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Who’s exhibiting and opportunities for artists

 

Week of April 21

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Still from Jessica Pleyel’s “To(get)her” is a collaborative performance and installation. (source)

T O ( g e t ) H E R

Saturday at the Viaduct Gallery, participants are needed to help destroy wax assault rifles with conceptual artist and curator Jessica Pleyel. These meltable guns act as a metaphor for the violence that happens to many women on a daily basis. Throughout the past two years, there have been five iterations of the To(get)her project, with over 75 women participating.

Whether you are a survivor or an ally, victim or advocate, all self-identifying women are invited to participate. A thank you dinner for your participation will be held before the performance. Click here for more info.

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T H U R S D A Y

5 PM - Portfolio Night Grand View University

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F R I D A Y

5 PM - 4 Solos Opening Reception Moberg

5 PM - Valley Junction Spring Gallery Night

Spring Gallery Night Artisan Gallery 218

Tim Frerichs, Wendy Rolfe and Debra Smith Olson-Larsen Galleries

Chiavetta & Hutchison present ‘Debut of ol guild’  201 4th

5 PM - Beare. Drawings by Helen Neumann Iowa City

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S A T U R D A Y

5 PM - Opening + Performance - “To(get)her” by Artist Jessica Pleyel Viaduct

6 PM - Satyrus Jeering’s The Nitch! an Iowa Vaudeville Circuit Elkader

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S U N D A Y

1 PM - Art Sampler Des Moines Art Center

3 PM - Grant Writing Workshop with Veronica O'Hern and Luke Benson Iowa City

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M O N D A Y

7 PM - Riverview Artist Salon 4 - The Basement

7 PM - BFA Spring 2017 Group Exhibition Opening Reception  Cedar Falls

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O P P O R T U N I T I E S : **new or last chance**

**IAC Art Project Grant Deadline May 1**

**IAC Iowa Women’s Art Exhibition Deadline May 1**

6th Annual Reinbeck Art Festival Deadline May 17

Art on the Prairie 2017 Poet Application Deadline Jun 30

Agriculture Art Exhibition Deadline Jul 1

**Water Treatment Plant Public Art Contest Deadline Jul 27**

GG’s Classified Updated weekly

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The Fifth Muse by Norie Sato, an Art in State Buildings Project for Marston Hall. Photo by Christopher Gannon/Iowa State University. (source)

M O R E  C U T S  F O R  A R T S  F U N D I N G  I N  I O W A

The Art in State Building Project is on the chopping block at the statehouse. 

A Republican-sponsored budget bill eliminates the Art in State Buildings program enacted under the leadership of Republican Governor Robert Ray back in 1979.  Works of art can be  viewed  at more  than 160 public buildings in Iowa, many of them by Iowa artists, as a result of the program that captures  one-half of one percent of the cost of public buildings to commission paintings or sculptures.  READ MORE

Rachel Buse