IOWA ARTIST | Seso Marentes Published On: 01/04/2023
Seso Marentes is to be known as an Iowa artist — not just an artist whose ancestors came from Mexico.
People to Watch | Jill Wells, a 'caring and focused' artist, adds color to Des Moines with murals, mentorship Published On: 12/22/2022
Jill Wells' first public work of art was created in the place where her father died. In her Des Moines TEDx Talk earlier this year, Wells recounted creating her first piece of public art when she was 19. The mural "Running Out of Time" — which depicts Martin Luther King Jr., Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X and Frederick Douglass — graces a wall at Creative Visions in Des Moines. The nonprofit, at 13th Street and Forest Avenue, works to break the cycle of poverty.
Off Hours: How to support artists, businesses in Des Moines while doing your holiday shopping Published On: 11/30/2022
Welcome to Off Hours, a weekly newsletter on all things entertainment from the Des Moines Register, authored by reporters and occasional guest writers, that showcases all things fun you can do in central Iowa.
WE ARE IOWA / Local makers encourage Iowans to shop local this holiday season Published On: 11/23/2022
Before you visit Target or Walmart for your holiday shopping, visit the Hand Crafted Holiday Market this Small Business Saturday at Mainframe Studios.