THU MAR 7
MOBERG GALLERY, 2921 INGERSOLL, DES MOINES, IOWA 50312
Please join us from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for an Artist Talk with Annick Ibsen focused on her series of sculptures inspired by the Enneagram, a personality analysis system. The Artist Talk with start at 5:30 with beverages available for purchase.
Annick Ibsen is a sculptor and painter. She was born in Paris and moved to Des Moines 14 years ago, prior to which she experienced a breadth of cultures living in Libya, Indonesia, Hong Kong, London and India. She came to the medium of clay after decades of figurative painting and in the past ten years, the search for plasticity and the sculptural form became her focus. Her neo-cubist sculptures displace the viewer’s expectations to unveil the actual. In her search for realism, she also establishes connections between figurative and sculptural art forms with mixed media paintings that explore negative space.
OCTAGON CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 427 DOUGLAS AVE, AMES, IOWA 50010
Join us for Gallery Night from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with Rich Abrahamson, Jasmine Beul, and Manatsa Mazimbe.
Rich Abrahamson of Ames, Iowa is a career photojournalist and writer. His exhibit — A Soldier Says Good-bye — follows a World War II veteran through the twilight of life; a time when moments resonate with love, vulnerability, and tears.
Iowa State University MFA Exhibit (Community Gallery, First Floor)
Jasmine Beul grew up in Denver, Colorado, and is currently a first year graduate student in the Integrated Visual Art program at Iowa State University. Her ceramic works are inspired by historical vessel forms but without the functionality. With her paintings, she is interested in creating a fragmented view of a landscape to be somewhere between realism and abstraction
Manatsa Mazimbe is a third-semester M.F.A graduate student majoring in the Integrated Visual Arts with a focus on Illustration for Animation. His work focuses on a series of digital, traditional, and animated works based on an Afro-futuristic setting where Africans and African Americans live in a thriving, Utopian society.