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weekly art forecasts from Central Iowa

Who’s exhibiting and opportunities for artists

 

Week of Nov 10

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Jim Engler, “Capitol Renewal” (2016); ink and graphite (source)

W O R T H  F I G H T I N G  F O R

Excerpt from DSM Magazine:

Last fall, gallery manager Ryan Mullin and Skip Manus, a chaplain with the Army National Guard, were catching up when Manus mentioned something that immediately captured Mullin’s attention.

“Skip said that he knew soldiers who were making art but were reluctant to share it with others,” Mullin recalls. “He told me that veterans are sometimes especially hesitant to expose that creative part of themselves to fellow vets.”

For Mullin, who says “art is about connection,” it seemed that these works and the artists who make them deserve to be seen. It’s important for the public to have the opportunity to interact with the works, Mullin says, explaining that “being open to art and artistic sensibilities helps us make deeper connections than we think exist on the surface—deeper than our misconceptions, prejudices or stereotyping would otherwise allow us to explore.”

“Worth Fighting For” is an exhibit focused on artworks created by artists that have served in the United States military. The featured artists include, Andrew Abbott, Bart Vargas, Jim Engler, Jim Ochs, Mike Amundsen & Tom Moberg. The show is in collaboration with Moberg Gallery and DSM Magazine. 

Two opportunities to see the show this weekend before closing. Event info here.

T H U R S D A Y

4 PM Photography Open House The Barnum Factory

4 PM Momentum Art Studio Open House Mainframe Studios

5 PM Mies/Weese at Drake: Where We Live and Work Anderson Gallery, Drake University

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F R I D A Y

5 PM Open Studio + Tacos Mainframe Studios

5 PM Closing Reception: Kawishiwi River Octagon Center For the Arts

5 PM Opening Reception: Relief From Endlessness Octagon Center For the Arts

5 PM Closing Reception - “Worth Fighting For” Polk County Heritage Gallery

6 PM Corruptionfest: Artwork by Levi Biel - Opening Reception Viaduct Gallery

6 PM This Cheap Art is AmazeBalls! Mars Cafe

6 PM Art Noir’s HUE  Des Moines Art Center *tickets*

7:30 PM If Not For Space Fairfield

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S A T U R D A Y

10 AM Art on the Prairie 2017 Perry

12 PM Special gallery Opening for Veterans Day Polk County Heritage Gallery

3 PM Leisure Suit Series Ames

6 PM Jade Ariana Fair exhibition reception and artist talk Public Space One

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S U N D A Y

10 AM Art on the Prairie 2017 Perry

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

**Poste Print Festival: Call for Vendors Deadline November 15th**

Belle Plaine Public Art Project Deadline November 26th

50th Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood Deadline December 3rd

**Call to Artists: Art Along the Trail City of Clive Deadline December 29th**

**CALL FOR PROPOSALS 2018 Public Space One Deadline January 15th**

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

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