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
Jane Gilmor and David Van Allen @ McWethy Hall Peter Paul Luce Gallery
Jan 22 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 22 @ 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 22 @ 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!

Ooh La La: French Works from the Riley Collection @ Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Jan 22 @ 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 22 @ 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.

Greater Good Initiative @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Jan 22 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Participants will have the opportunity to gather together to discuss the changing U.S. and local economy and brainstorm possible policy alternatives.

The Greater Good Initiative is a nationwide effort to bring people together across disciplines, the political spectrum and socio-demographic group to discuss how our society, its governance, its economies, and our communities are all changing, and what we can do to promote the greater good in this changing environment. During the Policy Hackathon, participants will not simply talk about what they think is wrong, they’ll come together to devise solutions. Led by Eric Schnurer, founder of Public Works, one of the leading public sector management consulting firms in the country, participants will work together to devise innovative solutions to bridge differences and solve the problems we face.

Registration is required, refreshments will be served. 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!

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.

 

 

CR Chess Club @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Jan 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

A relaxed, casual session playing this great universal game!

Join the All-Ages meeting of the Cedar Rapids Chess Club from 5:30 to 7:30 pm weekly on Wednesdays at the Downtown Library for a relaxed, casual session playing this great universal game! Whether you are interested in learning chess, advancing your knowledge of the game, or teaching others, you are invited to attend. For more information, connect with us on Facebook or visit www.chessiniowa.org/crchess.

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

CR Chess Club @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Jan 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

A relaxed, casual session playing this great universal game!

Join the All-Ages meeting of the Cedar Rapids Chess Club from 5:30 to 7:30 pm weekly on Wednesdays at the Downtown Library for a relaxed, casual session playing this great universal game! Whether you are interested in learning chess, advancing your knowledge of the game, or teaching others, you are invited to attend. For more information, connect with us on Facebook or visit www.chessiniowa.org/crchess.

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