Jan
20
Mon
Painting Pals @ Eastern Iowa Arts Academy
Jan 20 @ 4:30 pm – Feb 10 @ 5:30 pm

Discover painting with everything from balloons to shaving cream in this “outside the box” kind of art class taught by local artist Shirley Darland.

Jan
22
Wed
Horsing Around @ Eastern Iowa Arts Academy
Jan 22 @ 4:30 pm – Mar 18 @ 5:30 pm

Howdy Partners!   Join me, artist Shirley Darland, and explore life on the ranch with clay, acrylics and sculpture in my art class Horsing Around at the Eastern Iowa Arts Academy.  In addition, make a creative horse-shoe votive candle and horse treats you can eat! This art class is especially for children grades 3-5.

 

 

Jan
27
Mon
Painting Pals @ Eastern Iowa Arts Academy
Jan 27 @ 4:30 pm – Feb 17 @ 5:30 pm

Discover painting with everything from balloons to shaving cream in this “outside the box” kind of art class taught by local artist Shirley Darland.

Jan
28
Tue
Jane Gilmor and David Van Allen @ McWethy Hall Peter Paul Luce Gallery
Jan 28 all-day

Artist’s Reception & Gallery Talk:  Jan. 24, 4–6 p.m.

Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free.

Preschool Story Time @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Join us for stories, rhymes, and songs.

Grow your child’s love of reading by attending Preschool Story Time. Each week explore new stories, songs, and rhymes.

We always recommend confirming details before attending. We hope to see you there!

Preschool Storytime @ Coralville Public Library
Jan 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Children ages 3 and up listen to stories, sing, and participate in a range of activities planned just for them.

Held in the Storytime room. Program lasts approximately 30 minutes.

Occurs regularly on Tuesdays.
Doodlebugs @Marion Public Library: Express Yourself! @ Marion Public Library
Jan 28 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am
Learn about the Expressionists—like Jackson Pollack and Georges Rouault. Create your own art that, more importantly than looking realistic, expresses how you feel and who you are.

No registration necessary. For questions contact 319-366-7503 or ethomas@crma.org.
Ooh La La: French Works from the Riley Collection @ Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Jan 28 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

As a companion exhibition to Across the Atlantic, the CRMA will present a selection from the private collection of Tom and Nan Riley.  Drawing exclusively on French works, artists such as Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Camille Pissarro will complement the French works included in Across the Atlantic.  It will be a rare opportunity to see important French works from a local private collection in celebration of the 125th anniversary of the origins of the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art.

Unwrapped: Gifts from the Peter Norton Family Christmas Project, 1988-2018 @ Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Jan 28 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Retired computer entrepreneur Peter Norton (Norton Antivirus Software) is a contemporary art collector as well as an active participant in various civic and philanthropic activities. In 1988, the Norton Family Christmas Project began commissioning artists to create original, multiple-edition works that were mailed as holiday greetings to friends, colleagues, and selected institutions.  In 2017, the CRMA received the bulk of these wonderful holiday greetings from Director Emeritus Terry Pitts and his wife Kathy Hall.

 

The objects and artists’ books that comprise the Project collection are incredibly varied. A sense of whimsy runs through many of the pieces: salt and pepper shakers become snow globes, a music box exhorts us to be silent.  Many works also have a sociopolitical focus, addressing issues as varied as slavery, AIDS, and gender identity.  Taken together, the Norton Family Christmas Project objects and artists’ books provide a wonderful snapshot of the last thirty years of activity in the art world at large, presenting the work of both emerging and more established artists.  The 2018 edition of the Norton Family Christmas Project was the last and ended the series.

Community Writing Center @ Coralville Public Library
Jan 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Need help writing a letter or e-mail?  Struggling with the right wording for your job application?  Need a sounding board for your creative writing piece?  If you need help with one of these or any other kind of writing come to our Community Writing Center. No appointment necessary.

The Community Writing Center will be available weekly on Tuesdays between 2 and 4 pm in study room 6.  It is staffed by tutors from the University of Iowa’s Writing Center.

Can’t make it to the Coralville Library?  The Community Writing Center is also available at the Iowa City Public Library. Check the Iowa City Public Library calendar for exact dates and times.