Check Point // Chelsea A. Flowers
Jun
2
to Jun 29

Check Point // Chelsea A. Flowers

Come play Check Point, Chelsea A. Flowers' game show/art installation, in the gallery throughout the month of June.

Detroit-based Flowers' practice explores subversion to popular culture and how “otherness” is created, and social and cultural critique of her environment. She explores these ideas through comedic troupes, physical play, nostalgic memorabilia, and participatory performance. In her exhibit, Check Point: An Introduction to Child's Play, she will seek to answer the question, “Can we build communities through Play?” She has created a game that tests social, cultural, and emotional knowledge. By questioning “Did O.J. do it?” “What day did Beyonce turn Black?” “Can you walk like an Egyptian?” the game also wants to know if you can “list seven young men and/or women who were murdered by police in the past four years.”

A Player will be challenged in various means. The game will ask them to be okay with not knowing an answer, and to feel even more comfortable with knowing how to ask for the answer. That’s the functionality of a community. We create our own communities based on what we share and how we care for one another. Participants will be able to show their care through play (verbal discussion), dance (intellectual conversation with one’s body) and investigation (openness to learning). 

http://www.chelseaaflowers.com

Lauren Leving writes about Flowers’ work:

"Flowers’ work is also a form of activism, using humor to shape a safe environment in which she educates others about oppressive institutional structures.... the artist is removed yet present in these potentially uncomfortable dialogues. The visitor shifts into the role of performer, which creates a unique situation in which audience members are simultaneously speaking to and confronting themselves."

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Rupert Angeleyes and Joey Joe Michaels w/ Young Charles
Jun
18
8:00 PM20:00

Rupert Angeleyes and Joey Joe Michaels w/ Young Charles

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Doors at 8pm
Show at 9pm

$5 at the door

Rupert Angeleyes and Joey Joe Michaels are coming through Iowa City on a tour from LA! Their music brings one back to the time when a summer breeze kissed your neck and made you feel fine. Jump on the lovercraft and float gently on a pool of padded synths and lustful words. They will be sure to relax even the most worried mind on this Monday evening. Go ahead, treat yourself--take out your partner for some Red Robin and then head on over to this show at PS1. It will be the perfect aphrodisiac to get your summer night started.

Links:
https://rupertangeleyes.bandcamp.com/album/rupert-angeleyes-joey-joey-michaels
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6AtaQu1kM8

with support from:
Young Charles-
https://youngcharles.bandcamp.com/album/armageddon-party-dress

Doors at 8pm
Show at 9pm

$5 entry fee

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Stamp Making for All Occasions (free workshop!)
Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

Stamp Making for All Occasions (free workshop!)

Tuesday, June 19, 6-9pm

Ages 14+

Creating stamps is a fun transition into exploring relief printmaking. In this class, we will explore various materials used in stamp making and carve a stamp to take home. All levels welcome!

Instructor: Ariane Parkes-Perret is a local artist whose work has been featured in UICCU Benchmarks, CoSign (design for Textiles), and the Iowa City Carnaval project. She spent the first week in May painting costumes for the May Day Parade for the Heart of the Beast Puppet Theatre in Minneapolis. Over the recent months, Ariane has taken up printmaking and has had a blast carving out bees, butterflies, and botanicals.

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Intro to Screenprint
Jun
24
1:00 PM13:00

Intro to Screenprint

75.00

Sun. June 24, 1-4p
Sun. July 15, 1-4p
OR
Sun. Aug. 19, 1-4p

Screenprinting (aka Silkscreen printmaking) offers a beginner or novice printmaker versatile mark-making and the ability to print on almost anything with a very accessible process right from the outset! In this workshop, we will use light-sensitive emulsion to create stencils that can be used to print an edition. Workshoppers will leave with the skills and knowledge to come back and use our equipment during open studio hours.

Ages 14+

Instructor: Desiree Dahl began her Earthly experience in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She graduated with a BFA from the University of Northern Iowa in 2014. Her primary mediums include relief, screenprinting, digital, and book arts. Her work examines human connection and disconnection in relation to consciousness and the mind. At the Iowa City Press Co-op, she serves as communications coordinator, holds open studio hours, and teaches workshops. She also enjoys yoga and meditation.

