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Art Show: Greater Th>n, April 4th @ The Des Moines Building 7 PM -  What does it mean for something to be greater than something else? What does it mean for something to be greater than you? What does it mean for you to be greater than something? For this exhibit, the artist was tasked to explore these questions and respond by creating something “greater than” themselves, specifically through the constraint of creating a work physically larger than their own body.  This one-night exhibit will take over the first floor of the historic The Des Moines Building in Downtown Des Moines, presenting site-specific art in an unconventional space. This space will soon be a restaurant, so GREATER THAN will be your only chance to check out the space before construction in its unfinished state.  Artists presenting: Cat Rocketship Rachel Buse Jon Pearson Bethany Aschim Anna Zaffarano Erin Murry Johnson Amanda Rhoads Ryan Koning  7 - 10pm. BYOB The Des Moines Building is located at 405 6th Ave. Parking is available in the adjacent garages or on the street (free on the weekends).

Art Show: Greater Th>n, April 4th @ The Des Moines Building 7 PM -

What does it mean for something to be greater than something else?
What does it mean for something to be greater than you?
What does it mean for you to be greater than something?
For this exhibit, the artist was tasked to explore these questions and respond by creating something “greater than” themselves, specifically through the constraint of creating a work physically larger than their own body.

This one-night exhibit will take over the first floor of the historic The Des Moines Building in Downtown Des Moines, presenting site-specific art in an unconventional space. This space will soon be a restaurant, so GREATER THAN will be your only chance to check out the space before construction in its unfinished state.

Artists presenting:
Cat Rocketship
Rachel Buse
Jon Pearson
Bethany Aschim
Anna Zaffarano
Erin Murry Johnson
Amanda Rhoads
Ryan Koning

7 - 10pm. BYOB
The Des Moines Building is located at 405 6th Ave.
Parking is available in the adjacent garages or on the street (free on the weekends).

Zine Suitcase Update

Art Friends (After Dark)

January 26, 2013

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Event recap from Rachel

February 5, 2013

At the recent Art Friends (After Dark) event, there was a zine making station. We brought a printer with a scanner, paper and drawing things so that instant zine making could happen. And it did happen. We also received pre-made zines plus comics, coloring books, a vintage puppy calendar and many more treasures to add to the suitcase. Here, see for yourself:

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The stash!

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First issue of All Iowa Noise Insurgency donated by the Centipede Farmer and Patch, Stitch, Fix, Grow plus Nothing is Original brought in by Cat Rocketship

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Naked Dogs 1979 donated to the suitcase by Deb Anders-Bond & Bob Anders

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False Start is a collaboration created by Trevor Adams and Rachel Buse

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Movin’ Thru donated to the suitcase by Bob Anders

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Detail from Nothing Like This Ever Seen Before! donated to the suitcase by Deb Anders-Bond

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Cats I have known by Cat Rocketship

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Donated by Nick Pedleton

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Donated by Nick Pedleton

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Boobs & Bellies with Chicken Boobs & Pork Bellies spinoff: Tiffany Sinnott (Left), Rachel Buse (Right)

See something you like? The Zine Suitcase has a Make&Take policy. That means, if you leave a new thing, you can take an old thing. The suitcase debuted at Art Friends and there will be many times in the future for you access the suitcase. May I recommend this Sunday? Cat Rocketship, Jon Pearson and I are collaborating on an interactive gallery show in Grinnell called Portrait Studio. Every Sunday this month we will be in the gallery from 1-4 drawing portraits….or zines. You are invited to draw or be drawn. Here’s what you should know about attending Portrait Studio. The suitcase will be there.