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this week

weekly art forecasts from Central Iowa

Who’s exhibiting and opportunities for artists

 
Week of 10/19

Detail of “River” by Jen Bervin (source)

one inch to one mile

Iowa Artists 2018: Jen BervinRiver maps the Mississippi from the headwaters in Lake Itasca, Minnesota to its delta south of New Orleans, Louisiana. Over the course of 12 years, the artist sewed the 230 curvilinear feet long sculpture by hand, including each of the thousands of reflective, silver sequins that densely cover the surface. She calculates that it took the same amount of time to sew each section of the river that it would take to walk the real one—the scale of the “map” is one inch to one mile. River is presented on the ceiling of the I. M. Pei building from a geocentric perspective, that is, as if viewers were inside the earth’s interior looking up at the river bed.

Jen Bervin was born and raised in Dubuque, Iowa and currently resides in Connecticut. Her poetic, multidisciplinary, conceptually-driven work results from intensive research and collaboration with artists and specialists ranging from material scientists to literary scholars.

Iowa Artists 2018: Jen Bervin is organized by Director of Curatorial Affairs / Senior Curator Alison Ferris. 

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thursday

6 PM 515 Maker Space Artist in Residence Showcase Decades Event Center

6 PM Studies in Creativity & Catherine Reinhart’s polYESter Iowa State University Memorial Union

7 PM Iowa Artist Lecture + Public Reception: Jen Bervin Des Moines Art Center

7 PM Poetry UnPlugged Ritual Cafe

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friday

2 PM Comic Lecture and Workshop by Mantas Mazimbe Lamoni

7 PM Vertigo: Heidi Wiren Bartlett Waterloo Center for the Arts

7:30 PM Ballet Des Moines Presents Contemporary Works Hoyt Sherman

saturday

11 AM RR3 Drawing Atmospheres 26107 530th Ave, Ames

NOON Collage the Corridor 6th and Washington, Des Moines

7:30 PM Ballet Des Moines Presents Contemporary Works Hoyt Sherman

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sunday

3 PM Holly Hansen - Restoring Persephone Zanzibars

6 PM Mallory Joan Art Show The Continental

opportunities

*new and last chance*

* Call for Zine Makers- Zine Takeover Deadline Oct 18 *

*Ballet Des Moines Artist In Residence Deadline Oct 19*

Finding Inspiration-CFE Deadline November 11th

*Art Beacon Digital Residency Deadline November 30th*

*Sioux City Art Center Selects Deadline November 30th*

Octagonal: The All Media ExhibitDeadline November 30th

DES MOINES ARTS FESTIVAL® APPLICATIONS Jan 7th

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Rachel Buse
Week of 10/12

Tia Rodemeyer showing tonight in the Limited Space pop up event. (source)

limited space

Rooftop Art Show & Dance Party

No Cover Charge | Light fare provided | BYOB 21+

We have an indoor party room so you will be cozy regardless!! Rain or shine we have got you covered.

Come to see some of the best artists in Des Moines from one of the best vantage points downtown—The Des Moines Building’s Rooftop Lounge—and then dance the night away with DJs Lyndrum (www.mixcloud.com/itslyndrum) and Rock Paper Scissors.

The limitations we face are often the genesis of creativity, and that is the idea Limited Space was born from. In the spirit of this creativity, artists have been limited to less than 25 square feet of display space to push them to find a new approach to show their work.

See a complete list of the artists exhibiting here.

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friday

5 PM Mending Fractures: Kim Hutchison & Lee Emma Running Olson-Larsen Galleries ***Valley Junction Gallery Night***

5 PM RECLUSE Bodega Art Installation Third Space

5:30 PM Laura Palmer & Michelle Wiedman Outlets of Des Moines 

6 PM Liminalisms Viaduct Gallery

7 PM Limited Space The Des Moines Building

7 PM Vertigo: Melissa Airy & It’s Time We Talk Waterloo

saturday

11 AM RECLUSE Bodega Art Installation Third Space

2 PM Light & Dark Paintpushers member + guests Polk County Heritage Gallery

4 PM Bazaar After Dark: Hocus Pocus The Barnum Factory

6 PM Regarding the Unknown & Salon #15 Yellow Door Gallery

opportunities

**new and last chance**

**Call-for-entries Greater Des Moines Exhibited Deadline Oct 15**

**Ballet Des Moines Artist In Residence Deadline Oct 19**

Finding Inspiration-CFE Deadline November 11th

**Octagonal: The All Media ExhibitDeadline November 30th**

**DES MOINES ARTS FESTIVAL® APPLICATIONS Jan 7th**

Support Art Beacon on Patreon for a dollar a month.

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Art Beacon is supported with monthly financial contributions provided by Visionary and also through individual support on Patreon. Your support helps us spread the word about artists making and showing their work in our community.

Rachel Buse
10/5
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Wangechi Mutu’s "Water Woman" (source)

relative of the manatee

Wangechi Mutu is a Kenyan born internationally renowned artist who has studied in both New York and Nairobi. She will speak about her work and developments in her art and how the events in her life have influenced and shaped her practice.

The Des Moines Art Center accessioned Mutu’s stunning black bronze “Water Woman” in 2017, a sculpture of a Nguva, a water-woman of East African folklore that blends human characteristics with those of the endangered Dugong, a relative of the manatee. The Art Center also featured two of Mutu’s films “Cutting,” 2004, as part of the exhibition Wanderlust: Actions, Traces, Journeys 1967 – 2017 and “The End of eating Everything,” 2013 as part of the Single-channel series Journey into Peripheral Worlds.

Registration is Free

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thursday

5 PM Bob Cooper & Douglas Morgan Ankeny Art Center
5 PM State Change, works by Emily Jalinsky CSPS
5:30 PM Bread and Puppet Theater Grinnell
7 PM Artist Lecture: Wangechi Mutu Des Moines Art Center

friday

5 PM The Art of Momentum Mainframe Studios
5 PM Meet the Artist in Washington LET’s Center for the Healing & Creative Arts
5 PM Spooky House PS1
6 PM Katelynn Tracy DSM Brew
6 PM Rain on Vacation / New Work by Whitney Nastanovich The Lift

saturday

10 AM 2018 Ames Area Studio Tour

sunday

Noon 2018 Ames Area Studio Tour
4 PM dumb mud // Rebecca Beachy Rush Hall at Wilkins

opportunities

**new and last chance**

Waubonsie Iowa State Park Artist-in-Residence Apply Now

**Ballet Des Moines Artist In Residence Deadline Oct 19**

Finding Inspiration-CFE Deadline November 11th

Support Art Beacon on Patreon for a dollar a month.


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Art Beacon is supported with monthly financial contributions provided by Visionary and also through individual support on Patreon. Your support helps us spread the word about artists making and showing their work in our community.

Rachel Buse