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Cheap Art Sale
Jun
30
11:00 AM11:00

Cheap Art Sale

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Our eighth annual extravaganza of art unloaded at economical amounts!

The Cheap Art Sale supports local artists + PS1!

Artists include:
Vero Rose Smith
Emily Jalinsky
Mackie Garrett
Tyler Luetkehans
Desiree Dahl
John Engelbrecht
Mary Claire Becker
Jonathan Sims
Jay Schleidt
Ariane Parkes-Perret
Daniel Smith
Kasey Bullerman
Jan Duschen
Bao Pham
Mark Lanning
Jeffrey Harris
David Meyers
Claire Thoele
Dave Dugan
Mrs Carla Bryant

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Missions Not Majors!
Jul
2
12:30 PM12:30

Missions Not Majors!

Instructor: Jennifer New and Dan Peterson
Ages: Grades 9-12
Dates: Monday and Tuesday, July 2 & 3, 2018
Time: 12:30-5:30 pm
Place: Public Space One, 120 N. Dubuque Street (downstairs in The Wesley Center)
Cost: Free to all participants

Create a life mission statement. We’ll write about what brings us alive as learners on this planet and create a personal statement that can help to guide us through decisions about what classes to take, where and how  we want to learn, what to do after high school, and how to organize a college experience. Once we have honed our statements, we’ll print them on posters, tshirts, and maybe even some public walls!

Author Jennifer New leads the written inquiry + local artist and teacher Dan Peterson leads the print making. This class is a combined effort of Iowa Youth Writing Project and PS1.

REGISTER: https://iywp.org/programs/summer-programs

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Intro to Screenprint
Jul
15
1:00 PM13:00

Intro to Screenprint

75.00

Sun. June 24, 1-4p
Sun. July 15, 1-4p
OR
Sun. Aug. 19, 1-4p

Screenprinting (aka Silkscreen printmaking) offers a beginner or novice printmaker versatile mark-making and the ability to print on almost anything with a very accessible process right from the outset! In this workshop, we will use light-sensitive emulsion to create stencils that can be used to print an edition. Workshoppers will leave with the skills and knowledge to come back and use our equipment during open studio hours.

Ages 14+

Instructor: Desiree Dahl began her Earthly experience in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She graduated with a BFA from the University of Northern Iowa in 2014. Her primary mediums include relief, screenprinting, digital, and book arts. Her work examines human connection and disconnection in relation to consciousness and the mind. At the Iowa City Press Co-op, she serves as communications coordinator, holds open studio hours, and teaches workshops. She also enjoys yoga and meditation.

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The Imaged Word
Jul
16
to Jul 20

The Imaged Word

Instructors: Mackie Garrett and Hani Elkadi
Ages: Teens
Dates: Monday-Friday, July 16-20, 2018
Time: 1:00-4:00 pm
Cost: Free to all participants

Here’s one for visual artists who write short stories, poets who paint, or any teen who’s into combining words and visual elements. We’ll find inspiration for writing by looking at artwork and make visual art inspired by literature.  We will collaborate with local writers and artists to explore poetry, verbal and visual collage, monoprints, poetry broadsides, and whatever synthesis of images and words you find interesting.

The Imaged Word is a special partnership between the Iowa City Press Coop and the IYWP.

REGISTER: https://iywp.org/programs/summer-programs

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Intro to Letterpress
Jul
21
12:00 PM12:00

Intro to Letterpress

102.00

Sat + Sun July 21+22, 12-4pm

Learn the basics of the intricate technique of letterpress printing. The first day will cover the theory (terminology, equipment, the mysteries of the type case, and more); the second will cover the practice (setting type, lock-up and make-ready on the press, and printing). This course will give students a basic overview of ICPC’s three presses and collection of type, preparing them to take more advanced workshops or work on their own projects.

