awards in juried exhibitions throughout the U.S., including second prize in the Rock Island Fine Arts exhibition in 2011. Her work has been included in several books, and is represented in many private and permanent collections including the Bettendorf Public Library, the IBM Collection in Tucson, and the State Department in Washington. 

Her work was among 300 fiber artworks from 37 countries on display in the prestigious "From Lausanne to Beijing" International Fiber Art Biennale in China in 2012.

Bucktown Center for the Arts is a component of MidCoast Fine Arts, a Quad-City non-profit organization focused on stimulating cultural and economic vitality through the support of regional visual arts and artists. Founded in July of 2005, Bucktown has played an important role in the continued growth of downtown's Iowa Cultural and Entertainment District.

Sam Schlouch
Director, Public Relations and Arts Promotion
(309) 794-7833
samschlouch@augustana.edu