Gilded Pear explores Framework in their second juried art exhibit

The notion of Framework frames the new juried exhibition at the Gilded Pear Gallery in the Cedar Rapids Med Quarter District (808 3rd Ave. S.E.). Lauren Tucci, gallery assistant and inventory manager, is the coordinator of the show. She says the framework theme arose as waters rose in Cedar Rapids in September 2016. […]

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Murals and More unveils new Cedar Rapids skywalk mural by AKACORLEONE

A small crowd gathered for the unveiling of a big mural in downtown Cedar Rapids on Monday evening. Murals and More, which is steadily creating the Cedar Rapids Mural Trail, dedicated the organization’s first mural of 2017 on the east side of the skywalk on Third Street between Fourth and Fifth Avenues. […]

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Whimsical new design exhibit opens Thursday at CSPS

Opening Reception: The Illuminated Paintings of the Lost Clerihews of Paul Ingram CSPS Legion Arts — Thursday, Nov. 3 at 5 p.m. Chicago artist Julia Anderson-Miller’s charming ink, pencil, watercolor and acrylic designs first appeared as illustrations in the 2014 Ice Cube Press publication The Lost Clerihews of Paul Ingram, a collection of the witty […]

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Hiawatha artist Blair Gauntt returns to visual roots with new book ‘George Orwell and His Magic Penguin’

Blair Gauntt and his longtime friend and collaborator Rich Dana were leading a hands-on zine making workshop at the 2015 edition of ICON — the long-running Iowa science fiction convention — when Gauntt picked up a ballpoint pen and started drawing. “I realized at that point I hadn’t drawn — I hadn’t made lines with […]

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Free summer admission at Cedar Rapids Museum of Art

The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art (CRMA) is excited to treat the community to another summer of free admission until Sept. 6. The CRMA houses the world’s largest collection of regionalist master Grant Wood’s work and is located smack-dab in the thick of downtown Cedar Rapids (410 Third Avenue SE). What’s on exhibit? There are […]

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The future of rock: Youth music festival in Cedar Rapids

Riley Smith

Riley Smith Youth Music Festival NewBo City Market — Friday, July 1 at 10 a.m. Alburnett, Iowa native Riley Smith is returning to his roots to headline a festival filled with some of eastern Iowa’s most exciting rising talent. Smith, known to many for his role as Markus Keene on the TV show Nashville, will […]

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Jen P. Harris closes exhibit and launches catalog

Jen P Harris - Ghost Prairie

Jen P. Harris: Closing Reception and Catalog Launch Legion Arts CSPS Hall — Sunday, July 3 at 2 p.m. Iowa City-based artist Jen P. Harris closes out her exhibit at CSPS Hall in Cedar Rapids this Sunday with a reception, an artist’s talk and a newly published catalog. The event runs from 2–4 p.m. Harris, […]

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Rock and roll (and art and writing) in the CSSR

A new exhibit in Cedar Rapids explores the music, art and writing of a resistance movement forced underground by a totalitarian state. “Samizdat: The Czech Art of Resistance, 1968 to 1989,” is comprised of clandestine materials including photos, films, cassette tapes, books and manuscripts from communist-era Czechoslovakia (ČSSR). The show opened last weekend at the […]

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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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