Urbandale Public Library/Art UP Close Resident Artist


The Library is pleased to announce the selection of  Iowa photographer Larry Mendenhall as our first Art UP Close Artist.  Mendenhall will conduct informative presentations and hands-on workshops throughout the community from April-July.  His amazing photographs will also be exhibited in the Library’s art gallery, May 19-June 30. Click here to read his biography and artist statement.   View his portfolio here.

Scheduled appearances so far include:

  • April 25:  Kiwanis Club of Urbandale
  • April 30:  Urbandale Middle School 6th Grade Art Classes
  • May 19:  Public reception with the artist, Urbandale Public Art Gallery, 10:30 AM – noon.
  • June 16:  Landscape Photography public workshop, 3:30 PM, Urbandale Public Library.  Learn more. 
  • June 28:  Urbandale Lions & Lioness Club
  • July 16:  Public program at the Urbandale Demonstration Garden

Please continue to check the Library’s events calendar for updated information about Mendenhall’s workshops and presentations.

About Art UP Close

The Urbandale Public Library Art UP Close program was established to celebrate the work of local artists and encourages the community to experience the arts through engaging opportunities.   Learn more.