Sioux City Art Center

May 20, 2020
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Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds is easing more restrictions in the state of Iowa.  Starting on Friday, movie theatres, museums, zoos and wedding venues will open with social distancing guidelines in place.  Pools can reopen for lesson and laps.

On Thursday, May 28th bars can open at 50% capacity.

However, public museums in Sioux City will stay closed on Friday.  That includes the Sioux City Art Center.  A spokesperson says there will be a gradual reopening of facilities. 

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Mar 13, 2020

The Symphony has been postponed but there are still things you can do. Join Steve Smith and Amy Roth and remember to call ahead as some events may have been postponed or cancelled.

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Mar 6, 2020

The SCSO Concert Master performs for Sioux City Chamber Music on Sunday, also you can head to Snyder's Bend Park for a waterfowl migration watch and The Line Becomes a River is discussed in South Sioux. Plus find out how Picasso might paint you at the Sioux City Art Center.

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Feb 28, 2020

The 63rd Annual Siouxland Home Show continues through the weekend. There are a couple of theater offerings in places other than Sioux City. There's more Chicago Blues at Vangarde. Russ Gifford talks suffragettes at WIT and the USD Symphony Orchestra plays a world premiere.

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Feb 21, 2020
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The Orient Express makes a stop at the Postal Playhouse in Le Mars, Lil' Ed makes a stop at Vangarde and Eddie the Duck goes wherever he wants.

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Feb 14, 2020

The Symphony awakens from its winter slumber and they rock out to the music of Queen! Also bluesman Mike Zito plays at Vangarde, it's a One-Act Showcast at LAMB and it's Backyard Bird Count Weekend!

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Jan 31, 2020

Shelby Pierce from sits down with Steve as they peek into what's happening in February and this very last day of Januray and they discuss everything from soul singers to snowmen to slacker spiders.

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Jan 24, 2020

Okoboji Winter Games are in full swing at the Iowa Lakes, Dinosaurs light up the Unity Christian Knight Center in Orange City and a comedy troupe takes to the stage at Vangarde.

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Jan 17, 2020

The Kee Live Music Festival gets underway Friday in Cherokee, the University of Okoboji Winter Games cranks up Thursday, and there are two new exhibits at the Clay County Heritage Center. In the metro area, MLK Day is Monday and the NAACP is putting on a big event at The First Congregational Church. Find out more on our first Cultural Continuum of the year.

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The Director of the Sioux City Art Center is stepping down early in 2020.  Al Harris-Fernandez took time to talk to Siouxland Public Media’s Sheila Brummer right before Christmas about his plans for retirement and his thoughts on art and his accomplishments during his career.

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Nov 22, 2019

Shelby Pierce joins Steve Smith for a Cultural Continuum starting to reflect the holidays a bit with some Christmas music and a pair of Holiday Parades. The Coservatory attempts a World Record for Bohemian Rhapsody participation and USD has theater AND opera.

Siouxland Artist's "Feminine Attempts"

Nov 20, 2019
Klaire Lockheart

A new art exhibit opened this weekend at the Sioux City Art Center.  The artist behind the paintings, Klaire Lockheart, recently sat down with Siouxland Public Media’s Sheila Brummer.  

Lockheart who is from Vermillion, South Dakota talked about this current show, her inspiration for creation and some upcoming works.

Her show “Feminine Attempts” can be found at the Sioux City Art Center until February 2nd. 

For more information on Lockheart and her art check out her website klairelockheart.com.

Coming up on The Exchange, We remember Iowa State Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Cady, who died unexpectedly last Friday.  We talk with District 3b Chief Judge Duane Hoffmeyer about his recollections and also we speak with Des Moines Attorney Roxanne Conlin.

And today we hear about some alternatives to building a new Woodbury county jail. And we talk with an expert on what is often called the unfair “adultification of young black girls in American schools. 

Also, Sheila Brummer talks with the artist behind a new exhibit at the Sioux City Art Center.

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Nov 15, 2019

Shawn Holt leads the Teardrops for a new generation of Chicago Blues you can see them at Vangarde Arts. Klaire Lockheart and Pauline Sensenig both open shows at the Sioux City Art Center and Shot in the Dark and LAMB both have shows this weekend.

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Oct 11, 2019

If you're hungry, you might try the Art Center, ARTilicious is tonight. Also there are a so many Fall Fest events we could only list a select few, and the Sanford Museum hosts a lecture on US/China/Iowa trade. 

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Oct 4, 2019
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The Sioux City International Film Festival and the 16th Annual Kingdom of Riverssance are both happening this weekend in and around your usual assortment of theater, art and live music. Plus Brioux City hosts the 2nd annual Briouxfest.

