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Linn-Mar school officials support student artist after her painting is denounced as Satanic and sexually explicit

High school art exhibits usually don’t generate much interest from anyone who isn’t the proud parent of one of the artists, but an exhibition of works by students in Linn-Mar High School’s advanced art class has sparked controversy on social media, with one of the paintings being denounced as Satanic, violent and sexually explicit. […]

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Artists unite for The Hook’s ArtLOUD debut tonight

The Hook’s ArtLOUD!: Stories of Loss and Found Cedar Rapids Museum of Art — Saturday, Jan. 28 at 8 p.m. One year ago, Cedar Rapids poet Akwi Nji had a GoFundMe campaign and a wild dream to unite writers and performers across eastern Iowa in The Hook, a creative storytelling platform that, according to its […]

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Cartoonists, bookmakers and independent artists go out for ICE CREAM

ICE CREAM: the Iowa City Expo for Comics + Real Eclectic Alternative Media Public Space One — Sat., Apr. 9 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For cartoonists, bookmakers and other independent artists, few outlets exist in Iowa City to share and sell work — but this year, Mission Creek Festival will include a space […]

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ARTicle: Art on Demand at the Iowa City Public Library

Where does art live? If you’re in the Iowa City area, can abide by some very generous checkout times and can offer it the promise of shelter for a month or so, art can live with you, thanks to the Iowa City Public Library’s Art-To-Go Collection. Also, if you’re a local artist, it might just […]

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Photos: Late works by Mauricio Lasansky

This afternoon, some friends from the Des Moines Art Center’s Print Club are in Iowa City visiting the studios of active UI professors Anita Jung and Susan White, and the late Mauricio Lasansky. Lasansky, who passed away earlier this month, is the founder of the UI printmaking department. He is universally recognized as one of […]

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ARTicle: Looking Up

Street art. Just by reading that, perhaps you’ve been marginalized. Perhaps you’ve been freed. It’s a provocative rabbit hole of self-generating “what is art?” questions that’s easy to tumble down. Recently, on a cold, rainy, cracked-gray day, Deanne Wortman was my spirit guide on a journey through corridors and alleys, the gallery spaces of our […]

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Album Review: T'Bone – Mount Trashmore

T’Bone is based in Chicago, but is made up of Iowa natives Leland Meiners (bass), Ed Bornstein (drums) and Pat McPartland (guitar), and their album Mount Trashmore was recorded in Iowa City at Luke Tweedy’s Flat Black Studio. Chicago, birthplace of seminal post rock bands like Tortoise and Gastr Del Sol, is an apt home for these guys, whose songs follow their own crooked paths, leaving pop song conventions far behind. […]

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Album Review: John Rapson – Mystery and Manners

Questions of authenticity and the creative process have long been pressed on fans of modern music, especially electronic music. File sharing and digital manipulation change the collaborative process and force listeners to ask how important human playing, human authorship and human interaction are to creating what we call music. Is collaboration collaborative when it is […]

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Show Recap: Grand Tetons CD Release with Derek Lambert & the Prairie Fires and Michael Sarah

The English would like you to remember, remember the 5th of November because of some Guy who tried to blow up Parliament. Why anyone would have such a beef with George Clinton is beyond me, but Iowa City’s Mill Restaurant would like you remember Saturday, November 5, 2011 for the great rock show they hosted. […]

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