CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — Claude Monet sits peacefully at his easel overlooking the eighth hole.
Try to avoid his creek.
Bridget Riley owns the second hole.
Avoid being hypnotized as you try to sink your putt.
The popular Mini Masters art and golf exhibit has moved from the Phelps Youth Pavilion in Waterloo to College Square Mall in Cedar Falls.
The nine-hole miniature golf course combines the recreational golf aspect with educating young minds about art masters and different art movements. The exhibit had a one-year run at the Pavilion that ended in December.
“We put so much effort into new exhibits, you want them to last forever, so it was nice to give it new life,” said Kent Shankle, director of the Waterloo Center for the Arts.
The plaque at the start of each hole describes an artist and the genre they helped lead. Jackson Pollock’s abstract expressionism rules the first hole. A swinging paintbrush provides