One Day in July

One Day in July, watercolor, 2010

Mark McWhorter grew up in Ashland, a small town in the hills of Eastern Kentucky.  He earned a BA (1977) and MA (1979) from Morehead State University, Kentucky. 

McWhorter has taught art at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa since 1980.  In 1984 he was asked to design the Indian Hills Art Gallery on the Ottumwa campus of IHCC.  With the gallery's completion, McWhorter was appointed Indian Hills Art Gallery director and curator.  Then in July of 2000, he was appointed lead instructor of the IHCC Art Department.

Working comfortably in several different media, his works in clay consist of both traditional and non-traditional utilitarian vessels.  Ideas for his two dimensional works are usually taken from the rural Iowa landscape or from travels in North and South Carolina and the Northern Rocky Mountains.  These works may be acrylics, colored pencil, or most usually, watercolor.

McWhorter has exhibited his work in both art gallery and art festival settings in various regions of the United States, including Kentucky, Iowa, and Wyoming.

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