Central Iowa Men of Art to be featured in August

The Central Iowa Art Association invites the community to the opening of the August Fisher Center Auditorium Art Show – Central Iowa Men of Art.

This event opening at 5:30 to 7 p.m. Aug. 1 features area male artists and includes: painting, ceramics, airbrush, leatherwork, photography and more. This exhibit includes many of your friends, neighbors, school teachers and professional colleagues. The artists include: Vern Pries, Gene Brown, John Evans, Dave Taylor, Gary Stattler, Mike Dennis, Steve Baier, Pop Lucas, Dick Livingston, Branko Pecar, Ricky Stevens, Steve Sharp, Andrew Stonebreaker, Dan Matzinger, Denver Pfrommer, Ben Jackson, Josh Denato, Time Castle, Kyle Landas, Doug Reynolds, Jordan, Denato, Robert Wallace, Burnell Woodside and Steven Havens. Art works may be on sale at the discretion of the artist. This display will be available to the public when the Fisher Community Center is open and upon the availability of the Auditorium.

A new program is scheduled to begin Aug. 5. “Be Inspired” offers a two-hour program that will hopefully inspire and uplift you. The Aug. 5 presentation in the Fisher Auditorium will be by Artist Melissa Nelson … who will begin her first year as a high school art teacher at the New Hampton Schools this fall. Enjoy the story of her circuitous trip from factory worker to art teacher. Cost of the lecture is $15 and $10 for CIAA members. Refreshments and an opportunity to speak with Melissa will follow the presentation. The program begins at 6 p.m. on Aug. 5. Reservations are not necessary. For further information, please contact the CIAA office at 641-753-9013 or email ciaa@windstream.net.

The Central Iowa Art Association is a 60-year-old Marshalltown organization. It’s mission is to provide education in the arts, in creation and in appreciation. In that respect, the CIAA is offering a one-day trip to the Chicago Art Institute. Cost is $150 and includes transportation, admission to the Institute and tour offerings. The trip is scheduled for Aug. 14 and will leave Marshalltown at 6 a.m. and return the same day around midnight. To reserve a place, please call 641-753-9013 or email ciaa@windstream.net. Reservations must be made and paid by Aug. 4.