Past


.223 Caliber Recoil  

.223 Caliber Recoil

August 2, 2018 - September 30, 2018

Decorah artist David Kamm's .223 Caliber Recoil is a powerful series of drawings and objects created in response to Sandy Hook, other school shootings, and the ongoing epidemic of gun violence in America. Says the artist, “In December 2012, Adam Lanza shot to death 20 children, six and seven years of age, along with six adult staff members, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. As horrible as it was, the Sandy Hook massacre was not an aberration, but rather one in an endless series of mass killings and school shootings that have come to characterize life in the United States. I am not anti-gun. For many years I hunted the fields and hills of Northeast Iowa, and as a young boy I was named outstanding rifle student in a hunting class sponsored by the NRA. However, I am very much against gun violence.

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I Was There: Photographs by Mike Weber  

I Was There: Photographs by Mike Weber

June 7, 2018 - July 1, 2018

Mike Weber is a Cedar Rapids photographer who got his start photographing events for his high school newspaper, and went on to serve as photo editor for the Kirkwood Communiqué. Over the past decade, he’s focused his attention on two objectives: mastering traditional film photography, and documenting the local Iowa music scene, while emphasizing the importance of live music.

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Morphing Murals: Recent Paintings by the Drawing Legion  

Morphing Murals: Recent Paintings by the Drawing Legion

June 7, 2018 - July 29, 2018

Contemplating the tenth anniversary of the flood that struck Cedar Rapids in 2008, Mel Andringa began to explore his artistic output of the past decade, questioning how it had been influenced by the event. He found himself returning to painting and drawing, activities that he had largely given up, years ago, for conceptual art, performance and storytelling.

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