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February First Friday


Drinkwater’s The World According to China (June 17, 2013: Part I ) Embroidery floss, cotton10.5" H x 7.5" W2014 (Source) 

T I M E  A N D  P E O P L E

Iowa Artist Fellow Jennifer Drinkwater’s “168 Hours” goes on display Feb. 1 through April 30 in the new Art at the Cafe exhibit at Café Baratta’s. Her cross-stitch artwork re-interprets the glossy melodrama of magazine covers in a softer, more meditative medium. The opening reception is 5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 2 at Café Baratta’s and will feature live music from Chad Elliot and beer samples from Peace Tree Brewing.

In 2013, she began creating an embroidered archive of two of the most popular weekly magazines in the United States, Time and People. The selections are not edited or chosen according to content; instead they are serendipitous, cycled every two months. Issues released on the same day are juxtaposed, which creates a broader documentation of our culture and invites viewers to formulate their own perceptions. 

Reception Info

T H U R S D A Y :

5 PM - Photos by Justin Norman & Animation by Emily Martin Cedar Rapids

5 PM - Connecting the Dots The Great Frame Up

6:30 PM - 2018 Fingerman Lecture: Slide Talk with Ed Ruscha Des Moines Art Center

F R I D A Y :

OPENING: Making Life Visible: Art, Biology, and Visualization Grinnell

4:30 PM - Jake Haselman Art Opening + Happy Hour Gravitate

5 PM - Art at the Café: 168 Hours Opening Reception Cafe Barattas

5 PM - Reception - Paper is Part of the Picture Anderson Gallery, Drake University

5 PM -  First Friday Mainframe Studios

6 PM - Art Show - Cord McMahon Firecracker Brewery

6 PM - Bitchin’! / New Works by Van Holmgren The Lift

7 PM - Life Through Your Lens Opening Reception Viaduct Gallery

S A T U R D A Y :

NOON - Buxton Revisited Des Moines Public Library

2 PM - Learn To Solder Area 515

5 PM - The Times Club presents: Jeremy Chen: Short, Nascent Fragments Iowa City


S U N D A Y :

1 PM - Jeff Rider and Holly Vandeberg Polk County Heritage Gallery 

1:30 PM - Gallery Talk with Artist Noah Doely Dubuque

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Call for Murals - Downtown Iowa City Apply Now

**Spring Artist in Residence - Ballet Des Moines Deadline February 2**

Calls for Art: Dickinson Law: Iowa Artists on Display Deadline February 12


PedalArt Show 2018: Call for Artists Deadline February 20

**CALL to Artists - City Sounds 2018 Deadline February 28**

**Call for Artists: Public Art at the Drake Community Library Deadline February 28**

Call to Artists - 2018 Ring Out for Art Sculpture Contest Jefferson Matters March 12th

Iowa Women’s Art Exhibition Deadline April 1

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