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As you may have heard, the Iowa State Fair has begun.  We are certainly looking forward to all the traditional fair activities, the Big Slide, those awesome peppermint/fudge/cookie concoctions at the Bauder's booth and so on.  BUT, we're headed straight for the art this year.

As part of their Project Spaces initiative, the Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation worked with the Iowa State Fair to add this exciting new element. Located at the Patty & Jim Cownie Cultural Center, the installation is high impact and unexpected, kinda like the fair itself, right?  Created by Des Moines artist Travis Rice who uses geometric forms and colorful materials to create simple and playful abstractions that delight the eye. Rice's work has been exhibited locally at the The Fitch Gallery and the Des Moines Art Center among others.

The aim of Project Spaces is to place compelling temporary works of art in highly accessible and visible public spaces. Our thoughts? MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. What's more visible and accessible than the Iowa State Fair?

Add this to your list of "musts" at the fair this year!

We couldn't possibly talk about the fair without sharing these paintings by Doug Shelton.  

Candy Apples, Oil on canvas, 24 x 32

Hot Dog on a Stick, Oil on canvas, 24 x 32 inches

A & W, Oil on canvas, 24 x 32 inches

Hot Popcorn, Oil on canvas, 24 x 32 inches

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