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Your Hoopla weekly roundup of Eastern Iowa art exhibits

A detail of the glass beads sewn onto fabric on an artwork entitled “Beshu,” 2007 by Bongiswa Ntobela is on display in the Ubuhle Women exhibit at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library in Cedar Rapids on Monday, May 7, 2018. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette)
A detail of the glass beads sewn onto fabric on an artwork entitled “Beshu,” 2007 by Bongiswa Ntobela is on display in the Ubuhle Women exhibit at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library in Cedar Rapids on Monday, May 7, 2018. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette)

NATIONAL CZECH & SLOVAK MUSEUM & LIBRARY

Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence

Showcasing a form of bead art developed by women in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The six featured artists call their “paintings in beads” ndwangos. The women transform flat cloth into a contemporary art form colored with Czech glass beads. Saturday (5/12) to Sept. 17.

Opening celebration: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday (5/12), with refreshments and cash bar in the Grand Hall at 1 p.m., followed by a talk with Ubuhle Women co-creator Bev Gibson at 2 p.m. (RSVP required at Ncsml.org/event/ubuhle-women-exhibit-opening/). Museum: 1400 Inspiration Place SW, Cedar Rapids.

 

AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM OF IOWA

If Objects Could Talk

See how everyday objects turn into historic records. To July 27; 55 12th Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids.

 

AMANA ARTS GUILD & HERITAGE MUSEUM

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

Area artists have created works based on photos of the Amana Boys; Heritage Museum includes WWI artifacts. Open all year; Amana Arts Guild, 1210 G St., High Amana, and Amana Heritage Museum, 705 44th Ave., Amana.

 

BLACH EARTH GALLERY

Sawdust & Shards

Sculpture by John Schwartzkopf and Annick Ibsen; 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

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, all drawn from the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art’s collection. To May 20.

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Malvina Hoffman: A Sculptor’s Journey

From the museum’s collection of works by 20th century sculptor Malvina Hoffman. To Aug. 31; 410 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids.

 

CSPS GALLERIES

Grant Wood Fellows’ Exhibition 2017-18

Featuring Brandon Coley Cox and Joe DeVera (visual art) and Joe Osheroff (theater). Most works were created during their residencies at the Grant Wood Art Colony in Iowa City, and expand beyond their disciplines of painting, drawing, printmaking and theater; 1103 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids.

 

GILDED PEAR GALLERY

Formations

Works exploring nature by local artists Crit Streed and Satomi Kawai. To May 18; 808 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids.

 

HOOVER MUSEUM

Tallgrass to Knee High: A Century of Iowa Farming

Historical highlights of farming in Iowa and the Midwest from 1910 to our near future. To Oct. 28; 210 Parkside Dr., West Branch

 

Iowa Ceramics Center & Glass Studio

Resident Artist Exhibitions

Each Resident Artist at the Iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio will be exhibiting a body of work made during their time at the facility in the Cherry Building, 329 10th Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids. Alea Walter: “Functional Entomology 2.0.” An exploration of wheel thrown ceramics, functional gas- and wood-fired work, then melded with found, drawn and wax-cast insects. To Saturday (5/12), Cherry Building, 329 10th Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids.

  • Kathryn Agnes Baczeski: “What Once Was,” May 15 to 26. Opening reception: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 17.
  • Joyce St. Clair-Voltz: “Trifle,” May 29 to June 9. Artist’s work celebrates a robust femininity. The exhibit delves into her current mood of change, development and attitude; an exercise of the importance of frivolity in self-reflection. Closing reception: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 7.
  • Linda Ge: “Contingere,” June 12 to 23. Exploring the idea of tactility and the physical coalescence of ephemeral shadows, undulating forms, and abrupt wisping lines. Opening reception: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 21.
  • Lars Voltz: None, June 26 to July 7. Vessels built upon dynamic forms, diversely bodied clay and turbulent, colorful wood-fired surfaces assert a continued geologic impact on our understanding of the conditions of contemporary life. Closing reception: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 5.

 

NATIONAL CZECH & SLOVAK MUSEUM & LIBRARY

Guts & Glory: The War Train that Shaped a Nation

Multimedia exhibition. To Dec. 31, museum’s Petrik Gallery; 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.

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