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Posted June 03, 2022in

Mainframe Studios First Friday // Fresh Off The Press

Linocut, Letterpress, Screenprinting, and more! This First Friday Mainframe is celebrating all things printmaking with FRESH OFF THE PRESS. An open studio event featuring live screenprinting demonstrations, an exhibition of [...]

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Posted June 01, 2022in Iowa Artist

Molly Spain

When Mainframe Studios refashioned an old Qwest Communications building off Keosauqua Way in 2017, the nondescript concrete exterior didn’t resemble what was inside: a creative studio with talented artists.  In [...]

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Posted May 04, 2022in Iowa Artist

Marissa Hernandez

  Marissa Hernandez’s artwork showcases marginalized people — those who might not fit in the mold of what Americans are supposed to look like. Hernandez is a young artist who [...]

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Posted April 09, 2022in

Grant Wood: Prairie Rebel

In this 45-minute, one-man show, Grant Wood chats with the audience as if talking to an old friend across the backyard fence, or maybe at his home at Five Turner [...]

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Posted April 06, 2022in Iowa Artist

Jen Lawler

In Jen Lawler’s studio 437, display cases and glass shelves sparkle and shimmer with silver rings, stone bracelets and delicate necklaces. Each piece is unique — from a bold aquamarine [...]

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Posted March 02, 2022in Iowa Artist

Dana Leahy’s Project 66

Dana Leahy has devoted more than 10,000 hours of work putting together an incredible mosaic unpaid art project that is only half completed. Called Project 66, it’s based on the [...]

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Posted February 02, 2022in Iowa Artist

Mary Muller

For 50 years, pastel portrait and landscape artist Mary Muller has taught art lessons and insists art remains unchanged in the last half century.  “Art hasn’t changed. Sometimes an artist [...]

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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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