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The Human Eye in a Raucous Assembly: "Impromptu," through August at Leger Gallery PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 29 August 2007 02:53

Snakeskin A huge foam cornucopia, curling in a massive yellowish shape, fills up the entire front window of the Leger Gallery in its current exhibit. Instead of the smooth perfect curve of a mathematical spiral, we have an unevenly textured solidified liquid used in a completely new way to describe the flow of thought and time and nature. With an industrial material normally used to insulate houses, Terry Rathje has created a buoyant example of the lively and inventive presentation inside.

No Boundaries - "Coexistence: The Art of Living Together" Merges Art, Education, & Controversy PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mike Schulz   
Wednesday, 15 August 2007 02:49

by Yossi Lemel, Israel From August 31 through September 27, the Quad Cities will host the touring exhibition Coexistence: The Art of Living Together, and there'll be practically no way to miss it.

Project Puts Waste in a New Place PDF Print E-mail
Written by Steve Banks   
Wednesday, 08 August 2007 02:28

All Kinds of People by Dawn Wohlford-Metallo and Lisa Mahar The use of found objects carries an up-front challenge to artists. Do you try to transform the identity of the "junk" by visually turning it into something else? Or do you accept the object (and all of its cultural baggage) for what it is and shape your artistic statement to incorporate the materials and their recognizability?

This was one of many issues faced by several local artists who participated in the Mississippi Palette project this year. The artists teamed up with the Artists Advisory Council, high-school and college students, environmentalist Chad Pregracke, and his Living Lands & Waters organization to create eight found-material sculptures.

The Unreal America: "Iowa Pastimes: Politics & State Fairs," through September 9 at the Figge PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 01 August 2007 03:54

Double Ferris WheelIowa Pastimes, Thomas C. Jackson's current exhibit of paintings at the Figge Art Museum, is filled with vivid observations of two American institutions filtered through the single eye of the artist's camera. Both worlds - political conventions and the Iowa State Fair - are spectaculars with bright lights, designed to generate excitement and movement, and they make their appeals to the great cross section of America.

Festivals, Classes, and Art, Music, and Theatre Organizations and Venues PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 25 July 2007 05:03

Annual Manual for the Arts



Information from the Annual Manual for the Arts is available in JPG and PDF formats. Click on the links below to view the files...




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