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Inspired by the Past - September 9 - October 7, 2012 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lynn Bartenhagen   
Tuesday, 28 August 2012 14:54

Muscatine Art Center Announces Opening of New Exhibit

The Muscatine Art Center will open the new exhibit Inspired by the Past on Sunday, September 9 with a reception hosted by Friends of the Muscatine Art Center from 1 to 5PM. The exhibit will continue through October 7, 2012.

Inspired by the Past includes the sculpture, paintings photographs,  drawings and assemblages of six area artists who based their work on that of Muscatine photographer, Oscar Grossheim. The participating artists: John Deason, Randy Elder, Charles Knudsen, Tony Ledtje, Randy Richmond, and Dan Rohde, chose four to six original Grossheim images that inspired them and used those images as a springboard to their own artistic interpretations.

Oscar Grossheim was born in Muscatine in 1862, the son of Theodore & Bertha Kirschbein Grossheim.

Grossheim’s career as a photographer began when he was only 15 and continued until the late 1930s. Grossheim’s work included much more than portrait photography.  He also left a legacy of over 50,000 images of life as it unfolded in Muscatine during a historically significant time.

The concept of the exhibition is to ask artists and the public to reflect on their past and, as a community, on our collective past, and how the process of self-reflection might lead to a heightened awareness as we map our future course.

 
Curator Tours at National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Diana Baculis   
Tuesday, 28 August 2012 13:24

(Cedar Rapids, IA) Several curator tours will be given this fall at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (NCSML) of two popular exhibitions.

On Saturday, Sept. 1, take a curator-guided tour of the exhibition, It All Comes Out in the Wash featuring damaged and delicate kroje (folk costumes) recovered and restored after the Flood of 2008. Curator Stefanie Kohn will describe the emergency preparations made before the water rose to record levels. She will show how museum and library staff, volunteers and the Chicago Conservation Center salvaged the embellished textiles from the devastation and returned them to their original brilliance.

Tour repeats Thursday, Oct. 11; Saturday, Nov. 3 and Thursday, Dec. 6. All tours begin at 2 p.m. inside the Petrik Gallery at the NCSML. Fee is included with paid admission to the gallery and is free for members of the museum and library.

Another tour with Curator Kohn will be on Thursday, Sept. 6, featuring the exhibit Alphonse Mucha: Inspiration of Art Nouveau. During this tour, Kohn will discuss the unique aspects of Mucha’s flowing elegant artwork, his life and why Art Nouveau soared to popularity across Europe and the United States. See the 230-piece blockbuster exhibition of paintings, lithographs, photographs, sketches and jewelry, straight from Prague and London.

Tour repeats Saturday, Oct. 20; Thursday, Nov. 15 and Saturday, Dec. 1. All tours begin at 2 p.m. inside the Jiruska Gallery at the NCSML. Fee is included with paid admission to the gallery and is free for members of the museum and library.

For more information, visit www.NCSML.org, call (319) 362-8500 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library is located at 1400 Inspiration Place SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

 

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Herbert Hoover NHS News: September 29 is National Public Lands Day PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Adam Prado   
Tuesday, 28 August 2012 11:47
Saturday, September 29 is National Public Lands Day


WEST BRANCH, IOWA- On Saturday, September 29, 2012, volunteers across the United States will help restore the beauty and vitality of our public lands as part of the 19th annual National Public Lands Day. More than 170,000 volunteers are expected at more than 2,000 sites in communities and parks around the nation.

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site will enlist local volunteers and volunteer organizations to help reconstruct the 81-acre native tallgrass prairie: a great opportunity to work hands-on with our natural resources. Volunteers will cut and haul shrubs and invasive weeds from the grassland.

If you would like to help, contact Adam Prato at (319) 643-2541. Meet at the Visitor Center at 8:30 a.m. for an orientation and to get signed up. Work in the prairie will be from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable work clothes. Water, sunscreen, insect repellent, sunglasses, and hats are recommended. Long pants and closed-toe footwear are required.

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site and the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum are in West Branch, Iowa at exit 254 off I-80. Both are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time. Parking is limited so please allow extra time to find a parking space. For more information go online at www.nps.gov/heho or call (319) 643-2541.

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site
110 Parkside Drive
PO Box 607
West Branch, Iowa  52358

319 643-2541 phone
319 643-7864 fax
www.nps.gov/heho


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Herbert Hoover NHS News: Prairie Programs on Monday, September 3 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Adam Prado   
Tuesday, 28 August 2012 11:44
Explore Iowa's prairie heritage on Labor Day Monday, September 3. Ranger-guided walks of the 81-acre tallgrass prairie will start at 9:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Meet at the Tallgrass Prairie Observation Deck by the Gravesite parking lot.

A park ranger will discuss how and why the National Park Service is reconstructing this endangered habitat as part of the landscape commemorating Herbert Hoover's life. The walk is less than a mile and lasts 60 to 90 minutes. Bring water, dress for the weather, and wear comfortable walking shoes. Hats, sunscreen, insect repellent, sunglasses, and insect repellent are also recommended. Parking is limited so please allow extra time to find a parking space.

At 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Sarah Utoff will perform “Laura Ingalls Wilder Remembered” at the Presidential Library and Museum. The performance and the prairie walks are free.

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site and the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum are in West Branch, Iowa at exit 254 off I-80. Both are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time. Parking is limited so please allow extra time to find a parking space. For more information go online at www.nps.gov/heho or call (319) 643-2541.

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site
110 Parkside Drive
PO Box 607
West Branch, Iowa  52358

319 643-2541 phone
319 643-7864 fax
www.nps.gov/heho

Twitter: @HooverNPS
Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Herbert-Hoover-National-Historic-Site/141181735922424

 
ART GUMBO CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS FROM ARTS ORGANIZATIONS OR GROUPS PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Paula Neuhaus   
Friday, 24 August 2012 11:56

DUBUQUE, IA. Art Gumbo, a quarterly soup dinner that supports local art projects with community-supported micro-funding, is now accepting applications from arts organizations or creative groups for the fall funding cycle.  Applications for Art Gumbo mini grants are available now through Thursday, September 15. Applications are available at artgumbodubuque.blogspot.com

ART GUMBO Soup Dinners Raise Money for Dubuque Art Projects

DUBUQUE, IA. – The fall installment of Art Gumbo, a quarterly soup dinner that supports local art projects with community-supported micro funding, is scheduled for Thursday, September 20, 6-8 p.m. at Voices Warehouse Gallery, 10th & Jackson Streets in Dubuque.

 
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