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Art Exhibit and Reception

The Memorial Union Art Gallery is hosting an exhibit by Rachel Deutmeyer and Barbara Walton, both Ames artists who work in encaustic media. Deutmeyer is a photographer who uses lumen prints, digital collage, and physical layering of photographs with encaustic medium (left), while Walton is a painter who adds pigment to the wax, which is then brushed onto the canvas (below right).

The exhibit titled “An Exploration of Nature Through Encaustic Painting” will be on display June 2 – July 26, 2024. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. A reception will be held on Thursday, July 18, from 5-7 p.m.

Deutmeyer graduated with a BA in graphic design from Ashford University and an MFA in integrated visual arts from Iowa State University. She works at Practical Farmers of Iowa in Ames as senior video coordinator. Walton received a BFA and an MA from Iowa State and an MFA from Drake University. She has been teaching drawing and painting at Iowa State University since 1993.

The Memorial Union is located at 2229 Lincoln Way in Ames on the ISU campus, and paid parking is available in the ramp adjacent to the building. The Art Gallery is located on the 1st floor and has free admission. For more information, visit


Jul 18 2024


5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Memorial Union Art Gallery
2229 Lincoln Way

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