Ages 14+

Instructor:
Kalmia Strong is a bookmaker, printer, and arts organizer. An alumna of the University of Iowa Center for the Book, she is program director at PS1, creative coordinator at the UI Libraries, and resident bookbinder for the Paper Nest. She regularly teaches book & print workshops for children and adults and instigates collaborative projects.

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Sifa/Dana T/emospacebird/Collidescope [music show]
Jul
21
8:00 PM20:00

Sifa/Dana T/emospacebird/Collidescope [music show]

Dana T (Iowa City)
Recently released an incredible funky and groovin new album "Harsh Forever"!
LISTEN > https://danatelsrow.bandcamp.com/album/harsh-forever
WEB > http://www.danatelsrow.com/

Sifa (MO)
SIFA is a five-piece band exploring the sounds of jazz, soul, Hip-Hop, funk, and R&B, bringing a dynamic live performance and positive message.
LISTEN > https://soundcloud.com/sifa-bihomora

Emospacebird. (MO)
Solo project of Erin Dillard, who uses keyboard, electric uke, vocals, and loop pedals to create comforting soundscapes described as "dream folk" and "new r&b".
LISTEN > https://soundcloud.com/emospacebird

Collidescope (Iowa City)
Beautiful & dreamy. Self-described as "soulgaze afrospaceshipsubmarine."
https://acollidescope.bandcamp.com/

 

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The City is Poetry, The City is Yours
Jul
23
to Jul 27

The City is Poetry, The City is Yours

Instructor: John Engelbrecht
Ages: Teens
Dates: Monday-Friday, July 23-27, 2018
Time: 1:00-4:00 pm
Cost: Free to all participants

In this workshop we will look at language as a physical and visual force. Through short urban explorations in the downtown area, we will collectively create a repository of graphics, fonts, and language and build poetry and visual art from this database. We will map and reflect on the language that guides us through space and see the city not only as a collection of buildings but the building blocks of creative play and personal meaning. Students will create both writing and art over the course of the week, and participate in collaboratively producing a small, public mural.

REGISTER: https://iywp.org/programs/summer-programs

image on metal disc credit: Alec "icky" Dunn

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Plexiglass Intaglio
Aug
4
1:00 PM13:00

Plexiglass Intaglio

80.00

Sat. Aug. 4, 1-3p and Sat. Aug. 11, 1-4p

Ages 14+

This intaglio workshop is an introduction to plexiglass engraving. Participants will learn how to transfer an image on a plexiglass plate, how to prepare the plate for engraving, the process of engraving and printing their plate. Each participant will take home a plexiglass plate and three finished prints. Additional plexiglass can be purchased at the near by and cut to any size if desired.

No prior experience necessary.

Instructor: Elise Charles has taught art at many different community and school locations in Iowa City. Her M.A. in art education from the University of Iowa allowed for a variety of teaching experience student to elementary age. In her own practice, Elise is interested in the process of art making specifically allowing for change and surprise as the desired outcome.

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Intermediate Textile Screenprinting
Aug
7
6:00 PM18:00

Intermediate Textile Screenprinting

75.00

Tuesday, August 7 & 14, 6-9pm

We’ve all had a great t-shirt, tote bag, or tea towel idea– some of us even have spreadsheets filled with them! Now is your chance to turn that clever quip, band name, or original artwork into a piece of dynamite fashion! In this two-session workshop, participants will learn, observe, and practice the precision-based process of textile screen printing. Students must have either completed ICPC’s Intro to Screen Printing workshop or possess relevant experience. Price includes basic supplies and materials, but does not include printing textiles. Participants may bring up to five articles to print.

Ages 18+

Instructor: Mrs Carla Bryant is an illustrator, print maker, and graphic artist based in Iowa City. Having worked in the screen printing industry for over twelve years, her experience provides a relaxed, no-frills teaching style, which allows her learners space to engage and be curious, as well as enjoy the creative process. Carla is a recent Iowa transplant, and a proud member of the Iowa City Press Co-op. She currently offers original artwork, limited edition prints, and screen-printed textiles available for purchase online and in select boutiques.

