Arts Calendar

Premier Bank and Matter, Dubuque's creativity epicenter, have teamed up to bring all of the tri-states' premier arts events to you in 365ink and online at Dubuque365.com. Whether it's fine visual arts, staged theater or symphonic music, you'll find it in this list so you can plan your season around the arts in Dubuque and the tri-states. If something is missing from this list, please send it to info@dubuque365.com.

15 Years of the Graphic Design Program Alumni Exhibition

Show: Now-October 24
Artist’s Reception: Saturday, October 11 @ 3-4:30 PM
Clarke University, Quigley Gallery

Clarke University’s graphic design program is 15 years old and that milestone will be marked with a special exhibit in the Quigley Gallery. The Graphic Design Alumni Exhibition: Celebrating 15 Years of the Graphic Design Program at Clarke will be on display from Oct. 7-24. Admission is free. The Quigley Gallery is open from noon to 5 PM Monday through Friday and 1 to 5 PM Saturday and Sunday. A reception is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 11, from 3-4:30 PM.

The exhibition will feature work of Clarke graphic design alumni from across the United States. Design work will range from printed campaigns, book design, posters, television, web, animation, magazine and newspaper, catalogs, way-finding signage, information graphics, vehicle wraps, exhibition installation design, logos, stationery and packaging design, to screen printed t-shirts. More than 20 designers will be represented.

Clarke looks at its art department as a comprehensive program that really is a sum of its parts. Graphic design, sculpture, painting, drawing, ceramics, printmaking students– regardless of their interests - take classes in each discipline within the first two years of their studies. There is no doubt that what a student learns in one area will help them in another. That’s one reason why the new 2,000-square-foot graphic design lab is good news for students in each discipline.

“It plays into what our strength is,” said Louise Kames, professor and chair of the art department. “Our design program is rooted in the belief that studio art/fine arts are not separate disciplines.” That belief is reflected in the fact that students can chose to pursue a bachelor of fine arts degree – a professional degree which requires 60 credits in art.

Moments of Being: Corinna Button exhibition

Now-Tuesday, October 28
Gallery C 

Originally from the UK, time currently spent in Chicago has enabled Corinna to expand her work from printmaking to painting - often combining elements of both in one piece. Very recently, thanks to the Hyde Park Art Center program in Chicago, she has expanded still further, working in clay, allowing explorations that bring new depths to her work. Corinna is inspired by the manipulated “idol” images found in fashion magazines, developing a series of heads and figures combining the old—noble women and ancient icons displayed in museums—with the new. The artist aims to create archetypal figures whose identity is partly exposed and partly hidden. Everything about the way she works (both technique and subject) is motivated by the desire to reveal or “bring something to light”. This process of overlapping and stripping back layers is important because it also impregnates surfaces of the work with residues of color and texture that create a sense of history - and mystery.

It is Corinna’s fascination with people - the masquerades, performances and dramas seen in daily life that provide her with a continual source of inspiration and in particular, it is the ambiguity between the private and the public persona that she enjoys exploring.  Sometimes words as well as images can have great resonance and relevance. Poetry has been instrumental in the development of this new body of work.

After completing a BA Honors degree in painting, Corinna pursued a printmaking postgraduate degree in the UK.  It was during this time that she was impacted by the German Expressionists whose works, particularly in printmaking, left an indelible impression.

All are invited and welcome to attend this exhibition, and to participate in the expanding art scene in the Millwork District. There is no charge and refreshments will be served. 

Cathy Martin Exhibit

Now-Friday, October 31
Rountree Gallery (Clarke Bank, 345 West Pine St, Platteville, WI)

Without any formal training, Cathy Martin's paintings reveal a true artist's intuition through complex detailing and intriguing compositional choices. A Wisconsin farmer by trade, Martin's paintings recount a long history of early mornings on the family farm and a subtle longing for life little changed from generation to generation. The artist's pristine paint handling and authority over light and shadow match her unique visions and command of realism.

Tom Hemple Exhibit

Show: Now-Sunday, November 23
Reception: Sunday, October 26 @ 1-3 PM
Maquoketa Art Experience (124 S. Main St. Maquoketa, IA)

Tom Hempel is one of the Quad Cities area’s most talented and creative watercolor artists. Tom has completed over 1,000 paintings depicting homes - new and old - schools, universities, public and private office buildings and churches. His work is widely distributed both in and outside the Quad Cities. Though well known for the work he has done to date, Tom has recently begun to expand his creative horizons by painting what he "sees" with his eyes and heart and not so much from photos he has taken. He is doing more "whimsical' work, combining several different scenes to make a new scene. As a result, he has launched a new era of creativity. Add to his list of accomplishments a calendar underwritten by the City of Davenport Parks and Recreation Department. This calendar contains paintings of places and buildings in his beloved Quad Cities. Tom's paintings have been featured in local newspapers on both sides of the river and recently has had over forty of his paintings displayed in an exhibition at a new business in LeClaire which received high critical praise and led to several paintings being sold.

Art @ your library®

Now-Monday, November 24
Carnegie-Stout Public Library, Second floor Rotunda

The unique and successful Art @ your library® exhibit for October and November will fill the Carnegie-Stout Public Library’s historic second floor Rotunda beginning Friday, October 3, 2014 featuring the artists from StudioWorks. The artwork features two dimensional pastels and watercolors by artists Rose Ann Derks-Noel, Odra Eberhart, Donna Gibson, Barbara Heitzman, Alda Kaufman, Sharon Krapfl and Cynthia Nelms-Byrne. The opening will also include a preview of decorative chair art created by local artists Anne Gibson Amore, Cynthia Nelms-Byrne, Isabelle Kirkendall, Maureen Frommelt, Michael Reiss, Stormy Mochal, Joan DuBay Tully and Library staff member Sarah Smith in a silent auction in support of the Art @ your library® program.

This Art @ your library® opening reception will be held in conjunction with the Fall Into Art Gallery Tour from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM on Friday, October 3, 2014 in the Library’s Historic Rotunda. Artists will be on hand during the reception to meet people and discuss their works. The event is open to the public, and admission is free. The exhibit runs through November 24, 2014.

Art @ your library® continues the relationship between the Library and art throughout its 112 year history by bringing unique, local exhibits to the Library. A variety of artists’ works are featured during the year with a reception for the current artist to highlight their work for the public to enjoy.

