Muscatine Art Center Stanley Gallery
Marc Sijan’s lifelike representations of real people have been featured in dozens of one-man exhibitions. Sijan’s attention to the human body - tiny hairs, pores, freckles, wrinkles - has amazed many viewers. His gritty illustrations of real people explore the universal and eternal concerns of the human form. The 2023 exhibition is his third at the Muscatine Art Center.
Marc Sijan’s ultra-realistic sculptures are “homages to humanity’s fascination with its own forms—a fascination which has compelled artists throughout the millennia to mirror life in virtually every medium.” Sijan’s figures are incredibly lifelike, sensuous, and graceful.
His figures are so lifelike, they seem always on the verge of movement, a mere instant away from action. The pores in the skin, the Tiny hairs and veins, even the bald spots, the blemishes, and the individual shapes of the faces make human beings so similar, yet so unique. These details make Marc Sijan’s work especially arresting.
Muscatine Art Center Studio - 1314 Mulberry Avenue
Introduce your children ages two to seven to the world of art with free art classes.
Each class consists of a story and two art projects! Please call Katy at 563-263-8282 to make a reservation for class.
Learning is fun while discovering one of the most beautiful ecosystems in the world! Begin to appreciate the adorable baby animals in and around jungles like butterflies that flit, parrots that squawk, and sloths that creep. Explore the world around you, and inspire a bond with nature through curiosity and wonder!
Muscatine Art Center Studio
The Muscatine Art Center’s permanent collection includes over 200 historic Valentine’s Day cards made in the late 1800s through 1930s. Muscatine Art Center Registrar Virginia Cooper will present highlights from the collection and lead participants in making their own handmade, vintage-inspired Valentine’s Day card.
Registration required by February 8.
City Council Chambers
Muscatine City Hall
Virtual Meeting Option Available