Vultus, first test video, 1 minute 12 seconds, 2010

Bruce Walters is a professor of Art at Western Illinois University (and University of Iowa alum). His artwork has been displayed in more than one hundred solo, invitational, and competitive exhibitions - primarily in the Midwest, but also in England, Germany, Japan, New York and Washington DC. Walters has won best of show awards in seven different media: from graphite drawings to digital artwork.

Vultus, a projection animation of masks by Bruce Walters, will be displayed at several Iowa and Illinois museums and centers over the Halloween weekend of 2010. It will be projected 50' in height on the exterior of the Figge Art Museum and at several other local Iowa and Illinois locations.

Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Oct. 28, 6-11 p.m.; Oct 31, 6-8 p.m.
Quad City Arts Center, Rock Island, Oct. 29, 6-9 p.m.
UAY Center, Iowa City, Oct. 29-31, dusk to dawn
West Central Illinois Art Center, Macomb, Oct. 21-23 & 28-30, dusk to dawn
Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, Il, Oct. 29, 7-9 p.m.

Vultus is a perpetually running video of 100 masks. Many of the masks are specific to Halloween, but many African, Asian and Native American cultural masks and sculptures of faces and masks are also included. The video includes Slipknot masks photographed by Shawn Crahan, a member of Iowa's Grammy Award winning band. Other artists who created sculptured faces and masks included in this project include Skip Willits and Donnie Gettinger. The title, Vultus, is Latin for 'face' or for 'appearance and expression'

Concurrently, Walters has a solo art exhibition, Halloween Flight, at the Quad City Arts Center until November 17. The exhibition is also online at

Bruce Walters's website

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