Not My President’s Day Picnic and Mini Pop-Up Exhibition

February 20, 2017

February 20, 2017

12:15 To 12:45

Iowa State Capitol, East Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA, United States

5152406033

Event Description

A public celebration with a paper mache Trump’s head as a giant Croissant, yoga, singing, poetry reading, art exhibition and free pizza and croissants and a balloon conversation between Trump and Abraham Lincoln (monument on Des Moines capitol grounds). The event was initiated by members of Art Action Iowa, in conjunction with the Bad and Nasty call for actions, organized by Lenore Metrick-Chen with partners Yvette Hermann and Holly Wist.

photo below of work-in-progress by Jack Meggers

photo below of finished Trump head by Lenore Metrick-Chen

Organizers

About the Organizers

Lenore Metrick-Chen is an Art and Cultural Historian and Curator in the Department of Art & Design at Drake University, and a person who cares about the social and political sphere. She explores visual art’s agency in social change, examining it as a language of communication and memory. Her recent work continues her exploration of the relationship of art and politics through curating and writing articles and books on exclusion and inclusion in public space, including digital space. She is the administrator for the Facebook page Art Action Iowa. 

Yvette Hermann is the program director for Art Force Iowa, which offers at-risk youth a supportive environment, centering around art. She advocates passionately for the rights of young people. 

Holly Wist is an artist whose work focuses on the social landscape. She also examines strategies of communication and exchange, especially the exchanges between art and feminism. 

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Event Information

West Steps of the Des Moines State Capitol Building

Event/Venue Contact Information

lenoremetrick@gmail.com

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