Picking Up The Pieces
Come experience and celebrate Julia’s exhibition during a reception for the artist on Friday, January 25 from 5-8pm in The Helene Center Galleries on the campus of Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa.
“Picking Up the Pieces” is an interactive art installation by Julia Franklin. She uses a single box of her father’s belongings to explore his now mysterious death and to better understand his identity as well as her own.
Julia recreates her childhood home and combines art with artifact to chronicle the life of her father. Visitors are invited to comb through drawers, read letters, play records, and crawl inside a blanket fort to find clues that may explain her father’s unexpected death.
The exhibition runs from January 14 - March 1, 2019. The galleries are open from 8am-5pm Monday through Friday and by appointment on the weekends. All events are free of charge.
A reading of Julia’s related play, “Keeping Up Appearances,” will take place on Friday, February 8 at 7:30pm in the space.
Make plans now to take a road trip to interact with this unique installation!
For more information, please click on www.juliafranklinart.com
5 PM History Through Art State Historical Museum of Iowa
6 PM Blush: The New Sensorium // Opening Party Marin Gallery
7 PM Club Talks with Shylah Kay The Basement
7 PM Poetry UnPlugged Ritual Cafe
5 PM Picking Up the Pieces - Julia Franklin Helene Center for the Visual Arts
5 PM Exhibition Opening: Susan Collis: Without you the world goes on Des Moines Art Center
6 PM SYA Storytelling & Art Show The Barnum Factory
6 PM Sweet 16! PS1's Annual Art Auction & B-day Celebration Public Space One
1:30 PM Susan Collis in Conversation With Alison Ferris Des Moines Art Center
2 PM MFA Program Home Voices Alumni Festival Ames Public Library
5 PM Gary's Charity and Chill : An Art Opening The Barnum Factory
Art Beacon Artist in Digital Residence: Julia Franklin
**new and last chance
The Neon Museum National Artist Residency (AIR) Deadline February 1st
Des Moines Women's Club Art Exhibition Deadline February 12th
Vermont Sculpture Residency 2019 Deadline February 15th
**Design on Main Gallery Call for Art 2020 Deadline February 28th
Nomadic Press Deadline February 28th
ACRE Residency Deadline March 10th
Ring Out for Art 2019 Deadline March 12th
Iowa Artist Fellowship Program Deadline March 15th
Des Moines Underground Film Fest Deadline April 20th
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