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What’s happening with visual art in Des Moines? “Greater Des Moines Exhibited 20” offers a sampling at the  Polk County Heritage Gallery. The annual juried event, open to novice and experienced artists, usually includes about 65 pieces, says Tom Green, president of the gallery’s board of directors. Many of the works are two-dimensional, but other forms, such as sculpture, jewelry and textiles, typically round out the offerings. “It’s a very eclectic show,” he says.

A reception will be held Dec. 15,  1-3 p.m. Sculptor Rebecca Ekstrand and illustrator-painter Thomas Rosborough, this year’s jurors, will present awards at 2 p.m.

The exhibit runs through Feb. 27. Heritage Gallery, operated and managed by volunteers, is open Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. It’s located in a 1908 beaux arts building at 111 Court Ave. Admission is free. “It’s really a hidden gem for the Des Moines cultural scene,” Green says.

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