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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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Posted March 03, 2021in Iowa Artist

Kate Trimble

As Kate Trimble centers a mound of wet clay on her pottery wheel, she closes her eyes. It helps her with her imagination and opens her mind. “My mind is [...]

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Posted February 03, 2021in Iowa Artist

Miradieu Joseph

While Miradieu Joseph sat in a work meeting, he doodled on Starbucks coffee cups to pass the time, giving him a five minute “mental” break. The elaborate doodles attracted the [...]

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Posted January 06, 2021in Iowa Artist

Jill Woodward

As Jill Woodward has worked to perfect her art during the past three decades, she’s arrived at one important realization: It’s OK to make mistakes. Even if a painting of [...]

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Posted December 02, 2020in Iowa Artist

Kayana Janay

Young artist gives hope. As a young artist, Kayana Janay frequently expands her repertoire of art, and she’s learned to avoid a certain repetitive look. “I’ve learned to not pigeonhole [...]

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Posted November 04, 2020in Iowa Artist

Julie Houghton

As an artist, Julie Houghton paints with materials, such as charcoal, paint and ink. But her latest obsession is with alcohol. Not the drinking type, but an alcohol-based ink, which [...]

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Posted September 30, 2020in Iowa Artist

Restorative artist

Sara Jo Boesen conserves old paintings. Sara Jo Boesen liked to paint, yet she didn’t really want to be an artist. She loved the art and history aspect, as both [...]

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Posted September 02, 2020in Iowa Artist

Shawn Palek

He paints on anything Violin case. Paint palette. Street sign. Cast iron skillet. Motorcycle. What do they have in common? All are items artist Shawn Palek has painted on. And [...]

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