February 17, 2010
Flickinger discusses influential settings during lecture
Speaking about the many locations he visited across the United States
and Canada during his six-month sabbatical, Cowley College art instructor
Mark Flickinger conducted a lecture to a captive audience Tuesday night
in the Earle N. Wright Community Room.
Flickinger, who traveled through 27 states and provinces, spoke about the importance of the locations he visited to early American art and literature, and how they were important in developing the 19th century mind in what America had to offer.
Flickinger currently has 30 pieces of his work on display in the Earle N. Wright Community Room. The pieces will be on display through Monday, Feb. 22. The show is titled “Souvenirs from the New World”. The majority of the pieces are paintings Flickinger made at different locations across the country.
During his travels he visited Niagara Falls, N.Y.; Acadia, Maine; Mount Desert on Acadia Island; Katahdin Lake in Maine; Newfoundland, Canada; St. Anthony and Quirpon, where the Viking settlements are; North Hampton, Mass. On the Connecticut River; Kauterskill Falls in the Katskill Mountains of Southern New York; Mount Evans and Mount Bierstadt in Colorado; Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming; Puget Sound and the Olympic Range in Washington; the Grand Canyon in Arizona; Shoshone Falls in Southern Idaho, which is the largest waterfall west of the Mississippi; Glen Ellis Falls in the White Mountains of New Hampshire; and Yosemite National Park in Wawona, CA.