James Hearst in Prose

James Hearst in Prose

Public discussion with UNI curatorial students: THIS THURSDAY at 4:00 p.m. with an opening reception to follow from 5:00-6:30 p.m.

This exhibition ​features a series of displays that offer explanations and analyses of Hearst’s three prose collections—his memoir, ​My Shadow Below Me; a collection of essays, ​Time Like a Furrow; and a co-written novel, ​Bonesetter’s Brawl.

Additional displays present information on Hearst’s  uncollected farm journalism, essays, and fiction. A booklet with excerpts of Hearst’s writing will  also be produced as part of the exhibit. The exhibit will also highlight “Radio and the Farm Boy,” a  recently discovered 1923 article in ​Wallace’s Farmer ​ that is believed to be James Hearst’s earliest work published outside of Cedar Falls.  

[This exhibition was prepared in conjunction with graduate English students in the UNI Department of Languages & Literature’s, under the advisement of Professor Jim O’Loughlin.]


New Exhibition in Oil Paint

Caylin Graham Exhibition

Caylin Jayde:
Extirpations in the Anthropocene

October 3–31, 2019 *(date has been extended through November 3)
Opening Reception: October 10 from 5:00–6:00 p.m.
Artist’s remarks at 5:45 p.m.

In Extirpations in the Anthropocene, artist Caylin Jayde shares a series of new oil paintings borne out of her interest in our local ecosystem. As the 2019 Hartman Reserve Visiting Artist, Caylin researched endangered species found in Black Hawk County, working with the Black Hawk Wildlife Rehabilitation Project, the UNI Museum, and biologists and naturalists from across the Midwest. The work on display depicts creatures isolated and threatened by their diminishing habitats. The annual Hartman Reserve Visiting Artist program offer an individual or ensemble in search of creative endeavors the opportunity to pursue their artistic discipline while being surrounded by Hartman Reserve’s inspiring landscape and wildlife. Partners and sponsors for the 2019 round of the program are: Catherine Ann Livingston Fund at the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa, Hearst Center for the Arts, Friends of Hartman Reserve and Friends of the Waterloo Center for the Arts.

[Image: Rusty Patched Bumblebee (Bombus Affinis), Oil on canvas, 2019]


New Exhibition in Weavings

Teddi Finiegan






Teddi Finegan: Weavings in Wool
September 27 – November 2
Opening Reception: Sunday, September 29 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Works are drawn from private collections, the University of Northern Iowa, the Hearst Permanent Collection and the artist herself. Teddi Finegan, fiber artist, studied weaving with Roy Ginstrom and Malin Selander of Sweden and completed an M.A. in Art at UNI in 1971. She earned a B.S. from the Ohio State University and attended Penland School of Crafts. In her career, Teddi received several awards and is represented in numerous public and private collections.

Teddi Finegan has been a resident at The Western Home in Windridge since 2012. Read her spotlight in The Journal, September 2019, volume 23, issue 9.