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Week of Sept 30

Collaborative work-in-process by Catherine Reinhart of Ames and Minnesota printmaker and fiber artist Allison Wegren Metzler (Source

C O M M O N  T H R E A D S

“Common Threads III” is a collaborative exhibition by local fiber artist Catherine Reinhart and Minnesota printmaker and fiber artist Allison Wegren Metzler. They’ve created a series of works on paper and an interactive installation inspired by Grant Wood’s murals “When Tillage Begins” and “Other Arts Follow” in the ISU Parks Library. 

The artists created paper artworks through drawing, printing, stitching, collage and dyeing processes with color palettes drawn from the murals, mailing the pieces back and forth throughout the collaborative process. For the sculptural installation, which references figures and forms in the murals, they constructed simple wooden structures as armatures and will invite the public to help create the installation. Visitors will be provided with thread and encouraged to wrap, arrange and manipulate the installation. Opening reception this Saturday with weekly interactive events throughout the month of October. Read more.


T H U R S D A Y :

NOON - The Truth Booth Western Gateway Park


F R I D A Y :

8 AM - Art Hang at Ritual Cafe

5 PM - Jennifer Drinkwater: Recent Work Exhibition Reception Ames

7 PM - Thin Places | Lauren Frances Evans and Stephen W. Evans Waverly


S A T U R D A Y :

3 PM - UpSpeak Artist Discussion Moberg

5 PM - MU 2016: Art Show Opening Hill Vintage

5 PM - Performance Workshop: Seeing and Being Moberg

Heidi Bartlett will conduct a performance art workshop based on La Pocha Nostra live art lab techniques created by Guillermo Gomez-Peña, a prolific Chicano performance artist, writer and educator. It is a 2 hour intensive on performance art with a focus on the human body as a site for creation, reinvention, memory, activism and healing. This cross-disciplinary and cross-generational laboratory hosts up to 24 participants. $5 Register Here

6 PM - Common Threads Opening Reception Ames


S U N D A Y :

5 PM -  Gallery Open House @3515 Rally Cap Properties


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

Rural Creative Placemaking Summit Oct 12-14 Register Now

Center for Afrofuturist Studies 2017 Residencies DEADLINE September 30

Ballet Des Moines Artist-In-Residence DEADLINE October 7

Iowa Arts Council Project Grant DEADLINE November 1


Bemis: Art, Empathy, and Ethos : Thematic Residency DEADLINE December 1

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