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week of 6/4

via Joey Fauerso, Dig Three Tunnels, painted wood, steel and canvas,
54"w x 106"h. 2018.

salon #12: my long time friend and colleague

Join Yellow Door Gallery for My Long Time Friend and Colleague and Salon #12, featuring art by Michael Velliquette and Joey Fauerso, music by Glitter Density, comedy by Sid Juwarker, and plants/ceramics/wares from Art Terrarium. Wine + beer are always provided, but a BYO libation or morsel to share is always commendable. The new gallery show opens at 6:00pm and performances begin at 8:00pm.


5 PM Jerry Ranch - Photography Reception, Ankeny Art Center
5 PM Mavis Simms - Fiber Art Reception, Ankeny Art Center
5 PM Bill Nellans Artist’s Reception Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
5:30 PM Iowa Exhibited Awards Reception Polk County Heritage Gallery
6:30 PM Lecture: Sterling Ruby in Dialogue with Jeff Fleming, Des Moines Art Center
7 PM Artists Open Studio in Bodine Lab, Iowa Lakeside Laboratory-in-Residence Program

5 PM Opening Reception for HUSH, Barnum Factory
5 PM Exhibition Opening: Sterling Ruby - Ceramics + In the Spirit of Louise Noun, Des Moines Art Center
5 PM My Long Time Friend and Colleague // Salon #12, Yellow Door Gallery

5 PM 2018 Pride Fest, Historic East Village

12 PM Brilliant Crafts and Wares Fair: Summah Time Again, Vaudeville Mews
1:30 PM Celebrating Louise Rosenfield Noun in Five Stories, Des Moines Art Center


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** Art Wave on the Prairie Deadline June 15**

4th Annual 48 Hour Plein Air Painting Festival June 15-17

War Paint 2018 Registration Open for June 20th Showdown

Call for Art - Poster Shows for Gun Safety Deadline June 21

Aperture: The Biennial Juried Photography Exhibit 2018 Deadline July 20

Call for Filmmakers: 48 Hour Film Festival Happening July 20 - 22, 2018

Elsewhere Residency Deadline July 27

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Review by Chad Michael Cox
Artist: Josh Sorrell | Venue: Ankeny Art Center | Exhibit: October 3rd – November 29th 

Josh Sorrell’s “Jolly” (detail)

At first glance, Broken, resembles a painted garage sell; not the kind that leads to an undiscovered Picasso treasure, rather, one held in a back woods area with a detached garage where displayed items sit haphazardly atop unstable folding
tables and rusted out pull wagons–fragile items poured out from a cardboard box by a disgruntled teenager who recently lost their license after an illegal trifecta of drinking, smoking, and speeding. The viewer feels uncomfortable, forced to appraise the value of broken, ceramic objects otherwise rejected by the thrift store:

Jolly depicts a classic Santa figure perfect for holiday displays
except for the massive ho‐ho‐hole where the belly, once filled with “jelly”, now reveals emptiness inside. Useless takes the duck out of the rub‐a‐dub tub, kicks it around the tiled restroom, and gives it a toothbrush to use as a crutch.

Josh Sorrell’s “Hollow” (source)

Hollow–boasting a classic porcelain doll look–offers a mirage of beauty,

contrasting rouge cheeks and internal scars with stunning impact. Indeed, as the viewer rummages through the shattered remains of discarded “junk”, we soon discover a formidable exploration by the artist of personal and cultural identity. Sorrell seems to ask, “What remains of the broken?” And when the viewer first hears this whispered question, what remains is discovered treasure–justification for making one more stop at that shady‐looking garage sale.

Chad Michael Cox is an award winning author and freelance writer whose work has appeared in numerous publications since graduating from the writing program at Emerson College in Boston, MA. He spent his youth at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, and now lives in Iowa with his wife and three children. Read more.

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