The Cake is a Lie, diptych from my newest series of work:
TRUTH & BEAUTY
HUDSON RIVER GALLERY
MARCH 4 - APRIL 2
Opening Reception on Friday, March 4th
My daughter JAMIE ELIZABETH HUDRLIK was interviewed and taped in 2017 for Little Village in IOWA CITY.
THANK YOU IOWA ARTS COUNCIL FOR AWARDING ME A GRANT OF $5,000 TO CONTINUE MY PROJECT
LOST IN THE MIDWEST
“These recovery grants represent a significant investment in Iowa’s creative workforce,” Iowa Arts Council Administrator David Schmitz said. “In addition to the grants awarded directly to artists, many arts organizations received support to hire or bring back artistic personnel, many of whom lost jobs, gigs and income during the pandemic.”
Lost in the Midwest will be exhibited in 2022/2023 (postponed bc of Covid) at the BORZELLO GALLERY, KNOX COLLEGE, Galesburg, IL.
"With an eye for the strange and beautiful, artist Sandra Dyas presents an immersive experience in her latest series of photographs documenting people and places in Lost in the Midwest, a visual diary of contemporary Midwest life embellished with a sense of nostalgia. Dyas looks closely at the Midwest’s cultural landscape and the complexity of living here, with the intent of showing what is present and what is slowly vanishing.
"EARTHLY BEAUTY", a two-woman show is currently being exhibited at the Waterloo Center for the Arts. Susan Coleman, friend and colleague, fellow artist, and myself are very thrilled to be exhibiting our newest bodies of work -- Earthly Beauty!
"Earthly Beauty" works by Sue Coleman and Sandra Louise Dyas, muses on the ordinary and often overlooked aspects of the local environment, beauty that is unpolished and raw, quirky and tangled, sometimes difficult to interpret and codify.
Curator Chawne Paige is busy hanging the BEAUTIFUL works of Susan Coleman and Sandy Dyas for our new exhibit “Earthly Beauty” going up in the Forsberg Riverside Gallery!!! More details coming soon.
WCA Registrar Elizabeth Andrews is busy working on a new exhibit in the Forsberg Riverside Galleries!!! More details coming soon
To View the Collection go to Vimeo: Tune In To Green
Artist Highlight: the sixth film in “TUNE in to GREEN – Exhibition Four” is by Sandy Dyas @sandy_dyas_photography of Iowa, with music by Catherine Pancake. This clip is from their collaboration, "Elemental: Edgelands". Here we encounter the beauty of those places where the man-made world is decaying back towards its origin in the natural world. The illusion of our separation is laid bare. The circularity of the human condition obvious and unavoidable. “Ebbing and flowing, time just keeps moving forward. Mother Earth and Father Time – ‘life's eternal rhyme.’” To experience their full video amongst a curated selection of 17 other micro shorts, visit https://vimeo.com/ondemand/tuneintogreen