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Posted January 05, 2022in Iowa Artist

Iven Jones

When Iven Jones sold one of his paintings of Tupac Shakur, he felt inspired to continue with his work. That one push affirmed his love of painting, and he hasn’t [...]

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Posted December 01, 2021in Iowa Artist

Crooked Street Studios

Randy and Paula Garza combine street and Latino influences. When Paula Garza experienced a troubled time in her life, she took her paycheck and purchased art supplies, discovering that painting [...]

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Posted November 03, 2021in Iowa Artist

James Bearden

Listed artist, brutalist style An urchin made of steel and a cathedral fireplace screen found homes to New York art collectors. Another art enthusiast is dedicating space for nine of [...]

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Posted October 06, 2021in Iowa Artist

Ben Schuh

Des Moines artist is painting the city. Take a drive in central Iowa and look at the sides of large buildings. What used to be drab, gray concrete and brick [...]

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Posted September 01, 2021in Iowa Artist

Amenda Tate

Robot, dancers mix to create artwork. When visiting artist Amenda Tate in her studio at Mainframe Studio, I met her co-artist, Manibus. Manibus is an integral part of Tate’s unique [...]

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Posted August 04, 2021in Iowa Artist

Maddy Fusco

Creating art is her happy place. When Mainframe Studios opened up another floor of studios in March 2021, artist Maddy Fusco eagerly rented a spot. As an illustrator, the new [...]

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Posted June 30, 2021in Iowa Artist

Bob Kling

Potter, painter, art teacher What does a red glazed vase, a motorcycle, a semi-nude woman and a basket of apples all have in common?  These are a handful of the [...]

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Posted June 02, 2021in Iowa Artist

Bladesmith shapes metal into art

The magic, according to artist Cameron Sadeghpour, comes with the steel that is manipulated. When you think of a knife, what image comes to mind? A tool to prepare food? A [...]

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Posted May 05, 2021in Iowa Artist

Jeff Klisares: “Painting is a place you go.”

Jeff Klisares was intrigued with his Italian grandfather’s unique paintings at a young age. He marveled at the process of the oil, brushes and huge canvases. “As a child, I [...]

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Posted March 31, 2021in Iowa Artist

Transforming tree stumps into art

After the derecho decimated hundreds of thousands of trees on Aug. 10, 2020, a chainsaw carver known as Dusty Buzzard received more than a hundred calls following the disaster. “It [...]

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