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Loebsack Announces Start of Online Voting for 2014 Congressional Art Contest PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joe Hand   
Thursday, 24 April 2014 08:54

To vote, visit: 

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack announced today that online voting to select the 2014 People’s Choice Award to represent Iowa’s Second Congressional District in the Congressional Art Contest has now begun. The piece that receives the most votes will be named this year’s winner and will be displayed in the tunnel leading to the U.S. Capitol for one year. The winning student and guardian will also each receive a free flight to Washington, D.C. to attend a reception held in their honor. This year, Loebsack’s office received a record 167 entries from 13 different high schools in 10 counties.

For the first time, to open the process to as many students and Iowans as possible, the winner will be chosen by the public. Voting is now open and closes on Friday, May 2nd at 5:00pm CDT. The winner will be notified and announced the week of May 5th.

Click HERE to vote. Scroll through to view the entries and then chose from the dropdown list at the bottom to select who you think is the best.


Don Wooten speaks on Strauss at GAHC this Sunday PDF Print E-mail
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Written by G A H C   
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 12:21

Please join us as we host WVIK's Don Wooten as he presents "Celebrating Richard Strauss (1864-1949) Composer and Conductor" on Sunday, April 27th at 2pm. Learn about this German composer who had much influence on 20th Century music from one of the area's most ardent supporter of the arts. Don't miss out!

100 Years - 100 Stories

An exhibit celebrating a century of excellence of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra opens Friday, April 25th!  This exhibit features stories, vignettes, images, and interactives all celebrating the history of this cornerstone of our community!

Event Info
Open Friday, April 25 till Sunday, July 20
Tuesday- Saturday 10-4
Sunday 12-4

Riverbank Art Fair and Wine Tasting April 26 and 27 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Shannon Wallace   
Monday, 21 April 2014 12:41
Iowa City, IA (April 18, 2014) The UI Fine Arts Council welcomes spring with the annual Riverbank Art Fair and Wine Tasting on Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27 in the Iowa Memorial Union Main Lounge on the University of Iowa campus.
Ceramics, glassworks, paintings, jewelry, metal works, fiber, mixed media and photographs will be among the works featured by more than 75 professional artists from the Iowa City and Coralville communities, and across the Midwest.
The art fair will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The wine tasting—open to all patrons 21 years and older—will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. Both events are free and open to the public.
Among the wineries appearing are Ardon Creek Winery and Fireside Winery, both vendors with Iowan roots. According to organizers, the fair will also boast live music and a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere.
“Spending a weekend afternoon at the show promises an aesthetically and culturally enriching weekend,” say members of the Council, noting that community members will have the unique opportunity to support local artists.
The Fine Arts Council is a self-supporting, student organization that places the utmost value on support and promotion of art within the Iowa City and Coralville communities, as well as throughout the state of Iowa. Strengthening the connection between local arts and the community through free, public events remains inherent to the organization that has been active since the 1970s.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, contact the UI Fine Arts Council in advance at 319-335-3393 or at




Digital art exhibit - Call for upcoming artists and designers PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dubuque Area Arts Collective   
Monday, 21 April 2014 08:57
High school, college or recently graduated (2013 & 2012).

The Dubuque Area arts collective (DAAC) is looking for upcoming artists and designers to submit to its Digital Art Exhibit that will open on June 13 (902 Main St, Dubuque IA). Exhibit will open the launch party of DAAC's Grain magazine and Ruix zine, both publications champion regional arts and creative individuals. The weekend event (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) will showcase art, music, dance, readings, and more from upcoming and established area artists. This is a great opportunity for young artists to network and present themselves and their work to the art community. Exhibit will run through June and August and it will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 3 to 7pm.

WORK ACCEPTED: Computer graphics, posters, animation, illustration (computer or hand generated), interactive art/installations, animations, digital painting/illustration, photo manipulation, video, vector art, photography, and digital collage.


The first 15 artists/designers who submit will get one of their submitted pieces showcased in the Fall issue of the DAAC's art magazine and website.


OPENING RECEPTION: June 13, 6pm to 10pm / 902 Main St / Dubuque, IA

TO SUBMIT: Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with the information below
(Attach digital images of each piece. Images must be of good resolution):

Artist/Designer: Name, email, phone number, school / grade level and age.
For each piece submitted: tittle, media, size and price.


CONTACT: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

About the Dubuque Area Arts Collective:
The Dubuque Area Arts Collective is a community organization that facilitates young artists' creative development by providing instructive, performance, and leadership opportunities in preparation for careers in the arts industry. Our main goals are to raise the profile of young emerging artists in Iowa, to motivate them to pursue their creative interests, to encourage them to gain experience through volunteer work, to strengthen their skills through free tutoring and workshops, and to enable them to participate in the community's art affairs.

News from the German American Heritage Center Easter 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by G A H C   
Friday, 18 April 2014 08:31

Hallo, Freunde!

Please be reminded that GAHC is closed both days on Easter weekend, April 19-20.  We look forward to welcoming all our members and friends to two new exhibits opening by April 25:
  • The World of Berta Hummel  --  Third Floor Gallery
  • 100 Years, 100 Stories - Celebrating the Centennial of the Quad City Symphony  --  First Floor Gallery


Looking for interesting events in the region with German connections?

Try these:


ZITHER FEST 2014 - featuring zither master TOMY TEMERSON

Sunday, April 27 at 2:30 pm

Society of the Danube Swabians

625 Seegers Road, Des Plaines, IL

$15 in advance or $20 at the door


Contact Janet Stessl
Phone: 773-631-2854

E-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Spring Open House of the Old Stone Church

hosted by The Friends of The Old Stone Church

The stone building was erected by the members of Pine Mills German Methodist Episcopal Church in 1868. Restoration to a usable condition by members of the organization was completed in time for a Christmas Service in December of 2011, commemorating the last previous service of Christmas of 1911.


Did the winter keep you by the fireside? Take a look at our events so far in 2014 and rejoice in the activities and enrichment your organization has to offer.


Hinges and Hearts Exhibit

Kautz Farms: A Living Legacy Exhibit

Open House / 48'er Film                                Jan. 6

Puppets and Pies                                             Feb. 7

Paul Cutting on German Immigrant Cabins*    Feb. 23

Mark Russell Smith on Mahler's 3rd**             Mar. 8

Basket Workshop                                Mar. 30

Scherenschnitte Papercutting Workshop          April 6


Scroll down to the bottom right on the Home Page and click on Jerry Lowe's Photo Album to catch up with what's been happening; your favorite photos are downloadable!                 


*GAHC is pleased to recognize support from the Sons of Norway and the Rotary Club of North Scott to make this program possible.

**Program made possible by the Quad City Symphony Orchestra. Danke!!

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