I have to admit that I don’t often read romance novels.  Maybe this is because the one thing that all romances have in common is that there is always a happy ending, and maybe I’m too much of a skeptic.  But today, I am recommending Katherine Center’s latest novel, How to Walk Away—a book that shows us that there are all kinds of happy endings. 

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: 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.

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. 

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. 

Fitz Grant

In today's adventure, Jared the Pop Machine and Squishy the Jello find themselves trapped in a pool shed. Will they be able to find their way out? Will Jared's hunger get the best of him? Will Squishy forgive Jared for his past transgressions? Find out as the Sanford Center Radio Players present this original radio drama.

This bit of theatre was spontaneously composed by the children at the Sanford Center in Sioux City one summer day in 2015.    

25 Years of the ADA

Jul 23, 2015
Tom Olin

"The Civil Rights Act of 1964 didn't include people with disabilities, and people didn't realize that. So what [the Americans with Disabilities Act] did is put in place specific parameters for what you could and could not do for employment and accommodations, and what type of barriers are or are not acceptable," described Don Dew, executive director for Disabilities Resource Center of Siouxland.

George Boykin
Mark Munger

The Woodbury County Board of Supervisors recently voted to end all county funding of non-profit organizations and works, including the Sanford Center's gang prevention program. This program, which has relied upon county funding, was instituted in 1992 to help curb a burgeoning gang culture in Siouxland.

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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Comedy for a Cause

Mar 5, 2015
Dave Coulier

Looking for a laugh? Stand-up comic Dave Coulier (who has appeared on the The Tonight Show and HBO’s Comic Relief) will be featured as part of the the June E. Nylen Cancer Center’s Winter Benefit on March 14th at the Marina Inn. “Comedy for a Cause!” raises funds to provide mammograms and colonoscopies for those who cannot afford them. FM90’s Gretchen Gondek speaks with the Center's Barb Flynn as well as Cynthia Donovan, chair of the planning committee for the event.