Homage to the Tallgrass Prairie: Watercolors by George Olson

Now-Sunday, November 30
Dubuque Museum of Art

Since a 1990 exhibition at the British Museum of Natural History, Illinois botanical artist George Olson has been documenting the plant life of the American prairie through his large-scale drawings and watercolors. He is also actively involved in prairie propagation and educational efforts. Thirty-nine of Olson’s prairie botanical illustrations can be seen, allergy and bug free, in a new exhibition at the Dubuque Museum of Art opening August 15th. These detailed “plant portraits” show native tallgrass plants in full bloom as well as at the end of their life cycle when they have withered and browned. The artist collects his samples on hikes through the plants’ native habitats and brings them back to his studio.

Olson was a professor of art at the College of Wooster in Ohio from 1963 to 2000. His artwork has been shown throughout the United States and England. He and his wife reside in Woodhull, Illinois.

Dubuque Through the Lens: A Camera Club Perspective

Now-Sunday, November 30
Dubuque Museum of Art

This is the 2nd annual display of photographs from members of the Dubuque Camera Club, this year featuring 23 works with a uniquely Dubuque theme. The Dubuque Camera Club has been in existence since the early 1940s with its start at the Dubuque YMCA. The current club has over 30 members and is part of the N4C which is an organization of 42 camera clubs in 11 North Central states. Photo enthusiasts of all skill levels are encouraged to join the Camera Club and learn more about photography, become a qualifying member of N4C, and be eligible to participate in contests and activities.

"Cheers! The Art of the Drink" Exhibit

Now-Saturday, November 1
219 Summit St, Galena, IL

The Galena Center for the Arts will be presenting a new exhibit, “Cheers! The Art of the Drink”, celebrating the art of making, presenting, and appreciating wine, beer, and spirits, as well as original and commercial artwork related to drink and the pleasures of imbibing.

Among the show’s highlights are original artworks by regional artists, including Beth Bird, Eric Faramus, Hal Martin and Charles Fach, historic Galena brewery photographs and artifacts, vintage beer trays and memorabilia, and a complete collection of Nouveau and Octoberfest posters. And, of course, ninety-nine bottles of beer on the wall! Presentations related to the Art of the Drink will be announced on the Center for the Arts' website, www.GalenaCenterForTheArts.com. This free exhibit will be open from 1:00 to 7:00 P.M., Thursdays through Sundays from Saturday, September 6 through Saturday, November 1, as well as by appointment for school or tour groups.

The exhibit will be presented at 219 Summit St. in Galena, a handicapped accessible building. In addition to the special exhibit, two rooms are devoted to historic photographs from the Alfie Mueller collection, and a new gallery space will highlight the work of local artists. This first exhibit features pieces by Gary David, Toni Klingler, Jan Lavacek, Diann Marsh, Stephanie O'Shaughnessy, and Charlene Price.

The Galena Center for the Arts gratefully acknowledges the contributors to the exhibit, the many volunteers who make it possible, and our generous sponsors. These include the Northern Illinois Wine Growers, Family Beer and Liquor Store, Potosi Brewing Company, Galena Cellars Winery and Blaum Brothers Distilling Company.

For further information, contact Carole Sullivan at 815-777-0410 or visit www.GalenaCenterForTheArts.com.

Pastel Society Artists Paintings and Plein Air Painting

Now-Monday, December 1
Maquoketa Art Experience (124 S. Main St, Maquoketa, IA)

A French expression which means "in the open air" and is particularly used to describe the act of painting outdoors, which is also called peinture sur le motif ("painting on the ground") in French. The public is invited to join the Iowa Pastel Society artists as they do "plein air" painting at various Maquoketa sites. Bring your own canvas, paints, and easel to paint alongside of these accomplished artists. Pastel demos by John Evans and Tom Christopher during the reception.

Macabre Art Exhibit

Now-Sunday, December 7
Nash Gallery

The Nash Gallery, located above Monk’s Kaffee Pub on Bluff Street hosts a special exhibit through the month of October: Macabre. The exhibit, which will host an opening reception on Friday, October 17 from 7-9 PM will feature the artwork of ten area artists, celebrating the theme of death and horror. Along with the opening, the Nash Gallery will host a Halloween Party on Friday, October 31 from 7-10 PM with entertainment provided by fellow Dubuque County Fine Arts Society affiliates Trainwreck Productions, Rogue Collections, and Dubuque Area Writers Guild. A $3 donation at the door will get you some cool door swag and costumes are definitely encouraged as there will be a costume contest. In addition to the opening reception and Halloween Party, the Nash Gallery will host a free macabre film series on Saturdays at 6 PM, including Nosferatu on October 18, Suspiria on October 25, Videodrome on November 1, and Eraserhead on November 8.

Cultural Expressions: Open Mic

Wednesdays: October 29, November 26 @ 7-9 p.m.
Nash Gallery (371 Bluff St.)

Cultural Expressions is the last Wednesday of every month. A program and artist environment fashioned around the practice of written and spoken word (poetry, lyrics, voice profiles, and other aspects of human expression). “Expressions” is a way to inspire, create, and collaborate. It's an outlet for sharing, performance and expression! Ages 16 and up. Free program call to register.


Images & Information Style Show

Monday, October 20 @ 5 PM
Grand River Center

With a silent auction at 5:00 PM and style show from 7:00-9:00 PM at the Grand River Center, Port of Dubuque, this 21st annual event creates awareness and celebrates survivors of breast cancer. All profits benefit breast cancer survivors with financial need in the local tri-state area. Enjoy music, visit informational booths, and put in some winning bids with the silent auction. The style show showcases trends of the season. A speaker sharing their personal breast cancer survival story and dessert reception are also part of the event. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Advance tickets are available at Amirage Salon, Day Spa & Hair Loss Center, DBQ Fashions, The Discovery Shop, and Tri-State Vein Center. If you are interested in donating your time, talents, or treasure, call Carole Nauman at (563) 582-8832. For more information, visit www.imagesandinformation.org.

A Night in India Featuring Natyarpana Dance Co.

