“Iceland,” an exhibit featuring artwork created by Northwest College students, opens with an artist’s reception in the SinClair Gallery in Powell on Tuesday, Jan. 10, from 4-6 p.m.
The artwork was created in May 2016 during an NWC field studies class trip to Iceland. Morgan Tyree, assistant professor of graphic arts, led the class composed of six NWC students.
Iceland is a Nordic island country located in the North Atlantic Ocean, just outside the Arctic Circle. Iceland’s area of 40,000 square miles is home to roughly 330,000 people.
The group visited unique locations as it traveled throughout the country, staying overnight in various bed-and-breakfast (B&B) locations. The group spent the first few days of its trip in Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital and largest city, touring galleries and museums.
From there, they traveled by van on rough and narrow roads to the northwestern corner of the country known as the Westfjords region, stopping along the way to take in vast volcanic and glacial scenery.
Travel by van led the group through small towns where members got a glimpse into the Icelandic way of life. Students were tasked with daily writing assignments designed to help them convey what they felt about their surroundings.
Gallery visitors can follow along, traversing the island country through original drawings, paintings, graphic designs and photographic prints.
“Iceland” will be displayed through Friday, Feb. 17, in the SinClair Gallery, located in the Orendorff Building on the NWC campus. The gallery is open from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. weekdays. Admission is free.