Arts & Culture

Ceramics, entomology, guts and glory: Art exhibits opening and continuing this week

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Posters and uniforms from World War I are on display at the “Guts & Glory” exhibit at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library in Cedar Rapids.
Cliff Jette/The Gazette Posters and uniforms from World War I are on display at the “Guts & Glory” exhibit at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library in Cedar Rapids.

OPENING

Iowa Ceramics Center & Glass Studio

Resident Artist Exhibitions

Tuesday (5/1) to July 7

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,” Tuesday (5/1) to May 12. An exploration of wheel thrown ceramics, functional gas- and wood-fired work, then melded with found, drawn, and wax-cast insects. Opening reception: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 3.

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.

COE COLLEGE

Student Art Sale: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday (4/28), front lawn and lobby of the Marvin Cone and Eaton-Buchan Galleries of Sinclair Auditorium, 1220 First Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids. Large selection of ceramics, photographs, prints, drawings, paintings and more. Current Coe students created the items as part of their art classes. All of the proceeds will go to the students, which will help pay for their lab fees and cost of materials.

CONTINUING

AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM OF IOWA

If Objects Could Talk

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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.

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 WWI photos of the Amana Boys; Heritage Museum also includes WWI artifacts. Exhibits open all year; Amana Arts Guild, 1210 G St., High Amana, and Amana Heritage Museum, 705 44th Ave., Amana.

ARA GALLERY

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

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 Sunday (4/29).

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

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.; exhibits by Jamie Elizabeth Hudrlik and Sayuri Sasaki Hemann; 1103 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids.

ILDED PEAR GALLERY

Formations

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.

HOOVER MUSEUM Tallgrass to Knee High: A Century of Iowa Farming

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

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. To Dec. 31, museum’s Petrik Gallery; 1400 Inspiration Place SW, Cedar Rapids.

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