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Week of 1/25
via    Julia Franklin     This snow has me thinking about vulnerability, belonging, what is left unsaid, and how we interpret this world. To think, this entire project began with a box of my father’s possessions discovered 26 years after his death. Why now? What would all those letters, ties and handkerchiefs reveal? Should I have transformed them into art and experience or kept them in storage? What should be public and what should be private?  #pickingupthepieces   #juliafranklinart  #lettersofthepast   #belongings  #publicversusprivate   #insideoutside

via Julia Franklin This snow has me thinking about vulnerability, belonging, what is left unsaid, and how we interpret this world. To think, this entire project began with a box of my father’s possessions discovered 26 years after his death. Why now? What would all those letters, ties and handkerchiefs reveal? Should I have transformed them into art and experience or kept them in storage? What should be public and what should be private? #pickingupthepieces #juliafranklinart#lettersofthepast #belongings#publicversusprivate #insideoutside

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
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Thursday

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

Friday

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

Saturday

6 PM Sweet 16! PS1's Annual Art Auction & B-day Celebration Public Space One

Sunday

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

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Art Beacon Artist in Digital Residence: Julia Franklin

Opportunities

**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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