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
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.

English Class for Foreign Born Adults @ Coralville Public Library
Jan 29 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Free English language class for foreign born adults, Friday & Wednesday mornings 9:30-11:00 am, at the Coralville Library downstairs meeting rooms. All are welcome.
Questions? Email ehampe@coralville.org
Mother Goose on the Loose @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Jan 29 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

“Mother Goose on the Loose” is a 20-minute nursery rhyme program for newborns to three-year-olds, followed by a 30-minute playtime. This program helps strengthen babies’ and toddlers’ foundation for literacy with rhymes, rhythm, repetition, story and movement.

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

Doodlebugs @North Liberty Community Library: Look, No Hands! @ North Library Community Library
Jan 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
French artist Auguste Renoir had terrible arthritis later in his life, but that didn’t stop him from creating art. Try painting in a surprising way today, just like he did!

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 29 @ 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 29 @ 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.

Horsing Around @ Eastern Iowa Arts Academy
Jan 29 @ 4:30 pm – Mar 25 @ 6:30 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.