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weekly art forecasts from Central Iowa

Who’s exhibiting and opportunities for artists

 
Week of 1/18

lyndsayaudra: This pic is too good🔥Thanks @nocaptionnoproblem 💗💗💗 #moonrock

GALACTIC ATTIRE ENCOURAGED

A group of people wake from a collective dream and are inspired to travel to the moon. Guided by the once legendary Captain Rocket, the crew journeys through space - unaware of the evil that lurks among them.

Moonrock: The Musical is far from an ordinary show! It is a unique vision that displays the beauty of community, collaboration and interdependence. Moonrock: The Musical was conceived as a joke that one of the writers took seriously. That joke evolved into a professional production including a complete score with a cast and crew of several dozen talented people. Many of Ames' finest musicians, actors, singers, dancers, choreographers, directors, designers, engineers, writers, carpenters and artists have collaborated their passion and talent to bring this vision to life.

Moonrock: The Musical is a celebration of ordinary people coming together to create an extraordinary experience.

Written and produced by Ames artists Lyndsay Nissen and Sascha Antropov, Moonrock: The Musical will be performed one night only on January 20th to welcome the lunar eclipse!

Moonrock: The Musical
Presented by Reliable Street
Ames City Auditorium
4p doors/5p curtain | Sunday 20 January 2019
$20 | General Admission -- www.reliablestreet.com or at Ames Vinyl Grind & Alluvial Brewing Company
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Thursday

7 PM Zine Night: Planet to Stand On Lefty's Live Music

7 PM No Shame Theater Des Moines Social Club

10 PM Moonrock: The Musical Preview Party London Underground

Friday

6:30 PM Womxn Showcase Vaudeville Mews

Saturday

1 PM Voicing the Text Public Space One

1 PM Stabilization Workshop Area515

Sunday

5 PM Moonrock: The Musical Ames City Auditorium

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Art Beacon Artist in Digital Residence: Julia Franklin

Opportunities

**new and last chance

** Call for Artists Letsch Law Firm Gallery Night: For the Love of Food Deadline January 23rd

The Neon Museum National Artist Residency (AIR) Deadline February 1

Des Moines Women's Club Art Exhibition Deadline February 12

**Vermont Sculpture Residency 2019 Deadline February 15th

Nomadic Press Deadline February 28

ACRE Residency Deadline March 10

Ring Out for Art 2019 Deadline March 12th

Iowa Artist Fellowship Program Deadline March 15th

Des Moines Underground Film Fest Deadline April 20th

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Rachel Buse
Week of 1/11

Loophole (detail), opening in Omaha Friday on Vinton Street.

Loophole

Project Project is pleased to announce the opening reception of Loophole by Rachel Buse. At Project Project, we take having fun very seriously and we could not think of a better way to start the year than working with Rachel. Her over-the-top, abstract, Macy’s-parade-nightmare work will transform our space into a handmade psychedelic Playplace. Please join us in celebrating Rachel and her work! As always, Project Project is free and open to all. Facebook Event

Project Project is organized by Joel Damon and Josh Powell.

Thursday

5 PM Robot Night Area 515

7:30 PM Free Swing Dance Lessons Mainframe

Friday

3 PM They Called Me Mayer July UNO Art Gallery

6 PM Loophole Project Project

6 PM DUCK, DUCK, GOOSE Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery

6:30 PM After Hours: Primary Assemblies Art Terrarium

7 PM Tracing Time - Amenda Tate and Meghan Duda Artistry MN

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Art Beacon Artist in Digital Residence: Amenda Tate

Opportunities

**new and last chance

**Art Along the Trail Deadline January 11th

**Herbert Hoover National Historic Site Artist-in-Residence Deadline January 15

The Neon Museum National Artist Residency (AIR) Deadline February 1

**Des Moines Women's Club Art Exhibition Deadline February 12

**Nomadic Press Deadline February 28

ACRE Residency Deadline March 10

Ring Out for Art 2019 Deadline March 12th

Iowa Artist Fellowship Program Deadline March 15th

Des Moines Underground Film Fest Deadline April 20th

Support Art Beacon on Patreon for a dollar a month.

Rachel Buse
Week of 1/4

David Dunlap Please note that this beautiful image of MLK jr is by Dominique Kantrel McCoy, who joins Howard and David. Thank you Dominiqe. (Source: Sandy Dyas)

THIS IS ALWAYS FINISHED

It's First Thursday in New Bohemia! If you're out and about, stop by CSPS Hall and experience these continuing exhibits: 'A Way Not To Be Broken,' collages and constructions by Cedar Rapids' Chris Carman and 'This Is Always Finished,' a collaborative installation by Iowa City artists David Dunlap and Howard Rogovin. Also continuing: 'Enough Is Enough: 22 Artists Respond to Gun Violence,' and 'Muro (Wall),' a video installation by Mexican painter and ceramics artist Bosco Sodi. Other First Thursday events take place at Black Earth GalleryThe iowa Ceramics Center and Glass StudioRaygun, and other neighborhood venues.

Thursday

5 PM Camera Bold, a collection of photographers Black Earth Gallery

5 PM First Thursday CSPS

Friday

5 PM Keep It Mellow Open House Mainframe

6 PM Shannon Rodriguez DSM Brew

6 PM Pairings by Peter Goché + Mitchell Squire Omaha

7 PM Listen To Rap/Look At Paintings: A Rob Braune Feature Film SKRRT The Lift

Saturday

6 PM “Objet Petit A” closing party Marin Gallery

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Art Beacon Artist in Digital Residence: Amenda Tate

Opportunities

**new and last chance

**DES MOINES ARTS FESTIVAL® APPLICATIONS January 7th

**Call to photographers - Captured in Des Moines Deadline 9th

Art Along the Trail Deadline January 11th

**The Neon Museum National Artist Residency (AIR) Deadline February 1

**ACRE Residency Deadline March 10

Ring Out for Art 2019 Deadline March 12th

Iowa Artist Fellowship Program Deadline March 15th

**Des Moines Underground Film Fest Deadline April 20th

Support Art Beacon on Patreon for a dollar a month.

Rachel Buse