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weekly art forecasts from Central Iowa

Who’s exhibiting and opportunities for artists

Week of 5/23
Those who are interested in exploring alternative realities may enjoy P O S T • V I V O.

Those who are interested in exploring alternative realities may enjoy P O S T • V I V O.

P O S T • V I V O

P O S T • V I V O is a one-night-only immersive exhibition created this Monday at Public Space One with Pittsburgh, PA-based artists, Samir Gangwani, Adrienne Cassel, and Austin Marcus. Their aim is “to curate a technologically-driven, idealized vision of an alternative reality. Informed by the often-visceral limitations of entropic physical existence and expressive imperfection, we deconstruct the physical body, reconstructing humanity, identity, culture, thought, and perception inside a virtual technological space which is timeless and entirely our own.” There will be multisensory conversations and experiences aimed at breaking down conventional ideas.

P O S T • V I V O will be performed for one-night-only on Monday at 7 PM at Public Space One.

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Thursday

6:30 PM The Lantern Cinema Presents: Beyond the Valley of the Dolls Vaudeville Mews

7:30 PM No Shame Theatre Des Moines Social Club

Friday

6 PM Working On It Premiere + Finale Viaduct Gallery

Saturday

1:30 PM Painting With Acrylics Area 515 Maker Space

4:30 PM Summer in the City presents The Well Pennies Greenwood Park

Sunday

8:30 PM The Ledges Centennial Documentary Showing Ledges State Park

Monday

7 PM P O S T V I V O Public Space One

Tuesday

7 PM Andrew Weathers Performance Project Project

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Art Beacon Artist in Digital Residence: Shylah Kay

Opportunities

**new and last chance

Barnes & Noble Call for Artists Email Interest Now

Emerging Artists Open Call :: Smack Mellon May 30

Terrain Exhibitions/ Terrain Biennial Deadline May 31

2019 Iowa State Fair Fine Art Exhibition Deadline May 31

Call for Artist Workshops - Downtown Des Moines Public Library Deadline May 31

**The Cathedral Church of St. Paul - Episcopal Art Show Deadline June 1

80/35 2019 Community Village Deadline June 1

2019 Portal: Governors Island (formerly Governors Island Art Fair) Deadline June 5th

**Call for Artists - Iowa Exhibited XXXIV Deadline June 7th

The 13th Annual NewBo Art Fest 2019 Deadline June 14th

**Somewhereindesmoines Photo Contest Deadline June 17th

Go Elsewhere 2020! 💌 Call for Applications 💌 Deadline July 8

**Sculpting Our Community: Call for Artists Deadline August 1

**ART INSTALLATIONS TRUE/FALSE FILM FEST 2020 Deadline September 16th

Additional Opportunities Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs

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Rachel Buse
Week of 5/17
Miffy is a large bunny who lives in front of the Des Moines Public Library.

Miffy is a large bunny who lives in front of the Des Moines Public Library.

Meet Miffy!

Learn more about the white bunny that graces the Central Library’s southwest lawn. Jessica Rowe, director of the Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation, will talk about Tom Sachs’ sculpture. Why did Sachs choose to portray Miffy, a character created by a Dutch children’s author, and why does the water in the fountain come out of Miffy’s eyes?

Find out all about this new sculpture on Monday at 6:30 PM at the Des Moines Public Library.

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Thursday

5 PM Meet the Artist in Des Moines Mainframe Studios

5 PM Print Your Own Shirt Valley Junction Farmer’s Market

6 PM Know(your)Community Conversations ArtForce

7:30 PM Derek Hough Live! The Tour Stephens Auditorium

Saturday

7 PM Illuminated: an installation by Julia Franklin Closing Reception OL Guild

Sunday

11 AM Valley Junction Arts Festival Valley Junction

Monday

6:30 PM Meet Miffy: Learn About DMPL's New Fountain Des Moines Public Library

Tuesday

6 PM May Gathering of Artists: Creative Artists' Studios of Ames CASA

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Art Beacon Artist in Digital Residence: Maddy Fusco

Opportunities

**new and last chance

**Barnes & Noble Call for Artists Email Interest Now

**Emerging Artists Open Call :: Smack Mellon May 30

**Terrain Exhibitions/ Terrain Biennial Deadline May 31

2019 Iowa State Fair Fine Art Exhibition Deadline May 31

Call for Artist Workshops - Downtown Des Moines Public Library Deadline May 31

80/35 2019 Community Village Deadline June 1

2019 Portal: Governors Island (formerly Governors Island Art Fair) Deadline June 5th

The 13th Annual NewBo Art Fest 2019 Deadline June 14th

Go Elsewhere 2020! 💌 Call for Applications 💌 Deadline July 8

Additional Opportunities Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs

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Rachel Buse
Week of 5/10

Surface Tension Grand Opening at Public Space One

This Saturday, downtown Iowa City gallery Public Space One will present the grand opening of SURFACE TENSION, an exhibition of work by Timmy Wolfe, Maria Aldrete, Tanner Mothershead, Dia Webb, and Donté K. Hayes. Together, they form The Collective, united by a passion for ceramics and clay though many of the artists incorporate other materials into their practice.

This exhibition will explore the uniqueness of each artist and what we have learned from working in a communal studio space with one another. Being together we have found commonalities in themes that address alienation, “otherness,” science-fiction, mental illness, racism, and societal interaction. The Collective’s goal is to create an exhibition which is thought provoking and brings reflection and self-analysis from the viewer.

The exhibition is on view May 11-30 in the PS1 gallery, and the opening reception is from 5-7 PM on Saturday.

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Friday

Today Art Week Art Drop Free Art Friday

5 PM Opening Reception // Art at the Café: Closet Systems Cafe Barratta

5 PM Gallery Opening Liz Lidgett Gallery and Design

5 PM InsideOute by Peter Gosche 1714 Vinton St

6 PM Art Show - Rayna Gasteiger Firetrucker Brewery

6 PM Susan Knight - Lucky Links Project Project

7 PM A Night with MOMENTUM Speakeasy Art Auction The Conservatory

7 PM Ready For Action! An 80's Adventure Cartoon Art Show The Fremont

7:30 PM Disgraced Des Moines Social Club

Saturday

9 AM Market Day Spring The Atrium at Capitol Square

5 PM The Collective presents Surface Tension Public Square One

Monday

5:30 PM The Artist Table: Setting a Place for the Artist Forté Conference Center

Tuesday

3:30 PM Des Moines Roosevelt High School Art Polk County Justice Center

6:30 PM Scriptease: The Insane Root by Julia Holleman Iowa Stage Theatre Company

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Art Beacon Artist in Digital Residence: Maddy Fusco

Opportunities

**new and last chance

**Queer Abstraction Celebration Call For Artists Deadline May 13

2019 Iowa State Fair Fine Art Exhibition Deadline May 31

Call for Artist Workshops - Downtown Des Moines Public Library Deadline May 31

2019 Portal: Governors Island (formerly Governors Island Art Fair) Deadline June 5th

The 13th Annual NewBo Art Fest 2019 Deadline June 14th

Go Elsewhere 2020! 💌 Call for Applications 💌 Deadline July 8

Additional Opportunities Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs

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Rachel Buse