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Oldies & Newsies: The Iowa Gang

location Artists' Cooperative Gallery

OMAHA, Neb. – Artist-members who live in Iowa will share old favorites as well as their newest explorations in “Oldies & Newsies: The Iowa Gang,” which will run March 3 to March 29, 2015. Gallery members will host a First Friday opening reception celebrating the show 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 6, 2015, with live music from harpist Amanda Fehlner.

Several artists will show work from early in their art careers while others will focus purely on their newest pieces.

Duane Adams, Griswold, will exhibit bone sculptures, including “Prometheus,” made of ceramic, cow bone, wire and granite back when the Co-op was above M's Pub. He also plans to show alabaster sculptures he has not shown before.

Jeff Davis, Woodbine, will show new metal sculptures in his “Mind Games” series and will collaborate with papermaker Dottie Seymour on a piece inspired by Degas’ “Little Dancer” sculpture.
Joan Fetter, Logan, is an oil painter who will feature her new piece “The Prodigal Cow.”

Potter Thomas Hamilton, Council Bluffs, will show work from his graduate school show as well as new pieces. Marcia Joffe-Bouska, Council Bluffs, will exhibit two paintings dating from her early gallery membership as well as two recent mixed media pieces.

Nicki Byram Luth, Council Bluffs, is a painter, collage artist and weaver.
Painter Dale Macafee, Council Bluffs, will show new paintings in a series called “Water’s Edge.”

Mike Mittermeier, Urbandale, a new member of the gallery, creates mixed media works with watercolor and inks.

Virginia Ocken, Council Bluffs, paints aspects of the human figure in acrylic.

Dottie Seymour, Woodbine, is a painter and papermaker, who is collaborating with sculptor Jeff Davis on a piece inspired by Degas’ “Little Dancer.”

Darlys Vande Voort, Council Bluffs, will show paintings inspired by Opera Omaha’s production of “The Flowering Tree,” including her mixed media piece “Engrained in Recovery.”

In addition, work by Woodbine High School students will be featured in the small gallery.

The Artists’ Co-op has been showing the work of respected regional artists for nearly 40 years. This cooperative group of artists conducts educational and cultural outreach activities, and it maintains and staffs a gallery that features works in a wide variety of media, including
sculpture, weaving, painting, pottery, photography, printmaking, glass, jewelry and drawing.

Monthly opening receptions provide opportunities to meet member artists and learn more about their work.

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