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Lyndsay Nissen’s MetaStory:  A present Iowa past

Historic tours will be offered of a two-story, multi-generational farmhouse, starting April 10th-11th and continuing April 18th -19th.  The tour offers an artist’s interpretation of current social, political and economic issues of Iowa, through the historic lens of the iconic farmstead.  The house, first built in the late 1800’s, continued to grow and change until around 1970’s.  Guests will be lead through an interactive series of installations, artifacts, and time warp.

Refreshments, food, and entertainment will be provided.  Parking is onsite at the farm.  The location is a quarter mile north of the Gilbert Casey’s on US highway 69.  Guests are encouraged to RSVP to metaregionalist@gmail.com for a tour date and time.  This event is free and open to the public.

What: MetaStory:  a historical tour and Master of Fine Art thesis exhibit

When: April 10th:  6pm, 7pm, 8pm
           April 11th:  4pm, 5pm, Midnight
           April 18th:  7pm, 8pm
           April 19th:  1pm, 2pm

Where: 16505 US hwy 69 Gilbert, Iowa

For additional info go to:  

www.facebook.com/IntegratedVisualArtsISU

https://twitter.com/MetaRegionalism

Please contact lyndsaynissen@gmail.com for additional images or interviews.

ISU INTEGRATED VISUAL ARTS GRADUATE STUDENT WINS BEST OF SHOW IN JURIED NEW MEDIA EXHIBITION

AMES, Iowa — Lyndsay Nissen, an Iowa State University graduate student in integrated visual arts, won Best of Show in “Bits, Pixels and Practice – Oh My! A New Media Juried Show” on display through Feb. 28 at the ISU Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St., Ames.

Nissen, of Ames, earned top honors for “Clean Sweep,” an installation featuring a claw machine in which the usual stuffed animals or other prizes are replaced by trash (discarded plastic grocery bags, etc.) and live prairie plants. Participants can choose either to try to pick up trash with the claw or to rescue a plant.

The machine also displays nitrate concentration data collected by the United States Geological Survey from rivers across the US. As the nitrate levels rise, corn kernels are dispensed into the machine through a hopper, covering the contents and hindering retrieval.

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