Central Art Gallery

"Serenity and Chaos"

Works by artists of Mainframe Studios

October 16 - November 30, 2018

In this show several artists from Mainframe Studios have taken their interpretations of serenity and chaos and created artwork incorporating the two. Enjoy how each artist has rendered these two words differently and in their own unique style and medium. To see much more art or to learn more about Mainframe studios please visit Mainframestudios.org or stop by at 900 Keo Way.

Artist Information:

Artist Biographies

Lainey Beck – Multimedia – Room 425
641-660-4875
laineybeck@gmail.com

John Bosley – Graphics, Illustration, Screen Printing – Room 101
Bozzprints.com

Andy Davis – Painting – Room 458
Andydavis617@gmail.com

Julia Franklin – Installations – Room 456
515-996-0815
Juliafranklinart@gmail.com
www.JuliaFranklinArt.com

Jay Griffith – Painting – Room 408
515-422-6501
gstudios49@gmail.com

Jen Lawler – Jewelry – Room 437
515-559-4336
jenlawlerdesigns@yahoo.com
www.jenlawlerdesigns.etsy.com

Kim and John Novotny Light the Earth – Stonework, Jewelry, Scarves – Room 102
515-867-3833
kim@lighttheearth.com
www.lighttheearth.com

Sue Penn – Fabric Design – Room 413
319-350-9031
suepenn27@gmail.com

Jess Quinn – Botanic Oil Painting – Room 428
515-9750-3160
JessQ.art@gmail.com
jessquinnart.com

Molly Spain – Mixed Media, Design – Room 451
515-710-3100
spain.molly@gmail.com

Fueche Vang – Painting, Illustration – Room 448|
art34591@gmail.com

Jay Vigon – Fine Art, Design – Room 457
816-996-0815
jay@jayvigon.com
jayvigon.com

Joni Yeoman – Multimedia Art and Design – Room 409
641-931-0265
wejies2@gmail.com


Art Gallery History

In 1916, the Des Moines Public Library, working in partnership with the newly-formed Des Moines Association of Fine Arts, made a gallery space available in order to “purchase and hold title to paintings acquired for the benefit of the public, and to bring exhibitions to the city.” Several exhibitions were shown each year, and works of art were periodically purchased for the association’s permanent collection. After a period of inactivity in the 1930s due to the Depression, the DMAF in 1938 moved their collection to a building on Walnut Street, and, with funding from the Works Progress Administration in the 1940s, provided galleries and studio space. The Des Moines Association of Fine Arts voluntarily dissolved in 1945 and their assets were turned over to the [James] Edmundson Art Foundation. That entity funded construction of the new Des Moines Art Center, which opened at its present location on Grand Avenue in 1948.

old art gallery

The Art Gallery at the Central Library, which opened in May, 2016, is located on the second floor and offers an accessible and welcoming environment for encouraging and celebrating Iowa artists. Exhibitions of original art work will engage, enrich, and be enjoyed by our patrons and enhance our community as a whole. These exhibitions expand the library’s role and bolster creative and expressive energy in the Des Moines community.

We are excited to continue the rich tradition of art at the Des Moines Public Library into a second century. Thank you for your support, and we hope to see you at the gallery!