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Week of July 22

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Robert Cottingham’s “An American Alphabet: G” (2009, Color lithograph)

C O T T I N G H A M ’S  A B C ’S

“Commercial signs are amazing. Here these monumental elaborate structures designed solely to tell you that this is where you can buy a hamburger or a pack of cigarettes. All that effort, all that pomposity just to sell you something. And yet, they are a heroic attempt by someone to leave his mark.”

-Robert Cottingham

In 1994 Cottingham began work on the series of 26 lithographs titled An American Alphabet, which was ultimately completed in 2012.  Steven Vail Fine Arts is honored to present this body of work. Read More.

Free and open to the public Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 11am-4pm.
Also by appointment
Historic Teachout Building
500 East Locust Street, Floor 2
Des Moines, IA 50309

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T H I S  W E E K :

FRI 6 PM - The Art of Karrie Wright Five Monkeys Inc

SAT 12PM - Bemis Open Studios Omaha

SUN 3 PM - Popsicles + Pokemon Pappajohn Sculpture Park

TUES 6:45 AM - Breakfast for Breakfast The Residential

Come over for pancakes and “We Must Arise and Act!” Serving till 9 AM

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O P P O R T U N I T I E S

Roach Motel Zinefest Registration Sign Up for workshops/tabling

Iowa Arts Summit Register now

Viaduct Gallery: Artists Wanted - Jazz Festival Art Exhibit DEADLINE August 15

GG’s Classified Updated weekly 

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CREDIT JOHN PEMBLE / IPR

S O N I C  F I C T I O N

Portraits are often a visual experience with a photograph or painting, but Alex Braidwood created a portrait of Des Moines exclusively with sound. His project was commissioned by the Des Moines Art Center as part of its annual “Iowa Artists” spotlight.

Portrait Of A City Through Sonic Fiction on IPR. LISTEN

Rachel Buse