Tuesday, October 21 @ 7:30 PM
Jansen Music Hall, Clarke University

The event will begin with Clarke performances with Indian flair and will conclude with the Natyarpana Dance Company. Natyarpana Dance Company was founded in October 2003 by Kripa Baskaran to share the authentic beauty and power of Indian classical dance, which is over 3,000 years old. Natyarpana’s mission is to present the rich cultural heritage of India through performances and workshops of Indian classical dance, music and theater. General Admission is $10.

“He Said, She Said” Author Road Show!

Tuesday, October 21 @ 7 PM
River Lights Bookstore (1098 Main St)

Featuring Random House authors Wendelin Van Draanen & Mark Huntley Parsons and designed for readers & writers of all ages! The couple will discuss books, writing, the book-to-movie experience, and how they manage to juggle day jobs, children, & sharing an office.

Wuthering Heights

Tuesday, October 21
University of Wisconsin Platteville Center for the Arts

Aquila Theatre brings to life Emily Brontë’s classic story of all-consuming passion with its new production of Wuthering Heights. Wuthering Heights recounts the tale of ill-fated lovers on the lonely moors of northern England. For more information and tickets visit www.uplatte.edu/cfa or call 608-342-1298.

Art Glass Workshop

Wednesday, October 22 @ 6-8:30 PM
Studio Works, 900 Jackson St.

Come use your creativity and have fun. You will make a 7.5” square tray or bowl of your own design. Learn about glass fusing, design and decorating with many pieces of glass; abstract shapes, pebbles, noodles and stringers. Each piece will be unique, use for serving treats, jewelry tray or a great decorative accessory for your home. Also, each participant will make 4 abstract magnets with many, many options for your creativity. Pieces will be decorated and then taken back to Barb’s studio to be fired twice and returned within 7-10 days. Space is limited so register early, cost 60.00 includes all materials and wine will be served. Must register in advance and prepayment is required to hold spot. Contact Barb McKinlay for more information or to sign up at bzmckinlay@aol.com.

Live at the Heritage Center
Shakespeare’s The Tempest performed by New York’s Aquila Theatre

Wednesday, October 22 @ 7:30 p.m.
University of Dubuque Heritage Center

Believed to be Shakespeare’s final play, The Tempest is imbued with magic, the supernatural, and a heightened sense of theatricality. The Aquila Theatre brings its innovative style and dynamic physical approach to this romantic comedy. The New York Times describes this ensemble as “Gleefully engaging…almost unbearable fun…directed with inspiration.”

The University of Dubuque is pleased to announce the 2014-2015 Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series. All guest artist performances have been selected from the best on today’s international touring circuit and will occur in Heritage Center’s signature venue, John and Alice Butler Hall, with a seating capacity of 1000 patrons. For further information, please contact Kristi Lynch, director of public information, at 563-589-3267.

Drinking Habits

Thursday, October 23 @ 7:30 p.m.
October 24-25 @ 8 p.m.
Sunday, October 26 @ 2 p.m.
Bell Tower Theater

Two nuns at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing have been secretly making wine to keep the convent’s doors open, but Paul and Sally,reporters and former fiancées, are hot on their trail. They go undercover as a nun and priest, but their presence spurs paranoia that spies have been sent from Rome to shut them down. Wine and secrets are inevitably spilled as everyone tries to preserve the convent and reconnect with lost loves.

Fever River Puppeteers presents: “Frankie’s Story”

Saturday, October 25
Hazel Green Opera House

Ever wonder how Frankie came to live with Witch Hazel Green and call her Ma? Turns out, the big green guy has been wondering too. Join us at the Hazel Green Opera House for the big reveal! Shows will be at 11 AM on October 18 and 25 and 2 PM on October 16, 18-19, and 25. Tickets for all performances are $5 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger. Doors open a half hour before each weekend performance. Performances are approximately 45 minutes. After each show, the puppeteers answer questions and bring out some of the marionettes so that the audience can learn more about the art of puppetry. For information, call 608-732-6404.

Pumpkin Palooza

Saturday, October 25 @ 10 AM-2 PM
Matter Creative Center (140 E. 9th St)

Carve pumpkins, watch a master carver work pumpkin magic, and learn what else you can do with pumpkins at this free, family friendly event.

Gloria Dixon Book Signing

Saturday, October 25 @ 12:30-2 PM
River Lights Bookstore

Told with poignancy and practicality, this book provides a step-by-step guide for lay people “through the process of carrying out the final wishes, resolving an estate, and/or making the necessary changes after the death of a loved one.” Reading a 1 PM

Surrealism and Storytelling art exhibit

Reception: Saturday, October 25 @ 6-10 PM
Show: Saturday, October 25-Sunday, November 30
Dubuque Area Arts Collective

The DAAC invites you to the Surrealism and Storytelling art exhibit. This is the first DAAC-sponsored exhibit to feature national and international artists, in addition to local talent. Cities represented include Chicago, IL; Leipzig, Germany; Collingswood, NJ; Toronto, Canada; Nacogdoches, Texas; Dubuque, Iowa; and surrounding areas. Upcoming artists from Luther College, Austin State University, Purdue University, and Hempstead High School, among others, are also featured. This exhibit is composed of all forms of painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, digital, performance, and video works from both established and upcoming artists.

Opening reception is Saturday, October 25, 6 pm to 10pm. Surrealist costumes encouraged. Tunes by The Depression Business, followed by Live performance art and music by Iowa City’s I/OWAR and Dog Hairs, from Davenport, Iowa. Cultivating preposterous auditory collages simultaneously alongside delectable rhythmic prophecies, I/OWAR rearranges preconceptions regarding spontaneous musical mysticism. Dog Hairs blends together the sights and sounds that he has happened upon, captured intentionally, and created specifically, creating collages with antiquated analog technologies.The event will also feature "gore" theatrical makeup tutorials and demonstrations by makeup artist and Creative Director of Rogue Collections, Sami Sue. For more information, visit www.DAartsCollective.com or email salondbq@gmail.com.

Men are from Mars Women are from Venus Live!

Saturday, October 25 @ 7:30 PM
Five Flags Theater

The bestselling book has been adapted to a hilarious one-man show. The actor in the show, relates to the audience as someone who resisted the Mars/Venus work for years, but then meets John Gray. Now his experience leads him to share with others how he sees the relationships of men and women from a very humorous perspective. This hysterical show will have couples elbowing each other all evening as they see themselves on stage. Presented via different vignettes and video interaction with cameo appearances from John Gray, it covers everything from dating to marriage to sex…even in the bedroom! Use Passcode MARS to receive tickets half price tickets-only $20 (plus fees). Visit www.fiveflagscenter.com.

