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Maquoketa Art Experience Holiday Celebration | Sunday, December 10, 2017 | 4 – 7 pm

Speaker | Rose Frantzen Life Auction | Floral Still Life Painting (22″ by 34″) by Rose (Flowers of Choice by Purchaser)  Starting Bid | $4800 Music | University of Iowa String Quartet Hors d’oeuvres and Local Wines Join the Celebration  

Art Discussions with Dale Fisher | University of Iowa Museum of Art

Monday, November 20th, 6:30pm – 7:30pm Week 2: Patriotic Mythologies: The Great Depression and World War II looks     at Depression-era American art, known as Regionalism or “Rural     Modernism,” the isolationist 1930s and the Allies’ action on the world     stage in the fight against Fascism, and theRead More

Artist Reception | Rose Frantzen

Friday, November 24 | 5:30 – 8:30 pm   Free and Open to the Public

Faces of Iowa State Exhibit | December 8 – February 12, 2018

History Beginning in the 1930s, at the height of the Great Depression, Iowa State University (ISU) made it a priority to commission and paint portraits. The commemoration of presidents, deans, accomplished faculty and heralded alumni strove to honor the college’s heritage and legacies. This tradition continues today with the activeRead More

Mike Leinhauser Photography Exhibit

Exhibit |  March 1, 2018 – April 26, 2018 Meet the Artist (s) | Sunday, March 18, 2018, 1pm – 4pm Biography Mike Leinhauser is a native of Bettendorf IowaBettendorf, IA. He taught has adult ed courses at night and classes through Scott Community College and one through Lincoln Center forRead More

Art Discussions with Dale Fisher | Curator With The University of Iowa Museum of Art

  Monday, October 23, 2017 | 6:30pm | Maquoketa Art Experience Free and Open to the Public   Session 1 :  Art as an Instrument of Change         “Art is a means by which a collective abstraction ̶   society ̶   acquires a memory and a conscience.”  E. B. FeldmanRead More

Rose Frantzen “In the Face of Illusion” | November 24 – February 10, 2018

Artist Reception | Friday, November 24 | 5:30 – 8:30 pm     Narratives and questions suggested by figures and portraits enmeshed in optical illusions Artist Biography Rose Frantzen has been a working artist since 1987, exhibiting figurative, representational, and allegorical works in oil and multimedia in galleries across the country, including theRead More

Ellen Wagener | Pastel Artist | September 2 – October 30, 2017

“Drip, Blow, Burn, and Sunrise in Jackson County”     A One of a Kind Exhibit, You Will Want to See Artist Statement: Ellen Wagener says she knew her life’s calling before she hit kindergarten. “I really wanted to be an artist, because when I grew up in DeWitt, thereRead More

Kimberly Darling Exhibition | Fates and Fiber

Monday, July 10, 2017 – Thursday, August 24th, 2017 Meet the Artist Reception | July 14 | 4-7pm   Artist’s Statement: I have always been engaged by the creative fiber arts. I come by it honestly;it was bred into me. I inherited my love of textiles from my mother, whoRead More

Layers of Maquoketa Coffee House

  6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, August 10, 2017 Maquoketa Art Experience Come join us for an evening of literary reading, drama, instrumental and vocal performances at the 2nd Layers of Maquoketa Coffeehouse. Enjoy the talents of your very own friends and neighbors and relax with coffee and teaRead More

Party with a purpose! Friday, August 11, 2017 | 7pm – 10:00pm

Join us for a night to support FIDA’s work in Haiti Patrick Bentrott, executive director of FIDA-US  A short introduction of FIDA and their work in Haiti will be given Location : Maquoketa Art Experience 124 S. Main St. $25 per ticket  Buy in advance or at the door!  Read More

Meet the Artist Reception | July 14 | 4-7pm

           Bruce Howdle | Ceramic Artist                                          and    Kimberly Darling   | “Fates and Fiber” artist                    Read More

Slices of Life | Sunday, July 9, 2017 | 2:00pm

Press Release*** Press Release*** Press Release*** Press Release*** The Jackson County Historic Preservation Commission will, in co-operation with the Jackson County Historical Society and the North Bend Community Center, present the program, Slices of Life, at the Maquoketa Art Experience (MAE) on July 9, 2017. The program will be hostedRead More

Woodcarver Reception

Free and Open to the Public Thursday, June 15, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Author B. J. Schwartz (Bret Terrell) |Meet The Author– Tuesday, July 18, 2pm

