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MARCH 12 - 15


Portrait of Maquoketa exhibit opens at State Historical Museum March 11(Source: Global Gazette)

R O S E  F R A N T Z E N

The works of artist Rose Frantzen, whose 180 portraits of Maquoketans capture the intimacy of small-town Iowa, go on display March 11 in a new exhibit at the State Historical Museum of Iowa, 600 E. Locust St.

In conjunction with the exhibit, “Portrait of Maquoketa: The Dimensional View,” the museum will offer complementary spring break programs March 14-18. 

In July 2005, Frantzen invited her fellow Maquoketans to sit for four- to five-hour portrait sessions while townspeople watched her at work. Over 12 months, Frantzen painted 180 portraits of people ranging in age, occupation and gender to form an intimate portrait of a small town as a dynamic community.

On loan from the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, the exhibit showcases the portraits on 34 hanging panels, backed by a vista of Maquoketa and cornfields sloping toward the town. With an audio composition created by her brother, John Frantzen, the result is an invitation to experience Maquoketa through the artist’s eyes. (Source)


F R I D A Y :

4:30 PM - Art Show Opening for Christine Hilbert’s “Somewhere I Am” Gravitate

6:30 PM - Gallery Night with Guest Jacque Hudson Palek Studio and Gallery

S U N D A Y :

2 PM - Artist Lecture: Jim Campbell Des Moines Art Center

T U E S D A Y :

6:30 PM - Artist Lecture + Film Screening: Orr Menirom Des Moines Art Center


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

Call for Artists: 18th annual River Bend Home Tour

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

Linn Creek Arts Festival Marshalltown, IA DEADLINE March 12

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

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

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


Art on the Prarie Call for Artists Perry, IA DEADLINE April 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

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