Faces of Iowa State

August 2017

Faces of Iowa State features 39 portraits painted by Maquoketa artist Rose Frantzen. The Iowa Staters who are featured include students, faculty, staff, alumni and others with close ties to the university. Iowa State commissioned Frantzen to paint the first group of portraits during the 2016 Iowa State Fair. She came back to Iowa State University in spring 2017 and painted the rest. The exhibit is on display at Iowa State’s Brunnier Art Museum.

Three of the Faces of Iowa State have strong connections to ISU Extension and Outreach.

  • Marshall County Extension Council member Mary Giese was selected as an example of ISU Extension and Outreach’s 900 elected council members.
  • Evan Fritz, a 2016 Iowa State graduate, Rising Star intern and former 4-H’er, represents how ISU Extension and Outreach builds skills in young people throughout the state.
  • JaneAnn Stout, retired director of ISU Extension to Families and associate dean in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, influenced countless Iowans through education, outreach and her personal contribution to issues directly affecting their lives.

The exhibit continues at the Brunnier through Dec. 8, 2017, and then will travel throughout the state over the next year. After the tour, the portraits will join Iowa State’s permanent Art on Campus Collection.