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Octagon Center for the Arts

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427 Douglas Ave.
Ames, IA 50010 United States

Jun 2018

Gallery Night + Artwalk

June 1, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
Octagon Center for the Arts, 427 Douglas Ave.
Ames, IA 50010 United States
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Join the Octagon on June 1st for a night packed full of visual art and music! All three galleries will have receptions from 5–7 p.m. for our artists Danielle Clouse Gast, Paula Streeter and Alex Braidwood. The Octagon is also participating…

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Homemade/Historic Media 101 Workshop: Paula Streeter

June 2, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Octagon Center for the Arts, 427 Douglas Ave.
Ames, IA 50010 United States
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Join Paula Streeter, Iowa State University lecturer in art and visual culture, to learn the basics of making and using materials that have been used since the beginning of history. Egg tempera, inks from everyday objects, charcoals and metal point…

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Jul 2018

What Does Sound Look Like? with Alex Braidwood

July 9, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
Octagon Center for the Arts, 427 Douglas Ave.
Ames, IA 50010 United States
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Alex Braidwood, assistant professor of graphic design, will host this four-day art camp (1-4 p.m. July 9-12) for children ages 7 through 12. Participants will be exposed to all types of sounds; some they will recognize, and some they won't.…

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Oct 2018

Hometown Teams Exhibition Opening Night Tailgate

October 4, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
Octagon Center for the Arts, 427 Douglas Ave.
Ames, IA 50010 United States
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Join us in downtown Ames for the opening night of the Smithsonian Institute Traveling Exhibit, Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America. The Hometown Teams exhibit captures the stories that unfold on neighborhood fields and courts, and the underdog heroics, larger-than-life…

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Apr 2019

After Hours with Manatsa Mazimbe

April 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Octagon Center for the Arts, 427 Douglas Ave.
Ames, IA 50010 United States
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The Octagon Center for the Arts, a nonprofit community art organization located at 427 Douglas Ave. in downtown Ames, will host its first ever “After Hours” event for Iowa State University students. Students are invited to a private tour of…

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May 2019

Printfest 2019 Artist Talk + Panel Discussion + Retirement Reception with April Katz

May 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Octagon Center for the Arts, 427 Douglas Ave.
Ames, IA 50010 United States
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A retirement reception for April Katz, Morrill Professor of art and visual culture (printmaking), will be held in conjunction with a reception for Measured Perceptions, an exhibition of her work, from 6–8 p.m. Thursday, May 30, in the Community Gallery…

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Jun 2019

Art Talk: AJ Zandt

June 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
Octagon Center for the Arts, 427 Douglas Ave.
Ames, IA 50010 United States
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Join AJ Zandt at the Octagon for an art talk! Thursday, June 6, 2019 In the Small Wall Gallery (Third floor) Octagon Center for the Arts 427 Douglas Ave, Ames, Iowa 50010 Starting at 6:00 p.m. AJ Zandt is an…

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Printfest 2019 Reception

June 7, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Octagon Center for the Arts, 427 Douglas Ave.
Ames, IA 50010 United States
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A reception for concurrent exhibitions at the Octagon Center for the Arts in Ames by April Katz, Morrill professor of art and visual culture (printmaking), and 29 current students and alumni who studied printmaking at Iowa State. Measured Perceptions (May…

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Nov 2019

Octagon Center for the Arts Gallery Night

November 8, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST
Octagon Center for the Arts, 427 Douglas Ave.
Ames, IA 50010 United States
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Reception for new exhibitions at the Octagon Center for the Arts in downtown Ames, including the joint show by Emily Verdoorn and ISU alumnus Jon Kamrath (MFA 2008 Integrated Visual Arts) on display Nov. 2–Dec. 21 in the Octagon's Sweeney…

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Feb 2020

Reception & Awards for ‘Octagonal 2020’ + Reception for ‘Limens’ by Christopher Chiavetta

February 7, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST
Octagon Center for the Arts, 427 Douglas Ave.
Ames, IA 50010 United States
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Reception for Octagonal 2020: The All-Media Exhibition, which will be on display Feb. 7–April 4 in the Octagon Center for the Arts’ Main Gallery, and Limens, a solo show by integrated visual arts graduate student Christopher Chiavetta, on display Feb.…

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