The East Meets West: Zoom In On Culture exhibition is on the move again this month. It’s currently on display in the south lobby of Meredith Hall at Drake University. Free parking is available in the Visitor Lot off University Avenue near Olmsted Center. (Click here for building hours.)
On Friday, May 5 it will be moving to the lobby of the Greater Des Moines Partnership at 700 Locust Street, Suite 100 in downtown Des Moines where it will remain until June 26. The Partnership is open Monday-Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM. Parking is available in The Partnership building at the corner of 8th and Locust Streets or the City Parking Garage at 9th and Locust Streets. (This parking ramp only accepts debit or credit card payment.) More Downtown parking options.
On The Move in the Community
The exhibition – which features photos and essays by students at East, Hoover, Lincoln, and Valley High Schools – opened at Grand View College on March 26. Over 100 student photographers, their families, friends, and community members attended the opening Artists’ Reception to see the exhibition and hear students and teachers talk about the project. The exhibition remained at Grand View for the next two weeks before moving to Drake on April 6. The project is sponsored in part by funding from Bankers Trust.
“The students’ work is really remarkable,” says Paula Hutton McKinley, CultureALL’s Director of Community Engagement. “They tell a fascinating, beautiful story to tell about the many cultures in our community and schools. We like to move the exhibition around the community to give as many community members as possible an opportunity to see them. We are particularly excited about the Partnership exhibit, as it means the photos will be on display there during the Des Moines Arts Festival. It’s a wonderful opportunity to showcase the project to a much larger audience.”
If you would be interested in hosting a future Zoom In On Culture exhibition at your company or community venue, please contact Paula by phone at 515-273-8569 or by e-mail. If you would like your school, company, or community group to be part of a future Zoom In On Culture project, please fill out our Contact form.
(Photos of the Grand View exhibition in this article by Eric Salmon, Salmon Photography.)