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Week of March 9


In a project for Wesley Acres, artist Amy Putney-Koenig makes collages for residents using their personal artifacts. (DSM Magazine)

P E R S O N A L  A R T I F A C T S

excerpt via DSM MAGAZINE: Each month, the art gallery at Wesley Acres retirement community features work from a different artist. When Amy Putney-Koenig was invited to display hers, she set out to make the work meaningful for the center’s residents by collaborating with them on a series of collages.

“I invited residents to submit items from their personal artifacts that I could use to create collages, and then I would give them the pieces after the show,” she says. “They didn’t know me, and I didn’t know if they would appreciate my work, so it was amazing that within a couple days I had boxes of items from four people.” Read in full here.

Also read about Brent Holland, Amenda Tate Corso, Larassa Kabel and Ben Schuh.

T H I S  W E E K :

THURS 7 PM Artist Talk: The Answer Comes When We Consider What Pressure Is Viaduct Gallery

Check the Calendar for art events in Omaha and Iowa City including:

SAT Noon Open House / Open Studios Bemis Center For Contemporary Arts

SAT 5 PM Through Line: work by Katharine Knight Prairie Lights, Iowa City

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

**Call to Artists - 2018 Ring Out for Art Sculpture Contest Jefferson Matters March 12th**

**#MeToo Art Show Call for Artists Deadline March 13**

**CALL to Artists - City Sounds 2018 EXTENDED Deadline March 14**

**Iowa Artist Fellowship, Round 1 Deadline March 15**

Interrobang Film Festival Earlybird Deadline April 1

Iowa Women’s Art Exhibition Deadline April 1

Arts Equipment Grant Deadline Deadline April 2

5th Annual Art Harvest Tour, 2018 Deadline April 2

Harpo Foundation Deadline April 20

Iowa Arts Council Project Grants Deadline May 1

**Submit Events for the 2018 Art Week Des Moines Deadline May 31**

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via viaductgallerydsm Join us for an Artist Talk about the Viaduct Gallery’s current installation, “The answer comes when we consider what pressure is,” an installation in response to the recent and continued school shootings in the United States, by artist Jami Milne. Thursday, March 8 at 7pm.

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Rachel Buse