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.
Join the Coralvilll Public Library the first three Fridays in August for a blast from the past. We are bringing back the Coralville Drive-In Theatre* with movie nights in the parking lot! On August 7th we will be showing Field of Dreams. Just tune into 87.9 FM on your radio, and enjoy the movie from the comfort of your car.
The Field of Dreams
Friday, August 7, 8:30 pm
Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella is inspired by a voice he can’t ignore to pursue a dream he can hardly believe.
Starring Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Amy Madigan, and Ray Liotta.
This movie is approximately 1 hour & 45 minutes long. Bring your own refreshments.
Based on the Book Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella.
*From the 1950s to the early 1980s the 5th Street location the Library sits on was the Coralville Drive-in Theatre. The Coralville Library first opened its doors, in this location, in 1987.
The Coralville Drive-In Movies at the Coralville Public Library have the following guidelines in place:
1) Please stay in your car for the duration of the movie (we want the community to come together, but at a safe distance!)
2) Empty spaces will be left between each car
3) Please bring your own refreshments
4) Public restrooms will not be available
5) In case of rain, we will attempt to reschedule the film for a later date
Join us for a 28 mile bike ride through the northeast portion of Iowa County with numerous fun stops along the way.
This special event will feature sales of fine arts, crafts and traditional colony folk arts by guest and local artisans.