Art in the time of COVID-19: Elizabeth Moen

When Iowa City’s Elizabeth Moen dove into songwriting, it was head-first and no looking back. In the less than five years Moen’s been writing and recording, she’s released three albums, and has one in the wings. Her self-titled debut prompted our reviewer Kent Williams to write, “This is a remarkable first album, that seems to have come — as the best things sometimes do — out of nowhere.” […]

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‘I want to support artists’: Iowa Artisans Gallery highlights local artists in its Second Sunday Series

Iowa Artisans Gallery is a home for Midwestern and local art in Iowa City, and the next artist the gallery is spotlighting in its Second Sunday Series has deep Iowa roots. Painter Gordon Kellenberger lives and works in the Amana Colonies, where his family have been part of the community for four generations. Kellenberger’s pastel paintings are rich in color and usually feature Midwest landscapes. […]

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New tour and augmented reality app explore Ana Mendieta’s Iowa City

Artist Ana Mendieta came to Dubuque in 1961 at age 12 as a refugee from Cuba. She discovered her love of art there, navigating junior high school with limited other means of expression (her English was not yet good). But it was in Iowa City where her signature brand of bloody, violent and boldly feminist artwork was honed. She earned both a BA and an MA in painting as well as an MFA in intermedia at the University of Iowa, studying under Hans Breder, intermedia program founder who passed away last year. […]

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