Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Artisans Road Trip Looking forward to 2014!

The Artisans Road Trip is ramping up to prepare for its 2nd decade in 2014!  Since its beginning back in 2004, the A.R.T. has been bringing the best artists in the region to the public's eye and creating opportunities for area and regional exhibits, and opening many artist's studios to everyone taking in the event when it culminates every October.  This coming season - A.R.T. 2014 will hold its October event during the "second" weekend of October; a change from the first weekend due to large event conflicts that have taken place in recent years.

And, as in every year at this time, A.R.T. is putting out the welcome mat for new and past artists to join in for the 2014!  Artists are encouraged to download the application for the Call for Entry at - http://www.artisansroadtrip.com/2014-CallforEntry.pdf  If an applicant does not have access to the internet, or just desires more information, they can call 712 732-6286.

The Artisans Road Trip is looking forward to bringing more of the great art and art events to NW Iowa in 2014 - we hope you can join us throughout the year ahead!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

2013 A.R.T. Artists at the Invitational Exhibit "Wood & Metal"

Arts on Grand in Spencer, Iowa is now presenting a special invitational exhibit titled "Wood & Metal" which will run through November 23rd.

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 View kinetic sculptures 
"Wind Time, When Time Is Controlled By The Wind" and "Do We Care, We Do Care"
in the video above - ©William Lieb

 A.R.T. member artist William Lieb is exhibiting five wood wall reliefs and five steel sculptures plus models of two large public sculptures in this event. The actual full-size public sculptures are on display four blocks south of Arts on Grand in the new Clay County Heritage Center's exterior courtyard. They are titled "Wind Time, When Time Is Controlled By The Wind" and "Do We Care, We Do Care". (These can be viewed in the video above)

Works ©Perry Polson and ©Marisa Sidles

A.R.T. members Perry Polson and Marisa Sidles are also represented in the Wood & Metal exhibit along with six other artists. A reception is planned for Thursday, November 7th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Arts on Grand.

Thank you for visiting artists and exhibits of the 2013 Artisans Road trip - stop by again soon!