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hyperallergic:

Today, it was officially announced that British artist Banksy has constructed a dystopian riff on Disneyland in a derelict seaside resort in Weston-super-Mare, England. Called Dismaland, the ambitious five-week project is sure to attract visitors eager for the artist’s brand of viral culture jamming and populist humor, but there’s a twist. Most of the art on display at Dismaland is not by Banksy — though he has contributed 10 new works — but by 58 artists invited to participate, including blue-chip names Damien Hirst, Jenny Holzer, and David Shrigley, and popular artists associated with street art like Espo, Escif, Bäst, and El Teneen. The scale of the project is impressive.

Banksy’s New Apocalyptic Theme Park Is Designed to Disappoint

Week of June 17
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Works by Keith Haring (Photo Credit: David Safris)

U R B A N  V I S I O N A R I E S

Urban Visionaries, featuring the works of Keith Haring, Shepard Fairey, Banksy, FAILE, D*Face, Swoon, and Maya Hayuk opens on June 24 at Viaduct Gallery.

E V E N T S :

THURS JUNE 18, 6:30 PM Gallery Talk:  Antique Abstraction, Des Moines Art Center

MON JUNE 22, 6 PM 48-Hour Plein Aire Painting Festival Reception, Viaduct Gallery

TUES JUNE 23, 5 PM  Art of the Craft, Moberg Gallery

TUES JUNE 23, 6 PM Jason Yi Terraform, The Atrium at Capital Square

WEDS JUNE 24, 5 PM  Frank Hansen Art Benefit Show:  The Patient Rider, Nest Gallery

WEDS JUNE 24, 6 PM Town Square Art Show, Crane Artist Lofts

WEDS JUNE 24, 6 PM Fitch Artist Studios Open House 

WEDS JUNE 24, 6 PM Big Top Bacchus Life Drawing, Darker Marker Productions

WEDS JUNE 24, 7 PM Urban Visionaries Show, Viaduct Gallery

D E A D L I N E S :

48-Hour Plein Aire Painting Festival - Artist Registration Friday, June 19

NewBo Art Fest - Call for Artist DEADLINE August 15th

MORE ARTIST OPPORTUNITIES

URBAN
VISIONARIES  by  Alissa Sheldon   Those who attended the  Urban Visionaries  show last year remember the pleasant shock of
stumbling into  Viaduct Gallery  after a day at the  Des Moines Arts Festival  and
coming face-to-face with the works of  Keith Haring ,  Banksy , and  Shepard Fairey .  Just as noteworthy was the interaction with knowledgeable and approachable
 David Safris,  President of  Visionary Services , an IT consulting company, who is
the driving force behind the show. 
On June 24, Safris is bringing his collection, including work by  D*Face  and  FAILE , back to the  Des Moines Social Club  for  Art Week .  This year,
two female artists from the United States,  Caledonia Curry  (Swoon) and  Maya
Hayuk , will be exhibited with the collection.  Safris says, “Swoon puts her heart and soul
into every installation she works on and the artwork is transforming and
amazing for the communities she works with.  Maya Hayuk creates fantastic
multi colored geometric patterns and has done mural work in cities around the
world.”  To hear
more about the show from Safris, see the videos below.   Urban Visionaries Show    What is Urban Art?    Urban Art and “Selling Out”      Works by Keith Haring (top) and Shepard Fairey (bottom), Photo Credit:  David Safris

URBAN VISIONARIES

by Alissa Sheldon

Those who attended the Urban Visionaries show last year remember the pleasant shock of stumbling into Viaduct Gallery after a day at the Des Moines Arts Festival and coming face-to-face with the works of Keith Haring, Banksy, and Shepard Fairey.  Just as noteworthy was the interaction with knowledgeable and approachable David Safris, President of Visionary Services, an IT consulting company, who is the driving force behind the show. On June 24, Safris is bringing his collection, including work by D*Face and FAILE, back to the Des Moines Social Club for Art Week.

This year, two female artists from the United States, Caledonia Curry (Swoon) and Maya Hayuk, will be exhibited with the collection.  Safris says, “Swoon puts her heart and soul into every installation she works on and the artwork is transforming and amazing for the communities she works with.  Maya Hayuk creates fantastic multi colored geometric patterns and has done mural work in cities around the world.”

To hear more about the show from Safris, see the videos below.

Urban Visionaries Show

What is Urban Art?

Urban Art and “Selling Out”

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Works by Keith Haring (top) and Shepard Fairey (bottom), Photo Credit:  David Safris