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News Releases - Art, Galleries & Museums
Written by Paula Neuhaus   
Tuesday, 26 March 2013 12:28

Saturday, March 30 
Hockey, Welding, & Ice Cream: A Love Story

A Reading Featuring the Work of Thax Douglas, Al Johnson’s Final Flu, & Ryan Werner. Poetry, Prose, Fiction.

DubuqueFest presents “Hockey, Welding, & Ice Cream: A Love Story” on Saturday, March 30, 7-9 p.m. at Eronel Art + Music Venue, 285 Main Street. The evening features a reading of original work from writers Thax Douglas, Al Johnson, & Ryan Werner. This rock-n-roll inspired reading serves as a fundraiser for the 36th annual DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival.  DubuqueFest t-shirts and signed, limited edition silk-screened posters by artist Rich Rossignol will be available for purchase. A sliding scale donation of $5-$10 is suggested. All proceeds from the door support DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival. More information at www.dubuquefest.org

Friday, April 19
Emerging Artist Showcase

DubuqueFest presents an emerging artist showcase exhibit on Friday, April 19, 2013 from 7-9 p.m. at the new Nash Gallery, 371 Bluff Street in Cable Car Square. The exhibit will feature 10 area emerging artists in an open genre exhibit and 10% of all sales on opening night will be donated to the festival. DubuqueFest t-shirts and signed, limited edition silk-screened posters by artist Rich Rossignol will be available for purchase. Refreshments will be served and a $10 donation is suggested. The new Nash Gallery is located above Monks Kaffee Pub, entrance is at the rear of building.

Saturday, May 4
An Evening with William Elliott Whitmore

Mindframe Theatres, 555 JFK Road, in Dubuque sponsors DubuqueFest's “An Evening with William Ellittot Whitmore.” With a voice that sounds like the reincarnation of an old gospel preacher from the 1920s and a fascination with sin, death, and redemption to match, Iowa Native William Elliott Whitmore is one of the most unique artists to emerge on the Americana scene in years. Whitmore will offer a one-man performance on the Mindframe stage. This concert serves as a fundraiser for our festival. Raffle tickets will be for sale for chances to win a variety of artful prizes. Tees & Prints for sale too! Tickets are $20 at the door and includes 1 free raffle ticket. Tickets on sale April 1. Visit dubuquefest.org for ticket information.

The World's Longest Panoramic Portrait of a Three Day Arts Festival

You're Invited to Pose for the Portrait!

Photographer and artist Tim Olson will use a 1935 vintage studio camera to create a hundred foot long portrait of DubuqueFest. During the festival, Olson will roll his camera along a path that winds through Washington Park and, at intervals of approximately ten minutes in time and ten feet in distance, he will stop and make a single exposure. The 250+ photographs will be stitched together to create a single, highly detailed panoramic portrait of the festival. You're invited to find Tim & his old-timey camera during the fest & pose for the portrait. This project is made possible by funding from the Iowa Arts Council.

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