WATERLOO - "Kim Behm In Progress" art exhibition is on display now through April 3 in the Forsberg Riverside Galleries at the Waterloo Center for the Arts. Galleries are free admission and open to the public Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. An artist's reception and gallery talk, sponsored by the Friends of the Art Center, is planned for 6:30 p.m. March 27.
This exhibition celebrates Kim Behm, one of the Cedar Valley's most talented and dedicated artists. Behm has had a long and varied career in the arts; serving as a designer, illustrator, muralist, and art educator. Trained at the University of New Mexico, he has earned numerous awards from the Society of Illustrators as well as from various advertising and trade groups. Behm's interest in art, especially graphic art, spans the whole of his life. Coming from a family of artists, creativity was encouraged from an early age which led him to pursue a career in art making and education. He is currently the Assistant Professor of Fine Art and Art History at Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo.
Behm's paintings, to a large extent, focus on art history and our relationships to shared cultural experiences. His paintings are rooted in older traditions with both representational subjects as well as more abstract geometric works that suggest, but often contradict, depictions of space.
Kim Behm’s self portrait is shown here. This and other works are on display at the Waterloo Center for the Arts.
When describing the process of creation, Behm prefers to use the term "work" as a verb. His intent is not to "finish" an artwork, but to continue to revise works regularly for as long as they remain in the studio. This exhibition is no exception and will feature works in progress during the duration it is on display at the Waterloo Center for the Arts. For more information about this exhibition or other upcoming exhibits, programs, classes and events at the Waterloo Center for the Arts, call 319-291-4490 or visit www.waterloocenterforthearts.org.