The UN Sculpture Project, led by PACE in partnership with the city of Council Bluffs and funded by Ted & Polly Hoff and the Iowa West Foundation, will place 10 sculptures throughout Council Bluffs to illustrate how Council Bluffs is "Unlike anywhere else. On purpose."
See the completed sculptures for the first time on public display at the Celebrate CB kickoff event Celebrate @ the River on May 11th, 2018 at the Tom Hanafan River's Edge Park in Council Bluffs. The sculptures will be on display again on May 19th at Bayliss Park during the Celebrate CB parade and carnival.
Following these events, the UN sculptures will find semi-permanent homes throughout the community marking "points of interest" in Council Bluffs.
In 2020, a special event will take place at the new Hoff Family Arts & Culture Center to auction off the sculptures, raising funds for youth scholarships for art camps and classes.
Faces of Iowa State Touring Exhibition
University Museums at Iowa State University is organizing a free dynamic traveling exhibition, “Faces of Iowa State,” to showcase 39 portraits of exceptional Iowa State alumni and friends by distinguished Iowa artist Rose Frantzen. The traveling exhibition will allow these magnificient Iowa State portraits to be accessible to communities throughout Iowa.
The exhibit is debuting at the Brunnier Art Museum on the Iowa State University campus and will travel to these locations:
Maquoketa Art Experience
Dec. 9, 2017-Feb. 12, 2018
Muscatine Art Center
Feb. 15-April 15, 2018
Pearson Lakes Art Center
April 26-June 23, 2018
Blanden Art Museum
Aug. 4-Oct. 14, 2018
Harvester Artspace Lofts Exhibit Gallery, Council Bluffs
Nov. 4-Dec. 31, 2018
Omaha native Patty Talbert is drawn to techniques used in batik, where beautiful colors and bold designs are repeated in vibrant patterns. Her positive words of affirmation series can be seen in North Omaha nailed to trees and utility poles.