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June 2018

Kirk Hovenga: Iowa Landscapes

June 28 @ 5:00 pm - August 4 @ 5:00 pm

June 28–August 4, 2018 Opening Reception: Thursday, June 28, 2018 | 5–7 pm Weaver Lobby Gallery and McIlrath Landing Gallery With a diverse portfolio expanding over 40 years, Kirk uses many tools such as: preparatory drawings, projections, transfer paper, found images, photographs and the computer. Being raised in Iowa he saw renewed beauty in the rural areas. His recent series of paintings give a vision of the Midwest landscape that was familiar and refreshing. Using the atmosphere and light found…

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July 2018

Paula Streeter: Empty Dresses

July 5 @ 5:00 pm - August 11 @ 5:00 pm

July 5–August 11, 2018 Opening Reception: Thursday, July 5, 2018 | 5–7 pm Goodenow Gallery Inspired by a 125-year-old, lace and frill christening gown that belonged to an early Swedish immigrant to the Midwest. This “work of art” is seen with embroidered flowers as symbols of hope, innocence and good fortune, and some might say it’s a lost art. Empty Dresses has three series of two-dimensional representations of dresses that are symbolic of those worn by significant women in Iowa’s…

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Gary Ernest Smith

July 12 @ 5:00 pm - August 25 @ 5:00 pm

July 12–August 25, 2018 Opening Reception: Thursday, July 12, 2018 | 5–7 pm Monte Pearson Gallery Gary Ernest Smith grew up in Oregon where his interest in art began at an early age as he sketched their farm and surrounding land. In high school, he began doing commission work for people in his community. Gary has traveled extensively with his sketch pad and paintbox as well as painting and sculpting in his home studio. From his self-taught early years all…

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The Dick Bauman Big Band

July 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until September 3, 2018

$10

Admission: $10 per person at the door Monday evenings from May 28-September 3, 2018 from 7 - 9 pm Pomerantz Hall With a loyal following, The Big Band is an 18-piece ensemble started in 1997 that plays songs by the famous bands and arrangers of the 1930s and ‘40s including (but not limited to): Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Quincy Jones, Louis Bellson, Les Brown, Sammy Nestico, Jimmy Dorsey and more. The Big Band continues…

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The Dick Bauman Big Band

July 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until September 3, 2018

$10

Admission: $10 per person at the door Monday evenings from May 28-September 3, 2018 from 7 - 9 pm Pomerantz Hall With a loyal following, The Big Band is an 18-piece ensemble started in 1997 that plays songs by the famous bands and arrangers of the 1930s and ‘40s including (but not limited to): Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Quincy Jones, Louis Bellson, Les Brown, Sammy Nestico, Jimmy Dorsey and more. The Big Band continues…

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August 2018

Iowa Film Series

August 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 6, 2018

Thursday, October 4 - Iowa Shorts - Selected short films made by Iowans.   Iowa actors, producers, directors or locations will be the attraction in the Iowa Films Night series, shown on the first Thursday of each month in the Lauridsen Performing Arts Theatre. Join us for a look through a camera lens at this place we call home. Movies begin at 6:30 pm and last approximately 1-1/2 hours. Cost: A freewill offering is requested. There will be a cash…

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The Second City

August 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    The Second City– August 4, 2018 8:00 pm Non-Members $35, Members $28, Students $18 Sponsored by Signe Kim Lauridsen-Jones Chicago’s legendary sketch and improv comedy theater tours the nation with “The Best of The Second City.” This must-see show features the best sketches and songs from The Second City’s history made famous by superstars like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray, Keegan-Michael Key, Aidy Bryant, Alan Arkin and more–as well as their trademark improvisation.…

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The Dick Bauman Big Band

August 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until September 3, 2018

$10

Admission: $10 per person at the door Monday evenings from May 28-September 3, 2018 from 7 - 9 pm Pomerantz Hall With a loyal following, The Big Band is an 18-piece ensemble started in 1997 that plays songs by the famous bands and arrangers of the 1930s and ‘40s including (but not limited to): Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Quincy Jones, Louis Bellson, Les Brown, Sammy Nestico, Jimmy Dorsey and more. The Big Band continues…

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Sarah Grant: Up North

August 9 @ 5:00 pm - October 13 @ 5:00 pm

August 9–October 13, 2018 Opening Reception: Thursday, August 9, 2018 | 5–7 pm Weaver Lobby Gallery and McIlrath Landing Gallery Sarah grew up in Ames, Iowa, and flourished amidst the best combination of cultures: arts, academics, science and agriculture. She admired and devoured works by artists such as Robert Henri. During her academic years, she focused on drawing, intaglio printmaking, art history and painting. Recently, she’s been focusing on making large-scale oil paintings, in an effort to push and expand…

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The Dick Bauman Big Band

August 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until September 3, 2018

$10

Admission: $10 per person at the door Monday evenings from May 28-September 3, 2018 from 7 - 9 pm Pomerantz Hall With a loyal following, The Big Band is an 18-piece ensemble started in 1997 that plays songs by the famous bands and arrangers of the 1930s and ‘40s including (but not limited to): Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Quincy Jones, Louis Bellson, Les Brown, Sammy Nestico, Jimmy Dorsey and more. The Big Band continues…

