Mickey Carlson Plein Air Painting & Exhibit

Mickey Carlson Plein Air Painting & Exhibit


June 12, 2024    
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Zanzibar's Coffee Adventure
2723 Ingersoll Avenue, Des Moines, IA, 50312

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Mickey Carlson uses pencil, brush, paint and pastels to interpret her subjects to the best of her ability. Come view her works on display at Zanzibar’s Coffee Adventure all month long. In celebration of Art Week, Mickey will be popping up outside the coffee shop on the Ingersoll streetscape to paint en plein air from 9 a.m.-Noon on June 12. Come witness her in action!

Born in Chicago, I am currently based in Des Moines. My formal education consisted of a B.A. and B.F.A. from Mundelein College of Loyola University in Chicago, followed by an M.B.A. from Iowa State University and a Ph.D. from Union Institute and University in Cincinnati, OH. Along the way were drawing and painting classes at the Art Center of Des Moines, IA, and portrait studies with Mary Muller, also in Des Moines. I have also enjoyed workshops and classes with other renown artists such as internationally known pastel master Richard McKinley, Milton Glaser in New York, and Renaissance expert Rob Liberace in Washington, DC. My work is in private collections in New York, Boston, Richmond, Chicago, Seattle, Sacramento, Tampa, Rhode Island and Des Moines.

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