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April First Friday

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give me a minute

First Friday happy hour at Gravitate Downtown will feature the art of Laura Travnicek. ‘Give Me a Minute,’ is the result from Travnicek’s deliberate year of painting from inspiration. 

“Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.” Stirred by the words of Pablo Picasso, I resolved to spend one year simply showing up in my studio. Inspiration is described in the dictionary as the process of being mentally stimulated by a sudden, brilliant, creative and timely idea. But, it is also described as an act of breathing in; an inhalation. I wanted to be inspired by a slow, intentional and present inhalation.

-Laura Travnicek

Opening tonight with wine and a keg of beer from Confluence. All are welcome! 

Event details.

first friday

4:30 PM Laura Travnicek Art Opening + Happy Hour Gravitate

5 PM First Friday with The Red Door Press Mainframe

5 PM Rites of Spring: Mystic meets Art Moxie

5 PM Opening Reception: GV Juried Student Exhibition Grand View University

6 PM Keeping Time - Paintings by Liz DeCleene Mars Cafe

6 PM Traces: A Farm in Eastern Iowa Design on Main

6:30 PM Southeast Iowa Invitational - Opening Fairfield


SAT 11 AM ICE CREAM Public Space One

SUN 1 PM Artist Reception - Jeff Rider PHOBIA + Series I Polk County Heritage Gallery


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