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Art Things Now - December 2014


Daniel Marks – Brookside Train, on view Dec. 13th at Ames Is 150: Her Story, His Story

Welcome to December in the year 2014. Here is this year’s final summary of art events. Wondering what’s going on in between newsletters? Look to Art Beacon’s calendar, artists opportunities and blog for the latest. Also, if you wanna get your event transmitted by the beacon, you can add it directly here

N E W S :

E V E N T S :

December 5, Friday

5 PM Moberg Winter Group Show

5 Pm Olson Larsen New Works & Small Works

6 PM Big Art Series Exhibited 

7 PM DUST - Viaduct Gallery

DUST at Viaduct Gallery is the first exhibition of a new approach to curating contemporary art: the exhibition will be ongoing and continue to grow over time with different art works and artists added on a regular basis, as opposed to a temporary exhibition with a fixed group of artists. Conceptually, DUST is concerned with something that is omnipresent and, literally and metaphorically, a byproduct of our existence. The artwork included in the exhibition embodies this physical material that we typically disregard as an important existential aspect. Over time, the exhibition will grow with artwork and artists to reflect the ideas of time and existence imbedded in DUST.

December 6, Saturday:

4 PM Artistry in Pastel, Frame Works

6 PM Fitch Studios Open House

December 7, Sunday:

1 PM Figure Drawing, Des Moines Social Club

N E X T  W E E K: 

Capes Kafe Drink and Draw

Ankeny Art Centers Member’s Art Collection Exhibit 

Ames Is 150: Her Story, His Story

Brilliant Crafts and Wares Fair

Do you belong here? Public Space One, Iowa City IA

Speed Freak, Transient Gallery

D E A D L I N E S :

Project Art: call for proposals, Accepting Submissions Now

Grin City Spring Residency Grinnell, IA Spring Residency DEADLINE December 6, 2014 

Pop Up, Ames! Design on Main, 205 Main Street, Ames IA DEADLINE DEC 19

ALL visual artists, at ALL levels, and in ALL media are welcome to participate. 

Café Baratta State Historical Museum of Iowa, Des Moines IA DEADLINE December 31, 2015



Edward Kelley’s installation of large, elaborate wooden tracks and metal trestles are a playful look at human expansion, labor, and movement. Dec 13th Speed Freak, Transient Gallery

Rachel Buse