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Who’s exhibiting and opportunities for artists

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For his “Iowa Combines” series, Russ Nordman travels across Iowa to photograph the unique architecture, historical sites and distinct characteristics of each county. (Source) 

C O N T R O T I N G  R E A L I T Y

Jody Boyer and Russ Nordman are both on the faculty of the College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media at the University of Nebraska Omaha. They live with their two children in the Loess Hills of western Iowa.

In Boyer’s studio practice, she explores the broad interdisciplinary possibilities of traditional and new media with a specific interest in personal memory, cinema, landscape and a sense of place. Nordman transforms observations of the ordinary and the everyday into contemplative and imaginary commentary on the human experience. 

More than 40 works from the artists’ respective ongoing series are presented in the exhibition “Fractured Vistas and Mechanical Topographies: Jody Boyer and Russ Norman”. The show is on display now through Feb. 13, with a public reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26. The artists will lead a brief discussion of their work at 8 p.m.

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A M E S :

FRI Noon - Iowa Arts Council Grant Presentation College of Design **RSVP**

FRI 5 PM - Gallery Night: 50th Clay Fiber + Chris Martin Octagon Center for the Arts

FRI 7 PM - Fractured Vistas and Mechanical Topographies Design on Main

MON 6 PM -  Art Reception: Camacho-Gardner-Ferrigno ISU Memorial Union

A L S O :

SAT 6 PM - FINAL BIDS plus closing: Dear Future: The 2018 PS1 Art Auction Iowa City

TUE 9 AM - Small Business Summit for Artists Mainframe **Tickets Required**

WED - CLOSING Breathing Circuits / New Works by Shelly Berkowitz The Lift

O N G O I N G :

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O P P O R T U N I T I E S : ** new & last chance**

Call for Murals - Downtown Iowa City Apply Now

**Iowa Arts Council Grant Presentation Participate January 26th**

**Call for Artists: Tell Your Story The Octagon Center for the Arts Deadline January 31st**

**ArtUp: Urban Galleries | Activating the Void Webinar February 1**

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

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

**THE PARTICIPATORY WALK: PERFORMANCE ART WORKSHOP WITH TODD SHALOM Register before February 19**

**PedalArt Show 2018: Call for Artists [ongoing] Deadline February 20**

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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ACTUALLY THIS MONDAY!  Art Reception: Camacho-Gardner-Ferrigno: Explore three exhibit spaces at the Memorial Union. Visit the 3rd floor Gallery featuring Benjamin Gardner’s paintings. The Pioneer Room exhibit of drawings and prints by Andrea Ferrigno is just down the hall. Make your way to the 2nd floor where Edgard Camacho has an exhibit of paintings in the Multicultural Center. Meet the artists and see three fantastic shows! Via: Facebook

Rachel Buse