Art

Hairwork

Mar 27, 2017
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Think of it as a tiara, a delicate little crown your daughter may have worn for her uncle’s wedding, a princess-like thing made up of clusters of what might seem dried tendrils of garden plants. It’s nothing at all like a wig. It’s far too, well, artsy; but there’s no denying that it is a hair piece, even though I’m sure no one ever wore one. They decorated their sitting room walls, these delicate crown-like objects of human hair framed artfully and hung proudly.

Clara Osowski

Clara Osowski, mezzo-soprano, will return to Sioux City this Sunday. Accompanied by pianist Jamie Schmidt, a Briar Cliff University alumna, Osowski will perform a program of art songs that includes premiers of works by Martha Helen Schmidt and Jared Hedges. 

The Sioux City Art Center will open a new exhibition this Saturday. Collected by the LeGrand family, the works on display are representative of the contemporary upper Midwest. Because the family has promised to give the collection to the museum, visitors will not only be given a reflection of our recent past, they will be glimpsing our future holdings - seeing what future generations will see at the Center.

Lee Rainboth
Ally Karsyn

In an old chicken coop, glittering paintings line the slat wood walls. Leaving behind the combines in the cornfields, the artist steps into another world of spiritual symbols from mandalas to voodou flags. He’s greeted by the half-finished, sequined smiling face of Sweet Micky, the Haitian pop star who became president. Nearby, he hangs a self-portrait, showing his pasty white body in the buff, which slightly stands out among his other subjects.

 

Fra Juan Sánchez Cotán

The shrimp are big at the Sioux City Art Center's annual event ARTilicious. Really. They are "we're gonna need a bigger boat" big. Even bigger is the fun, of course. The atmosphere is low key and delicious. Those who come will find themselves feted with food and drink and able to enjoy the Center's works amongst fellow gustatory art lovers. 

Klaire Pearson

ArtSplash returns to Riverside Park this weekend. The event attracts professional artists nationwide to Siouxland for the juried exhibition. New artists, too, take part. They are given a lift to the professional world of art by the Splash Artists program. This year, one of the Splash Artists is Klaire Pearson, a painter and maker whose work is confident, analytical, and wry.

F4T: Wearable Art

Jun 24, 2016

SPM’s Gretchen Gondek talks with local artist Klaire Pearson about her creations of wearable art in the form of an apron.     

F4T: ARTcetera

May 6, 2016
Pauline Sensenig

 Gretchen speaks with the Sioux City Art Center's Stacie Anderson about ARTcetera '16, an evening of food, fun, and art on Wednesday, May 18th, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Matthew Drissell

Mark: A cadre of artists will be setting up shop this weekend in Orange City. They are the Iowa Arts Council Fellows, and their mission is to bring to light Iowa’s arts, to inspire, to provoke, and to teach.

Jodi Whitlock's Art

Mar 24, 2016

An exhibition of Jodi Whitlock's art will be held at Vangarde Arts this Saturday. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Bands begin at 8. 

We have used the music of Psychic Greetings and Sammy Dimera in this feature. Both bands will be performing at the exhibition. 

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