Sunday, 22 Sep 2019
Children and adults alike are invited to build a blanket fort in the Design on Main Gallery during the Octagon Art Festival. The activity is part of the "Hide and Seek" interactive exhibition by installation artist Julia Franklin on display Aug. 27-Sept. 28 in the gallery.
Valerie Williams This Milonga (dance party) is a multi-level class with lots of time to enjoy the music and dance. From 4-5pm, moves for beginners are introduced with different partners for practice. From 5-7pm, the floor is yours for dancing under the guidance of Valerie, and for working with different partners. An intermediate level figure will also be introduced during this time.
Monday, 23 Sep 2019
John Burright Make a tall pub chair, perfect for a counter or cocktail table. The shaped seat, angled back, and foot rails make this seating option comfortable and look great. Make one in class from select pine and leave with the plans and know-how to make more on your own.
Tuesday, 24 Sep 2019
Join members of the ISU community as they lead informal gallery discussions about various themes and works of art in the exhibition It Starts with Us: Civility and the 21st Land Grant Mission
Greg Laswell is one of the most uncompromising songwriters of these modern times. Laswell has songs in films such as, Friends With Benefits, My Sister's Keeper, Final Destination. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 25 Sep 2019
Explore the newly reopened Brunnier Art Museum and engage with works of art that range from historical to contemporary.
Alice McGary Get your hands dirty and make beautiful things! Start with centering clay and pulling cylinders, the building blocks to throwing on the wheel. Move on to forming bowls, mugs, vases and plates, and learn handle-pulling, glazing and finishing techniques. Open to beginners as well as those with experience who would like to improve their skills.
This group is great for those who love the improv comedy humor of their fellow college students and can't get enough of location, occupation, means of death.
Thursday, 26 Sep 2019
This four-part series are in-depth art walks to discover the public art in the Department of Human Sciences buildings.
Create the kind of world you want to see in this oil painting class ala Bob Ross. Follow Levi Chytka using wet-on-wet oil painting technique on a canvas with basic tools. Immerse yourselves in the happy trees, little squirrels, and warm sun on the MU terrace on the west side of the building (Rain location is the Workspace).
This film documents the untold story of Mexican-American school children who challenged discrimination in Texas schools in the 1950's and changed the face of education in the Southwest. Brian Behnken, associate professor of history, will lead a Q&A after the screening.
Comedian and actor Nick Offerman returns to Stephens Auditorium with his tour "All Rise." Offerman is perhaps best known for his television roles in "Parks and Recreation" and "Fargo."
Friday, 27 Sep 2019
From three-inch inch minis to a foot-tall "Ginormagnome," we've got a cast of characters that are fun to decorate and add to your space. We will show you the basics of painting your piece and fire it within a week. Studio fee is $4 for ISU and $5 for public to attend plus the cost of the bisque you select. Drop off but give yourself an hour.
Celebrate the opening of the exhibition "Artists in Iowa: The First Century" with a reception from 5-6 p.m. followed by a talk with guest curator Dr. Lea Rosson DeLong.
Genre: pop / rock Yam Haus is a Minneapolis-based pop group. High energy and crafted sets, dedicated fans, and enticing personalities have led to numerous sold out shows.
Saturday, 28 Sep 2019
This day-long seminar will feature the "Artists in Iowa: The First Century" exhibition and regional speakers who will examine its ideas and themes.
Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday that celebrates and honors those who have passed. An essential ritual includes making altars or ofrendas (meaning offerings) that include objects placed on display that pay homage to loved ones. Construct and decorate a small paper version in honor of Iowa State's Latino/a Studies Program 25th anniversary symposium.