Bring your camera, purchase a book and take your picture with Max XX, The Malamute and Children’s Book Author, “Plumery Tails”,  B. J. Schwartz (Bret Terrell)  Bret  moved from St. Paul, MN to Iowa with his fiancé in 2007. During the winter months he wrote poetry just as he did as a young man. HeRead More

Janet Cordell | Wood Carver Exhibit

Saturday, June 10 – Sunday, June 18 Wood Carver Reception: Thursday, June 15, 5:30pm – 7:30pm   Artist Statement: I cannot remember a time when woodcarving and art were not central factors in my life, or did not permeate every house I  lived in. I have always been heavily involvedRead More

Adina Huckins | Wood Carver Exhibit

                      Saturday, June 10 – Sunday, June 18, 2017 Adina Huckins grew up with a family tradition of art and wood sculpture. She has been carving professionally for 30 years and also teaches woodcarving. During that time she has won numerous awards and been recognized forRead More

Joan Becker Presentation | Mental Health

Layers Of Maquoketa Celebration – Past, Present and Future

Tuesday, April 18 – Saturday, April 22, 2017 Community Fun, and Excitement

Artist Reception

Artists: Pauline Maloney and Kathy Schumacher Friday, May 26, 2017 5pm – 7pm Kathy Schumacher speaking  6PM Free And Open to the Public

Tim Cuffman Returns To MAE for a Second Concert

Sunday, April 30, 2:00 pm   Timothy Cuffman earned a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Violin Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Iowa. He has been a teaching assistant at the University of Iowa and Ohio University. Cuffman also holds Masters degrees in Violin Performance and Upper StringRead More

Wettach Reception

Wettach Reception | Sunday, March 19, 2017, 1pm – 3pm The Wettach Exhibit Curated | Kathleen Edwards UMIA |Sunday, April 9, 2017, 2pm – 3pm (Free and Open to the Public)  

LIP Sync Contest and Speech Readings Return to MAE

                                CAGE Speech & Drama Club                                                  Featuring  Maquoketa Students Friday, March 24, 2017 | 7 pm Fundraiser to help raise money for CAGE 2018 Drama Production   Open to Students, Parents, and Community Members Donation | $3.00 per person                     ConcessionRead More

Dancers In Company

Sunday, March 26, 1:00 pm Donations Accepted and Appreciated for this event The University 0f Iowa’s premiere touring dance company, Dancers in Company is in its 33rd year.The company presents works by nationally and internationally active faculty and guest choreographers created around this year’s theme of “home.” Using dance toRead More

Tom Christopher Pastel Exhibit

Tom Is Returning to MAE: “My goal is to paint relatively common scenes in a more dramatic and interesting way” Saurday, March 4 – Thursday, May 18, 2017 Reception/Demo:  Saturday, March 4, 1pm – 4pm Open To The Public Artist Statement: Living in the Midwest has influenced my style ofRead More

Valentine’s Event | The Black Velvet Band

Celebrate Valentine’s Day Early Sunday, February 12, 2017 | 3:00pm Refreshments and Fun for All! Suggested Donation |$10 per person  “Her eyes, they shown like diamonds, you’d think she was queen of the land,  With her hair thrown over her shoulders, tied up with a black velvet band.” The headwatersRead More

Pauline Krier Maloney | Fiber Artist

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 – Tuesday, July 6, 2017 Artist Reception |Friday, May 26, 2017, 5pm – 7pm                                      Free and Open to the Public         Artist Bio: Pauline is a self taught artist winning a number of first place ribbons from area shows and has chosen toRead More

Artist Reception

  Meet the Artists Sunday, January 22, 2017 | 1-4 pm Phillip Roeder | Photographer | “Selected Works: 2010 – 2016” Kurt Ullrich | Photographer | “I Am Everyday People” Free and Open to the Public

Pete Wettach | Farm Life in Iowa: 1925 – 1960 in Photographs

March 11–May 15, 2017 Wettach Reception | Sunday, March 19, 2017, 1pm – 3pm The Wettach Exhibit Curated | Kathleen Edwards UMIA |Sunday, April 9, 2017, 2pm – 3pm (Free and Open to the Public)   Farm Life in Iowa is an exhibition of thirty photographs taken by A. M.Read More

University of Iowa Museum of Art | Traditions in Clay Shards Continued

  Discussion with Dale Fisher | Curator UIMA Thursday, December 8, 2016 | 6:00pm Free and Open to the Public

University of Iowa Museum of Art |Clay Revisited

  Discussion with Dale Fisher | Curator UIMA Thursday, November 17 | 6:00pm Traditions in Shards Free and Open to the Public

Writers Round-Table | Saturday, October 29, 11am – 2 pm

Meet with authors: Teresa LaBella, Ramel Hunter, Craig A. Hart, Francesca Hawley, Staci Mercado, Karen Musser Nortman and Robert Banks. The authors will have copies of their latest books available for sale/signing and at  12:oo pm will participate in a “round table” discussion on their journeys to becoming published authors.Read More

Your Words and Your Story | For Fun, Laughter and Learning, Don’t Miss This Event!

