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Your Hoopla weekly roundup of art exhibits in Eastern Iowa: March 28

(File photo) Vintage and modern cameras will be on display in an interactive portion of a new exhibit at the African American Museum of Iowa in Cedar Rapids on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. The museum is opening a new exhibit called “If Objects Could Talk” on Friday, August 25. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)
(File photo) Vintage and modern cameras will be on display in an interactive portion of a new exhibit at the African American Museum of Iowa in Cedar Rapids on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. The museum is opening a new exhibit called “If Objects Could Talk” on Friday, August 25. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)

OPENING:

ARA GALLERY

Opening reception, 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 29, ARA Gallery, 4850 Armar Dr. SE, Cedar Rapids. Featuring more than 125 new works by various artists. With music, door prizes and refreshments.

 

IOWA CERAMICS CENTER

‘Coded Memory’

Gallery opening and artist’s reception for Chotsani Elaine Dean’s ceramic show, titled “Coded Memory: circa 19th century, planted memory, prized seeds,” 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 5. Also, artist’s demo and lecture, 2 to 4 p.m. April 7. Dean is an artist and assistant professor of art, ceramics 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.

CONTINUING:

AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM OF IOWA

If Objects Could Talk

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

 

BLACK EARTH GALLERY

BITEme

Exhibit exploring everything about 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 in New York collection that, traces 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

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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.

 

GILDED PEAR GALLERY

GUILT

Gallery owner Suzy McGrane-Hop will display her work, and ceramic and mixed media sculptures by Lauren Tucci explore forms and the dissection of dream imagery. To Friday (3/30), 808 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids.

 

NATIONAL CZECH & SLOVAK MUSEUM & LIBRARY

Cool & Collected

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

Famous Czech- & Slovak-Americans

This six-panel exhibit features Americans of Czech and Slovak descent noted for their contributions in fields of politics and war, arts and entertainment, science and industry, and sports; to April 5; 1400 Inspiration Place SW, Cedar Rapids.

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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