First Fridays

Friday October 1st, 2021

Noon – 8 PM @ Stoned Art Studio & Gallery (1800 Central Ave)
and 6 – 8 PM @ Planted. (245 W 1st St)

First Fridays is Downtown Dubuque’s monthly visual art series. All stops are free. Stoned Art Studio and Gallery features the art and photography of artist Henry Matthiessen III. Stop by, talk art, talk photography, talk Driftless. Refreshments will be provided. Planted features Dubuque artist Dalton Leisen. The 27-year-old self-taught artist specializes in mixed media mainly utilizing spray paint, acrylic paint, charcoal, and pastels. This current body of work is a group of mixed media paintings that represent the past year of transition from sharp-lined geometric patterns to loose abstract portraiture. Dalton says, “I’ve found the human figure is so much more powerful at portraying feelings that I haven’t wanted to work on anything else.”

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