Sunday, 11/13/16 and Sunday, 11/20/16  Begins | 1:00 pm No Cost You have a story to tell but thought you couldn’t or didn’t know how to “tell your story?” Maybe it’s the story that gets retold at family gatherings, a story about you or something you have seen and needsRead More

Join Us for an Evening of Art, Inspiration and Fun

Maquoketa Art Experience Holiday Celebration  Sunday, December 4, 2016 4:00 – 7:00 pm Speakers at 5:00pm: Artists-Sara Lubinsky and Janice Bell  Music by: Maquoketa High School Singers Joel Hagen, Director Hors d’ oeuvres & Local Wines Free and Open to the Public Voluntary Contributions are appreciated

Phillip Roeder |Photographer

     “Selected Works: 2010 – 2016“ Thursday, January 5, 2017 – Thursday, February 23, 2017 Meet the Artist Reception | Sunday, January 22, 2017 | 1-4 pm Biography: Phil Roeder has worked for 30 years in public relations and communications, primarily in and around the public sector. Today he isRead More

KURT ULLRICH | “I Am Everyday People” Photography Exhibit

Saturday, January 7, 2017 – Mon, March 6, 2017 Meet the Artist Reception  Sunday, January 22, 2017 |1-4 pm Free and Open to the Public Biography:  Writer/photographer Kurt Ullrich lives in rural Jackson County, Iowa.  Over the years he has written extensively for such places as the Chicago Tribune, BaltimoreRead More

Awesome Art Association | Student Directed and Hosted By MAE

A free student run ART CLUB for high school students in the community. Come and see what it is about Let out your creative side in a fun environment When:  Every Tuesday Begins September 6th, 2016 Time:  4-5 pm Where: Maquoketa Art Experience (124 S Main) A safe place forRead More

Artist’s Reception and Demo

Sunday, September 11, 1pm – 3pm The Fiber Art Studio of Dubuque KC Barnes Free and Open to the Public  

ART SURROUNDS YOU: THE ARCHITECTURE OF JACKSON COUNTY

Sunday August 21, 2016 |2:00pm Duane Hagerty, CEO of Heritage Works, is a historic preservation consultant, architectural historian   Ryan Engelman, Heritage Works’ Preservation and Programs Manager, is a historic preservation professional with extensive knowledge of Dubuque’s heritage.   Art surrounds us in our daily lives, yet we rarely takeRead More

Meet The Artists

Friday, July 8, 4pm – 7pm Suzanne Rogers | Jewelry Artist from Dublin, Ireland Barb McKinley | Glass Artist from Dubuque, Iowa Mary Wells | Watercolor Artist  from  Quad Cities, Iowa Free and Open to the Public Donations are Always Welcome

Meet the Artists

Thurday, June 16, 4pm – 6pm  Public Reception Featuring Woodcarvers: Fred Cogelow and MarvKaisersatt

Textiles From Around The World

Monday, July 18th | 6:00pm The UIMA School Programs Collections textiles featured in this program showcase a range of textiles from around the world. These works of art function as utilitarian items, movable temples, protective clothing, ritual objects, and narrative works of art that mesh language and visual arts. JoshRead More

Pre-Columbian Presentation/Discussion | Tuesday June 28 at 6:00pm

      University of Iowa Museum of Art Education Coordinator, Julia Jessen, will provide an introduction to pre-Columbian art of Mesoamerica and a discussion of pre-Columbian artworks in the University of Iowa’s Museum of Art collection. Artworks discussed will relate to the basic topics of Cultural Beliefs and Practices,Read More

The Fiber Art Studio of Dubuque | Mixed Media Artists

 Thursday, September 1 – Thursday, October 27, 2016            Artist’s Reception | Sunday, September 11, 1pm – 3pm Free and Open to the Public                      The Fiber Art Studio of Dubuque design and create original artistic works. The groups’ mission is to expand their creative knowledge withRead More

KC Barnes Exhibit: Half a Century of Art | Acrylic , Watercolor, & Oil

Exhibit: Tuesday, August 30 – Thursday, October 27, 2016 Meet the Artist Reception/Demonstration Sunday, September 11, 2016, 1pm – 3pm Artist Statement: To live without Color is to live with a Handicap– KC Barnes uses bold, vibrant color to  transform a landscape into a glowing vision. Her paintings are conceptual,Read More

