Jun
6
Thu
Concept Pop, Or Invisible Elephants and the Flies that Bug Them @ National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library
Jun 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Concept Pop, Or Invisible Elephants and the Flies that Bug Them @ National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library | Cedar Rapids | Iowa | United States

A multi-layered artist active during the 2011 Egyptian revolution, street artist “Ganzeer”, like former Czechoslovakia President Vaclav Havel, faced the creative silencing of an oppressive government. Ganzeer will discuss his approach to creating art, including street art during the heat of the Egyptian revolution, performative pieces, printmaking, painting, video-art, and more.

Ganzeer operates seamlessly between art, design, and storytelling, creating what he has coined “Concept Pop,” a brand of cultural insurgency that utilizes the aesthetics birthed by Pop Art and tackles the subject matter typically ascribed to Conceptual Art. His medium of choice as described by Kaelen Wilson-Goldie in Artforum is “a little bit of everything: stencils, murals, paintings, pamphlets, comics, installations, graphic design,” and more. Ganzeer’s work has been featured in a wide variety of art galleries, impromptu spaces, alleyways and major museums around the world, including The Brooklyn Museum in New York, The Palace of the Arts in Cairo, Greek State Museum in Thessaloniki, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, and the Edith Russ Haus in Oldenburg, Germany.

Ganzeer’s visit is part of NCSML’s Revolutions Starts in the Street public art installation and programming.

Jun
7
Fri
Crash Course in Street Art and Protest Art Workshop with Ganzeer @ National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library
Jun 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Crash Course in Street Art and Protest Art Workshop with Ganzeer @ National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library | Cedar Rapids | Iowa | United States

The cost covers this two day event, Friday, June 7, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 8, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Learn design, drawing, painting, and cause a little havoc on our replica Berlin Wall in this two-day workshop led by internationally renowned street artist, “Ganzeer”. On the first day, Ganzeer will teach the various techniques and designing process for his type of street art. One the second day, you will work with Ganzeer to implement your designs on our replica Berlin Wall on the NCSML campus.

Price covers all supplies for the workshop. Need-based sliding scale price options are available. Please contact Sarah Henderson at shenderson@ncsml.org.

Ganzeer’s visit is part of NCSML’s Revolutions Starts in the Street public art installation and programming.

Jun
8
Sat
Crash Course in Street Art and Protest Art Workshop with Ganzeer @ National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Crash Course in Street Art and Protest Art Workshop with Ganzeer @ National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library | Cedar Rapids | Iowa | United States

Learn design, drawing, painting, and cause a little havoc on our replica Berlin Wall in this two-day workshop led by internationally renowned street artist, “Ganzeer”. On the first day, Ganzeer will teach the various techniques and designing process for his type of street art. One the second day, you will work with Ganzeer to implement your designs on our replica Berlin Wall on the NCSML campus.

Price covers all supplies for the workshop. Need-based sliding scale price options are available. Please contact Sarah Henderson at shenderson@ncsml.org.

Ganzeer’s visit is part of NCSML’s Revolutions Starts in the Street public art installation and programming.

Jun
12
Wed
History on Tap: Yup…Nope…and Why Midwesterners Don’t Say Much @ Franklin Street Brewing Company
Jun 12 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
History on Tap: Yup…Nope…and Why Midwesterners Don’t Say Much @ Franklin Street Brewing Company | Manchester | Iowa | United States

This light-hearted, yet also serious, presentation explores the whole question of a Midwestern legacy of reserve; we live in a “quiet culture” in the Midwest, often without even recognizing it. Using many visuals and humorous examples, presenter Barbara Lounsberry (retired University of Northern Iowa English professor) probes the causes of Midwest reserve and offers strategies for dealing with our “quiet culture” — when we wish.