Kristin Lansing-Stoeffler - 'The Shadows Could Not Reach Her'

Jun 13, 2024

07:00 PM

Prairie Lights Books

15 South Dubuque Street, Iowa City, IA 52240

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Kristin Lansing-Stoeffler will read from The Shadows Could Not Reach Her, published by Ice Cube Press. The Shadows Could Not Reach Her is a study of meaning-making in the form of essays, poems, and paintings. A lifelong artist, Lansing-Stoeffler was born and raised in Iowa and grew up visiting farms in Northeast Iowa, where her family hails from. It was this place, and these people, that inspired her to paint landscapes. “I knew what a traditional landscape should look like, but I hoped that I could paint something that would relay how I felt when I was a part of these landscapes—standing at the crest of the hill, pieces shaded by the giant hay bales, humbled by the massive clouds overhead and great expansiveness of scenery around me. I realized that these landscapes would be different, that these vistas were more powerful than passive, saturated with color, and awe-inspiring in their scale.”

Kristin Lansing-Stoeffler received her BA in Art from the University of Iowa along with degrees in Psychology and Journalism & Mass Communication. Her art is currently represented by Gilded Pear gallery and her piece Infragilis was recently selected for the Land/Scape: Climate, the Environment, and Beyond juried exhibition at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art. Lansing-Stoeffler’s work can be found in many private and corporate collections and has been included in solo and joint art shows with galleries including The Corner House Gallery and Gilded Pear Gallery. Her work: "The Space is Between," has been selected for inclusion in the U.S. State Department, Art in Embassies Program, exhibition in Laos. A seasoned learning scientist, she is also currently working on her PhD with the University of Amsterdam with a focus on the definition and measurement of Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, and Collaborative Problem Solving.

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