A display of behind-the-scenes concert photographs commissioned by the Englert during its centennial year. Along with 24 custom-framed photographs, hundreds of photos will be displayed through a video stream cycled to audio tracks of performers from the Englert’s centennial season. Veteran photographer Dyas spent a year in The Englert Theatre during its centennial, documenting the inner workings and happenings. The resulting exhibit brings to life the historic space, its staff, and the performers who grace its stage. The exhibit includes several photographs of Mission Creek Festival 2012 artists who performed at the Englert.
  • WHAT: Englert at 100: Photographs of Sandra Louise Dyas
  • WHEN: Thursday through April 30,
  • WHERE: Douglas and Linda Paul Gallery, Englert Theater, Iowa City.
SPECIAL EVENT: An opening reception and artist talk as part of the Mission Creek Festival will be held April 5 from 5 to 7 p.m., with refreshments and appetizers provided by Clinton Street Social Club. During this talk, Dyas will discuss her process, answer audience questions and share the unique experiences she had while working on this project. A closing reception also will be held at the end of the exhibit from 5 to 8 p.m. on April 26, during which patrons can select from any of the 24 custom-framed prints to purchase. All of the proceeds from the art sale will be donated to support the continuation of the Englert’s mission of bringing high-quality entertainment to downtown Iowa City. This is the theater’s second artist commissioned project.

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