Magic for the Museum

Saturday, October 25 @ 8 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar (Diamond Jo Casino)

The Dubuque Museum of Art is pleased to announce in concert with THMedia “Magic for the Museum,” A Benefit for the Dubuque Museum of Art, on Saturday, October 25, 8:00 PM at the Mississippi Moon Bar in the Diamond Jo Casino, Dubuque, Iowa. Performers include the Grand Prix World Champion of Magic, Shawn Farquhar and Des Moines Comedian and Magician Ben Ulin and featuring local performers, Craig Steven and Luke Van Cleve. All ticket proceeds will go directly to the Dubuque Museum of Art. Tickets are $15 or $20 for VIP seating and available online at diamondjo.com or at the To reserve a table, booth or private suite, call 563-663-2291.

Tom Hemple Exhibit Reception

Sunday, October 26 @ 1-3 PM
Maquoketa Art Experience (124 S. Main St. Maquoketa, IA)

Tom Hempel is one of the Quad Cities area’s most talented and creative watercolor artists. Tom has completed over 1,000 paintings depicting homes-new and old-schools, universities, public and private office buildings and churches. His work is widely distributed both in and outside the Quad Cities. Though well known for the work he has done to date, Tom has recently begun to expand his creative horizons by painting what he "sees" with his eyes and heart and not so much from photos he has taken. He is doing more "whimsical' work, combining several different scenes to make a new scene. As a result, he has launched a new era of creativity. Add to his list of accomplishments a calendar underwritten by the City of Davenport Parks and Recreation Department. This calendar contains paintings of places and buildings in his beloved Quad Cities. Tom's paintings have been featured in local newspapers on both sides of the river and recently has had over forty of his paintings displayed in an exhibition at a new business in LeClaire which received high critical praise and led to several paintings being sold.

Organ Crawl & Mini Concerts

Sunday, October 26 @ 3 PM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church (2215 Windsor Ave)

Enjoy the sounds of 3 area church organs on Sunday, October 26, beginning at 3:00 pm at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2215 Windsor Ave, Dubuque IA, where Dr. Roy Carroll will present the first mini recital. From there, it's a short drive to Grace Point Presbyterian Church, 3100 Windsor where Dr. Chuck Barland will play (approximately 3:45 pm). The 3rd church in the organ crawl is St. John Episcopal, 14th & Main to hear Nancy Woodin (approximately 4:30 pm). A short vespers service is planned following the last recital at 5:00. The concerts are free and open to the public. Area organists are encouraged to attend. Questions? Contact Chuck Barland at 589-3564.

The Dubuque Fire Pipes and Drums: Free Celtic Music Concert

Sunday October 26 @ 3 PM
University of Dubuque, Blades Chapel

The Dubuque Fire Pipes and Drums will be hosting a free concert on Sunday October 26, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. in Blades Chapel on the campus of the University of Dubuque. Guest performer will be Adrian Melvin, world renowned bagpiper and instructor. Adrian will be in town conducting a Bagpiping seminar with the Dubuque Fire Pipes and Drums on Saturday October 25 and 26, and will finish the seminar with a free concert. Adrian Melvin started his piping at the young age of 13 under the instruction of his father, Pipe Major Kenneth Melvin and Pipe Major Ian Duncan. Adrian came into his own rights while competing at the World Championships and winning 1st place in 1998 with the Victorian Police Pipe Band. Adrian has also won numerous solo awards throughout the years. Adrian moved to the United States from Dundee, Scotland and enjoys teaching, judging, and performing all around the world. Among his many piping achievements, Adrian has performed with the Chieftains at the Chicago Symphony Center and appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show. This free concert is made possible by the University of Dubuque. For questions concerning the event or the Dubuque Fire Pipes and Drums please contact Terry Mozena at Tmozena@MCHSI.com or 563-542-2866.

UD Chamber Singers and Julien Chamber Choir: A Life in Song

Sunday, October 26 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center, John and Alice Butler Hall

The concert, titled A Life in Song, features works by Mozart, Whitacre, and others, including the premiere of a commissioned work by Clarke University senior Adam O’Dell, based on the Dylan Thomas poem, “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night”.  Tickets are available through the Farber box Office - $7 for adults, $3 students and children, UD faculty/staff/students are free of charge – but a ticket is required for admission.

The University of Dubuque Chamber Singers is a select group of 10-12 singers from the University’s Concert Choir specializing in a cappella singing.  They perform and tour alongside the Concert Choir and present their own concert each spring.

The Julien Chamber Choir is an auditioned group of professional and amateur musicians from the Dubuque area.  In addition to their regular fall and spring concerts, they have been guest performers at the 2005 Illinois Music Educator’s Association State Conference, the 2003 Iowa Composer’s Symposium and Dubuque’s Summer Arboretum Concert Series.

For further information, please contact Kristi Lynch, director of public information, at 563.589.3267. 2000 University Avenue · Dubuque, Iowa 52001-5099

The University of Dubuque Jazz Ensemble: "The Birds and the Beats"

Monday, October 27 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque, Heritage Center, John and Alice Butler Hall
Tickets: FREE

The University’s Jazz Ensemble will perform its fall concert titled The Birds and the Beats on Monday, October 27 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free, but a ticket is required. Tickets are available at Farber Box Office, open Monday through Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Heritage Center, University of Dubuque, 2255 Bennett Street, by phone at 563.585.SHOW(7469), or online at www.dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Poet-in-Residence Series Presents Lucia Orth

Tuesday, October 28 @ 6 PM
University of Dubuque Campus, Charles C. Myers Library, Couchman Reading Room

Lucia Orth lived in Manila for five years working for a non-profit organization. She has also lived in London, Beijing, and Washington, D.C., and traveled extensively in the Philippines, Asia, and Eastern Europe. A graduate of Notre Dame Law School, she teaches a course on Treaty Law and another on Law and Religion in the Indigenous and American Indian Studies Department at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas. She is currently working on a novel set in the early 1900’s in Manila, and planning another set in World War II Italy. She will be reading from her acclaimed novel, Baby Jesus Pawn Shop, as well as new work. For further information, please contact Kristi Lynch, director of public information, at 563.589.3267

Murder Party 1 & 2 Premiere Screening

Wednesday, October 29 @ 6-9 p.m.
Eronel
Admission: $5

Join the cast and crew for the official premiere of Murder Party 2, preceded by a screening of the first film in the series. Featuring a cast of local talent, over-the-top thrills and chills await as you, too, are invited to experience the Murder Party! In the film, Leonard “Whiskers” St. Elliott barely escapes the first night of mayhem, but the sinister forces behind the Murder Party aren’t through with him yet. Framed for crimes he didn’t commit, Whiskers must fight to clear his name, all while trying to survive another night of mayhem within the haunted walls of the Kirby Building.

