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Your Hoopla weekly roundup of art exhibits in Eastern Iowa: April 5

Artists were invited to create original works based on photos of World War I veterans from Amana in exhibit at the Amana Arts Guild in High Amana, shown on Thursday, March 29, 2018. (Liz Martin/The Gazette)
Artists were invited to create original works based on photos of World War I veterans from Amana in exhibit at the Amana Arts Guild in High Amana, shown on Thursday, March 29, 2018. (Liz Martin/The Gazette)

OPENING

AMANA ARTS GUILD & HERITAGE MUSEUM

1918: Pacifistic Patriots of the Amana Society During World War I Art Project

Free opening reception: 5 to 7 p.m. today (4/5), Amana Arts Guild, 1210 G St., High Amana, and Amana Heritage Museum, 705 44th Ave., Amana. Area artists have created works based on WWI photos of the Amana Boys; Heritage Museum also includes WWI artifacts. Exhibits open all year, with special activities in the works.

CSPS GALLERIES

Free opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. today (4/5): Paintings and drawings that comment on the U.S. president, by Leslie Bell of Davenport; video exploring the natural world by Rachel Lin Weaver of Blacksburg, Va. Continuing: exhibits by Jamie Elizabeth Hudrlik and Sayuri Sasaki Hemann; 1103 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids.

GILDED PEAR GALLERY

Formations

Free opening reception: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday (4/6): Works exploring nature by local artists Crit Streed and Satomi Kawai in celebration of the gallery’s seven-year anniversary. To May 18; 808 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids.

NATIONAL CZECH & SLOVAK MUSEUM & LIBRARY

Guts & Glory: The War Train that Shaped a Nation

Multimedia exhibition highlighting how 60,000 Czech and Slovak soldiers stranded in Russia at the end of World War I banded together, seized the Trans-Siberian Railway, fought their way 5,000 miles to the port of Vladivostok and thus provided crucial support for the Allied cause and a key piece to the diplomatic strategy that created a new homeland: Czechoslovakia. l Opening events: 10 a.m. History on the 8’s lecture Saturday (4/7) by Kevin J. McNamara, author of “Dreams of a Great Small Nation” (limited seating, register at Ncsml.org/events/historyonthe8s). Also present for invitation-only events: Hynek Kmonícek, ambassador of the Czech Republic to the United States, and Jozef Polakovic, deputy chief of mission at the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Washington, D.C. Exhibit: to Dec. 31, 1400 Inspiration Place SW, Cedar Rapids.

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AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM OF IOWA

Endless possibilities

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Trace Iowa’s African American history from its origins in western Africa to the present — through slavery, the Civil War, the Underground Railroad, segregation and the Civil Rights Movement. If Objects Could Talk

See how everyday objects turn into invaluable historic records that tell about Iowa’s history and the contributions African Americans have made to the state. To July 27; 55 12th Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids.

ARA GALLERY

More than 125 new works in various media and sizes, by various artists; 4850 Armar Dr. SE, Cedar Rapids.

BLACK EARTH GALLERY

BITEme

Exhibit exploring everythingabout food. To April 14; 1010 Third St. SE, Suite 2, Cedar Rapids.

CEDAR RAPIDS MUSEUM OF ART

Edward Hopper: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

An exhibition drawn from the Whitney Museum of American Art, tracing the early trajectory of Edward Hopper’s career from 1906 to 1933. To May 20.

Hopper’s World: New York, Cape Cod, and Beyond

Accompanying the Hopper exhibition are images of the places Hopper lived and worked. To May 20.

Framing the World: The Photography of Linda & Robert Scarth

Robert Scarth and his late wife Linda come from academic backgrounds, and their interest evolved to photographing the natural world. To April 29.

Malvina Hoffman: A Sculptor’s Journey

From the museum’s collection of works by 20th century sculptor Malvina Hoffman. To Aug. 31.

Page-Turner: Books and Reading in Art

Objects created out of books, books from artist’s collections, name plates and book illustrations. To March 31; 410 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids.

IOWA CERAMICS CENTER

‘Coded Memory’

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Artist’s demo and lecture, 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday (4/7), with Chotsani Elaine Dean, in conjunction with the exhibit “Coded Memory: circa 19th century, planted memory, prized seeds.” Dean is an artist and assistant professor of art at the South Carolina School of the Arts at Anderson University. On display to April 29 in the Cherry Building, 329 10th Ave. SE, Suite 117, Cedar Rapids.

NATIONAL CZECH & SLOVAK MUSEUM & LIBRARY

Cool & Collected

Celebrating recent acquisitions and donors who have entrusted their treasures to the museum’s care; to April 15, Smith Gallery.

Famous Czech- & Slovak-Americans

This six-panel exhibit features Americans of Czech and Slovak descent who are noted for their contributions in fields of politics and war, arts and entertainment, science and industry, and sports; ends today (4/5), museum library; 1400 Inspiration Place SW, Cedar Rapids.

VESTERHEIM MUSEUM

Rocks and Hard Places: Emigration through the Lens of Knud Knudsen

Explore emigration through first-person accounts, family histories and black-and-white photography of Knud Knudsen (1832-1915), considered one of Norway’s most important photographers. To Sept. 23; 523 W. Water St., Decorah. See more photos at The Family Care Clinic and Pulpit Rock Brewery, both in Decorah.

Koselig

This immersive exhibit of “living room” environments lets visitors explore how Norwegians survive winter; to April 22. Events: Koselig Cake Break, 3:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays to April 22. Nordic Noir Film Nights, 7 p.m. April 10, museum’s Main Building, featuring Scandinavian crime films and discussion led by members of the Luther College Nordic Studies Program; films and details at Vesterheim.org. Koselig Board Game Night, 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday (3/27), museum’s Main Building; bring a game to share.

RELATED EVENT: 2X2XU

Boards are available for this annual public art exhibit in the NewBo District in Cedar Rapids. Theme is “My Animal.” Participation fee is $20 adults, $10 ages 18 and under. Boards are available at CSPS, 1103 Third St. SE, (319) 364-1580; Black Earth Gallery, 1010 Third St. SE, Suite 2, (319) 431-2669; and The Modern Gallery, 701 Third Ave. SE, (319) 366-7311. Completed boards are due by April 30 at Black Earth Gallery. Finished boards will be displayed May to October inside businesses throughout NewBo.

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