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Posted January 05, 2022in Art News

The prodigal artist and friends

Moberg Gallery’s Winter Group Show offers artwork in many styles, shapes and colors. It features James Ellwanger, an artist known mostly for sculptures and public art. He also is a  [...]

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Posted December 01, 2021in Art News

Circles of clay

David Dahlquist’s show opening at Moberg Gallery was also a retirement party for his administrative duties at RDG. For the first time this fall, Moberg Gallery is showing two of [...]

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Posted November 03, 2021in Art News

Disturbing and entertaining

Surrealism was designed to horrify as many people as it amused. The Art Center’s latest show is “Fantasy Figures – Surrealistic Works on Paper.” Because surrealism was designed to horrify [...]

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Posted October 06, 2021in Art News

Time and memory influence the works of Chuck Hipsher

In paintings like “Fall of Eden,” he comments upon technology and its effect on humanity. Chuck Hipsher grew up in Council Bluffs, later attending the University of Iowa and The [...]

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Posted September 01, 2021in Art News

Summer shows sparkle

Moberg Gallery’s Summer Arts show demonstrates how much they have grown.  Moberg Gallery opened a showing of the art and crafts of five local guys. Their current Summer Arts show [...]

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Posted August 04, 2021in Art News

Paper pizza from Las Vegas

The most elaborate installation in years at the Des Moines Art Center runs through Oct. 24. Justin Favela is a 34-year-old artist of Guatemalan and Mexico heritage who was born and [...]

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Posted June 30, 2021in Art News

A new summer for the arts

The city would do well to christen this summer as the season of the Lauridsens. Summer used to mean aestivation for the arts. Music and gallery seasons began in September [...]

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Posted June 02, 2021in Art News

From architect to artist

Latest show at DMAC is “Manos” (hands), a study of forearms and cupped hands made after José Clemente Orozco’s own left hand was amputated after an accident with fireworks. The latest [...]

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Posted May 05, 2021in Art News

A superstar, a design star and a populist star

Julian Schnabel is a big deal. When asked about his recent acquisitions of Julian Schnabel works, Steven Vail, of Steven Vail Fine Arts, responded, “These are somewhat unbelievable to be [...]

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Posted March 31, 2021in Art News

40 Years of Print Club gifts

Forty years ago, a few art lovers got together to create a Print Club. Modeled on similar clubs attached to major art museums in Cleveland and Philadelphia, the club would [...]

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