Three years ago, local filmmakers Paul Kurutsides and David Tucker enlisted the help of the Dubuque community to create the feature-length horror film The Cutting Room Floor. The 14-month labor of love was comprised of several short vignettes, two of which appeared in the 2012 Julien Dubuque International Film Festival. Last summer, the directing duo reunited to produce a sequel to one of the shorts featured in the anthology: the campy B-movie throwback, Murder Party.

Meet the cast during the opening cocktail hour while receiving a recap of the first film. Then settle in for a second helping with the premiere of Murder Party 2. The evening will conclude with a short Q&A following the feature. Profits from the screening will be donated to the Dubuque Area Arts Collective, a local non-profit organization. The films are rated R. Minors are to be accompanied by adult. Unaccompanied minors must bring a signed form to the event. Contact (info@pkpfilms.com) to receive a form.

Macabre Art Exhibit Halloween Party

Friday, October 31 @ 7-10 PM
Nash Gallery

The Nash Gallery Macabre Art Exhibit, which features the artwork of ten area artists, celebrating the theme of death and horror, hosts a Halloween Party on Friday, October 31 from 7-10 PM with entertainment provided by fellow Dubuque County Fine Arts Society affiliates Trainwreck Productions, Rogue Collections, and Dubuque Area Writers Guild. At 8:00 PM, Trainwreck Productions presents Macabaret, a musical Halloween cabaret, followed by live models and the Rogue Collections show announcement at 8:30 PM and frightful stories and poems by Dubuque Area Writers Guild (DAWG) at 8:45 PM A costume contest, light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, and more will be part of the festivities. Admission is $3. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/nashdbq,, www.dcfas.org, or www.trainwreckproductions.org.

Eighth Annual Arts and Crafts Show

Saturday, November 1 @ 9 AM-1 PM
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church (2145 JFK Rd.)
Cost: FREE

The arts and craft show features local artisans and craftsmen. The handmade items include: hand-crafted baskets, woods, up-cycled art, needlework, jewelry, fall décor, wall art, wreaths, floral arrangements, Christmas ornaments and décor, delicious baked goods, and much, much more! Free Admission and Door Prizes! Benefit for the Dubuque Lutheran School.

Art Glass Workshop

Saturday November 1 @ 1-3:30 PM
Studio Works, 900 Jackson St.

Come use your creativity and have fun! With Barb’s guidance, each student will design and decorate six fused glass ornaments (or four ornaments and a small 4” tray) — trees/presents/rounds/butterflies or other abstract shapes with the pieces provided. Ornaments will be taken to Barb’s studio for firing and be available to pick up about 2 weeks later. These classes fill up fast so please register early. Cost of $60 includes all materials, and prepayment is required to hold your space. Contact Barb McKinlay for more information or to sign up at bzmckinlay@aol.com.

Family Beer & Liquor Annual Fall Beer Tasting

Thursday, November 6 @ 5:30-8 p.m.
Family Beer & Liquor

Over 70 beers will be open to sample with light hors d'oeuvres. Purchase your tickets at Family Beer & Liquor. Proceeds benefit Toys for Tots.

Dubuque Food & Wine on the River

November 7–9
Port of Dubuque

Following a wildly successful inaugural year in 2013, the Dubuque Food & Wine on the River festival returns to the Port of Dubuque on November 7-9, presented by the Hotel Julien Dubuque. The weekend-long showcase of gourmet food and wine from Dubuque’s finest venues welcomes celebrity guest Paul Gilmartin from TBS’s “Dinner and a Movie.”

Friday night’s Reserve Tasting at the Mississippi Moon Bar in the Diamond Jo Casino will once again feature the talented chefs from Caroline’s Restaurant in the Hotel Julien, L. May Eatery, Pepper Sprout and Woodfire Grill at the Diamond Jo Casino who will be serving up amazing entrées. Naturally, the Reserve Tasting will feature truly fine wines with an entry level price of $25–$30 per bottle. Entertainment will be provided by Kristina Castaneda and Shawn Healy, and the night will be hosted by Paul Gilmartin who will also do a little bit of food and wine related stand-up to set the mood.

Saturday kicks off with a parade running from Stone Cliff, up onto Main Street, and back again with Paul Gilmartin acting as the Grand Marshall. The day then brings yet another tasting event, this one more accessible to the everyday wine drinker with wines starting in the $10 a bottle range. A much more party-like atmosphere is ensured by the presence of The Lonely Goats who bring the party every time with a great eclectic mix of music. Once again, there will be a soup battle royal featuring the four restaurants from Friday night plus additional entries from Cremer’s Grocery, The Dubuque Food Co-Op and East Mill Bakery with judging at 2 PM led by Paul Gilmartin.

Tickets for Friday night are $65 each and Saturday is $45 with a weekend pass being offered for just $99. They are available at all participating restaurants, Van’s Liquor Store, Stone Cliff Winery and online through the event website, dbqfoodandwine.com.

On Sunday, everyone is invited to Van’s Liquor Store, just over the river, for mimosas, bloody marys and complimentary pastries from 10 AM–1 PM where you’ll also find great deals on the wines you sampled over the weekend.

The Hotel Julien is also putting on a killer deal for the weekend which includes a room for two nights, dining at Caroline’s and weekend passes to the event for a stellar rate. When all is said and done, proceeds from the weekend benefit Resources Unite, a local nonprofit organization that connects individuals and corporations to volunteer opportunities. Much more to come in the next issue of 365ink, stay tuned! Or just visit dbqfoodandwine.com now and get your tickets before they’re gone.

