Featured Artist: Sara Rieger By: Library Staff April 12, 2022


“I am a visual artist and educator. I received my BFA in painting and drawing from ISU, and my MFA in Book Arts from the University of Iowa Center for the Book. I currently teach art at Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids. I am interested in the concept of play and how randomness and chance contribute to the artistic process. I find that leaving room for the unexpected adds complexity and contributes to a multiplicity of meaning in my work. My artists books and paintings most often explore this concept through the use of appropriation and found text and imagery.”

-Sara Rieger

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Showcase Artwork at the Library

If you are a local artist interested in showcasing your artwork at the library contact Kellee by calling the library at (319)626-5701 or by email at