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The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Eye on the Arts column

July 6, 2014

By Craig Neises, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa

July 06--A pair of Southeastern Community College art instructors, including one who was a student of the other, will display their works together in a shared exhibit opening today at the Art Center, 301 Jefferson St.

The show, featuring works by John Bybee and Jared Wittenmyer, is entitled "Between the Lines."

It runs through Aug. 9. No reception for the artists or gallery talk is planned.

Bybee, who has taught studio classes and art history since joining the faculty at SCC in 2000, earned a master of fine arts degree in painting and drawing at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 1996 and previously served as an adjunct professor of art at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Mo.

His work has appeared in exhibits and is included in public and private collections across the country.

Wittenmyer, after graduating from SCC, transferred to the University of Iowa, where he earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in 2009. In 2011, he earned a master of fine arts degree in printmaking from Illinois State University. His art has been included in national and international exhibits. He is working as an adjunct art instructor at SCC.

The Art Center, operated by the Art Guild of Burlington, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, and Wednesday through Saturday, and 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays. It will be open special hours today, 1 to 3 p.m., to introduce the new exhibit.

Muni Band in concert today

Fresh off last night's scheduled Symphonic Blast concert by the Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra, the band shell in Crapo Park will welcome another summer Sunday of music today.

The Burlington Municipal Band continues its concert season with a performance set for 7:30 p.m.

Under the direction of Mike Lachnitt, the band will feature a vocal solo by tuba player Bill Reif, on "Riders in the Sky." Other works to be performed include "Colossus of Columbia," by Russell Alexander; "Under the Sea," from Disney's "The Little Mermaid;" the Glenn Miller hit, "Chattanooga Choo-Choo;" selections from "My Fair Lady," by Lerner and Loewe; "God Bless America," by Irving Berlin; and and "The Stars and Stripes Forever" by John Philip Sousa.

Admission is free.

Those not able to attend can listen to the concert on KBUR 1490-AM at 9 p.m.

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