Whispers & Shouts

Saturday, November 8 @ 7-11 PM
Dubuque Area Arts Collective

The following month, on Saturday, November 8, from 7 PM to 11 PM, the exhibit will host Whispers & Shouts, an evening of storytelling and readings.This event will feature local emerging authors reading from their works, as well as community members taking to the podium to share autobiographical tales. Several guests from Dubuque and the surrounding community will share personal stories, ranging from the lighthearted to the serious. In addition to our guests, audience members will be invited to volunteer to tell their stories. For more information, visit www.DAartsCollective.com or email salondbq@gmail.com.

Live at the Heritage Center
Carrie Newcomer, folk singer/songwriter

Friday, November 14 @ 7:30 p.m.
University of Dubuque Heritage Center

Vocalist/guitarist Carrie Newcomer has been described as “a soaring songstress” by Billboard, a “prairie mystic” by The Boston Globe and Rolling Stone wrote that she “asks all the right questions.” One of the definitive voices of the heartland and progressive spirituality, Newcomer has the ability for sharp observation of the world. Pianist Gary Walters joins Carrie for this special concert.

The University of Dubuque is pleased to announce the 2014-2015 Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series. All guest artist performances have been selected from the best on today’s international touring circuit and will occur in Heritage Center’s signature venue, John and Alice Butler Hall, with a seating capacity of 1000 patrons. For further information, please contact Kristi Lynch, director of public information, at 563-589-3267.

26th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet

Saturday, November 15 @ 6:30 PM
The Diamond Jo Casino Banquet Hall

The purpose of the Freedom Fund Banquet is two-fold. We want to engage Dubuque and the tri state in a celebratory event with our chapter as we continue the advancement of civil rights for all. Money raised from the banquet also provide the funding for our annual Dr. Martin King Jr. Essay Contest. We strongly believe that the next generation of young people be knowledgeable of who Dr. King was and what he stood for. Your support enables us to do just that. This Freedom Fund Banquet will be a grand celebration and a new beginning for our Dubuque chapter. Our key note speaker will be Mr. Anson Asaka. He is a cum laude graduate from Howard University and is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey and New York. He is the Assistant General Counsel of the NAACP Legal Department. Everyone is welcome to attend. The program and entertainment promise to delight and inform us. A cash bar will open at 6:00 p.m. and our program will begin at 6:30 with dinner served at 7:00. We will conclude the evening with music by Gregory James. Bring your dancing shoes.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra: 88 Keys to the City

Saturday, November 15 @ 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 16 @ 2 p.m.
Five Flags Theater

A Dubuque native, Merrit’s new work is inspired by the spirit and people of our “Key City”. Alpin Hong makes his DSO debut with Liszt’s explosive First Piano Concerto. Dvořák’s pastoral Eighth Symphony, composed in his beloved Bohemia, is filled to the brim with sunny melodies.

30th Annual Nouveau Weekend

November 21-23
Galena Cellars Winery (515 S. Main St., Galena)

Calling wine lovers of all levels! Join us as we celebrate the French-inspired tradition of Nouveau previewing a sampling of the vintage from the fall harvest. In Galena, Illinois we celebrate all things wine. Indulge in wine tastings from Nouveau to elegant Oregon Pinot Noirs, to stunning Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons, crisp Marlborough Sauvignon Blancs, to toasty Carneros Chardonnays. Also enjoy wine dinners, wine-inspired spa packages, lodging packages, shopping and all that brings wine lovers bliss. Raise your glass and let the adventure begin. For more information call 815-777-3330 or visit nouveauweekend.com.

A Branson Classic Country Christmas

Saturday, November 29 @ 7 p.m.
Ohnward Fine Arts Center (Maquoketa, IA)
Tickets: $22 adv/$25 door adults; $13 adv/$15 door students

Direct from BRANSON the OZARK JUBILEE features an all star cast of Branson’s top entertainers. This year the Ozark Jubilee presents the BRANSON Classic Country Christmas!! This dynamic show salutes the music of the great LEGENDS OF COUNTRY MUSIC in the first half of the show. The entire second half of our show is a total variety of Christmas music. From traditional standards you’ll remember such as Silent Night, White Christmas and many more to some more contemporary Christmas selections. We will share with you the TRUE meaning of Christmas with music, comedy and message to provide an evening of entertainment that will touch your heart.

Christmas at Heritage Center

Friday, December 5 @ 7:30 p.m.
University of Dubuque Heritage Center
Tickets: $0-10

Following an inspired 2013 debut, this new UD tradition promises once again to bring renewed spiritual meaning to your Christmas season. UD's Fine and Performing Arts Department celebrates the birth of Christ through a dynamic concert presentation featuring the Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Wind Ensemble, and more. The heavenly acoustics of John and Alice Butler Hall provide the perfect backdrop for this festive and celebratory occasion. For more information, visit www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts/heritagecenter/liveatheritagecenter/.

A Christmas to Remember

December 5-6, 12-13, 19-20 @ 8 p.m.
December 7, 14, 21 @ 2 p.m.
December 11 and 18 @ 7:30 p.m.
Bell Tower Theater

From the author of We’ve Been Friends Forever and Peace, Love & My Mother-in-Law comes a holiday comedy you won’t soon forget. As if the holidays aren’t hectic enough, this year Callie and her husband are moving her parents into a retirement community. It’s December 23; their house is sold, and they just have some last minute packing to do before the movers come on December 26. The problem...Dad has changed his mind and refuses to leave the house.

Galena Territory Holiday Housewalk

Saturday, December 6 @ 10 AM-4 PM
Galena Territory

Five homeowners in The Galena Territory invite the public to tour their beautifully decorated private homes during this year’s Galena Territory Holiday Housewalk on Saturday, Dec.6. Holiday Housewalk proceeds will be donated to several local nonprofit organizations as designated by the homeowners, including Safehaven Humane Society, Relay for Life/American Cancer Society, United Churches of Galena Food Pantry, Riverview Center and the Veteran's Freedom Center. Sponsored by The Galena Territory Association, the Holiday Housewalk features self-guided tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets may be purchased for $12 per person on the day of the tour at The Galena Territory Owners’ Club, 2000 Territory Drive, Galena, Ill., with ticket sales ending at 2:30 p.m. Advance tickets also may be purchased at The Galena Territory Owners’ Club.

