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Steve Joy Exhibit Opening

Post Date:01/26/2018 11:41 AM

The Sioux City Art Center announces a reception on Saturday, February 3 to celebrate its new exhibition, Icons, Elizabethans, and Elegies for a Mad King: Paintings by Steve Joy. The free reception, with complimentary food and beverages, will occur 5:00-7:00 p.m. The artist will speak about his work at 6:00 p.m.

Steve Joy was born in England in 1952 and has lived and worked in places throughout the world. Though he moved “permanently” to the United States in 1998, when he moved to Omaha to briefly become the curator at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, he continues to travel extensively and maintains a home/studio in Cornwall, England. Since 2003, he has maintained a studio in Omaha. 

Steve’s art is beautiful, drawing on his rich experiences throughout the world, his study of history literature, and his expansive knowledge of art. Works in this exhibition are inspired by the traditions of Christian icon painting that began a millennium ago, as well as periods of English history ranging from the reign of King Henry VIII to King George III.  During the last several decades, Steve has developed an abstract style of painting, often with additional materials such as gold leaf, beeswax, and shellac, that is inspired by these experiences.

The exhibition will remain on view through May 6, 2018.

Please note: because of construction on site, parking on the Art Center’s grounds is unavailable. However, visitors to this event may park along the streets or in the parking lot of either Wells Fargo or the June E. Nylen Cancer Center.

The Sioux City Art Center is a model public/private partnership between the City of Sioux City and the Art Center Association of Sioux City.

Visiting the Sioux City Art Center
The Sioux City Art Center is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. The Sioux City Art Center is located at 225 Nebraska Street, Sioux City, IA.

Additional information is available by contacting the Sioux City Art Center at (712) 279-6272, ext. 200 or

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