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January 29, 2024. CRESTON, IA - Creston Arts announces the first show at the Creston Arts Depot Gallery of 2024 after a month break for repainting. This month, Jennifer Drinkwater’s 168 Hours will be on display. 

This exhibit will showcase 24 life-sized cross-stitched embroidered replicas of the two most popular magazines in the United States: Time and People. To learn more about this show, please visit

About the Artist

A Mississippi native, Jennifer Drinkwater is an assistant professor with a joint appointment between the Department of Art and Visual Culture and Iowa State University extension and outreach. She has a B.A. in both studio art and anthropology from Tulane University and earned an M.F.A. in painting from East Carolina University. Her paintings have been exhibited nationally in juried and group shows, and she has had solo exhibitions in venues all over the United States. Her work has been featured in Surface Design Journal, New American Paintings, and Studio Visit magazine. She explores how we bring artwork from the studio into the world, and accordingly, how this work can both build and shape community.

During the past few years, Drinkwater has partnered with communities in Iowa and Mississippi in various community art projects, programming and theatre productions. She helped to organize a community-wide steamroll printmaking event in Perry, Iowa, created installations in restored prairies in Nebraska, collaborated on public art projects in vacant sites on Iowa main streets, spearheaded a community knit-bombing project, and painted two murals with middle school children on a juke joint in the Mississippi Delta.

Opening Reception

An opening reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, February 2, at the Creston Arts Depot Gallery, 116 W. Adams St. Light refreshments will be served.

About Creston Arts

Creston Arts is a 501(c)3 non-profit that has served the Creston Area since 1977. Our mission is to enrich the lives of Southwest Iowans by bridging the community to the arts through coordination, advancement, promotion, and administration of all phases of the arts in Creston and the surrounding area. For more information, a calendar of upcoming events, or to make a donation to further our mission, visit or call 641-351-7634.


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