Dale Fischer, Curator University of Iowa Museum of Art: Discussion Series

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Time | 6:00-7:00 pm Topic | Grant Wood’s Plaid Sweater

Jazz Repertory Ensemble | University of Iowa School of Music

University of Iowa will be bringing the  Jazz Repertory Ensemble To the Maquoketa Art Experience Thursday, April 7th at 7:00pm Open to the Public | Donations Accepted and Appreciated Don’t Miss This Excellent Musical Performance By 17 of Iowa’s Outstanding Musicians

Art Figures of the Quad Cities |Thursday, December 3 – Thursday, January 28, 2016

Artistic, detailed and amazing are a few of the descriptions used to describe the Art Figures of the Quad Cities Doll Exhibit shown at Maquoketa Art Experience last year! Various artists from the Quad Cities area are returning with many new figures. This exhibit will not only be entertaining but aRead More

University of Iowa Museum of Art School Programs

Interactive presentations of original works of art in k-12 classrooms. With funding from the UIMA Education Partners, the museum’s Education Department purchased artworks specifically for exemplary, object-based learning during art, social studies, and language arts classes. Students can examine closely—and even handle—many of the objects. Presentations usually last fifty minutes. This event isRead More

Doodle Group

This group meets the third Thursday of every month at MAE at 1:00 pm Come “zen” and doodle  Meet   *   Create   *   See

Meet the Artist

Pam Ohnemus- “Our Vanishing Landscape” Acrylic Exhibit  Reception: Sat, October 3, 2015, 4pm – 6pm  Presentation: About Prairies at 5PM

Art Dialogue and Discussion Series

  Dale Fisher, Curator of Education University of Iowa Museum of Art Presents: French Art: Impressionism and Post Impressionism Monday, October 19, 2015 | 6:00pm Free and Open to the Public    

Jackson Pollock’s Mural: The Story of a Modern Masterpiece

Maquoketa Art Experience and Voy Theater to show: Jackson Pollock’s Mural: The Story of a Modern Masterpiece November 9 from 7:00–9:00 p.m. Voy Theater (207 S. Main ) in downtown Maquoketa This event is free and open to the public This documentary tells the story of Mural from its creationRead More

Photo Session With Dave Updegraff |Saturday, December 12th

Dave  is an avid photographer who lives in Dubuque and works in Maquoketa.  For some time he has been looking for a way to share his passion for photography using the skills he has developed over many years with people who might otherwise not be able to afford a formalRead More

Halle Siepman – Parthenon Sculpture Drawing Exhibit

Sunday, January 31, 2016 – Sunday, February 28, 2016 Meet the Artist | Sunday, February 7, 2016, 1pm – 3pm About the Artist Born and raised in Los Angeles, artist Halle Siepman moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to pursue her passion for painting as a teenager. Her educationRead More

Maquoketa High School Art Show | 9 – 12th Grades

  Come and See  Local Student Talent January 12th– February 27th Location: Maquoketa Art Experience Downtown Maquoketa The Public is invited to vote for “Public Choice Award” through Feb. 10th An open house for student artists and the public will be held Wed., Feb. 10, from 6-8PM  

They Are Back | The Black Velvet Band

Saturday,February 27, 2015 | 2:00pm Tickets:  $10.00 (sold at the door) Refreshments and Fun for All!! Chuck Jorgensen, Dale Kilburg, Dan Caraway, Curt Lichter and David Manning   Artists Statement: “Her eyes, they shown like diamonds, you’d think she was queen of the land, With her hair thrown over herRead More

The Davenport Chordbusters

Sunday, March 6, 2pm – 3pm  Donation: $15.00 (per person)  Don’t miss this fabulous concert (Refreshments Provided) The Chordbuster Barbershop Chorus was formed in 1952 as the Davenport, Iowa Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS). We are one of over 800 chapters located throughout the United States and Canada.Read More

Reception Maquoketa High School Artists

High School Exhibit Open House Wednesday, February 10 | 6-8PM

Open Reception

Meet The Artist Sunday, February 7, 1pm – 3pm Halle Siepman | Parthenon Sculpture Drawing Exhibit

LIP Sync Contest

CAGE Speech & Drama Club Hosting LIP Sync Contest Featuring 7th – 12 Maquoketa Students March 25, 2016 | 7:00 P.M At the Maquoketa Art Experience | 124 Main Street Fundraiser to help raise money for CAGE for the June New York Drama Tour   Open to Students, Parents, and CommunityRead More

