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August 2017

Plein Air

Painting Period: August 10 - August 16 Dropoff Artwork Deadline: August 16 at noon Dates: August 17 - September 23, 2017 Event: Opening Reception: August 17, 2017 Time: 5:00 - 7:00pm | Where: Weaver & McIlrath Galleries En plein air is a French expression meaning “in the open air”. Artists will be invited to participate in a limited painting period, causing the works to be fresh and of the moment. Papers and canvases will be stamped and upon the return…

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Erick Wolfmeyer

August 31 - October 15

Dates: August 31 - October 15, 2017 Event: Opening Reception & Artist Talk: August 31, 2017 Time: 5:00 - 7:00pm | Where: Monte Pearson Gallery Erick Wolfmeyer considers making art a privilege, one which he has dedicated the past 20 years of his life to. Throughout his work, you find consistent themes: time, memory, and place. His quilts spring from memories and experience, as well as capture them, especially as each piece is a time intensive undertaking. His quilts, completed…

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September 2017

The Midwife

September 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$10

Cinema at the Lakes presents: THE MIDWIFE dir. Martin Provost Film Summary: Two of French cinema’s biggest stars shine in this bittersweet drama about the unlikely friendship that develops between Claire (Catherine Frot), a talented, but tightly wound midwife, and Béatrice (Catherine Deneuve), the estranged, free- spirited mistress of Claire’s late father. Though polar opposites in almost every way, the two come to rely on each other as they cope with the unusual circumstance that brought them together in this sharp…

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Titus Andronicus

September 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$15

The Performing Arts Series are FILM RECORDINGS of live performances that have taken place in London. These productions are not live performances on the Lauridsen Performing Arts Theatre stage. The Royal Shakespeare Company presents Titus Andronicus! The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s bloodiest play. Blanche McIntyre (The Two Noble Kinsmen) returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company to direct Shakespeare’s brutal revenge tragedy. Titus is a ruler exhausted by war and loss. He relinquishes power, but leaves Rome in…

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Manhattan Short Film Festival

September 29 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$8

Filmgoers in Okoboji can unite with over 100,000 film-lovers around the world during the week of Sept 28 - Oct 8 when the 20th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival screens at the Pearson Lakes Art Center on Friday, September 29 at 6:30 pm. Record Number of Entries: The 10 MANHATTAN SHORT finalists hail from nine countries with films from Syria, Latvia and Georgia representing their respective countries for the first time in this event. Two short films hail from Spain,…

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October 2017

Saving Brinton

October 5 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$10

SAVING BRINTON Filmmakers Tommy Haines, John Richard and Andrew Sherburne Join Michael Zahs and the Saving Brinton filmmakers as they present their Barnstorming Brinton Iowa Tour to celebrate the release of their documentary feature film. Following the screening, Zahs and the film team will answer questions from the audience. “In Mr. Zahs, have found one of the most unlikely, yet most likeable, heroes of contemporary nonfiction cinema.” —The Washington Times When eccentric Iowa collector Michael Zahs discovers the showreels of…

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2nd Annual Iowa Songwriters Showcase & Workshop

October 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$10

Showcase: Four Iowan musicians – J. Jeffrey Messerol, Chad Elliott, Patresa Hartman, and Dave Moore – come together for a one-of-a-kind performance with original songs. Date: October 14, 2017 | Time: 7:30 pm | $10 Sponsored by the Pearson Art Foundation Tickets may be purchased by calling the box office at 712-332-7013, at the door, or online by clicking here. Workshop: Spend an afternoon with J. Jeffrey Messerol, Chad Elliott, Patresa Hartman, and Dave Moore as they share their inspirations and…

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The Magic Flute

October 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$15

The Performing Arts Series are FILM RECORDINGS of live performances that have taken place in London. These productions are not live performances on the Lauridsen Performing Arts Theatre stage. The Royal Opera presents The Magic Flute. Mozart’s glorious opera The Magic Flute is brought enchantingly to life in David McVicar’s production with beautiful sets by John Macfarlane. Prince Tamino promises the Queen of the Night that he will rescue her daughter Pamina from the enchanter Sarastro. He begins his quest, accompanied…

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