Dennis Vance Mask Exhibition

Thursday, January 16, 2014-Thursday, February 27, 2014

Opening Reception and Lecture: Friday, February 7, 2014 | 5-7pm –
Lecture on cultural masks from around the world and how they have influenced his art to begin at 6pm.

Artist Statement

Upon graduation from St Cloud State University with degrees in art and music, Denny Vance took his first job directing band in Iowa.
This was to be a temporary position while he pursued a Master’s Degree in art history and music education. Thirty-eight years later, Mr. Vance retired as a secondary school band director. Retirement then opened the door to Art in Fact Studio.

Denny has worked extensively in plaster armature and bronze casting. For the last twelve years, however, Denny has concentrated on wood carving. His style is strongly influenced by primitive cultures, especially Northwestern Native Americans, Oceania, Etruscan icons, and African cultural masks.
His work varies from small sculptures and hanging pieces for the deck or indoors to life-sized lawn and garden pieces and much larger totem poles. Denny’s work has been shown in galleries or exhibitions in Olathe, KS, Hannibal, MO, Eau Claire, WI, and Cedar Rapids, IA, among others.