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The Sioux City Art Center recently held a grand reopening on September 28, 2019 to show the public the newly renovated facility and feature the new Gilcrest Learning Center.   

Part of the renovation includes an updated “Hands on! Gallery”. 

The Junior League of Sioux City was instrumental in opening the gallery back in 1997. 

Junior League Committee Chair for the “Hands on! Gallery” Rhonda Henry showed Siouxland Public Media’s Sheila Brummer (who is also a Junior League member) around the children’s attraction that is already attracting a young crowd.

Coming up on The Exchange, we talk with Woodbury County Auditor Pat Gill about next week’s primary election.

Gill also addresses new changes in Iowa’s voter ID law.  

Also, a new exhibit at the SC Art Center’s hands-on gallery and more. 

We will learn about a new effort to understand the immigrant experience in Siouxland and learn about the legacy of a lynching that took place in Omaha a century ago.

We will preview Riverssance which is coming up this weekend in Riverside Park.  

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Sep 27, 2019

Scottish percussionist, Evelyn Glennie helps the SCSO kick off their 104th season. There's Detroit soul at Vangarde, the Art Center has a grand re-opening and things are getting corny in Danbury and the Sioux City International Film Festival opens at the Promenade.

This week on The Exchange, we remember Capt. Al Haynes, the pilot who saved more than 180 passengers aboard United Flight 232 30 years ago.  He died Sunday.

We catch up with Neligh, Nebraska farmer Art Tanderup and discuss the likelihood of the TC Energy Pipeline being built after a court ruling prevented a move that would have delayed the project.  Tanderup gave some of the land destined for the pipeline to the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska for the planting of their sacred corn.

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Aug 23, 2019

It's a rare community dares to host both a Whiffle Ball Classic and a regional Shriner Convention in the same weekend but here we are, doing that! Also the Sioux City Art Center kicks off a performance series and it's the final Food Truck Friday of the summer.

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Aug 16, 2019

Pass the hard tack, reenactors will stage what it was like during the Lewis & Clarke Expedition this weekend for the annual Sgt. Floyd Memorial Encampment. Also the Le Mars Postal Playhouse spread Rumors and it's a Bald the Knight event for Riverssaince.

Sioux City Art Center

"The expressions that each of these subjects has is natural. It's what we might otherwise, you know, read as blank. It allows us to continue that story with themselves because they're not expressing any strong emotion, they just leave everything up to the viewer," says Behrens. "And that's what really captivated us when we first encountered Kristine's photos and we're really delighted that we can bring these to Sioux City to show what great documentary photography can be".

Complex Compositions

Apr 30, 2019
Sioux City Art Center

"Some of the patterns that he creates will start to, I think trigger some things in your brain. And that is conscious on his part," says Behrens. "He recognizes that the complexity of his compositions will require you to really look hard."

Works by Marcus Cain are currently on display in the Sioux City Art Center Selects exhibition

Angles

Apr 18, 2019
Sioux City Art Center

"When you realize that it's two sides of the same structure then you start to understand it's more… about our depth", says Behrens. "…There's always another angle. And to see two angles at the same, it really helps solidify that multiple viewings, multiple encounters are required to really understand the complexity of any individual."

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"…It's one of those amazing transformations that can happen in the hands of an artist where you take something that you think is just what it is but you're able to transform that into something that is so much more", says Behrens.  

Arc No. 3 is on display in the Sioux City Art Center's Permanent Collection on View exhibition.

Dumpling

Apr 4, 2019
Sioux City Art Center

"Kaneko is based in Omaha, has been there for many many years and is probably the best known artist in Omaha," says Behrens.  "And if you go to almost any public square or park in Omaha, you'll find his works, so this a piece that we are very proud to have in our collection."

Geometric Structures

Mar 28, 2019
Sioux City Art Center

"The paintings that Howe did, especially in the 1960s, when being a truly contemporary Native American  artist was still a radical thing, you can see how his style his way of approaching his own heritage influenced then the next several generations of artists," says Behrens.

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Mar 22, 2019

Blues, bluegrass and bees this week on Cultural Continuum. Plus LOADS of live theater from Wakefield to Le Mars and Master Chorale and Choral Union unite for a Sunday performance.

Painterly Qualities

Mar 21, 2019
Sioux City Art Center

"Photography has been around for almost a hundred and eighty years, and even now there are still some people who fight against photography being an artform," says Behrens. "But, the painterly qualities that Michael Eastman is working towards without actually using paint, really clarifies that photograph in the hands of a very capable photographer can be as powerful an artform as anything else."

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