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Former Lawler resident Don Blazek talks to attendees Saturday during a reception held to honor his exhibit at the Carnegie Cultural Center.— See the story in the Sept. 18 New Hampton Tribune.
A retrospective exhibit of the nearly four-decade graphic art career of a Lawler area native is on display now at the Carnegie Cultural Center. Lawler native Richard Blazek, whom the University of Iowa has employed for over 38 years as a graphic artist, will meet with the public on Saturday from 5:...
Kathleen J. Roling has a soft spot for making children happy. The Des Moines chalk artist, a protege of “Chicago chalk champ” Shaun Hays, drove two and a half hours out to the Carnegie Cultural Center on Wednesday to chalk a 3D illusory image from Aesop’s Fables, even as rain clouds threatened.“...
Elementary age children have spent the week studiously learning songs, painting and other visual art while absorbing life lessons from “Aesop’s Fables” on an Art Safari.That’s the name of the annual Carnegie Center program with a 15-hour total runtime. It aims to foster a love for the arts that...
By the time Darcy Maulsby finished her program Sunday at Carnegie Cultural Center, the 50 or so people who attended the event were … well, they were hungry.Maulsby, the author of “The Culinary History of Iowa,” shared some great stories during the kickoff to the Carnegie’s latest exhibit, “Kitchen...
While art may sound like simple drawing and painting to some, New Hampton Art Teacher Melissa Nelson has a different perspective and is teaching her New Hampton High School students new ways of expressing themselves.To showcase the work of the students, the New Hampton Art Department and Carnegie...
This past beautiful Saturday brought visitors to the Carnegie Cultural Center to view the photographs of Paul Herold, of Fort Atkinson, of Iowa landscapes.Herold is currently the president at Herold-Reicks Surveying in New Hampton and said his father started teaching him black and white photos in...
After living with some unmovable exhibits for some time now, the Carnegie Cultural Center staff were grateful to find Darren Ferreter who could put their trains back on the track and get their circus moving again.Carnegie Director Jill Eike said she brought in Model Railroad Dreams owner Darren...
Have you ever seen a beautiful shot of the perfect Iowa landscape?We have all seen beautiful sunsets hundreds of times, but when you grab your camera it looks well… Your product looks uninspiring?  Just how do those photographers in magazines accomplish perfection- to get that ray of sunshine or...
If there’s a trick to being Santa, it has something to do with being patient.Let’s face it, there are some kids that find the jolly old fellow in the red suit to be a little ... well, you know ... scary.“We try for the ‘five’ or the ‘knuckles’ and see if that makes them a little more comfortable,”...

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