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Events March 3 - 8


Jody Valentine’s “An Education in the Faith”. See her work on display at The Celler of La Poste. The show reception is Thursday March 3rd. Details.

J O D Y  V A L E N T I N E

“I have been fascinated with photography almost all my life, having grown up in the Polaroid era when a photos magically appeared before my eyes! I began my art career in the late 90s by making Polaroid emulsion lifts and image transfers, and did that for about 6 years until Polaroid discontinued making the film. A few years later I discovered a photo transfer process that had been created by a digital artist in Colorado, and set out to learn how to do it and how to incorporate it into what I really like to do, which is to transfer and manipulate photos.

My recent work is a mixture of photo transfers with acrylic paint, pencil, marker, collage and other mixed media. I sometimes use my own photographs, but I prefer to use vintage photos, creating a whole new world for the subject to inhabit. These very personal paintings almost always incorporate my own biographical elements and emotions – I am not recreating the life of the person in the photograph, but rather giving a different face to my own experiences.” Visit Valentine’s Website.


T H U R S D A Y :

4:30 PM - The Cellar of La Poste Gallery Night: : Jody Valentine Perry, IA

6 PM - It’s so blurry—-new work by molly free The Lift

F R I D A Y :

5 PM - The Big Dance Opening Reception Viaduct Gallery

5 PM - First Friday - Spring Show w/ Des Moines Girl Gang Hill Vintage

5 PM - “Local Color” Vivid images of life in greater Des Moines by photographer Ron Powers Frame Works

6 PM - Added To art show Palek Studio and Gallery

6 PM -  New Paintings, Sculptures & Drawings Five Monkeys

6 PM - Reception: Skeleton Tarot Mars Cafe

S A T U R D A Y :

2 PM - Meet the Artist Series Warren Cultural Center, Greenfield 

6 PM - Pristine Art Pop-Up show Palek Studio and Gallery

S U N D A Y :

2 PM - A Dialogue with Nature Reception Polk County Heritage Gallery


O P P R O T U N I T I E S:

Register for Chicken Tractor Workshops Des Moines, IA Reserve your spot now

2016 Emerging Artist Exhibition ArtHaus, Decorah, IA DEADLINE March 11

The Garage at Salisbury House Call for Proposals Des Moines, IA DEADLINE MAR 15

Call for Art: Prompt Press Iowa City, IA DEADLINE Mar 15

The Iowa Lakeside Lab’s Artist-in-Residence Program DEADLINE Mar 15


Art on the Prarie Call for Artists Perry, IA DEADLINE Apr 1

Call for Artists: All Species One Earth Ames, IA Looking for ideas from now till April 23

Iowa Arts Council Grant Applications Due Statewide DEADLINE May 2

Art Week Des Moines Submit an event for 2016




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