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ISU professor helps Iowa towns build community, identity and economy through art

August 30, 2015

From colorful quilts in Main Street shops to gilded oil paintings in big city museums, Jennifer Drinkwater sees it all as art. There are no hierarchies, she says, because all art is a creative expression of culture. And as Drinkwater assumes a newly created position at Iowa State University, her expansive definition of art is serving the people of Iowa well.


Jennifer Drinkwater

Jennifer Drinkwater is the CED Community Arts Specialist, an artist, and an assistant professor in the Department of Art and Visual Culture in the College of Design. She is a firm believer in the power of art to bring people together.