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Opening Reception: A Crowded Planet, Works by Kim Behm


Thursday, December 16, 2021


Van G. Miller Adult Learning Center Hawkeye Art Gallery

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Opening Reception: A Crowded Planet, Works by Kim Behm

Drop by to wind down the semester, have a cup of holiday cheer, and celebrate the creative accomplishments of our colleague, Kim Behm, Professor Emeritus. An artist talk will take place to close the evening.

Opening reception: December 16, 2021, 4:00 – 6:30pm
On Display: December 16, 2021 – February 24, 2022

Artist Statement

The title; A Crowded Planet comes from the method by which I construct my compositions. Organizing images with multiple figures has great interest for me. This also reflects how I see the world around me. There has been a vast increase in population throughout my lifetime, which is inspiring, but may be frightening as well. I recognize that this complicated issue has confronted our species for all time.

There is a sort of series within the exhibit that is focused on the disenfranchised. There are too many “Pilgrims,” (refugees) with little access to justice or opportunity. This seems incongruous in a world with so much wealth and technology.

I come from a family of artists and have worked in this occupation my entire life. I retired from full-time teaching at Hawkeye Community College in 2020 as an Emeritus Professor, but continue to teach part-time.


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