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September 2018

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

September 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Waterloo Center for the Arts, 225 Commercial st
Waterloo, IA 50701
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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, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Waterloo Center for the Arts, 225 Commercial st
Waterloo, IA 50701
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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, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Waterloo Center for the Arts, 225 Commercial st
Waterloo, IA 50701
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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, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Waterloo Center for the Arts, 225 Commercial st
Waterloo, IA 50701
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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, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Waterloo Center for the Arts, 225 Commercial st
Waterloo, IA 50701
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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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November 2018

Vertigo: Preach R Sun

November 30, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Waterloo Center for the Arts, 225 Commercial st
Waterloo, IA 50701
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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 Preach R Sun is a conjurer and 'fugitivist' - "implementing social issues and political activism as performance matters". He is essentially, an activist using performance art. He most often works on the street with guerilla actions, but also in festivals and galleries. He…

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March 2019

Christa Reuel Science of Surprise Artist Reception & Gallery Talk

March 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Waterloo Center for the Arts, 225 Commercial st
Waterloo, IA 50701
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Artist Reception & Gallery Talk March 1, 6pm Refreshments & Live Music Free admission, sponsored by Friends of the Art Center On view February 6 - May 6, 2019 Forsberg Riverside Galleries Science of Surprise is an immersive installation of light, reflection, and contemplation paired with an exhibition of large-scale mixed media artworks created by artist Christa Reuel. Using themes of water as a springboard, Reuel's works serve as visual metaphors of the dualities, multiplicities, order and chaos found in…

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Autodadamatica by Allyn Slack “Dada Horta” Artist Reception

March 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Waterloo Center for the Arts, 225 Commercial st
Waterloo, IA 50701
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Join us on Friday, March 1 at 6pm for the Artist Reception. Enjoy refreshments and live music, sponsored by Friends of the Art Center. Free admission Autodadamatica by Allyn Slack - Dada Horta On view March 1 - August 2, 2019 Longfellow Concourse The 85 sketchbooks on display represent 6 years (2012-present) of conceptual Dada and a multitude of surrealist studies that inform and build upon each other. They are an exploration of Allyn Slack's curiosity of speed within his…

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Dictators & Dreamers Joint Opening Reception

March 15 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Waterloo Center for the Arts, 225 Commercial st
Waterloo, IA 50701
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Dictators & Dreamers By Jennifer Lynn Bates On view February 19-April 20, 2019 On display at two locations: Waterloo Center for the Arts Rotary-Lichty Gallery and Hawkeye Community College Van G. Miller Adult Learning Center Joint Opening Reception March 15, 2019 Waterloo Center for the Arts 5:30-6:30pm - Happy hour, wine, & light hors d'oeuvres Hawkeye Community College Van G. Miller Adult Learning Center 120 Jefferson Street, Waterloo 6:30-8pm - Reception & light refreshments 6:45pm - Artist Talk with Jennifer…

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Drawing Stories with Ed Emberley Opening Reception

March 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Phelps Youth Pavilion, 225 Commercial st
Waterloo, IA 50701 United States
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This delightful new exhibit showcases original artwork by Caldecott award-winning artist and illustrator Ed Emberley. Having produced over 100 books throughout his "storied" career, Emberley believes that everyone can learn to draw, and his books have been inspiring the young and the "young-at-art" to do just that since the early 1960's. Some of Emberley's most popular titles include Bye-Bye, Big Bad Bullybug!, Go Away, Big Green Monster, Great Thumbprint Drawing Book, and Drummer Hoff. Through art and artifacts, as well…

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