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Week of August 25

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Pattern Study, 2017 (detail) Pencil and micron pen on Stonehenge paper (source)

P E R S O N A L  P A T T E R N S

Yun Shin’s subtle works on paper are created using repeated tracings of the same shapes, employing carbon paper, pin points, or oil paint stains. The simple grid-like forms and monotone colors lend the work a sense of minimalism, but the personal nature of her patterns—created by repeatedly copying the calligraphy of her father’s signature or patterns of her mother’s knit work—infuse the drawings with a personal tone amplified by the time-consuming nature of her process. Of her work, the artist says “Through recreating the objects bases on my own personal interpretation, I start to understand the intense process of working alone in contemplation. The more I personalize my family’s possessions, the more I am able to see myself in them.”

Please join us for a night of music, food, and art celebrating the opening of the exhibition Iowa Artists 2017: Yun Shin.

Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar will be provided. Remarks will be at 6 pm.

Learn more about the exhibition, Iowa Artists 2017: Yun Shin: http://bit.ly/2vIwOBY

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T H U R S D A Y

4:30 PM The Conservatory: Venue Unveiling East Village

6 PM Artful Looking Des Moines Art Center

7 PM Poetry UnPlugged Ritual Cafe

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F R I D A Y

5 PM Iowa Artists 2017: Yun Shin Des Moines Art Center

5 PM KAREN STROHBEEN & BILL LUCHSINGER Moberg

7 PM Edgard Camacho - Closing Reception + Q&A Viaduct

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S A T U R D A Y

5 PM Iowa City Press Co-op Gallery Opening Grinnell

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S U N D A Y

8 PM Bazaar After Dark! Vaudeville Mews

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

**Exhibit Proposals for the Salisbury House Garage Deadline August 30**

**Market Day Black Friday Application 2017 Deadline Aug 31**

The Matador Review Deadline Aug 31

**14th Annual Regional Juried Exhibition - Freeport Art Museum Deadline September 8th**

Craft Forms Deadline Sept 15

City of Waukon Public Art Deadline Sept 15

Elkader Byway Public Art Project Deadline Sept 15

2018 Art on the Campus Exhibit Deadline Sept 29

Lydon Emerging Artist Program Deadline Sept 30

**Poste Print Festival Call for Entries Deadline October 1**

GG’s Classified Updated weekly

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Jazz in July marked its 35th season last month. (source)

M E T R O  A R T S  S A Y S  G O O D B Y E

The Metro Arts Alliance, a 42-year-old organization known for starting Jazz in July and education programs, announced this week they are ceasing operations.

“The board faced financial realities that left few options other than to find ways for the organization’s legacies to live on by finding successor organizations that can continue to fulfill the mission of the Metro Arts Alliance,”  Board President Rick Ballinger said in a statement. “The board is focused on finding a way for the organization’s experience and resources to continue to serve the community.”

Read more: Business Record

Rachel Buse