Downtown Iowa City
Tour 16 curated artist showcases from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday (6/1) during this annual free event. Begin your self-guided tour at any of the shows: Katelyn McDonald at Moss Iowa City; Barry Phipps at rsvp; Chelsea A. Flowers at Public Space One; Claudia McGehee at Willow & Stock; Iowa City Branch of National League of American Pen Women at U.S. Bank; John Moyers at MidWestOne Bank; Bill Adams and Sandy Dyas at Englert Theatre; Linda Brown (first floor) and Nancy Ostrignai (top floor) at Old Post Office Gallery; Christine Manwiller at Textiles; Nancy L. Purington at M.C. Ginsberg; Shumpei Yamaki at AKAR; John, Jane and Kara Schlabaugh at Iowa Artisans Gallery; Lawrie See at Glassando; Art Club members from Coralville Central, Kirkwood and Grant Wood elementaries at United Action for Youth; Elinor Krieger Coble at Ten Thousand Villages; and Kathy Edwards Hayslett at Over the Moon. Details: Downtowniowacity.com/downtown-gallery-walk-june-1st/
GILDED PEAR GALLERY
This exhibit features works by Midwest artists Jim Ochs, Ann Royer and Priscilla Steele, interpreting the human form. While all three artists draw upon historical inspirations, each strays from realism to dissect the body into lines, blocks of color and blurring features. The exhibition largely features works on paper and canvas, but also features sculptures by Royer, who pulls inspiration from the caves of Lascaux. Through Aug. 24. Opening reception: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday (6/1); 808 Third Ave. SE, 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 created works based on photos of the Amana Boys. 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; to June 16; 1010 Third St. SE, Suite 2, Cedar Rapids.
CEDAR RAPIDS MUSEUM OF ART
Setting the Table: The Art of Still Life
Still life emerged as a genre of painting in the early 17th century in Europe. Including all kinds of man-made or natural objects, cut flowers, fruit, vegetables, fish, game, etc., still life paintings were highly symbolic and reflect the values of the society and artist who creates it. This exhibition showcases many of the still life works in the CRMA collection. To Sept. 2.
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.
Grant Wood Fellows’ Exhibition 2017-18
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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; to Sunday (6/3).
Leslie Bell’s drawings of President Donald Trump. To Sunday (6/3); 1103 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids.
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.
Joyce St. Clair-Voltz: “Trifle,” To June 9. Artist’s work celebrates 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
Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence
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Showcasing a form of bead art developed by women in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Women transform flat cloth with Czech glass beads. To Sept. 17.
Guts & Glory: The War Train that Shaped a Nation
Multimedia exhibition highlights how 60,000 Czech and Slovak soldiers stranded in Russia banded together to provide crucial support for the Allied cause. To Dec. 31, museum’s Petrik Gallery; 1400 Inspiration Place SW, Cedar Rapids.