Author Archives: Curator

Penguins

Even during lock-down, all SE Iowa penguins will be welcome at ICON Gallery. If you’re a penguin, please contact us for field trip information.

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Thanks so much for heeding the call.

ICON’s intrepid volunteer Director of Fund Raising writes: My sincere thanks go out both to ICON’s longtime supporters and to those who so generously stepped up to the plate last week. With your help, Fairfield’s rich cultural life will come … Continue reading

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Judy Bales — Red Gold Crinkle

From “Structure and Flow: Art Fashion by Judy Bales” avant garde fashion works displayed as sculptural objects in the gallery. Bales considers her work to be a hybrid, combining fiber, sculpture, and fashion in ways that blend and blur the … Continue reading

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Joanie McGinnis — New Work

We love to show off new works by regional artists. One of Joanie’s latest pieces is showcased above, and we thank her for this contribution to Now on ICON. To see more of her paintings, we encourage you to visit … Continue reading

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Directory of Iowa Museums & Galleries

We just posted a listing of the addresses and websites of all the museums and galleries we could find in Iowa. Please let us know if we left one out, or if corrections are needed. The list is on our … Continue reading

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New Video by Michael Barnard

In this 40-minute film artist and filmmaker Michael W. Barnard leads the viewer on a walk-through of his recent 6-decade retrospective exhibition at ICON Gallery. Additional informed commentary by Professor Matthew Beaufort illuminates.

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Announcement: How to Participate on Now

All visitors can, of course, browse through all the posts, without registering or joining anything, and we hope you’ll find something interesting and stimulating. Our hope is that what you find here will inspire you to try something new, explore … Continue reading

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Welcome to Now!

Creative items from around the region, to keep spirits high and creativity flowing. MASK CONTEST: New Dates—June 1 – July 31. Prizes August 7. More info.

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Announcement: Purchasing Art

Welcome to Now at Iowa Contemporary Art. We’ve set up this page as an opportunity for all the artists and art lovers in the region to contribute images, projects, artworks, essays, poems, drawings, paintings, sculptures, podcasts, vlogs, music, videos, or … Continue reading

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