University of Iowa Museum of Art Discussion Series

Dale Fisher Returns: A Discussion About Jackson Pollock’s Mural   Thursday, March 24, 2016 | 4:00pm Open and free to the public Commissioned by art collector and dealer Peggy Guggenheim for the entry to her New York City apartment in 1943, Mural by Jackson Pollock (American, 1912–1956) is considered oneRead More

Awesome Art Association For High School Students | Tuesdays: 3:45 to 5:00pm | 124 Main Street

  Our next art project will be in the “spirit of spring”.  We will be creating our fairy gardens out of everyday items. Item donations are needed for this project  

Janice Bell Exhibit

                 Sunday, October 30, 2016 – Saturday, December 31, 2016 Meet the Artists: Sun, December 4, 4:00pm – 7:00pm  |Artist Discussion 5:00pm Free and Open to the Public                                                                           Artist Statement Janice’s paintings are inspired by her love of all God’s creations.  She is captivated by the abundance ofRead More

Carver’s Exhibit

Sunday, June 12, 2016 – Sunday, June 19, 2016 Meet the Artists |Thursday, June 16, 2016 | 4-6pm Free and Open to the Public Fred Cogelow Fred’s reputation was initially established through the major non-bird North American carving competition. It was fortunate that his entry into carving came just asRead More

Mary Wells Exhibit | WORLD OF BLOOMS!

Saturday, July 2nd – Saturday, August 27th, 2016 Meet the Artist Reception |Friday July 8th | 5-7pm                     Mary Wells is an artist from the Davenport area.  She has a BA in Art and Art History from the University of Iowa and a Masters degree in Interdisciplinary Study.

Inspired Painting Party

Maquoketa Art Experience Fundraiser | Sunday, April 24, 2016 | 1-4pm Limited Number of  Participants–Register today to reserve your space   Bring a friend or friends Enjoy the fun Take home your own creation! Food and wine/drinks are provided Cost: $40.00 Registration Link | http://mkt.com/inspired-painting-parties/maquoketa-art-experience-fund-raiser

Credit, Relicense, Audit Class With Andrew Huot

Date | Tuesday, June 21- Wednesday, June 22, 2016 | 8:30am-5:30 pm Andrew Huot is a book artist and bookbinder in Davenport, Iowa. He operates Big River Bindery, a shop for bookmaking and letterpress printing, book repair, and design. He has a Masters in Book Arts from the University ofRead More

Charles Morris Exhibit

Sunday, May 1 – Thursday, June 30 2016 Meet the Artist | Sunday, May 15, 1pm – 3pm Biography : Born in springfield, Ill |BFA, St. Louis University, 1984 Charles has been working as a portrait artist since 1979. He has directed and produced numerous multimedia art events in IowaRead More

Barb McKinlay- Glass Art Exhibit

    Thursday, July 5 – Thursday, August 25, 2016 Meet the Artist | Friday, July 8, 2016, 5pm – 7pm Free and Open to the Public Artist Statement My work has moved from the purely functional to more abstract expressions in my River and Ocean series and continues in thatRead More

Meet The Artist

Charles Morris and Ted McElhiney Sunday, May 15, 1pm – 3pm Free and Open to the Public Refreshments Provided

Bellevue Arts Council Exhibit

Friday, November 6 – Thursday, January 6, 2016   Meet the Artists | Sunday, December 6, 4:30pm – 7:00pm   Our mission… is to create, foster, and promote our unique regional arts environment, by supporting the arts, art education, and the artists in Eastern Iowa.  By providing funding, advocacy and support servicesRead More

Stan Greenwood| Abstract Paintings

    Exhibition | Thursday, Dec. 3 – Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 Meet the Artist | Sunday, December 6, 4:30pm – 7:00pm       Artist Biography Stan became interested in art at the University of Northern Iowa. Painting was his favorite class and he graduated with a BA degree inRead More

Scribblers Chat Group

Meets Every Third Saturday | 2:00 pm Meet other writers and share ideas and frustrations. This is open to the public and is an informal group who meets monthly to Relax-Listen-Share!!

Ted McElhiney | Artist, Bronze Sculptor, Author

Exhibit of Sculpture and Hanging pieces Tuesday, May 3- Thursday, June 23, 2016 Meet The Artist | Sunday, May 15, 2016, 1pm – 3pm Artist Biography Born in Kewanee, Illinois, Ted has been an artist most of his life.  After graduating from high school and serving in the Navy, heRead More

An Art Dialogue and Discussion Series | What is Art?

Dale Fisher, Curator of Education University of Iowa Museum of Art Mon, September 14, 6pm – 7pm   (Free and Open to the Public)

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