Mel Andringa

February 16, 2021

Virtual Event

Mel Andringa has extensive experience as a performance artist, workshop leader, teacher and public speaker.  Mel formed The Drawing Legion, a performance company in New York City in 1974, and produced eight major plays and numerous site-specific performances with F. John Herbert. These productions were presented in over 50 US cities; and on seven tours of the Netherlands sponsored by the Mickery Theater Workshop.  


Mel is a Founding Partner and Producing Director of Legion Arts, a non-profit, interdisciplinary, arts organization.  For almost three decades, he managed artist relations and operations at CSPS, a contemporary art center in a 120-year old Czech social hall. During that time (under the executive direction of Mel’s partner and co-founder, F. John Herbert) Legion Arts presented over 3000 events and more than 500 exhibitions, by regional, national and international artists.  Legion Arts was a partner in the National Performance Network, and The Warhol Initiative.


Tuesday from 12 PM to 4 PM

Thursday from 4 PM to 8 PM

Friday from 12 PM to 4 PM

Saturday from 12 PM to 4 PM


$7.00 for general public

$5.00 for students (with ID)

Free for children ages 4 and younger

Free for members of The History Center

All galleries and exhibits are self-guided.

The History Center

Linn County Historical Society

800 Second Avenue SE

Cedar Rapids, IA  52403

Tel: 319-362-1501