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Intro to Screenprint
Aug
19
1:00 PM13:00

Intro to Screenprint

75.00

Sun. June 24, 1-4p
Sun. July 15, 1-4p
OR
Sun. Aug. 19, 1-4p

Screenprinting (aka Silkscreen printmaking) offers a beginner or novice printmaker versatile mark-making and the ability to print on almost anything with a very accessible process right from the outset! In this workshop, we will use light-sensitive emulsion to create stencils that can be used to print an edition. Workshoppers will leave with the skills and knowledge to come back and use our equipment during open studio hours.

Ages 14+

Instructor: Desiree Dahl began her Earthly experience in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She graduated with a BFA from the University of Northern Iowa in 2014. Her primary mediums include relief, screenprinting, digital, and book arts. Her work examines human connection and disconnection in relation to consciousness and the mind. At the Iowa City Press Co-op, she serves as communications coordinator, holds open studio hours, and teaches workshops. She also enjoys yoga and meditation.

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Free Generative Writing Workshop with Zoe Polach
Jun
17
5:30 PM17:30

Free Generative Writing Workshop with Zoe Polach

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Now in its fifth year, the Free Generative Writing Workshop is Iowa City's only monthly writing workshop that brings together adult writers of all levels to have their imaginations sparked by our area's most talented writers and teachers, at absolutely no cost.

The goal is to create a supportive environment where participants can generate new writing and meet others interested in the same. Each month a different talented writer-teacher from our area will invite us to write from an original prompt -- and then compose along beside us as we explore where that prompt leads. After writing, we'll have the option to share what we've created and receive feedback.

This month's workshop leader: Zoe Polach

Zoe Polach is the 2018 IYWP Fellow at the Magid Center for Undergraduate Writing. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and her poetry has appeared in Poet Lore, PANK, and RHINO.

Bring beloved writing implements, fortifying drinks, a talisman, and your own wild imagination.

Questions? Contact Jenny at colvillejen@hotmail.com and 415-407-9874, or Lisa at iowacitypoetry@gmail.com and 402-310-9377. Find out more at freegenerative.org

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Jun
9
7:30 PM19:30

Blood Club / JJ Offline / Whatcheer / Lu$y Joli

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Blood Club(NY) - Atmospheric beats that crawl under the skin get you movin
https://lianasfire.bandcamp.com/

JJ Offline(NY?) - Solo experimental guitar and drum machine stuff

Whatcheer(IC) - Listens to blood brothers on repeat

Lu$y Joli(IC) - Debuting their soundcloud rap career, fuego alert family.

Doors at 7:30, Show at 8
Bring $5 for the touring acts, ya gotta!

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Check Point opening + gallery walk
Jun
1
5:00 PM17:00

Check Point opening + gallery walk

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Check Point: an Introduction to Child's Play
an exhibition by
Chelsea A. Flowers

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Chelsea A. Flowers' practice explores subversion to popular culture and how “otherness” is created, and social and cultural critique of her environment. She explores these ideas through comedic troupes, physical play, nostalgic memorabilia, and participatory performance. In her exhibit, Check Point: An Introduction to Child's Play, she will seek to answer the question, “Can we build communities through Play?” She has created a game that tests social, cultural, and emotional knowledge. By questioning “Did O.J. do it?” “What day did Beyonce turn Black?” “Can you walk like an Egyptian?” the game also wants to know if you can “list seven young men and/or women who were murdered by police in the past four years.” A Player will be challenged in various means. The game will ask them to be okay with not knowing an answer, and to feel even more comfortable with knowing how to ask for the answer. That’s the functionality of a community. We create our own communities based on what we share and how we care for one another. Participants will be able to show their care through play (verbal discussion), dance (intellectual conversation with one’s body) and investigation (openness to learning).

