Visit These Art Shows Around Des Moines

Olivia Valentine, “Not of longing, but of light” (2019); courtesy of Olivia Valentine and the Des Moines Art Center. The work will be featured at the Des Moines Art Center’s “Iowa Artists 2021” exhibition focusing on Valentine and her textiles, drawings and sculptures.

A few galleries and organizations are presenting exhibitions in March. Here’s a roundup so you can make your rounds over the next week.

Des Moines Art Center: Opening Friday, “Iowa Artists 2021” features two bodies of work (“Mediate/Equivocate” and “The shadow is my body”) by local artist Olivia Valentine, who is known for her textile work, drawings and sculptures. Read our profile on Valentine and her husband, Firat Erdim, from the dsm archive here.

Olson-Larsen Gallery: “Introducing” is open until Friday, showcasing a collection of artwork by the seven new artists the gallery signed last year. Artists include Chris Dahlquist, Kirsten Furlong, R.J. Kern, Crit Streed and Allison Svoboda, as well as Firat Erdim and Olivia Valentine

Polk County Heritage Gallery: Greater Des Moines Exhibited” is back for a 27th year. The juried show includes almost 50 artists from Greater Des Moines, Polk County and surrounding counties. Winners will be announced via a Facebook livestream on Thursday.

Hoyt Sherman Place: The Des Moines Women’s Club is hosting its annual art exhibition at Hoyt Sherman Place through Sunday, with works from a number of Central Iowa artists. Admission to the show is free, but advanced registration is required.

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