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Week of 5/10

Surface Tension Grand Opening at Public Space One

This Saturday, downtown Iowa City gallery Public Space One will present the grand opening of SURFACE TENSION, an exhibition of work by Timmy Wolfe, Maria Aldrete, Tanner Mothershead, Dia Webb, and Donté K. Hayes. Together, they form The Collective, united by a passion for ceramics and clay though many of the artists incorporate other materials into their practice.

This exhibition will explore the uniqueness of each artist and what we have learned from working in a communal studio space with one another. Being together we have found commonalities in themes that address alienation, “otherness,” science-fiction, mental illness, racism, and societal interaction. The Collective’s goal is to create an exhibition which is thought provoking and brings reflection and self-analysis from the viewer.

The exhibition is on view May 11-30 in the PS1 gallery, and the opening reception is from 5-7 PM on Saturday.



Today Art Week Art Drop Free Art Friday

5 PM Opening Reception // Art at the Café: Closet Systems Cafe Barratta

5 PM Gallery Opening Liz Lidgett Gallery and Design

5 PM InsideOute by Peter Gosche 1714 Vinton St

6 PM Art Show - Rayna Gasteiger Firetrucker Brewery

6 PM Susan Knight - Lucky Links Project Project

7 PM A Night with MOMENTUM Speakeasy Art Auction The Conservatory

7 PM Ready For Action! An 80's Adventure Cartoon Art Show The Fremont

7:30 PM Disgraced Des Moines Social Club


9 AM Market Day Spring The Atrium at Capitol Square

5 PM The Collective presents Surface Tension Public Square One


5:30 PM The Artist Table: Setting a Place for the Artist Forté Conference Center


3:30 PM Des Moines Roosevelt High School Art Polk County Justice Center

6:30 PM Scriptease: The Insane Root by Julia Holleman Iowa Stage Theatre Company


Art Beacon Artist in Digital Residence: Maddy Fusco


**new and last chance

**Queer Abstraction Celebration Call For Artists Deadline May 13

2019 Iowa State Fair Fine Art Exhibition Deadline May 31

Call for Artist Workshops - Downtown Des Moines Public Library Deadline May 31

2019 Portal: Governors Island (formerly Governors Island Art Fair) Deadline June 5th

The 13th Annual NewBo Art Fest 2019 Deadline June 14th

Go Elsewhere 2020! 💌 Call for Applications 💌 Deadline July 8

Additional Opportunities Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs

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