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May
20
5:30 PM17:30

May Free Generative Writing Workshop

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The Free Generative Writing Workshop is Iowa City's only monthly writing workshop that brings together adult writers of all levels to have their imaginations sparked by our area's most talented writers and teachers, at absolutely no cost. The goal is to create a supportive environment where participants can generate new writing and meet others interested in the same. Each month a different talented writer-teacher from our area will invite us to write from an original prompt—and then compose along beside us as we explore where that prompt leads. After writing, we'll have the option to share what we've created and receive feedback.

Bring beloved writing implements, warming drinks, a talisman, and your own wild imagination.

FREE.

Presented by Iowa City Poetry and Prompt Press

More at freegenerative.org

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May
10
4:00 PM16:00

Potluck Print Protest!

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A drop-in potluck and political printing party. We invite you to join in for free communal printing and agitprop generation, with the goal of revitalizing resistance imagery in Iowa City. Food and fellowship to refuel the resistance!

Questions: john@publicspaceone.com

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May
1
4:00 PM16:00

Potluck Print Protest

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A drop-in potluck and political printing party. We invite you to join in for free communal printing and agitprop generation, with the goal of revitalizing resistance imagery in Iowa City. Food and fellowship to refuel the resistance!

Questions: john@publicspaceone.com

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Ms. Bigfoot: A Fan Fiction opening reception & zine release
Apr
30
5:00 PM17:00

Ms. Bigfoot: A Fan Fiction opening reception & zine release

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A video installation by Jaime Raybin & R.D. King.

“Ms. Bigfoot: A Fanfiction” tells the story of of an alienated teenage monster truck who undergoes a feminist awakening through writing fan fiction. During the six-minute film, the monster truck protagonist experiences a lack of representation in both the real wold and in mainstream pop culture. Using the internet as a platform, she constructs a universe with her own substantive meaning.
The film will be featured on loop as the centerpiece of an installation that  references and expands the surreal world within the film. The viewer is invited to have a seat on a giant pink tire and watch the film inside of a crudely drawn teenage hangout/chain restaurant.
Join the artists at the opening reception on Monday, April 30, 5-7p, which will include the release of a new monster truck art zine!

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Ms. Bigfoot: A Fan Fiction on view in the gallery
Apr
30
to May 27

Ms. Bigfoot: A Fan Fiction on view in the gallery

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A video installation by Jaime Raybin & R.D. King.

“Ms. Bigfoot: A Fanfiction” tells the story of of an alienated teenage monster truck who undergoes a feminist awakening through writing fan fiction. During the six-minute film, the monster truck protagonist experiences a lack of representation in both the real world and in mainstream pop culture. Using the internet as a platform, she constructs a universe with her own substantive meaning.
The film is featured on loop as the centerpiece of an installation that  references and expands the surreal world within the film. The viewer is invited to have a seat on a pastel tire and watch the film inside of a crudely drawn teenage hangout/chain restaurant.
Join the artists at the opening reception on Monday, April 30, 5-7p, which will include the release of a new monster truck art zine!

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Apr
27
5:30 PM17:30

Katherine Simóne Reynolds' public art piece Browns and Nudes unveiled

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Browns and Nudes, a new large-scale public art banner by St. Louis-based artist Katherine Simóne Reynolds, will be installed on the north side of the Wesley Student Center, home of Public Space One (PS1) at 120 N. Dubuque St., this week. The official unveiling will occur during Hancher and PS1’s Dazzle Crawl Northside/Downtown art walk parade on Friday, April 27. The Crawl runs from 5-7pm, and will stop at Browns and Nudes between 5:25-5:35p.

Reynolds describes her piece as "reflecting upon the language used to describe colors of brown and nude lipsticks found in the beauty aisle. This piece is exploring the complicated relationship that Black women have with being included in the “beauty” part of the beauty industry."

