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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 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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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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