Rotary Lichty Gallery

The Rotary and Mr. & Mrs. Marion C. Lichty Gallery is located on the 2nd level/West Wing near the Hurwich Room and Rotary Room and Rooftop Deck. The Gallery features community outreach exhibits, in addition to exhibitions that are planned to interpret and expand upon the permanent collection and focus on Midwest Art, American Crafts, and Haitian and Caribbean Art.


On Display

Dictators & Dreamers
By Jennifer Lynn Bates

February 19-April 20, 2019

On display at two locations: Waterloo Center for the Arts Rotary-Lichty Gallery and Hawkeye Community College Van G. Miller Adult Learning Center

Joint Opening Reception – March 15, 2019
Waterloo Center for the Arts
5:30-6:30pm – Happy Hour, wine, & light hors d’oeuvres
Hawkeye Community College Van G. Miller Adult Learning Center
120 Jefferson Street, Waterloo
6:30-8pm – Reception & light refreshments
6:45pm – Artist Talk with Jennifer Lynn Bates
Free admission

Dictators & Dreamers investigates infamy, the ripple effects of power, human rights issues, and dreams of the (seemingly) common person. This body of work contrasts the faces of current or recent absolute rulers of countries around the world with the faces of immigrants, refugees, international students, and asylum seekers now residing in the Cedar Valley. The Dictator is infamous. Dreamers are often anonymous. Now, they hold equal attention.

Jennifer Lynn Bates is an Instructor of Fine Arts at Hawkeye Community College. She earned a Master of Fine Arts in painting from Pratt Institute and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in art and design from Iowa State University. Bates’ artwork is inspired by Pop-Art humor, the bold colors of Cuban political posters, and the flat patterns of Henri Matisse and 19th century decorative art.