The Center for Afrofuturist Studies (CAS), a program housed at PS1 supporting the work of artists of color, welcomed interdisciplinary artist Katherine Simóne Reynolds as an artist-in-residence in September 2017, during which she developed the idea for and photographed Browns and Nudes, which plays off a 1970s-era makeup advertisement. The CAS curator Anaïs Duplan says: “Reynolds' photographic work imagines the black figures it portrays with aesthetic attention, care, and esteem. In Browns and Nudes, Reynolds explores the mythology of the social standard of beauty while celebrating Black women's magnificence.” Reynolds has exhibited and presented her work, which has been described as “literal, authentic, and emotional” conceptual storytelling, nationally; more can be seen at her website: http://theunsuspended.com

This project is supported by: Public Space One, the Wesley Student Center, Hancher, the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Iowa City Downtown District, the City of Iowa City Public Art Advisory Committee, and Legacies for Iowa: a University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art Collections-Sharing Project, supported by the Matthew Bucksbaum Family.

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Apr
27
5:00 PM17:00

Dazzle Crawl

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presented by Hancher, the Iowa City Downtown District, and Public Space One
with support from the City of Iowa City Public Art Advisory Committee

Area artists take over the windows of an array of downtown businesses in a celebration of radical viewpoints and untold stories in local history.

Inspired by Machine Dazzle’s work transforming the windows of Neiman Marcus with costumes from Taylor Mac’s A 24-Decade History of Popular Music (Abridged), which will be performed at Hancher on April 28.

Displays will be installed throughout April, culminating in a parade crawl on April 27, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Select locations will have live performances and special one-night art pieces the night of the Dazzle Crawl.

oin us for the Crawl! The official parade schedule is below, or chart your own path with this map.

CRAWL SCHEDULE
5 o'clock: 287  N. Linn: A Shout Out to the Breakers Before Us: Chuy Renteria, Kenny Morgan, Mike Stenerson
5:15: Willow + Stock: The Vital Cycle of Fire & Growth: Emily & Sayuri Artist Duo
5:25: Wesley Center: Browns & Nudes: Katherine Simóne Reynolds
5:35: Prairie Lights: We Are All Immigrants: Iowa City Community Carnaval Parade Project
5:45: Beadology: On the 45th Anniversary of Emma Goldman Clinic...: Bluestockings
5:55: Hands Jewelers: Rising Waters: Alison Filley
6:05: Velvet Coat: Iowa Mountaineers: Frankie Schneckloth
6:15: Revival: Nightlife: Zoë Woodworth
6:25: Sculpt: FOAM (Friends of Ana Mendieta): Adam Burke, David Dunlap, John Engelbrecht
6:35: Yotopia: Guts & Glory: Vero Rose Smith
6:45: The Garden Room: Secret Showcase: Heartland Bombshells

Read more about the artists' projects here!

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the Black Dada Reader Reading
Apr
22
3:00 PM15:00

the Black Dada Reader Reading

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A reading & conversation from Adam Pendleton's Black Dada Reader, with Miriam Thaggert, Alea Adigweme, & Raj Chakrapani.

The Reader is a collection of texts that illustrate “Black Dada,” a term Pendleton uses to define his work -- a diverse range of sources including W.E.B. Du Bois, Stokely Carmichael, LeRoi Jones, Sun Ra, Adrian Piper, and Hugo Ball. By activating the Reader through spoken word, the Black Dada Reading engages Pendleton’s language-based practice, which seeks to explore, in his words, “language as material/material as language; language as image/image as language.” 

Thaggert, Adigweme, & Chakrapani will each read a short selection from the Reader and share a brief reflection on includes making connections with their own research and/or creative practices, followed by by a conversation/Q&A with the audience.

Co-presented with the University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art. It will take place in the Dada Futures exhibition in the UISMA's gallery on the 3rd floor of the Iowa Memorial Union, in advance of Pendleton's April 26th visit and lecture in Art Building West through the Intermedia Research Initiative.

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M. Ryan Noble: A study of the masters, part 2
Apr
19
7:00 PM19:00

M. Ryan Noble: A study of the masters, part 2

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M Ryan is a contemporary artist and trained mental health worker.  His historical research suggests parallel developments in the course of art history and US social structures.

"A study of the masters," is a series of paintings that overlaps masters of Classical and Modern art traditions with figures of US Empire. Presented at PS1 as a two-part event, the first artist talk is a discussion of paintings that address Republican administrations (April 12th). The second talk will address the policies of Democratic presidents (April 19th).

