DMAF Curated: Art exhibit & creative experience

DMAF Curated Blurring Boundaries exhibit by Silent Rivers and Des Moines Arts Festival

The creative forces of Silent Rivers Design+Build and Des Moines Arts Festival have joined together to create DMAF Curated, the sneak peek art exhibit for the 2019 Des Moines Arts Festival! This special exhibit is a stunning curation by Chaden Halfhill that features 7 of this year’s 165 artists.

On display at Olson-Larsen Galleries in conjunction with their Annual Landscaping Show until moving to the Silent Rivers VIP Club during the Festival where it expands into a creative experience!

DMAF Curated Blurring Boundaries featured artists' work

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: The DMAF Curated Blurring Boundaries exhibit features stunning artwork by Chris Dahlquist, Aileen Frick, Mick Whitcomb, Jennifer Thoem and Mitchell Spain (plus Amy Lansburg and Andrew Sovjani; not pictured).

The public is invited to the FREE Opening Reception!

WHAT:
Opening Reception for DMAF Curated Blurring Boundaries

WHEN:
Friday, May 31 from 5:00-7:00pm

WHERE:
Olson-Larsen Galleries
203 Fifth Street, West Moines, IA 50265

(directions)

RSVPs:
RSVPs appreciated via Facebook »

ARTISTS:
Amy Lansburg, Mixed Media, Valdosta, GA
Andrew Sovjani, Photography, Conway, MA
Chris Dahlquist, Photography, Kansas City, MO
Mick Whitcomb, Mixed Media, Springfield, MO
Aileen Frick, Mixed Media Collage, Phoenix, AZ
Mitchell Spain, 3-D Ceramics, Norwalk, IA
Jenifer Theom, Ceramics, Rome, GA

Experience these amazing works of art in an intimate setting while socializing over hors d’oeuvres. Curator Chaden Halfhill, founder of Silent Rivers and board member of Des Moines Arts Festival, will give a brief and lively presentation of this year’s theme of “Blurring Boundaries”.

 

The inspiration behind DMAF Curated Blurring Boundaries

Now in it’s third year, DMAF Curated is an example of how to bring together, or curate, a personal collection of art that resonates both as individual pieces and a cohesive collection that inspires a deeper appreciation of the world around us.

In this year’s “Blurring Boundaries” collection, Chaden has chosen works that range from industrial art and installation sculpture to stunning silver gelatin printed landscapes that capture the beauty of nature and everyday objects while celebrating modern design.

DMAF Curated is a creative collaboration between Silent Rivers Design+Build and Des Moines Arts Festival to support the DMAF vision to strengthen a vibrant and creative community. As one of the world’s top-ranked festivals, Des Moines Arts Festival is an excellent resource to experience and collect incredible art. More than 1,000 artists from around the world apply each year, and jurors narrow down the selection to only 165 artists. DMAF Curated provides an intimate glimpse at 7 of this year’s featured artists.

 

DMAF Curated moves and expands into a creative experience June 28

Dr. Lenore Metrick-Chen, art history professor, DMAF Curated exhibit and presentations in the Creative Cafe area of the Silent Rivers VIP Club at the 2018 Des Moines Arts Festival

Dr. Lenore Metrick-Chen, Art History Professor at Drake University, presenting on “Advocacy and Inclusivity in Collecting Art” at DMAF Curated 2018 in the Silent Rivers VIP Club.

DMAF Curated Blurring Boundaries can be seen at Olson-Larsen Galleries, 203 Fifth Street in West Des Moines’ Valley Junction, until this roving exhibit moves to the stylish Silent Rivers VIP Club at the Des Moines Arts Festival from June 28-30 in Western Gateway Park.

Within the cozy Creative Cafe inside the the Silent Rivers VIP Club, the exhibit expands into a creative experience with arts and culture programs and conversations complemented by Mars Cafe beverages and light fare.

This VIP experience is available by purchasing a tax-deductible patron package to ensure this award-winning festival remains a free and vital part of our community’s culture. Become a patron to get the VIP experience, which includes terraced seating, main stage views, express lane service and air-conditioned bathrooms!

Siobhan Spain of Mainframe Studios, DMAF Curated exhibit and presentations in the Creative Cafe area of the Silent Rivers VIP Club at the 2018 Des Moines Arts Festival

Siobhan Spain of Mainframe Studios presenting in the Creative Cafe of the Silent Rivers VIP Club at the 2018 Des Moines Arts Festival.

RSVP to the DMAF Curated opening reception »

Experience two exhibits on Friday evening at Olson-Larsen Galleries with the opening of their Annual Landscaping Show and this year’s DMAF Curated. Socialize over art and hors d’oeuvres while getting a sneak peek at the 2019 Des Moines Arts Festival!

Become a patron of the Des Moines Arts Festival to get access to the Silent Rivers VIP Club »

There you will expand your DMAF Curated experience by gaining access to the Creative Cafe inside the VIP Club where you can relax protected from weather while listening to art presentations and enjoying Mars Cafe beverages.

 

Thank you for supporting the arts in our vibrant community!

Announcing the 2019 DMAF Curated speakers in the Silent Rivers VIP Club at Des Moines Arts Festival

Announcing the 2019 DMAF Curated speakers in the Silent Rivers VIP Club at Des Moines Arts Festival

 

Get access to the Silent Rivers VIP Club at the 2019 Des Moines Arts Festival!

Get access to the Silent Rivers VIP Club at the 2019 Des Moines Arts Festival!

 

Photo gallery: Silent Rivers VIP Club at 2018 Des Moines Arts Festival

Photo gallery: Silent Rivers VIP Club at 2018 Des Moines Arts Festival

 

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