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Week of September 15

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Alexis Dryer’s ‘Bottle Cap Fungi’ Cyanotype, Relief Printing, 21”x35”, 2017 (source)

B E A T E N  P A T H

While biking on trails, walking neighborhoods, and paddling creeks, Alexis Dwyer began noticing the trash left behind by others. She began collecting discarded items from these outdoor spaces, and explored how it could be re-purposed. Her current work transforms what most people consider trash into tools used to create tapestries through the cyanotype process, printmaking, and hand-sewing objects onto fabric. Dwyer is an ISU alum and lives in Columbia, MO.

Reception Thursday, September 14 from 6-7:30pm

Relief Printmaking Workshop Saturday, September 16 from noon – 3pm in The Workspace. Register at midwestix.com.

T H U R S D A Y

5 PM Of The Earth Polk County Heritage Gallery 

6 PM Alexis Dwyer: On the Beaten Path Ames

7 PM Capes Kafe Presents Drink and Draw: Goodbye Summer! Capes Kafé

F R I D A Y

2 PM Artist Talk Tiberiu Chelsea Seymour Art Grand View University

5 PM Amy Putney Koenig Zanzibar’s Coffee Adventure

6 PM Blind Date with a BOOK Art Terririum 

3 PM 24 Hour Sew-a-thon 2017 Meredith Corporation

S A T U R D A Y

9 AM South Des Moines Art Festival Southwest 8th and McKinley

11 AM 2nd Annual Art on the Lake Pleasant Hill

7 PM Ethereal Tides Closing Reception Anomaly Gallery

S U N D A Y

1:30 Lecture: American Gothic & Other Fables Des Moines Art Center

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

Call for 2018 Exhibitions: Ankeny Art Center Ongoing

Craft Forms Deadline Sept 15

City of Waukon Public Art Deadline Sept 15

Elkader Byway Public Art Project Deadline Sept 15

Call for Art: Places We Go Deadline Sept 18th

Call to Artist RFQ: Jester Park Nature Center Sept 22nd

2018 Art on the Campus Exhibit Deadline Sept 29

Lydon Emerging Artist Program Deadline Sept 30

Poste Print Festival Call for Entries Deadline October 1

GG’s Classified Updated weekly

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Friday 5 PM at Zanzibars: Amy Putney Koenig collaborated with residents of Wesley Acres on a series of new collage pieces. Work is up through October 7. RECEPTION Friday September 15, 5-6:45pm

Rachel Buse