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It's Time We Talk
Apr
14
7:00 PM19:00

It's Time We Talk

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"It's Time We Talk" is an evening of female empowerment created by a group of women performance artists and organized by Melissa Airy. Through the use of live actions and story-telling, these women will bring to light personal experiences that have previously been kept private to the world.

Artists:
Melissa Airy
Christina Carver
Kylie Gava
Taylor Hansen
Tian Liu
Mandey Lund
Caitlin Mary Margarett
Aypryl Pippert
Sara Rieger

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Travis Kraus exhibition at PATV (a Public/Public collaboration)
Apr
13
to Apr 30

Travis Kraus exhibition at PATV (a Public/Public collaboration)

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The kickoff of the Public/Public collaboration with PATV, co-presenting the work of Travis Kraus!

Opening reception April 13, on view through the end of the month during PATV's open hours.

Travis is showing work created from recycled material during a 17 year period as a small business in downtown Iowa City called the futon shop, but that is just a small part of the story:

Travis writes: 
"Each tiny scrap of my futon-based work is attached to a person or memory or artifact from that place. I cannot separate the pieces from my connections to the amazing people that I was fortunate to call employees and friends. That is why this exhibition would be a retrospective of the nearly two decade futon shop era of my life.

August 30th, 1996 is the day that my boss Eric Shaw was shot by an Iowa City police officer. He owned the futon shop before me- I purchased it from his estate a few months after his death when I was just 21 years old. Eric was speaking on the phone in his own art studio when I cop assumed a light and an open door meant the place was being burglarized. The exhibition would not dwell on this dark piece of Iowa City’s history, but I also can’t overlook how much this date has shaped my life.

Eric himself also deserves to be recognized for his art and legacy of helping shape police reform. However, Eric is one piece of a long history that involves dozens of stories and amazing people. This exhibition is about the surrounding stories from that time period."

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M. Ryan Noble: A study of the masters, part 1
Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

M. Ryan Noble: A study of the masters, part 1

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M Ryan is a contemporary artist and trained mental health worker.  His historical research suggests parallel developments in the course of art history and US social structures.

"A study of the masters," is a series of paintings that overlaps masters of Classical and Modern art traditions with figures of US Empire. Presented at PS1 as a two-part event, the first artist talk is a discussion of paintings that address Republican administrations (April 12th). The second talk will address the policies of Democratic presidents (April 19th).

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Opening Reception: At the Intersection of Art + Science
Mar
2
5:00 PM17:00

Opening Reception: At the Intersection of Art + Science

Iowa Lakeside Lab Artist-in-Residence Program Alumni Group Show: Artists and scientists are both asking questions about the world, they’re just doing it in different ways. This is the driving approach to the Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program at the Iowa Lakeside Lab. Iowa Lakeside Lab is a biological field research station located on West Okoboji Lake in the northwest corner of Iowa. The Lakeside Lab AIR program accepts artists from all around the country working in any and all media to reside on the Lab’s campus, interact with scientific community, make work connected to the environment, and facilitate connections between the arts and the sciences. This exhibition represents work made by AIR alumni since 2014.

Exhibiting artists: Eric 'Oz' Andren, Mary Claire Becker, Amanda Breitbach, Paul Crow, Scott Dickson, Cathleen Faubert, Rachel Kauff, Quin Kennedy, Mark Koven, Kelsey Reckling, Brian Schorn, Corey Smith, Benny Melton, Joseph Mougel, Lisa Gordillo, and Alex Braidwood

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At the Intersection of Art + Science: Iowa Lakeside Lab Artist-in-Residence Program Alumni Group Show
Mar
2
to Mar 25

At the Intersection of Art + Science: Iowa Lakeside Lab Artist-in-Residence Program Alumni Group Show

The Iowa Lakeside Lab AIR program accepts artists from all around the country working in any and all media to reside on the Lab’s campus, interact with scientific community, make work connected to the environment, and facilitate connections between the arts and the sciences. This exhibition represents work made by AIR alumni since 2014.

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