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Week of May 13th


Workers lift a section of knitted panels for installation on the facade of Design on Main.  Image by @christophergannon (Source)


Nine months. Fourteen states. Dozens of Iowa communities. Three-thousand-plus volunteer hours. Ages ranging from 8 to 93. All resulting in more than 1,000 knitted and crocheted square panels sewn into 37 larger segments installed on the façade of Design on Main in downtown Ames. Jennifer Drinkwater, an ISU assistant professor of art and visual culture and community art extension specialist is the driving force behind this installation called, “Intertwine”.

The installation will be up through June 1. Then all the segments will be removed, professionally cleaned and refashioned into smaller blankets for donation to area homeless and women’s shelters.

A concurrent exhibition in the Design on Main Gallery will feature work by 10 central Iowa artists that “celebrates and interprets the spirit of Intertwine through materiality, collaboration or interaction,” Drinkwater said. Artists include ISU art and visual culture Associate Professor Cindy Gould, Associate Professor Chris Martin and Professor Teresa Paschke; architecture Associate Professor Mitchell Squire; alumni Matt Corones (Master of Fine Arts in integrated visual arts, 2012), Lyndsay Nissen (Master of Fine Arts in integrated visual arts, 2015) and Catherine Reinhart (Bachelor of Fine arts in integrated studio arts, 2008) all of Ames; and Rachel Buse, Des Moines; Tiberiu Chelcea and Kristin Roach, both of Ames.

An opening reception for the installation and exhibition will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 13, at the Design on Main Gallery, with brief remarks by Drinkwater at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. (Source)

T H U R S D A Y :

7 PM - DRINK & DRAW: Civil War! Capes Kafe

7 PM - Second Thursday Open Mic Streetcar 209

F R I D A Y :

4 PM - Ipseity - Anderson Gallery, Drake

6 PM - Intertwine Design on Main, Ames

6:30 PM - Gallery Night with Guest Artist Maurice Murenzi Palek Studio & Gallery

S U N D A Y :

11 Am - Guarded by Taylor Yocom - Photo Shoot Viaduct Gallery

2 PM - Bike - To- Art Brenton Skating Plaza $$$

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

Duckyard 2016 Summer Session DEADLINE May 15

**Skywalk Popup Exhibits x Art Terrarium DEADLINE May 20**

**West Glen Mural - Call for Artists DEADLINE May 27**

Red Thread Gallery Open call to Iowa artists

Americana, Viaduct Gallery DEADLINE June 3

Governor’s Arts Awards Nominate by June 6

Sioux City Art Center Selects DEADLINE June 15

Art Week Des Moines Submit an event for 2016

Iowa Arts Summit Register NOW





“The World In A Trash Can” is the centerpiece to the art exhibit “Know Justice.” It was created by teenagers while in a detention center, guided by ArtForce Iowa mentors Saulaman Schiegel and Jordan Weber. The Know Justice exhibition will remain on display through the first week of June at the Polk County Heritage Gallery. (Source: IPR)

Rachel Buse