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The Salon Exhibit: Opening Reception

Saturday, August 30, 6-10 p.m.

902 Main St.   

The third annual Salon Exhibition, inspired by the Paris Salon Des Refuses of 1863, showcases the works of local and regional artists who have not been accepted into other local juried exhibitions, including VOICES and the DuMA Biannual. Over the past three years, the Salon has given artists a second chance to present their work to the community, and has highlighted the vast growth of Dubuque’s up-and-coming art scene. The Salon was initiated in 2012 to promote and empower both emerging and experienced artists, and create new opportunities and wider exposure for participating artists.

This year, the 4400 square foot gallery space will be home to the works of 26 artists. A great variety of styles will be represented, including photography, paintings, drawings, fiber works, metal and wood sculptures, glass works, and more. The Salon not only showcases the works of new artists, but also encourages the participation of returning artists. This allows the community to witness the growth of both individual artists, and our arts community as a whole. The opening reception will be held at 902 Main St., Saturday, August 30, from 6 to 10 PM. There is a $10 suggested donation. The event will include a live mural painted by artists Jay Schleidt and Brock Muench, who have collaborated on large scale works in Iowa City, and live music from Mama Bird, a blues-rock band whose members have been performing together locally since 1997. Refreshments and hor d’oeuvres will be provided. All ages are welcome.

The Salon will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 3 to 7pm. Exhibit will close on October 4th.

For more information, visit  facebook.com/SalonDesRefusesDbq

 

The Salon Exhibit: Opening Reception

Posted on August 29, 2014

Saturday, August 30, 6-10 p.m.

902 Main St.   

The third annual Salon Exhibition, inspired by the Paris Salon Des Refuses of 1863, showcases the works of local and regional artists who have not been accepted into other local juried exhibitions, including VOICES and the DuMA Biannual. Over the past three years, the Salon has given artists a second chance to present their work to the community, and has highlighted the vast growth of Dubuque’s up-and-coming art scene. The Salon was initiated in 2012 to promote and empower both emerging and experienced artists, and create new opportunities and wider exposure for participating artists.

This year, the 4400 square foot gallery space will be home to the works of 26 artists. A great variety of styles will be represented, including photography, paintings, drawings, fiber works, metal and wood sculptures, glass works, and more. The Salon not only showcases the works of new artists, but also encourages the participation of returning artists. This allows the community to witness the growth of both individual artists, and our arts community as a whole. The opening reception will be held at 902 Main St., Saturday, August 30, from 6 to 10 PM. There is a $10 suggested donation. The event will include a live mural painted by artists Jay Schleidt and Brock Muench, who have collaborated on large scale works in Iowa City, and live music from Mama Bird, a blues-rock band whose members have been performing together locally since 1997. Refreshments and hor d’oeuvres will be provided. All ages are welcome.

The Salon will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 3 to 7pm. Exhibit will close on October 4th.

For more information, visit  facebook.com/SalonDesRefusesDbq

 

Dubuque+ Launches in Hub Monkey 2.0

Posted on August 18, 2014

Hub Monkey, LLC in association with Design Mill, Inc is excited to announce the release of Hub Monkey 2.0 which includes Dubuque, IA as part of the mobile app’s new City+ location feature. Dubuque+ adds an innovative digital experience in which users can discover local Dubuque content. Hub Monkey is available to download for free on the Google Play and iTunes App Stores.

Tranformative Travel. You On Board With That?

Posted Christopher Kulovitz on August 18, 2014

When is the last time you were truly awed? Well open your eyes and your ears and your mind to one of the coolest cruises on the Mississippi - The Riverboat Twilight.

Live Music Features

Posted on August 18, 2014

Discover more about musicians coming to the area!

Heritage Center's New Season

Posted on August 04, 2014

Garrison Keillor Highlights the 2014-2015 Performing Arts Series at the University of Dubuque

The University of Dubuque has announced the 2014-2015 Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series. The second full season features an increase to 13 events compared to 9 events in 2013-2014.

Bellevue’s Potter’s Mill Re-Opens!

Posted on August 04, 2014

One of Bellevue’s most notable landmarks, Potter’s Mill will reopen August 1 as a new restaurant, entertainment venue, inn, and eventually an outfitters rental and retail store.  Rochester, Minnesota couple Mark and Rachel Herman have refashioned the historic mill into Flatted Fifth Blues & BBQ, “where the jazz and southern food of Bourbon Street meet the blues and BBQ of Beale Street in a beautifully restored 170 year old grist mill,” as described by the venue’s web site.

Summerfest

Posted on August 04, 2014

Summerfest 
Wicked Liz & The Bellyswirls
& 50 Pound Rooster
Friday, August 8
Town Clock Plaza

As this issue of 365ink hits the streets on the last day of July, we find ourselves in August – the last month of summer vacation.  Can you believe it? Summer just seems to fly by but before it’s done there is plenty of festival fun to be had and Summerfest Dubuque is one that not only celebrates summer, but raises funds for a very worthwhile program.  Scheduled for Friday, August 8, Summerfest presents an evening concert under the Town Clock with two bands, along with a variety of festival foods and beverages.

Live Music Features

Posted on August 04, 2014

Discover more about musicians coming to the area!

