Welcome to Mississippi River Arts Workshops. Our initiative was organized in late 2014 by a group of Dubuque area artists and arts supporters who recognize the unique beauty of the community and surroundings. Our goal is to create art experiences for artists which explore and capitalize on this natural and man-created beauty. We will focus initially on painting, but will broaden our focus as we move forward. More Information click here.
The DAWG annual Meet & Greet is an opportunity for members of the community to learn about the guild, enjoy refreshments, listen to work read by local authors and even read work themselves! If you love to write, love to read, love to hear written work, love writers or even just love refreshments, we’d be thrilled to see you there!
Trainwreck Productions presents
RED by John Logan
Voices from the Warehouse, 10th and Jackson
Wednesday & Thursday, September 24 & 25
7:30 p.m. (doors/speakeasy open at 7:00 p.m.)
$10 at the door
“What do you see?” Famed abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko asks his young assistant, Ken, the loaded question. What’s art? And who gets to decide anyway? It’s 1958, and Rothko has just been offered the biggest commission in the history of modern art. He and Ken work feverishly in his New York studio until Ken begins to realize his answers to those fundamental questions about art are very different than his mentor’s. Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Play, this sizzling 90-minute drama is one of the most intellectually riveting shows to recently hit Broadway. Doug Donald, Loras College Director of Theatre, as Rothko and Ryan Decker, TWP Artistic Director, as Ken. Michelle Blanchard directs.
Voices X, the tenth anniversary of the month-long gallery exhibit and arts programs, and the warehouse itself is a perfect setting for this story to unfold. As the characters grapple with art, they too struggle to create a monumental work for an extraordinary setting.
More info at www.TrainwreckProductions.
Nash Gallery’s latest group exhibit, Psychedelia, will be on display. Meaning “mind manifesting,” works depict the inner world of the psyche. The style frequently manifests in kaleidoscopically swirling patterns, but also revolutionary political, social, and spiritual sentiments inspired by insights derived from psychedelic states of consciousness.
Psychedelia exhibit open from August 16 through October 5. Gallery hours are 12:00-4:00 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays with free admission.
One of contemporary art’s most exciting draughtsman. Matthew Mikulice was born in 1984. He attended Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa where he graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor’s of Art degree in studio art, emphasis in drawing. He has shown all over the tri-state area. He currently lives and works in Dubuque, Iowa.
Exhibition runs until April 6. Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays 12-4 p.m.