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.

Grown up Show ‘n Tell @ The History Center
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

We invite you to sign up to bring photos, letters, family mementos or other objects to share the story behind the treasure with the audience. These personal stories and special objects will be fun and fascinating to hear about. To bring an item to share please contact: jenny@historycenter.org OR fill out the webform here: https://forms.gle/KGAButgMZPJU9zSF8

Grown-Up Show ‘n Tell is made possible through a generous contribution by Donald & Irene (Naxera) Hamous.

Ukulele Cafe @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join the ukulele revolution! Local musician volunteers will lead Ukulele Cafe, where you’ll learn a few simple chords and leave playing a tune. Doesn’t get much better than this. Ukuleles provided.

Please register by calling the library or online at www.crlibrary.org on the events page.

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

Jan
29
Wed
Jane Gilmor and David Van Allen @ McWethy Hall Peter Paul Luce Gallery
Jan 29 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.