Therman Statom Exhibition: Novella

Sioux City Art Center, 225 Nebraska St, Sioux City, IA 51101, USA

https://siouxcityartcenter.org/exhibitions/The Sioux City Art Center is thrilled to present a soloexhibition of work by Omaha-based artist Therman Statom. This will be his firstexhibition at the Art Center and will feature a combination of reformattedearlier pieces as well as new artworks that have not been on view before. Therman Statom is recognized internationally for his innovative andexperimental […]

Tim Olson: The Hall of Notable Iowans & Other Midwestern Oddities

Sioux City Art Center, 225 Nebraska St, Sioux City, IA 51101, USA

May 9, 2024–September 15, 2024Tim Olson, who was born in Storm Lake, grew up in Marathon, and now lives in Dubuque, is a multi-talented artist, who works in painting, stained glass, drawing and printmaking. In his large- and small-scale paintings, Tim aims to capture the evolving relationship between industry and nature in this region, drawing […]

Beth Hoffman: Bet the Farm

Knights of Columbus, 123 3rd St W, Ottumwa, IA 52501, USA

Beth Hoffman was living the good life: she had a career as a journalist and professor, and a comfortable home in San Francisco. Yet in her late 40s, she and her husband decided to leave the big city and move to his family farm in Iowa—all for the dream of becoming a farmer, to put […]

Sarah Uthoff: In the Kitchen with Laura

Indianola Activity Center, 2204 W 2nd Ave, Indianola, IA 50125, USA

In the Kitchen with LauraIn the Kitchen With Laura mixes stories and information about Laura Ingalls Wilder’s life with food history and hands-on cooking. It’s the 1930s and we find ourselves in Laura’s kitchen as she’s dealing with all the food coming in from a bountiful summer garden. Catch up with the story of her […]

David Thoreson: Sailing around the Americas

Pella Public Library, 603 Main St, Pella, IA 50219, USA

Sailing Around the Americas, a 28,000-Mile Small Boat JourneyIn 2009-10, David was selected to be the documentary photographer and filmmaker on a 13-month, 28,000-mile sailing circumnavigation of the North and South American continents. The educational and scientific voyage was designed to raise awareness in the public and highlight many important ocean and sea issues. David […]

Monica Schmidt: Will the REAL Sherlock Holmes please stand up?

Indianola Public Library, 207 N B St, Indianola, IA 50125, USA

Will the REAL Sherlock Holmes please stand up?A 60-minute presentation delineating the differences between the literary Holmes and the Holmes of pop culture. Filled with movie clips exploring the evolution of the character. Perfect for civic groups — can be shortened to 30 minutes or lengthened to 60 minutes.

Beth Hoffman: Bet the Farm

Burlington Public Library, 210 Court St, Burlington, IA 52601, USA

Beth Hoffman was living the good life: she had a career as a journalist and professor, and a comfortable home in San Francisco. Yet in her late 40s, she and her husband decided to leave the big city and move to his family farm in Iowa—all for the dream of becoming a farmer, to put […]

Darcy Maulsby: Iowa’s Lost History from the Titanic

Corning Opera House, 800 Davis Ave, Corning, IA 50841, USA

Iowa’s Lost History from the Titanic What do an orphan train rider, a kidnapper, a missionary, a wealthy businessman, a wedding guest, a betrayed wife, a farmer and an immigrant recruiter have in common? All had ties to Iowa, and all were passengers aboard the ill-fated Titanic on the fateful night of April 15, 1912, […]

Darcy Maulsby: Savor Iowa’s Culinary History

First Presbyterian Church, 201 3rd St, Odebolt, IA 51458, USA

Savor Iowa’s Culinary HistorySavor Iowa’s amazing food heritage! Iowa’s delectable cuisine is quintessentially Midwestern, grounded in its rich farming heritage and spiced with diverse ethnic influences. From the chili-and-cinnamon-rolls phenomenon to Maid-Rites to the moveable feast known as RAGBRAI, discover the remarkable stories behind Iowa classics and savor a smorgasbord of other unique Iowa food […]

Danuta Hutchins: The Butterfly Effect

German American Heritage Center & Museum, 712 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA 52802, USA

The Butterfly Effect: ­ Why Do We Feel Empathy with the Victims of War, Hunger, Terror and Natural Disasters?Referring to her book, “Torn Out Memories,” Dr. Hutchins tells the experiences of a child living under the Nazi occupation of Poland and during the Warsaw Uprising. She relates her personal trauma to the terrors suffered by […]

Jeff Stein: Iowans You Should Know

Swisher Community Library, 72 2nd St SE, Swisher, IA 52338, USA

Iowans You Should Know: Stories from the Iowa Almanac (new in 2021)Did you know that the Eskimo Pie® was invented in Iowa? So was the electric razor, the clip-on bow tie, and the self-filling fountain pen. Iowa was also the childhood home of four Academy Award®-winning performers, and three different Iowa-born musical acts had national #1 […]