The Art of the Brick

Feb 24, 2016

"The Art of the Brick," an exhibition of plastic-brick sculptures by Nathan Sawaya, is on display at the Sioux City Art Center through May 8. Though the medium, plastic brick, gives one the idea that the exhibition will appeal primarily to children, the visitor is quick to realize that the sculptures are asking bigger, "adult," questions. 

The center of high culture in Sioux City was TS Martins Co, a downtown department store that opened in 1919 and closed in 1970. Buyers brought back the latest fashions from New York, Boston, Chicago, and beyond. The centerpieces of the new collections would be displayed in the great banks of windows lining the streets, stirring fantasies in the minds of passers-by and lookie-loos. These displays are the inspiration for the exhibition "The Legacy of TS Martin," now up at the Sioux City Art Center


Oct 16, 2015
Sioux City Art Center

This week Gretchen speaks with the Sioux City Art Center's Erin Webber-Dreeszen about ARTilicious on October 22nd from 5 to 8 p.m.  An evening of amazing cuisine, selection of beers and wines. 

The Road to Art

Oct 9, 2015

Our curiosity about art often arouses the desire to see its source, and the annual Artisans Road Trip (ART) satisfies this desire. This weekend art lovers will be allowed into the workshops, pottery houses, studios, and creative spaces of artists living and working in northwest Iowa. One of the artists, Timothy Arand-McIlrath came to our studio to discuss his work and the ART. Listen while you drive.  

Sioux City Art Center

Art Splash will bloom in Riverside Park this weekend.  Though the festival has over its 22 years become an institution unto itself, few people know that it is a juried show, with artists from around the country sending their applications each year. This ensures not only that the art on hand is of top quality, but that the scene stays fresh, giving Siouxlanders cause to come back each year with renewed excitement. 

50 Years of Arts at the Lakes

Jun 22, 2015
Nancy Thompson

The Pearson Lakes Art Center in Okoboji is a popular place for Lakes visitors and residents as well. KWIT/KOJI’s Duane Kraayenbrink visited with Lakes Art Center Director Tim Hoheisel, who spoke about his background and the mission of the Art Center.  

Terry Karpowicz

Terry Karpowicz, sculptor, says that he has "seen too many people in his life sit back and wait for things to happen." His art is not reactive, it's proactive. His life, it might be said, is also proactive. Painting didn't engage his full body and self, so he moved to sculpting. Not knowing how to marry materials, he went to Britain to study medieval windmills. After losing his leg in a motorcycle accident, he sought the movement he desired in his art.

LAMB Arts Regional Theatre presents "Love, Loss, and What I Wore," this weekend only. The show explores the memories evoked by clothing and accessories to tell often poignant, often funny stories with which most women can relate. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinee at 1:30 p.m.

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Mark Munger

“It’s Complicated,” an exhibition of paintings by Stephen Haas, opens tomorrow afternoon at Vangarde Arts. The date for the opening was set before Haas had begun painting, but he found inspiration in batiking, a process of dying canvases, and he has hit a period of great productivity.


Mark Munger

Jackson Pollock's Mural is packing its sea-trunk for Venice, Italy, soon, so the Sioux City Art Center is inviting the public to come down and bid "Arrivederci, Pollock!" It's going to be a great party. GhostCat will perform a set including the composition they wrote for Music for Pollock

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