January, 2018

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An Evening Of Romance | Peace Pipe Players Community Theater

Peace Pipe Players Productions Of: An Evening of Romance Part I | 2 Short Plays:  Mrs. Sorken by Christopher Durang and Sure Thing by David Ives Part II | Historical Love Letters Dates: Thursday, February 14 Friday, February 15 Saturday, February 16 All Performances at 7:00 pm Purchase Tickets At: Maquoketa-art.orgRead More

“Brilliant as a Dark Cloud: The Goddess Kali” Presentation/Discussion

“Brilliant as a Dark Cloud: The Goddess Kali” Presentation/Discussion Wednesday, February 6th | 6:30pm Vero Smith, Curator at the University of Iowa’s Stanley Museum of Art A discussion about the Goddess Kali, the current art exhibit of Kali at Maquoketa Art Experience What does it all mean and who is thisRead More

Lunch and Learn with Artist Kimberly Darling | No Cost – Open to the Public

  MARCH 15/2019 Times: 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM  Bring your lunch and stay as long as you wish! Kimberly Darling Art Discussion:  Social Realism/Edward Hopper and the Regionalists and Grant Wood.  

Farm Scape by Mary Swander | Performed by Peace Pipe Players

Another Layers of Maquoketa Event Friday, May 4, 2018 7PM  Maquoketa Art Experience Free and Open to the Public This play documents American farmscape through interviews with real people involved in real changes in how we grow our food and live our lives in the rural United States. You’ll takeRead More

Layers of Maquoketa Event | “Springtime in Maquoketa”

  After a long winter, it’s nice to finally see crocuses and tulips poking out of the ground. Warm weather will be here before we know it! As part of the Layers of Maquoketa celebration, a photography contest will be held. The theme is “Springtime in Maquoketa.” We’re asking photographersRead More

Layers Chalk the Walk

Saturday, May 5th, 2018 The Layers of Maquoketa will host a “Chalk the Walk” event as a part of the May 1 –May 5, 2018 Layers Celebration. This event brings together many different layers/groups/individuals who are a part of this community, defining who we are as Maquoketans. Chalk the walkRead More

Brown Bag Lunch Talks with Kimberly Darling

February 8  | 11:30- 1PM Where: Maquoketa Art Experience                                   124 S. Main St., Maquoketa, IA Have you ever visited an art gallery or museum and thought “What were they thinking? This isn’t art.” or “How can they call this art!” Are you someone who wants to have a better understanding ofRead More

Museums and Art in Paris

Monday, January 29, 2018, 6:30pm                                                    The Museums of Paris  An exploration of the collections in Paris’ museums range from classical ancient monuments to iconic worksRead More

Love Letters by A. R. Gurney | A Valentine Event-Come and Enjoy

    Performances: Friday Feb 9 – 7:30pm (Cast: June Wahl & Jack Jones) Saturday Feb 10 – 7:30pm (Cast: Janet Burrow & John Burrow)  Sunday Feb 11 – 3:00pm (Cast: Leslie Jacobsen & Jay Kahn)   Summary: Love Letters is a funny and emotional portrait about the powerful connection of love. Two friends,Read More

Dave Updegraff – Photography Exhibit | May 1st- June 28th, 2018

  I have three passions in my life. My family, my work, and my photography. I will leave it up to you to decide their order of importance. I can only say that my life would be incomplete without all three of them. Obviously there are more but these areRead More

Dawn Wohlford Exhibit

 May 3 – June 28, 2018 Artist Biography: Sculptural paper artist Dawn Wohlford learned how to make paper at a workshop in New York City during the National Art Educator’s conference in 1983.  Afterwards, she went back to Northeast Missouri State University and read everything she could find about the craft,Read More

Alec LaCasse Guest Wood Carver | Exhibit Jun 9 – 17, 2018

More to follow

Iowa State Foundation – Public Reception – Faces of Iowa State Exhibit

Thursday, January 18,2018 | 5 -7 pm Maquoketa Art Experience3 124 S. Main Street Maquoketa, Iowa Open to the Public  Faces of Iowa State Video by Rose Frantzen:

Veronica Rose Smith | Two Complete Exhibits

July 2 – August 30, 2018 Reception | Sunday, July, 15 | 2-4pm Artist Bio Vero Rose Smith is a photographer, painter, and designer currently based in Iowa City, Iowa. Her recent work has focused on collective memory, the intersection of humanity and environment, and social justice. She is the AssistantRead More