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Linn County and Cedar Rapids want artists to submit proposals from new public art projects

Linn County and Cedar Rapids are looking for artists to create new work of public art. Linn County needs both indoor and outdoor works for the new Dr. Percy and Lileah Harris building, and Cedar Rapids needs for a “pocket plaza” that scheduled to open later this year. […]

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New exhibit at the National Czech and Slovak Museum promises to be a party

A new art exhibit opening this weekend at the National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library (NCSML) brings a traditional piece of Slovak party wear into 2020. The exhibit Party in the 21st Century features photos and paintings of the nearly extinct Slovak parta, an elaborate headband that girls often wore during big church feasts, or brides […]

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Light artist Gerry Hofstetter illuminates the Old Capitol

Swiss light artist Gerry Hofstetter has an ambitious goal: Over the course of 2017-19, he and his daughter Céline (who is based in Los Angeles) will bring their Light Art Grand Tour USA to all 50 states. The tour identifies a key landmark in each state to work with, a place of historical and political significance, and transforms it into a transitory light art sculpture.
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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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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 […]

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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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