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weekly art forecasts from Central Iowa

Who’s exhibiting and opportunities for artists

 
Week of 11/16
  Moberg Gallery, before and after


Moberg Gallery, before and after

No more Dress Barn

Moberg Gallery is celebrating their 15th Anniversary. Join them for an Open House Celebration Thursday 11/15 from 5:00-8:00 PM with a special anniversary congratulations at 6:00 PM.

Also celebrating a milestone, Barnum Factory looks back on their past year with a special open studios event. Starts early at 4 PM.

Thursday

4 PM 365 Days Later: Anniversary & Open Studios Event Barnum Factory

5 PM 15th Anniversary Celebration Moberg Gallery

6 PM Objet 𝄐 Petit A Marin Gallery, Waterloo

7 PM Film Screening + Director Remarks: How to Steal a Chair Des Moines Art Center

7 PM Robot Night Area 515

Friday

6 PM "Somewhere": a retrospective film photography exhibit Mars Cafe

7 PM It's A Monty Python Art Show The Fremont

Saturday

11 AM SARAS Art Swap! Art Terrarium

11 AM Artist Reception for Dean Sturtevant of Green Unicorn Art Friedrichs Coffee - 42nd St Des Moines

4 PM Terrarium and West of Here Frame Works

6 PM Together Yelling & The Kite Choir // Salon #16 Yellow Door Gallery

Sunday

2 PM Archival Consciousness: The Care of Prints Olson Larsen

Opportunities

**new and last chance

**Urbandale Art Park Exhibition Deadline November 19th

Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines Mural Call for Artists Deadline November 30th

Art Beacon Digital Residency Deadline November 30th

Sioux City Art Center Selects Deadline November 30th

Octagonal: The All Media Exhibit Deadline November 30th

Public Space One Call For Artists Deadline December 2nd

DES MOINES ARTS FESTIVAL® APPLICATIONS Jan 7th

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Rachel Buse
Week of 11/09
  Last Call, 2016 by Damian Charette Woodcut


Last Call, 2016
by Damian Charette
Woodcut

See what’s inVISIBLE

Join the opening reception of InVISIBLE Barriers.
You are standing on ceded land, aboriginal to the Ioway people. Recognizing the historic and contemporary colonization and the forgotten genocide of Indigenous peoples in America is a vital element in guiding our shared future. We must respect the inherent sovereignty of the federally recognized tribes of modern day Iowa. Through the work of Native American contemporary artists, this exhibition invites you to take a moment to consider the many legacies of assimilation, migration, and persistence that have endured for centuries. The many barriers that threaten the Native American people will be revealed through art and confront our responsibility to remove them. The power of art can make visible those things that have often been invisible.  

Artists:
Tasha Abourezk
Damian Charette
Cloud Medicine Crow
Floyd Nez
Chris Pappan
Bryan Parker
Henry Payer
Ryan Singer
Micheal Two Bulls
Marty Two Bulls
Baje Whitethorn Sr.
Chuck Wilcox
Curated by Nancy Gebhart
Exhibition Dates: November 9 - December 1, 2018
Opening Reception: November 9, 5 to 8 pm

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Tuesday

Go to the Polls & Vote!

Wednesday

7:30PM Super Happy Funtime Burlesque Vaudeville Mews

Thursday

5:30PM Carol Spaulding-Kruse, Matt Mauch, and Ryan Collins Reading Beaverdale Books

6PM Artist Talk with Sarah Grant Moberg Gallery

6:30PM Capital City DRINK & DRAW - Tributes Mainframe Studios

Friday

5PM InVISIBLE Barriers Opening Reception Viaduct Gallery, Des Moines Social Club

5PM Our Town Exhibition Opening Anderson Gallery, Drake University

Saturday

11AM Zine Takeover Des Moines Art Center

10AM Art on the Prairie Perry IA

6PM Sonya Dyer: Dark Fecundity at the CAS Public Space One

Sunday

10 AM Art on the Prairie Perry IA

Opportunities

**new and last chance

**Finding Inspiration-CFE Deadline November 11th

**Des Moines Social Club - Spring 2019 Education RFP Deadline November 12

Urbandale Art Park Exhibition Deadline November 19th

**Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines Mural Call for Artists Deadline November 30th

Art Beacon Digital Residency Deadline November 30th

Sioux City Art Center Selects Deadline November 30th

Octagonal: The All Media Exhibit Deadline November 30th

DES MOINES ARTS FESTIVAL® APPLICATIONS Jan 7th

Support Art Beacon on Patreon for a dollar a month.

Rachel Buse
Week of 11/02

Walk West End Art Amble & PLAY

One stop along The West End Art Amble is PLAY: a group exhibit at Oliver+james Salon. The exhibit is curated by Shylah Kay with the Oliver+james creative team.

PLAY is Intended to push ourselves and our artistic community to share their works and their voice and celebrate connection. 
PLAY will be a collection of works from humans seeking to recover/uncover/discover their own playful heart. 
Our space was designed with cultivation and creation in mind. We are uplifted and driven as individuals and artists to grow, practice and share. 
PLAY will be an exploration of our creative childlike spirits and a reminder that it’s within all of us if we seek it out.

The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct.”    —Carl Jung

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friday

5 PM Opening Reception: Sarah Grant | Scott Charles Ross Moberg Gallery

5PM Art at the Cafe: Man Made Cafe Barattas

5 PM First Friday // Fire Up! Mainframe Studios

5 PM Des Moines One Iowa Poster Show Raygun

6 PM West End Art Amble West End Art District

6 PM Tender Things / New Work by John Huffman The Lift

6 PM First Friday at DSM Brew: Eli Rockhold DSM Brew Coffee Co.

saturday

10 AM Scenic City Handmade Fall Fair Iowa Falls

10 AM Artist Reception for Dean Sturtevant of Green Unicorn Art Friedrichs Coffee - 42nd St.

2 PM Meet the Artist in Winterset The Iowa (Theater)

7 PM Triadic Reverie Marv’s Music Emporium

sunday

1:30 PM Film: "Neo Rauch: Comrades and Companions" Des Moines Art Center

8 PM Ghost Stephens Auditorium

opportunities

* new and last chance *

Finding Inspiration-CFE Deadline November 11th

* Urbandale Art Park Exhibition Deadline November 19th *

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

Support Art Beacon on Patreon for a dollar a month.

Rachel Buse