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Marilyn Maye

August 14 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Date: Tuesday, August 14th. This event is a birthday celebration. $90.00 Person Person Marilyn Maye is a highly praised singer, actress, director, arranger, educator, a Grammy nominated recording artist and a musical treasure. Her entire life has been committed to the art of song and performance. The award-winning Ms. Maye appeared 76 times on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson – the record for a singer. Perhaps the simplest Marilyn Maye accolade came after one of her show-stopping…

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Robert Jinkins

August 16 @ 5:00 pm - October 6 @ 5:00 pm

August 16–October 6, 2018 Opening Reception: Thursday, August 16, 2018 | 5–7 pm Goodenow Gallery

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The Dick Bauman Big Band

August 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until September 3, 2018

$10

Admission: $10 per person at the door Monday evenings from May 28-September 3, 2018 from 7 - 9 pm Pomerantz Hall With a loyal following, The Big Band is an 18-piece ensemble started in 1997 that plays songs by the famous bands and arrangers of the 1930s and ‘40s including (but not limited to): Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Quincy Jones, Louis Bellson, Les Brown, Sammy Nestico, Jimmy Dorsey and more. The Big Band continues…

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The Dick Bauman Big Band

August 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until September 3, 2018

$10

Admission: $10 per person at the door Monday evenings from May 28-September 3, 2018 from 7 - 9 pm Pomerantz Hall With a loyal following, The Big Band is an 18-piece ensemble started in 1997 that plays songs by the famous bands and arrangers of the 1930s and ‘40s including (but not limited to): Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Quincy Jones, Louis Bellson, Les Brown, Sammy Nestico, Jimmy Dorsey and more. The Big Band continues…

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Terry Firkins: In Our Time

August 30 @ 5:00 pm - October 20 @ 5:00 pm

August 30–October 20, 2018 Opening Reception: Thursday, August 30, 2018 | 5–7 pm Monte Pearson Gallery “Either the work speaks for itself or it doesn’t. No place or date of origin, educational transcript, no record of any kind can change that.” Firkins will feature paintings from three bodies of work: The Saddest Happy Ending: The Passion through the Eyes of Peter; Civilization and its Discontents; and Constellations. The paintings, selected by the artist from about 250 works of art in…

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September 2018

The Dick Bauman Big Band

September 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until September 3, 2018

$10

Admission: $10 per person at the door Monday evenings from May 28-September 3, 2018 from 7 - 9 pm Pomerantz Hall With a loyal following, The Big Band is an 18-piece ensemble started in 1997 that plays songs by the famous bands and arrangers of the 1930s and ‘40s including (but not limited to): Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Quincy Jones, Louis Bellson, Les Brown, Sammy Nestico, Jimmy Dorsey and more. The Big Band continues…

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Iowa Film Series

September 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday, September 6 - Saving Brinton - Discovery of a valuable Iowa collection of early motion pictures to be restored. Iowa actors, producers, directors or locations will be the attraction in the Iowa Films Night series, shown on the first Thursday of each month in the Lauridsen Performing Arts Theatre. Join us for a look through a camera lens at this place we call home. Movies begin at 6:30 pm and last approximately 1-1/2 hours. Cost: A freewill offering is…

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Bat

September 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$10

  Bat’s performance is a fun, interactive, and sometimes loud (the audience, not the music) roller coaster ride through the history of contemporary popular music, which includes rock ’n’ roll, country, folk, oldies, classic standards, pop, soul and original songs. Spanning 60 years of popular songs, there is something for every age group. No two shows are ever the same. Bat plays the guitar and sings, while his wife, Brenda, walks through the audience meeting folks and taking requests.  

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October 2018

Iowa Film Series

October 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 6, 2018

Thursday, October 4 - Iowa Shorts - Selected short films made by Iowans.   Iowa actors, producers, directors or locations will be the attraction in the Iowa Films Night series, shown on the first Thursday of each month in the Lauridsen Performing Arts Theatre. Join us for a look through a camera lens at this place we call home. Movies begin at 6:30 pm and last approximately 1-1/2 hours. Cost: A freewill offering is requested. There will be a cash…

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November 2018

Iowa Film Series

November 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday, November 1 - Hollywood Dreams - A young Iowan goes to Hollywood to begin her acting career. Iowa actors, producers, directors or locations will be the attraction in the Iowa Films Night series, shown on the first Thursday of each month in the Lauridsen Performing Arts Theatre. Join us for a look through a camera lens at this place we call home. Movies begin at 6:30 pm and last approximately 1-1/2 hours. Cost: A freewill offering is requested. There…

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December 2018

Iowa Film Series

December 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday, December 6 - Christmas in Homestead - Hollywood comes to small town Iowa for the holidays. Iowa actors, producers, directors or locations will be the attraction in the Iowa Films Night series, shown on the first Thursday of each month in the Lauridsen Performing Arts Theatre. Join us for a look through a camera lens at this place we call home. Movies begin at 6:30 pm and last approximately 1-1/2 hours. Cost: A freewill offering is requested. There will…

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