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Art Gallery Summer Exhibit Features Student Work
'Summer Selections' exhibit on display through September at Ashford University

From May through September, the Cortona Art Gallery at Ashford University will feature “Summer Selections,” an exhibit of student work.

Art professor Anna Pagnucci has selected exceptional art pieces from the University’s Figure Drawing and Drawing I/II classes for the summer art exhibit. “Summer Selections” includes thematic pieces ranging from the interpretation of Grimm’s fairy tales to personified state flowers.

For more information on the exhibit, contact Pagnucci at

The Cortona Art Gallery is located on the second floor of Ashford University’s St. Clare Hall at 400 North Bluff Boulevard in Clinton. The gallery is named for Sister Cortona Phelan, OSF, former president of Mount St. Clare College (MSC) and former president of the Sisters of St. Francis. For many years, Sister Cortona influenced the quality of education at the college through her teaching of American history and her love of the arts. She also served as MSC Academy principal and as dean of students at the college.

The gallery is open to the public, free of charge, every weekday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and for private showings by appointment. For further information, please call 563.242.4023.


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