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Week of March 10


A prototype in the development of Manibus, a robotic device designed to translate the artistry of ballet into painted images. (image source)


Over the next month, a robot named Manibus is going to paint graphic images of its interpretation of dance at Ballet Des Moines. It’s a collaboration of art and technology, developed by the ballet company’s latest artist-in-residence.

Des Moines artist Amenda Tate Corso is best known for her work in metals, but she is also trained in mechanical engineering. Her Manibus Project will be an interesting collaboration for the ballet, says Laurel Knox, executive director of Ballet Des Moines, adding, “We continue to be amazed at the caliber of artists interested in this residency.”  



6:30 PM - Lithography De-Mystified University of Iowa


F R I D A Y 

6 PM - Closing Reception - Andy Davis + Benjamin Gardner Yellow Door Gallery

6 PM - RUT - Heidi Wiren Bartlett Project Project, Omaha

6 PM - Gallery Night with Dee House Palek Studio and Gallery


S A T U R D A Y 

11 AM - Bemis Open House / Open Studios Omaha


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

Art Ups: Registration Open

Demystifying Public Art Mar 16

Grant Writing 101: It’s More Than Writing Mar 23

**Iowa Artist Fellowship Program Deadline Mar 15**

Area 515 Artist in Residence Program Deadline Mar 31

Blanden Art Museum’s 2017 OAK HILL JURIED EXHIBIT Deadline Apr 7

IAC Art Project Grant Deadline May 1

6th Annual Reinbeck Art Festival Deadline May 17

Agriculture Art Exhibition Deadline Jul 1

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I O W A  A R T I S T  F E L L O W S H I P  

Apply for funding and professional development opportunities to advance your artistic career. The Artist Fellowship Program provides support to artists who demonstrate exceptional creativity and the capacity to contribute to the innovation and elevation of the arts in Iowa. Apply here.

What: $10,000 and professional development
When: Deadline for the Letter of Intent is March 15, 2017 for fellowship period taking place July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018.


Rachel Buse