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Objects of Power on display Nov. 20th at the WCA

Waterloo, IA – Objects of Power is on display Nov. 20th through Feb. 22nd in the Forsberg Riverside Galleries at the Waterloo Center for the Arts. The community is invited to a free Reception and Gallery Talk planned for Thursday, Nov. 20th at 6:00pm, sponsored by the Friends of the Art Center.

Objects of Power will unveil a selection of dramatic works from the Waterloo Center for the Arts’ Haitian collection, including new works acquired during a recent trip to Haiti earlier this year. The works selected for this exhibit focus on objects that resonate with their very own gravity and presence. This power is reflective of their purpose within Haitian ceremony, song, dance, prayer, and day-to-day life - steeped in Vodou, a religion forged by descendants of African ethnic groups who were enslaved and brought to Haiti and Christianized by Roman Catholic missionaries in the 16th and 17th centuries.

In conjunction with this exhibition, Wartburg College’s Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery will be displaying pieces on loan from the Waterloo Center for the Arts’ Haitian Art Collection in their exhibition Erzulie: Mirroring the Lives of Haitian Women, on display at Wartburg through Dec. 14th, free admission.

The Waterloo Center for the Arts’ galleries are free and open to the public Tuesday through Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday 1:00 to 5:00pm. For more information about this exhibition or other upcoming exhibits, programs, classes and events at the Waterloo Center for the Arts, call (319) 291-4490 or visit