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Week of 11/09
Last Call, 2016 by Damian Charette Woodcut

Last Call, 2016
by Damian Charette

See what’s inVISIBLE

Join the opening reception of InVISIBLE Barriers.
You are standing on ceded land, aboriginal to the Ioway people. Recognizing the historic and contemporary colonization and the forgotten genocide of Indigenous peoples in America is a vital element in guiding our shared future. We must respect the inherent sovereignty of the federally recognized tribes of modern day Iowa. Through the work of Native American contemporary artists, this exhibition invites you to take a moment to consider the many legacies of assimilation, migration, and persistence that have endured for centuries. The many barriers that threaten the Native American people will be revealed through art and confront our responsibility to remove them. The power of art can make visible those things that have often been invisible.  

Tasha Abourezk
Damian Charette
Cloud Medicine Crow
Floyd Nez
Chris Pappan
Bryan Parker
Henry Payer
Ryan Singer
Micheal Two Bulls
Marty Two Bulls
Baje Whitethorn Sr.
Chuck Wilcox
Curated by Nancy Gebhart
Exhibition Dates: November 9 - December 1, 2018
Opening Reception: November 9, 5 to 8 pm



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7:30PM Super Happy Funtime Burlesque Vaudeville Mews


5:30PM Carol Spaulding-Kruse, Matt Mauch, and Ryan Collins Reading Beaverdale Books

6PM Artist Talk with Sarah Grant Moberg Gallery

6:30PM Capital City DRINK & DRAW - Tributes Mainframe Studios


5PM InVISIBLE Barriers Opening Reception Viaduct Gallery, Des Moines Social Club

5PM Our Town Exhibition Opening Anderson Gallery, Drake University


11AM Zine Takeover Des Moines Art Center

10AM Art on the Prairie Perry IA

6PM Sonya Dyer: Dark Fecundity at the CAS Public Space One


10 AM Art on the Prairie Perry IA


**new and last chance

**Finding Inspiration-CFE Deadline November 11th

**Des Moines Social Club - Spring 2019 Education RFP Deadline November 12

Urbandale Art Park Exhibition Deadline November 19th

**Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines Mural Call for Artists Deadline November 30th

Art Beacon Digital Residency Deadline November 30th

Sioux City Art Center Selects Deadline November 30th

Octagonal: The All Media Exhibit Deadline November 30th


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