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‘Contrapuntal Hitch’ opens tonight at Prairie Lights

A tale for the end of a millennium

Contrapuntal Hitch Prairie Lights — Reception on Jan. 23, 6-8 p.m. A opening reception for Contrapuntal Hitch, an ongoing exhibit of small works by Iowa City-based artist Jen P. Harris, is taking place tonight at Prairie Lights café. Harris has shown her work nationally and is the recipient of multiple awards and grants, including the […]

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Art City: Broadening the spectrum

The Figge’s African American Art Since 1950: Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center constitutes 55 artists represented through 62 works of art in a variety of media: paintings, prints, collages, photography, ceramics, sculpture and video. The work, which is on loan from The David C. Driskell Center, encompasses the broad spectrum of political and […]

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Iowa City Fall Gallery Walk Begins Friday

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The Fall Gallery Walk begins this Friday at 5 p.m., providing an excellent opportunity to check out the downtown Iowa City art scene. The walk is a collection of art receptions held at 20 downtown venues, many of which hold art exhibitions year-round. Artwork by both local and national artists will be on display. […]

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CSPS exhibit showcases Iowa artist Angela Waseskuk

Angela Wasekuk

CSPS Legion Arts is hosting Cedar Falls artist Angela Waseskuk’s solo exhibition ‘A Day Makes …’, which will run through Sept. 27. Waseskuk received her MFA in sculpture and dimensional studies from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Her work explores how we approach the repetitive tasks of everyday life. In this installation domesticity plays a large role. […]

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Art City: Painting America in Paris

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Paris in the 1920s was a hub of intellectual and artistic activity, luring artists from all over the world. Many American expats fled their homeland and its morass of economic troubles, institutionalized racism and strict censorship laws to Paris’s rarefied atmosphere, holding out the promise of artistic freedom and intellectual openness. Two influential American painters […]

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‘Creative Expression’ exhibit opens Friday in Dubuque

Creative Expression in Dubuque, Iowa

Creative Expression Workshops, a non-profit art program that helps people with special needs find vehicles for self-expression, is hosting a reception this Friday at Dubuque’s Gallery C featuring student artwork. Program directors will conduct discussions throughout the reception in an effort to raise awareness about the challenges facing these students and their families. […]

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Art City: Matt Bollinger’s ‘Odd Jobs’ at Prairie Lights’ Cafe

A selection of new works by New York-based painter and collagist, Matt Bollinger, is on view at Prairie Lights’ cafe through Aug. 3. Entitled ‘Odd Jobs,’ Bollinger presents a series of collage-paintings in which each image contains a snippet of a larger storyline. As the title implies, many of the scenes portrayed fall under the description of ‘odd jobs,’ yet the show is not constrained by a single unified narrative concept. […]

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