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National News

Car tied to suspected threat against Obama found in Connecticut

Sat, 30 Aug 2014

HAMDEN Conn. (Reuters) - A car sought in connection with a suspected threat against President Barack Obama has been located in Connecticut, authorities said on Saturday.

California passes plastic bag ban, would be first such law in U.S

Sat, 30 Aug 2014

SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - The California state legislature enacted a ban on plastic grocery bags on Friday near the end of its two-year session, a measure that if signed into law would become the first of its kind in America.






Florida schools make play for scholastic chess curriculum

Sat, 30 Aug 2014

FORT LAUDERDALE Fla. (Reuters) - Leaning over chess boards in the middle of classes, seven- and eight-year-olds in one of Florida's largest school districts furrow their brows as they plot moves toward a checkmate.






Death of man after New York police restrain him ruled a homicide

Sat, 30 Aug 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The death of a man who was restrained by police during a drug-fueled outburst was ruled a homicide by the city's medical examiner, New York police said, as the department faces accusations of overly harsh arrest tactics.

Bill to regulate California groundwater passes in state legislature

Sat, 30 Aug 2014

SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - A package of bills aimed at regulating drought-parched California's stressed groundwater supplies were passed on Friday despite efforts by some agricultural interests to block bills in the waning days of the state legislative session.






California says to appeal against teacher protection lawsuit

Sat, 30 Aug 2014

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California will appeal a controversial court decision that overturned some job protections for public school teachers and could change the way educators are hired and fired in the state, the office of Governor Jerry Brown said on Friday.

Oil train regulation passes in California

Sat, 30 Aug 2014

SANFRANCISO (Reuters) - California lawmakers on Friday passed legislation requiring railroad companies to tell emergency officials when crude oil trains will chug through the state.

Oil train regulation passes in California

Sat, 30 Aug 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California lawmakers on Friday passed legislation requiring railroad companies to tell emergency officials when crude oil trains will chug through the state.






California to shift mentally ill inmates out of solitary confinement

Sat, 30 Aug 2014

(Reuters) - California will move mentally ill prisoners from solitary confinement to special isolation units as part of a series of new policies outlined by corrections officials Friday to improve treatment for inmates with psychiatric illnesses.

Idaho attorney for boys in polygamous sect says he fears for them

Sat, 30 Aug 2014

SALMON Idaho (Reuters) - A court-appointed attorney for boys removed from the Idaho home of a follower of imprisoned polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs said on Friday he feared for the well-being of six of the children released to their parents' custody.






Entertainment News

Pacino plays depressed men - twice - at Venice film fest

Sat, 30 Aug 2014

VENICE (Reuters) - Al Pacino fended off suggestions on Saturday that because he plays depressed characters in two movies shown at the Venice Film Festival he must have a special affinity for such roles.

Director Martin Scorsese in early stages of Ramones movie project

Fri, 29 Aug 2014

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Veteran filmmaker Martin Scorsese will be tapping into rock history with his next project, a movie on punk rockers the Ramones, his spokeswoman said on Friday.






Jennifer Aniston on being a 'badass' after 'Friends'

Fri, 29 Aug 2014

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After playing sitcom sweetheart Rachel Green in long-running television comedy "Friends" for 10 years, Jennifer Aniston has spent the last decade looking for roles where she can "kick some ass."

R&B singer CeeLo Green pleads no contest to ecstasy charge

Fri, 29 Aug 2014

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Grammy-winning R&B singer and former "The Voice" judge CeeLo Green pleaded no contest on Friday to giving a woman the drug ecstasy in 2012.






Miley Cyrus' MTV awards date turns himself in on probation violation

Fri, 29 Aug 2014

(Reuters) - A homeless man who was chosen by Miley Cyrus to accept her MTV Music Video Award on Sunday has turned himself in on a probation violation and was free after posting bail, authorities in Oregon said on Friday.

Comedian Joan Rivers remains in serious condition at N.Y. hospital

Fri, 29 Aug 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Comedian Joan Rivers was in serious condition on Friday at a New York hospital a day after she was admitted suffering cardiac arrest when her breathing stopped during a vocal cord procedure, her family and hospital officials said.






Indonesia massacre, Iran sanctions impact infuse Venice film offerings

Fri, 29 Aug 2014

VENICE (Reuters) - Films about a 1960s massacre in Indonesia and the harsh conditions in Iran under present-day international sanctions and how they affect ordinary people struck sombre notes at the Venice Film Festival on Thursday.

Bogdanovich's 'She's Funny That Way' milks laughs in Venice

Fri, 29 Aug 2014

VENICE (Reuters) - A madcap New York drawing-room comedy that played out like a classic Hollywood farce saw "The Last Picture Show" director Peter Bogdanovich in sharp comedic form at the Venice Film Festival on Friday.






Drug charges dropped against man over Seymour Hoffman's death: New York Times

Fri, 29 Aug 2014

(Reuters) - The Manhattan district attorney has dropped drug-selling charges against a jazz musician and friend of late film star Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died of an accidental drug overdose in February, the New York Times newspaper reported.






Drug charges dropped against man over Seymour Hoffman's death: New York Times

Fri, 29 Aug 2014

(Reuters) - The Manhattan district attorney has dropped drug-selling charges against a jazz musician and friend of late film star Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died of an accidental drug overdose in February, the New York Times newspaper reported.