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Week of October 21
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OFF THE SHELF, Buzz Spector  (source)

B U Z Z  S P E C T O R

The opening reception for Buzz Spector’s A Library for Babel is Friday, Oct. 21, at Anderson Gallery. 

Since the mid-1980s, Buzz Spector has been making art by stacking thousands of books in configurations that are usually architectonic and always enthralling. Since books are made to be read, the loyalties of the art viewer and book reader are divided, since responsible viewers do not touch the art while readers must do so in order that the book fulfills its purpose. 

Spector’s Anderson Gallery installation, A Library for Babel, inclines more toward browsing than building, but like the Biblical tower it is named after, this work confronts the infrastructural paradox of the differences between private and public language, between thought and text, and between the surface of a structure and the depth of its meaning.

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F R I D A Y :

5 PM - Artist-in-Residence: Jami Milne Moxie

5 PM - Buzz Spector:  Library for Babel The Anderson Gallery

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S A T U R D A Y :

1 PM - Steamroller Printing 215 E 3rd St

3 PM - Meet the Artist Series Deborah

6 PM - Annual Halloween Horror Show Palek Studio & Gallery

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T H U R S D A Y :

5 PM - Chapter 47: Frank Hansen Moberg on Walnut


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

Pitch In! Call for Entry Iowa City Deadline Oct 28th

Iowa Arts Council Project Grant DEADLINE November 1

PS1 Spring Call for Proposals Iowa City Deadline Nov 13th

COMMUNITY PHOTOGRAPHY SHOWCASE: STREET PHOTOGRAPHY DEADLINE November 15

Bemis: Art, Empathy, and Ethos : Thematic Residency DEADLINE December 1

GG’s Classified Updated weekly

Week of June 24
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I N T E R R O B A N G

The Interrobang Film Festival runs from June 26 through June 28 at the downtown library.  Read Alissa Sheldon’s preview of the festival on the Art Beacon website.

E V E N T S :

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

WEDS June 24, 7 PM Aerial Expo, Courtyard, Des Moines Social Club

THURS JUNE 25, 6:30 PM Gallery Talk:  Fiber, Des Moines Art Center

FRI JUNE 26, 11 AM Interrobang Film Festival Begins, Downtown Library

FRI JUNE 26, 11 AM Des Moines Arts Festival Begins, Western Gateway

FRI JUNE 26, 4 PM  Happy Hour Artist Reception with Thomas C. Jackson, Proof

FRI June 26, 5 PM Van Holmgren S.O.S. Q&A, The Lift

SAT June 27, 10 AM ArtFest Midwest, Iowa State Fairgrounds

SAT June 27, 2 PM Too Broke for the Arts Festival Fest, Vaudeville Mews

SAT June 27, 7 PM John Huffman Pizza Party!, Transient Gallery, Nestcraft


D E A D L I N E S :

NewBo Art Fest - Call for Artist DEADLINE August 15th

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Still photo from feature film “Wildlike” by Frank Green

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