Light holiday refreshments will be served at the Owners’ Club, where a raffle will be held for unique handmade items by local crafters and quilters. Two clubs, the Quilters in The Territory and the Sew ‘n So’s, are sponsoring the raffle and will be donating raffle proceeds to their charity of choice, Galena Food Pantry. Please support these many worthwhile local nonprofit organizations by attending The Galena Territory Holiday Housewalk on Dec. 6, 2014. For more information, call The Galena Territory Association at 815-777-2000.

David Church Christmas Show

Saturday, December 6 @ 2 p.m.
Grand Opera House (135 W. 8th St.)

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra: Holiday Family Concert

Saturday, December 6 @ 1 p.m.
Five Flags Theater

Dive into the spirit of Christmas! This special family concert features a shorter program of lively holiday music, sing-a-longs, guest performers and, of course, a visit from our favorite jolly old elf—Santa! The concert is approximately one hour with no intermission. Free photo with Santa! Children are invited to get their picture taken with Santa for free in the Five Flags Theater lobby after the family concert.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra: Celebration Concerts

Saturday, December 6 @ 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 7 @ 2 p.m.
Five Flags Theater

Celebrate the holidays with the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra! We welcome the Dubuque Chorale, members of the Heartland Ballet and vocalist Wayne Tigges as our special guests for this enchanting Christmas concert. The combination of familiar favorites, festive new music and the cheerfully decorated theater will leave you in the spirit of the season. Join us and create loving memories with your family and friends that will last a lifetime.

The Dubuque City Youth Ballet presents: The Nutcracker Ballet

December 13, 19-20 @ 7:30 p.m.
December 14 and 21 @ 2 p.m.
Grand Opera House (135 W. 8th St.)

A highlight of the season in Dubuque for decades, this beautiful production by the Dubuque City Youth Ballet and the Heartland Ballet Company is a “must see” for young and old alike.

Heartache Tonight - The Music of the Eagles

Wednesday, December 31 @ 7 p.m.
Ohnward Fine Arts Center (Maquoketa, IA)
Tickets: $25 adv; $30 door

rom the powerful guitar duel in Hotel California" to the shimmering harmonies of "Peaceful Easy Feeling." Heartache Tonight delivers a true Eagles concert experience, with meticulous attention to every detail. Heartache Tonight brings together music from all eras and incarnations of this huge rock powerhouse that produced hits over our decades. There are no pre-recorded backing tracks in the Heartache Tonight show; all vocal harmonies and guitar parts are faithful to the originals and performed live. There is no " choreography no leather pants, no cowboy hats! Just hit song after hit song from one of the greatest rock bands of all time, performed by tremendously talented musicians with perfection and passion. A Heartache Tonight concert is filled with moments designed to thrill classic rock fans: the soaring a cappella harmonies of “Seven Bridges Road," the snarling guitars of "Life In The Fast Lane," the anthemic country rock of “Take It Easy,” and the beautifully evocative "Heart Or The Matter." Close your eyes and you’ll swear you’re hearing the real thing.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra: Holiday Family Concert

Friday, January 23 @ 8 p.m.
Mississippi Moon Bar (Diamond Jo Casino)

Join us for the third annual Ultimate Rock Hits concert featuring chart toppers from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. Members from local rock bands Half Fast, Crystal Leather, Menace, Joie Wails Band and JJ Schmitz Duo join the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra for a hell-raising good time. Don’t be fooled! This orchestra fights, for its right…..TO PARTY!

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra: Epic Eroica

Saturday, February 7 @ 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 8 @ 2 p.m.
University of Dubuque Heritage Center

The concert opens with Mozart’s bright and lively Overture to The Impressario. Performing the piece alongside the DSO will be students from the Dubuque Symphony Youth Orchestra. University of Iowa professors Katie Wolfe and Anthony Arnone perform the Brahms Double Concerto in which the violin and cello aren’t just alternating soloists, but equal partners finishing each other’s sentences. Beethoven’s revolutionary Eroica Symphony was the grandest and most ambitious orchestral work of its time. Its extraordinary scope, majestic harmonies, and drama are sensational—especially heard live!

Live at the Heritage Center
The Great Gatsby performed by Montana Repertory Theatre

Friday, February 13 @ 7:30 p.m.
University of Dubuque Heritage Center

One of the great cautionary tales about the American Dream, The Great Gatsby is now brought to the stage by Montana Repertory Theatre (MRT). Known for its compelling productions of great American stories that penetrate to the core of human experience, the Rep’s Gatsby delivers it all: elusive magic, beautiful people, decadence, idealism--and the darkest fate.

The University of Dubuque is pleased to announce the 2014-2015 Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series. All guest artist performances have been selected from the best on today’s international touring circuit and will occur in Heritage Center’s signature venue, John and Alice Butler Hall, with a seating capacity of 1000 patrons. For further information, please contact Kristi Lynch, director of public information, at 563-589-3267.

Live at the Heritage Center
Dallas Brass presents American Musical Journey

Saturday, February 21 @ 7:30 p.m.
University of Dubuque Heritage Center

This exciting concert incorporates a full complement of brass and percussion for a musical travelogue through American history.  From the time of George Washington to the present day – music will be selected from the masters – Copland, Bernstein, Gershwin, Berlin, John Williams, Sousa; from bands like the Tijuana Brass and Chicago; and styles from Dixieland, swing, Broadway, folk, patriotic, pop, and even hip-hop! The UD Wind Ensemble is a special guest.

The University of Dubuque is pleased to announce the 2014-2015 Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series. All guest artist performances have been selected from the best on today’s international touring circuit and will occur in Heritage Center’s signature venue, John and Alice Butler Hall, with a seating capacity of 1000 patrons. For further information, please contact Kristi Lynch, director of public information, at 563-589-3267.

Live at the Heritage Center
The Lightning Thief performed by New York’s Theatreworks USA

Sunday, March 8 @ 2 p.m.
University of Dubuque Heritage Center

From Percy Jackson & The Olympians: Book One and based on the popular book series by Rick Riordan, Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. And that’s the least of his troubles since he has discovered he’s the descendent of the Greek God, Poseidon. Zeus’s master lightning bolt has been stolen and Percy is the prime suspect. With help from his friends, Percy has ten days to find and return Zeus’s stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus.

