Des Moines
Des Moines

this week

weekly art forecasts from Central Iowa

Who’s exhibiting and opportunities for artists

January Forecast - 2015

image“Slurp that fancy Mars Cafe coffee down, all in the soothing, majestic glow of my woodcuts. I know that it might seem rude to drink or eat in the presence of big city art work, but on this occasion, we’ll be "California Casual”. No need for ties, monocles and tuxedos. More info at Rob Stephens, Boy Genius Prints or at my award winning web site www.goodkidrob.com“ - Rob Stephens
N E W S :

  • The future is now. This summary is officially gonna be assembled around the first week of every month. Reply to this email if you wanna connect with us. You are the eyes and ears of Art Beacon. If you fall in love (or distain even) with any art thing, share it with us. We like poems, reviews, photos, comments. It’s easy. Upload here.

  • IAC: Free budgeting webinar designed for artist brains happening Jan 15. SIGN UP

  • At long last! A comprehensive music calendar with written coverage of bands: DSMshows.com

  • Shawn and Misty Palek opened a studio/gallery space in the East Village. Visit Saturday at the next Toon’d In art show. 

  • Area515 also got a new space in the Western Gateway.

  • Rob Stephens on Scuffle Episode 18

  • Bad Art Reviews have been feverishly insulting cities, artists and art works. They also are accepting content, submit here.

  • E V E N T S :
    THUR JAN 8, 5 PM Adam Burke’s Drawings 
    FRI JAN 9, 7 PM Julia Franklin’s Lost & Found 
    SAT JAN 10, 11 AM Toon’d In: Saturday Morning Cartoons
    -
    MON JAN 12, 6 PM Lost & Found Gallery Talk 
    WED JAN 14, 7 PM Capes Kafe Drink and Draw! (Clothed)
    SUN JAN 18, 1:30 PM Figure Drawing 
    -
    FRI JAN 23, 5:30 PM Tiberiu Chelcea’s Scientific Writing 
    FRI JAN 23, 6 PM Rob Stephens, Mars Cafe
    SUN JAN 25, 1 PM GALLERY TALK: From Icon to Abstraction 
    -
    TUE JAN 27, 7 PM Decorous: Art and Poetry 
    FRI JAN 30, 5 PM Moberg Gallery, Large Works Group Show
    FRI JAN 30, 6 PM SKIN SHOW 
    SAT JAN 31, 2 PM The Mayhem Wrangler Author Talk/Book Signing 
    D E A D L I N E S :
    Metro Arts RFQ: Forte Legacy Project DEADLINE JAN 9
    Zen Calligraphy Class JAN 11 - FEB 8
    Learn the fundamentals of brush writing with sumi on rice paper including body mechanics and the relationship of calligraphy with Zen. All materials will be provided. Suggested donations: $100 for the series or $25 per class (50% of the donations will support the operating expenses of the Center and 50% will support Daishin in pursuing his life-work of sharing Dharma). Registrations need to be received 2 days prior to each class.
    Iowa Arts Council’s Project Grant DEADLINE FEB 2
    ArtFest MidWest ‘The Other Art Show’ DEADLINE MAR 2
    Grin City Collective DEADLINE APR 10
    Wheatsfield Co-op Community Art Space Accepting Submissions NowimageTiberiu Chelcea’s "Scientific Writing” contains three main groups of works: “Equations” (a series of drawings based on math symbols), “Self-Resetting Latches” (an illuminated manuscript based on one of my electronics design papers) and “Trigonopoetry” (a series of paintings based on some old trigonometry textbooks).
    Rachel Busejanuary2015