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May 2017

Artists of Iowa Gala

May 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Waterloo Center for the Arts, 225 Commercial st
Waterloo, IA 50701
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Throughout the 1980’s & 1990’s, Regions Bank (then the National Bank of Waterloo) built an outstanding collection of art by local and regional artists. This community treasure was recently gifted to the Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa Foundation to support their efforts to use experiential learning to inspire students to dream big and reach their potential. Regions Bank and Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa have partnered with the Waterloo Center for the Arts to plan and present an exciting new…

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March 2018

Reception & Gallery Talk with Bobbie Moline-Kramer

March 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Waterloo Center for the Arts, 225 Commercial st
Waterloo, IA 50701
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Free

Join us for a Reception & Gallery Talk with featured artist Bobbie Moline-Kramer. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Friends of the Art Center. As Above So Below by Bobbie Moline-Kramer On display January 24 - April 23, 2018 Forsberg Riverside Galleries Born in Fort Madison, Iowa in 1946, Bobbie Moline-Kramer moved place to place as a child and was always fascinated by art wherever the world took her. She went on to take her first art class…

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April 2018

CultureFest 2018 & All-School Art Exhibition

April 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Experience the amazing and diverse cultures of the Cedar Valley at CultureFest. This free family event will include samples of ethnic foods and cultural performances by local students and artists. The event will also feature our annual All-School Art Exhibition showcasing the talents of local K-12 students.  Free admission Presented by: Hawkeye Community College, Tyson Fresh/Prepared Meats, University of Northern Iowa, UNICUE (UNI Center for Urban Education), Volunteer Center of the Cedar Valley, Waterloo Center for the Arts, Waterloo Community…

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May 2018

Reception & Gallery Talk :: Works by Fred Burton

May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Waterloo Center for the Arts, 225 Commercial st
Waterloo, IA 50701
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Free

RECEPTION & GALLERY TALK Wednesday, May 23 at 6pm Featuring artists Fred Burton & Steve Gerberich Free admission, sponsored by Friends of the Art Center Graphic Epistles & Messages in Motion :: Works by Fred Burton Forsberg Riverside Galleries May 9 - August 26, 2018 Over the course of thirty years, Fred Burton has created thousands of unique, elaborately embellished letters, postcards and envelopes. Covered in paint, collage, pen and marker - both front and back, inside and out -…

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June 2018

Reception & Gallery Talk :: Walter Haskell Hinton

June 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Waterloo Center for the Arts, 225 Commercial st
Waterloo, IA 50701
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Free

RECEPTION & GALLERY TALK Wednesday, June 20, 6pm Featuring Guest Speaker Nathan Augustine, Deere & Company Art Collections Manager Free admission, sponsored by Friends of the Art Center Walter Haskell Hinton May 23 - August 23, 2018 Law-Reddington Galleries Painter and illustrator Walter Haskell Hinton (1886-1980) produced magazine covers and advertisements for numerous companies during his career. In 1926, he began a long-running working relationship with John Deere & Company completing a wide variety of commissions for the firm. Hinton's…

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September 2018

Reception & Gallery Talk: Madai Taylor, An Elegy to America in Black and White

September 13 @ 5:00 pm
Waterloo Center for the Arts, 225 Commercial st
Waterloo, IA 50701
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Free

September 13, 2018 - January 22, 2019 Forsberg Riverside Galleries A poignant and provocative exhibition of non-subjective works of art with accompanying poetic writings that detail the reason for the pain and suffering of black folk brought by ship and sold into bondage, as it relates to biblical prophecy, against the backdrop of American history, as exacted by the American spirit. Fort Dodge, Iowa artist Madai Taylor uses a mix of non-traditional materials to create his paintings. The rich layering…

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Clean Water Reception + Fundraiser

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Waterloo Center for the Arts, 225 Commercial st
Waterloo, IA 50701
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Free

Clean Water is a collaborative installation by Kingsley Elementary students and Artist Jennifer Lynn Bates. A Reception + Fundraiser is planned for Thursday, September 20 from 6:00-7:30pm at the Waterloo Center for the Arts. Come see the art installation, celebrate, and donate a buck or two to provide clean water access to rural African communities. Clean Water is on view September 20 - December 31, 2018 Longfellow Concourse, Waterloo Center for the Arts Support for this exhibition comes from the…

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Art Instructor Showcase Reception

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Waterloo Center for the Arts, 225 Commercial st
Waterloo, IA 50701
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Free

Join us for the Opening Reception celebrating and showcasing the work of our talented art instructors here at the Waterloo Center for the Arts. Meet the instructors, check out our education studios, and enjoy refreshments. Free and open to the public. The Showcase will feature artwork by: William Bisbee, Acrylic Painting & Drawing Michael Broshar, Watercolor Dion Dior, Watercolor Gail Gavlock, Stained Glass Caylin Graham, Acrylic & Oil Painting Richard Hill, Ceramics Lisa McClurg, Ceramics Nancy Neessen, Fabric Peggy Novak,…

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October 2018

Vertigo: Melissa Airy & It’s Time We Talk

October 12 @ 7:00 pm
Waterloo Center for the Arts, 225 Commercial st
Waterloo, IA 50701
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Free

This fascinating series features the work of preeminent performance artists who will expand the traditional definition of art using sound, video, and the human body. Co-sponsored by the University of Northern Iowa Department of Art. Free admission "It's Time We Talk" is an evening of female empowerment created by a group of women performance artists. Through the use of durational live actions and story-telling, these women will bring to light personal experiences that have previously been kept private. Curated by…

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Vertigo: Heidi Wiren Bartlett & Jennifer Masada

October 19 @ 7:00 pm
Waterloo Center for the Arts, 225 Commercial st
Waterloo, IA 50701
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Free

This fascinating series features the work of preeminent performance artists who will expand the traditional definition of art using sound, video, and the human body. Co-sponsored by the University of Northern Iowa Department of Art. Free admission Heidi Wiren Bartlett and Jennifer Masada will perform S O I L; a durational ritual. As a white woman raised by a lesbian in Nebraska, Heidi Wiren Bartlett feels obligated to confront racial and misogynistic injustice and to question her efforts to escape…

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