Right Side Of The Highway Art Exhibit Opens Tonight In Muscatine
MUSCATINE, IA – “The Right Side of the Highway”, photographs & drawings by Randy Tracy, will be on display from September 17 through October 2 at Sunrise Galleries located at 114 E 2nd Street in Downtown Muscatine. A reception to meet the artists will be held Friday, September 17 from 5:30 to 8:00PM.
Tracy’s interest and love for art helped him to find opportunities to work in the art world. Through Crossroads, Inc (crossroadsmuscatine.org), he works as a gallery assistant at Sunrise Galleries helping to prepare art shows, finish framing projects, and maintain the gallery’s online retail website.
“ I enjoy art because with art I can really express myself. It’s a hard feeling to describe, I don’t know what it is, but art just clicks for me. Art is everywhere you look,” said Tracy, “it’s in drawings, paintings,
the media, and even a chair is art … someone designed it. People are even art and can express themselves freely. I love to express myself and art helps me do that.”
This art exhibit features a collection of vacation photos by Randy Tracy as he traveled home to Connecticut this summer to visit his grandparents. His hometown, Plainfield, CT is 1,100 miles due East of Muscatine on US Highway 6. Also on display are a handful of Randy’s charcoal drawings featuring his own superhero creation, “Super Eagle”. He hopes he may one day turn Super Eagle into his own comic book.
Randy, 35, grew up in Plainfield, CT and attended drawing classes at Quinebaug Valley Community College. He moved to Iowa with his family in 2016.