24 May 2018

FIRST FRIDAY | Gustav Art Presents Mixture

Posted in Artists, Events

You are invited! Ben Schuh and Scott Kaven of Gustav Art are putting together an action-packed night for Des Moines. Come see their projection mapping installation that incorporates responsive digital imagery with fine art and music by master electronic saxophonist Tommy Doggett. They’ll also show a selection of works prepared for Des Moines Arts Festival.

6 May 2018

DES MOINES REGISTER | Tom Petty, Van Halen … Prince?!

Posted in Artists, MAINFRAME News

This Des Moines duo created art for some of rock’s biggest albums By Matthew Leimkuehler, mleimkuehler@dmreg.com  // Video Photos by Kelsey Kremer Photo shoots with Tom Petty. Car rides with Stevie Wonder. Studio time with Fleetwood Mac. One fan’s rock ‘n’ roll fantasy is reality for Jay Vigon and Margo Nahas, a husband-wife artistic duo who […]

15 Apr 2018

FIRST FRIDAY | The Art of Vinyl

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A FIRST FRIDAY TO REMEMBER! Come celebrate the acclaimed work of Margo Nahas and Jay Vigon. The wife and husband team have created artwork for over 80 album covers. Some include Van Halen “1984”, Prince “Purple Rain”, Fleetwood Mac “Tusk”, Stevie Wonder “The Secret Life of Plants”, and Quiet Riot “Metal Health” (Watch our video). […]

4 Apr 2018

First Friday with The Red Door Press

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The Red Door Press is hosting our First Friday. We urge you to come see their remarkable and colorful “Why Letterpress” exhibition in Studio #101 featuring over 20 letterpress studios from across the nation. The Red Door Press also pays tribute to Vincent Van Gogh’s birthday with special installation in our atrium area. But wait, that’s […]

31 Mar 2018

Hosting guests from near and far

Posted in MAINFRAME News

This week, we had the pleasure of hosting guests from across the nation. On Tuesday, artists Ashley Hanson and Corbin LaMont along with students from Iowa State University visited Mainframe for a tour and interview. Public Transformations is Ashley’s cross-county documentary art project highlighting how rural-based artists and arts organizations make their communities a more […]

30 Mar 2018

KFMG 98.9 FM is Live!

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After years of anticipation, the nonprofit arts and culture radio group KFMG 98.9 FM is now broadcasting from Studio #111 at Mainframe Studios. Thanks to Silent Rivers Design + Build and KFMG’s many volunteers for helping make their move possible.

28 Mar 2018

PRESS RELEASE | April 6 First Friday Event Features National Art Exhibition

Posted in MAINFRAME News

Des Moines, IA (March 28, 2018) – Mainframe Studios presents an open artist studio event every first Friday evening of the month from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Each event features a unique art form, music and pop-up dinner menu by The Tangerine Food Company. For its Friday, April 6th event, Mainframe Studios will highlight The […]

24 Jan 2018

OPEN STUDIO / First Friday with Tangerine Food Co.

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EAT // Mainframe Studios joins local First Friday offerings with an open studio event featuring flavorfully fun dinner options of dogs, brats and chili with The Tangerine Food Company. Cherry Madole and Susan Madorsky have been offering outstanding catering services to the Des Moines community for 10 years. Visit their new website at https://www.tangerinefoodco.com/. EXPLORE […]

17 Jan 2018

DSM Magazine | An Iowa Treasure Comes Home

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“The Baker’s Boy” is just one of many characters drawn by Iowa legend Ding Darling in his world travels a century ago. A treasury of Darling’s personal sketchbooks and other artifacts form the foundation for a new center that commemorates the Pulitzer-winning Des Moines Register cartoonist and conservationist. A new center preserves the legacy of […]

9 Jan 2018

DSM Magazine | A New Stage of Life

Above: “Don’t let anyone else determine your dreams,” says Robert John Ford, who is fulfilling a dream of producing long-run theatrical productions in Des Moines. January 9, 2018 Writer: Brianne Sanchez Photographer: Duane Tinkey The roving playwright finally has a stage to call home. When the curtain rises Jan. 11 in the new theater space […]