AMANA ARTS GUILD GALLERY
His Story and Her Story — A Shared Journey — John and Margo Jarosz
When John met Margo, he was a college student from Chicago and she was a recent Iowa transplant studying art. They started dating and married in 1972. Although Chicago was home, they made regular trips to Amana to visit Margo’s family. After retiring in 2013, they moved to Iowa. John starting taking black and white photos; Margo has always enjoyed painting and her recent work is inspired by the old house they share. Today (9/7) to Nov. 5. Open house: 5 to 7 p.m. today (9/7), Amana Arts Guild Center, 1210 G St., High Amana.
Cypress & Unusual Place
The academic year’s opening exhibits feature “cypress,” with photography by Sarah Sense, and “Unusual Place,” a multimedia installation by Fidencio Fifield-Perez. Sense’s diptychs are influenced by her Native American heritage. Fifield-Perez, Coe’s fall 2017 Kocher Visiting Artist, creates works inspired by his life as a Mexican immigrant. Exhibits: Saturday (9/9) to Oct. 7, Marvin Cone and Eaton-Buchan Galleries of Sinclair Auditorium, 1220 First Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids; free admission. Opening reception: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday (9/8), with Fifield-Perez gallery talk at 6 p.m.
CEDAR RAPIDS MUSEUM OF ART
Living Proof: Visualization of Hope
The museum is partnering with Living Proof Exhibit to present this exhibition of art by area cancer survivors. Each year, Living Proof Exhibit welcomes all cancer survivors or patients of any artistic skill level living within a 200-mile radius of the Quad Cities to submit artwork for the annual exhibition celebrating the creative spirit of those whose lives have been impacted by cancer. Saturday (9/9) to Dec. 31; 410 Third Ave. SE. For hours and events, go to Crma.org
CEDAR RAPIDS MUSEUM OF ART
Malvina Hoffman: A Sculptor’s Journey
Drawing from the museum’s collection of works by 20th century sculptor Malvina Hoffman, this two-gallery exhibition explores her lengthy and varied career as a sculptor of the human form. Through Aug. 31, 2018.
Uncharted Waters: The Fine Art of Watercolor Painting
This exhibit includes varied watercolor examples drawn from the museum collection. Through Sunday (9/10).
Page-Turner: Books and Reading in Art
This exhibition includes objects created out of books, books from artist’s collections, name plates and book illustrations. Through March 31; 410 Third Ave. SE. For hours and events, go to Crma.org
Born in Australia and raised in Nigeria, Nnenna Okore studied art at the University of Iowa, and now lives, teaches and exhibits both in Chicago and Nigeria. Her abstract sculptures and installations are inspired by the textures, colors and forms of the world around her. Through Oct. 1; 1103 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids.
Video by Kathryn Baczeski, in conjunction with her exhibit opening the same day at the Iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio.
Prints and drawings by Eastern Iowa artist Jenny Gringer; 1103 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids.
HERBERT HOOVER PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY & MUSEUM
American Presidents: Life Portraits
The exhibit features the only complete collection of American presidential oil portraits by one artist, renowned North Carolina painter and sculptor Chas Fagan. With the portraits are biographical sketches of 44 presidents and first ladies. Through Oct. 29; 210 Parkside Dr., West Branch.
NATIONAL CZECH & SLOVAK MUSEUM & LIBRARY
Dale Chihuly: Venetians from the George R. Stroemple Collection
The exhibit will feature more than 70 works by master glass artist, Dale Chihuly, including 60 glass pieces (primarily vessels), 12 drawings and the Laguna Murano Chandelier. Through Oct. 1.
Twists and Turns: The Story of Sokol
In honor of the 2017 National Sokol Slet, the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library presents a journey into the story of Sokol. Through Dec. 31; 1400 Inspiration Place SW, Cedar Rapids