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Chait Galleries to close in June

Chait Galleries Downtown (218 E. Washington St.) announced today that it will be shuttering on June 15, when owner Benjamin Chait retires. A Gallery Retrospective-themed series will be held on six Fridays in the lead-up to the gallery’s closing. The Mar. 18 event, Our Go-To Artists, will include work by Sarah Slee Brown, Nancy Lindsay, […]

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A farewell to Stone Pharaohs

Phil Ochs' Stone Pharaohs

Closing Reception: Phil Ochs’ Stone Pharaohs Little Village HQ — Friday, Feb. 12 at 5 p.m. Drawings and paintings by local artist Phil Ochs have been on display at the new Little Village office since its opening in December. The series, Stone Pharaohs, depicts buildings in the Iowa City area that either are slated to […]

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New Center for Afrofuturist Studies brings Iowa City to the intersection of art, race and technology

Raidcal Abacus

Octavia Butler. Jean-Michel Basquiat. Nicki Minaj. You don’t often see these disparate names in the same context — but when you do, recent transplant to Iowa City, poet, performer and artist Anaïs Duplan is right there with them. Duplan, in conjunction with Public Space One, is founding a Center for Afrofuturist Studies in Iowa City. […]

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United Action for Youth hosts Holiday Art Sale

Amidst the multitude of art and craft fairs in the Iowa City area where you can choose to do some (or all!) of your holiday shopping, Friday’s Holiday Art Sale at United Action for Youth is a stand-out. The works available for purchase not only benefit, but were created by, youth in our community. From 5–8 p.m. at UAY’s Swaim Youth Center (355 Iowa Ave.), you can explore the creative minds of local teens while searching for a perfect, unique gift. One hundred percent of the proceeds go to the artists. […]

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Local exhibition: Frances Cannon’s ‘Normal Mutations’

Frances Cannon’s “Normal Mutations” The Paper Nest — Friday, September 4 at 5 p.m. This evening The Paper Nest gallery will host a show of local artist (and occasional Little Village contributor) Frances Cannon’s artwork, including prints, silkscreens and water colors. The exhibition will largely exemplify Cannon’s taste for the strange and strangely lovely. The Paper […]

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