The University of Dubuque is pleased to announce the 2014-2015 Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series. All guest artist performances have been selected from the best on today’s international touring circuit and will occur in Heritage Center’s signature venue, John and Alice Butler Hall, with a seating capacity of 1000 patrons. For further information, please contact Kristi Lynch, director of public information, at 563-589-3267.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra: Tcheers for Tchaikovsky

Saturday, March 14 @ 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 15 @ 2 p.m.
University of Dubuque Heritage Center

Grammy-nominated, international star of the flute, Carol Wincenc performs Rouse’s Flute Concerto, hailed as “a certifiable hit” by the Detroit Free Press. Its slow soaring melodies and spirited jigs conjure Irish folk music. Sorrow, joy, passion, triumph, the forces of Fate - it’s all there in Tchaikovsky’s Fifth. The sheer emotion of this concert will stay with you long after the last notes are played.

Live at the Heritage Center
Ensemble Español presents Flamenco Passion!

Thursday, March 26 @ 7:30 p.m.
University of Dubuque Heritage Center

Chicago’s Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater beguiles crowds with quicksilver choreography steeped in an atmosphere of romance. Highlighted by Ravel’s Bolero, “Flamenco Passion” is a lavish production of original Spanish Classical ballets, folkloric suites, and fiery Flamenco dramas.

The University of Dubuque is pleased to announce the 2014-2015 Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series. All guest artist performances have been selected from the best on today’s international touring circuit and will occur in Heritage Center’s signature venue, John and Alice Butler Hall, with a seating capacity of 1000 patrons. For further information, please contact Kristi Lynch, director of public information, at 563-589-3267.

Live at the Heritage Center
Annie Moses Band, gospel & bluegrass

Wednesday, April 8 @ 7:30 p.m.
University of Dubuque Heritage Center

The Annie Moses Band's innovative sound has delighted audiences around the world - on PBS and on stages like Carnegie Hall and the Grand Ole Opry. The band weaves musical styles together into cinematic arrangements while virtuosic siblings bring Juilliard-honed chops to Nashville-styled music-making. The Annie Moses band combines many genres of music into a style that unifies audiences, young and old, progressive and conservative.

The University of Dubuque is pleased to announce the 2014-2015 Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series. All guest artist performances have been selected from the best on today’s international touring circuit and will occur in Heritage Center’s signature venue, John and Alice Butler Hall, with a seating capacity of 1000 patrons. For further information, please contact Kristi Lynch, director of public information, at 563-589-3267.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra: Best of Opera

Saturday, April 18 @ 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 19 @ 2 p.m.
Five Flags Theater

In the 2014 - 2015 classics season finale, the DSO and the Dubuque Chorale perform some of the greatest and most memorable works from the opera stage. Featured soloist include local soprano Megan Gloss; Sang-In Han, professor of music at Clarke University; and international performer Alvaro Ramirez.

Live at the Heritage Center
The Berenstain Bears Live! in Family Matters the musical

Friday, April 17 @ 7 p.m.
University of Dubuque Heritage Center

Adapted from Stan and Jan Berenstain’s classic children’s book series, The Berenstain Bears LIVE! demonstrates Bear Country is not without its complications: Brother Bear's grades are slipping, Sister Bear still has a few things to learn about making new friends, and Papa Bear just can't stop eating junk food. Alas, Mama Bear comes to the rescue! Using iconic stories and imagery with a healthy dose of song and dance, this new off-Broadway musical teaches the importance of honesty, health, and safety.

The University of Dubuque is pleased to announce the 2014-2015 Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series. All guest artist performances have been selected from the best on today’s international touring circuit and will occur in Heritage Center’s signature venue, John and Alice Butler Hall, with a seating capacity of 1000 patrons. For further information, please contact Kristi Lynch, director of public information, at 563-589-3267.

Live at the Heritage Center
Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking!

Wednesday, May 6 @ 7:30 p.m.
University of Dubuque Heritage Center

From ANNIE to PHANTOM to WICKED, this fall-down funny, satirical roast of over 30 Broadway hits closes our 2014-2015 season and features outrageous costumes, silly spoofs, and madcap impressions by a stellar quartet of Broadway’s best! A New York sensation for 30 years, it's never been more fun poking fun at your favorite musicals and stars at a dizzying pace.

The University of Dubuque is pleased to announce the 2014-2015 Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series. All guest artist performances have been selected from the best on today’s international touring circuit and will occur in Heritage Center’s signature venue, John and Alice Butler Hall, with a seating capacity of 1000 patrons. For further information, please contact Kristi Lynch, director of public information, at 563-589-3267.

Events & Articles

Live Music Features

Posted on October 10, 2014

Discover more about musicians coming to the area!

Halloween for Adults

Posted on October 09, 2014

Can you believe it?  Halloween is on a Friday this year!  While that means that there are going to be loads of fun Halloween parties that actually fall on October 31, it doesn’t mean you have to wait until the end of the month to start getting your costume-loving, booty-shaking party pants on.  In fact, there are fun Halloween-themed parties and events that are sutiably adult-oriented throughout the month.  Here’s a list to get you started:

Halloween for Families

Posted on October 09, 2014

Halloween is a fun time for kids and adults alike.  Here is a whole grab bag of fun-sized events for the whole family, from now through the end of the month.

Gary Olsen: There Are Places I Remember

Posted By Bryce Parks on September 30, 2014

You’ll be hard pressed to find anyone in Dubuque who has more successfully balanced a creative existence between fine art and graphic design than Gary Olsen. In many ways, the lines are blurred, with many of his best artistic works coming growing out of commissions or charitable purposes and many of his finest commercial design pieces being worthy of framing themselves. It’s pretty difficult to engage actively in the Dubuque community and not encounter a Gary Olsen original design, whether it be a painting hanging in a business or a friends home, or a logo on the side of a vehicle or on a t-shirt. He’s painted, drawn, filmed and crafted his life into the canvas of Dubuque, which is only appropriate as the works he’s created for his latest show are a literal reflection of this community on which he’s made such an impact.

Live Music Features

Posted on September 26, 2014

Discover more about musicians coming to the area!