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Mark Raymer’s “No Method, Only Madness”, an etching on view on the fourth floor during the Fitch Open House. 

F I T C H  O P E N  S T U D I O S

For Art Week, the Fitch is opening their doors for a Summer Open House on Tuesday, June 21 at 6 PM. Individual spaces are hosting zine readings, pop up exhibitions, spontaneous happenings and free wine and snacks. On the fourth floor, Jeffrey Thompson and Catherine Dreiss will be exhibiting “four Print Exchanges featuring artists from across the country.” Dazzle your eyes with the delicate, sweet impressions on paper from over 75 artists. Fitch open house info here.

A R T  W E E K :  P A R T  O N E


M O N D A Y :

10 AM - StreetCred Studios Ribbon-cutting and Open House ArtForceIowa

11:30 AM - Drop-in Tour: Pappajohn Sculpture Park Downtown

5 PM - Sticks Artists Opening Night East Village

6 PM - A Conversation with Creators Crane Artist Lofts *Tickets Required*

6 PM - Plein Aire Reception & Auction Viaduct Gallery

6 PM - Des Moines City Ride - Art Week! Des Moines Social Club

Bankers Trust Iowa Artists Collection Ruan Center *On view daily till Jun 24*

Three Shots in the Back of the Head - Photography by Kristian Day  Tacopocalypse *On view daily till Jun 26*

The Art of David Hytone & Joe Heaps Nelson Five Monkeys *On view daily till Jun 30*


T U E S D A Y :

5 PM -  Art of The Craft - Art Week Moberg Gallery

5 PM - An Evening with the Saturday Afternoon Sketch Club Polk County Heritage Gallery

5:30 - Twisted Art Twisted Vine Brewery *Tickets Required*

6 PM - We Must Arise and Act! The Residential

6 PM - Fitch Building Open Studios Summer !

7:30 - Good Kid Rob Zine Reading - Studio 404

7 PM - PKN Des Moines Vol. 25 Noce


W E D N E S D A Y :

4 PM - ZINES! ZINES ! ZINES ! Workshop ! Ritual Cafe

5:30 PM - Quick Draw Red Door Photo and Design 

6 PM - MO Multimedia Exhibit Moberg on Walnut

7 PM - Urban Visionaries Art Show Opening Viaduct Gallery

*On view till Jun 26*





Join Tiffany Sinnott, Levi Biel, Rob Stephens and help destroy mainstream corporate media with your tell all zines. 4-6 at Ritual Cafe Jun 22 ( Yes, during art week !) Drawing by the talented Levi Biel , 2016.

I Like It Here! Iowa Artists 2014: Mitchell Squire

October 31, 2014 — February 8, 2015

Performance + Gallery Talk: October 30 / 6:30 pm
Lower level, Richard Meier building

Iowa Artists 2014 features the work of Ames-based artist Mitchell Squire. Squire’s unique combination of found-object installation, sculpture, and performance has not only been shown throughout Iowa, but at New York’s CUE Art Foundation and London’s White Cube Gallery. In 2010 he received both the Camille Hanks Cosby Fellowship and the Midwestern Voices and Vision Award from the Alliance of Artists Communities. He is currently an associate professor of architecture at Iowa State University. Iowa Artists 2014: Mitchell Squire — I Like it Here! will be exhibited in the lower level of the Art Center’s Richard Meier building. Inspired by an 1856 text by Benjamin Drew entitled A North-Side View of Slavery. The Refugee: or the Narratives of Fugitive Slaves in Canada. Related by Themselves, With an Account of the History and Condition of  the Colored Population of Upper Canada, as well as an artist residency at the Banff Center in Alberta, Canada, the exhibition will coalesce around themes of migration and labor. The show will feature recent sculpture, drawing, photography, and video. Like much of the artist’s previous work, artifacts, personal narrative, and socio-political issues both past and present, are critical concepts to be explored. The exhibition is organized by Associate Curator Laura Burkhalter.