Cedar Rapids, IA
Cedar Rapids-based artist Tara Moorman has long been known for her exquisite watercolor paintings. This exhibition displays a new series, inspired by old photographs of Moorman’s relatives found at her mother’s home. Moorman describes her ancestors with Garrison Keillor’s phrase, “all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average.” Using the photos as inspiration for her paintings allowed Moorman to have a conversation of sorts with her ancestors and momentarily step into their world.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website