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Metro Arts Alliance shared INSIDER art's Water art.

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These people are walking on water.

It's looking a lot like Jazz in July in here! ... See MoreSee Less

Its looking a lot like Jazz in July in here!

Two weeks from today is the Jazz in July concert at Principal Park - be sure to see the Tanner Taylor Trio perform behind home plate! ... See MoreSee Less

A great way to end your Fourth of July festivities is to attend the FIRST concert in the Jazz in July series! Urbandale Lions Park, featuring Soya Vista Jazz Orchestra - 6:30 to 8:00 pm. ... See MoreSee Less

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More Than A Man Can Take, an opera on the life of Job

Jun 17, 7:30pm

First Christian Church Des Moines

MORE THAN A MAN CAN TAKE, a new opera on the struggles and faith journey of Job by Des Moines composer David C. Wilson, will be given its world premiere this coming June 17 & 18 at First Christian at ...

More Than A Man Can Take, an opera on the life of Job

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Iowa filmmakers' work sought for new television program.
Iowa Public Television and the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs are seeking short, independent films by Iowans for a new television program called "The Film Lounge." Submissions are due Aug. 12 and may be two to 30 minutes long in the categories of: animation, art, documentary, experimental, music video, or narrative. Online applications are being taken. Only one application may be submitted per individual, but applicants may submit up to three films for consideration. Films produced as part of a production competition, including the 48-Hour Film Project, are not eligible. For more information, contact Veronica O'Hern at 515-281-3293.
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Metro Arts Alliance shared Des Moines Yacht Club's event.

Check them out tonight AND at Jazz in July on the 23rd at 6th Avenue Corridor!
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The TIGHTEN UP.

Jun 16, 11:00pm

Des Moines Yacht Club

Actual time: 9 pm

The TIGHTEN UP.

Metro Arts Alliance shared INSIDER art's Artist paints masterpieces on faces.

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This artist paints his masterpieces on faces.

Metro Arts Alliance shared Davide D'Alba's video.

Davide D'Alba
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Van Gogh on Dark Water By Garip Ay

Pam Feit Grundberg Gerleman, Lucia Rabello and 9 others like this

Regina Patrice Van MeterFascinating!

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Regina Patrice Van Meter

Bobbi Trachta SmithAwesome!

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Bobbi Trachta Smith

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Metro Arts Alliance shared The Huffington Post's This Man Makes Incredible Works Of Art With An Iron And Fabric.

The Huffington Post
Love to see the different ways art is created!
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This artist uses fabric to create his masterpieces.

Congratulations to Iowa State University! Iowa State University is once again ranked as one of the top fashion schools in the nation, according to new rankings from Fashion School Career Advice.
In fashion merchandising, Iowa State is No. 1 in the Midwest, No. 2 nationally, and No. 2 among public schools and colleges. In fashion design, the ISU Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management ranks No. 2 in the Midwest, No. 8 nationally, and No. 3 among public schools and colleges.
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Metro Arts Alliance shared My Modern Met's Hyperrealistic Eye Painting by Fabiano Millani.

My Modern Met
whoa. . .
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Fabiano Millani skillfully paints the human eye in this incredible time-lapse video of his process. bit.ly/1Xc7XRV

Metro Arts Alliance with Des Moines Parks and Recreation and 28 others.

Here it is, ready for printing and posting on your fridge! Hope to see you at the many wonderful concerts!
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Here it is, ready for printing and posting on your fridge!  Hope to see you at the many wonderful concerts!

Metro Arts Alliance, Jeff Miguel Music and 12 others like this

Tina Haase FindlayVery excited to perform as well as see many other great shows! Let's get them all marked down now ;). Especially Thursday July 28!!!

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Tina Haase Findlay

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Metro Arts Alliance shared INSIDER art's Teeny, tiny pottery.

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This artist makes teeny, tiny pottery. More: bit.ly/almedapottery

Charles Morgan, Terri Bensky and 7 others like this

Danielle CristalMeredith Adriana

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Danielle Cristal

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Amazing Thread Portrait - 24 km of Thread Around 13,000 Nails
Artist Zenyk Palagniuk spent 200 hours to wrap 24 kilometers (15 miles) of thread around 13,000 nails to create this amazing portrait. (Filmed by Vova Zagranovsky) bit.ly/1KJoGTo
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"For Justin Timberlake" For this project has been used 24 kilometers of thread, 13 thousand nails and 200 hours of working time. Video by Vova Zagranovsky Pa...

Metro Arts Alliance shared My Modern Met's Amazing Watermelon Sculpture by Vid Nikolic.

My Modern Met
Time to brush up on your carving skills
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Vid Nikolic shows us how to artistically sculpt flowers into a watermelon using his masterful fruit carving technique. bit.ly/1NeJR07

Noce has 3 opportunities this week to get a preview of some Jazz in July bands!

- Wednesday, June 1 - The Tanner Taylor Trio 7-10 p.m. (catch them July 7 at Principal Park, Jazz in July - Tanner Taylor Trio)

- Friday, June 3 - Christopher's Very Happy Band 7-10 p.m. (hear the band July 21 at DMACC West, Jazz in July - Christopher's Very Happy Band)

- Saturday, June 4 - Gina Gedler & The Soya Vista Jazz Orchestra 7-10 p.m. (see Soya Vista July 4 at Lions Park, Jazz in July - Soya Vista Jazz Orchestra)
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Metro Arts Alliance shared INSIDER art's These majestic sculpture beasts are interactive.

INSIDER art
so cool!
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You can visit these majestic sculpture beasts and play with them. See more: read.bi/1TEeLUO

Metro Arts Alliance shared INSIDER art's Firecracker art.

INSIDER art
an interesting style
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This artist makes paintings with firecracker explosions.

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Siobhan SpainThe godfather: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViVEUa9bn8w

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Siobhan Spain

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Tomorrow morning from 9:30 - 11:30, sculptor John Brommel is having a major piece dedicated at Mercy Medical Center West Lakes, at 1755 59th Place in West Des Moines. Hope you can check it out! ... See MoreSee Less

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Here's a teaser of some of the Jazz in July artwork - volunteer designer Amy Yeager is killing it! ... See MoreSee Less

Heres a teaser of some of the Jazz in July artwork - volunteer designer Amy Yeager is killing it!

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3209 Ingersoll Ave. Suite 208, Des Moines, IA 50312
info@MetroArts.org
515.280.3222

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