6 Nov 2018

UPPER IOWA UNIVERSITY // Lee Emma Running’s Five Miles From Fayette

Mainframe artist Lee Emma Running recently finished a permanent art installation titled “Five Miles from Fayette” at Upper Iowa University’s Edgar Fine Arts Hall. Running’s “Five Miles From Fayette” is a site-specific window installation inspired by the C.C. Parker Herbarium of Upper Iowa University. According to the University Archives, C.C. Parker became UIU’s first professor of […]

30 Oct 2018

HEARTLAND SUMMIT // Secret Sauce Panel Discussion

October 18-21, 2018 // Bentonville, Arkansas // theheartlandsummit.org Mainframe Studios Director Siobhan Spain was invited to the Heartland Summit to take part in an opening panel discussion titled “Secret Sauce: Recipes for Success.” The theme of the overall conference was to #meetinthemiddle. As host The Walton Family Foundation stated: The mission of the Heartland Summit is […]

17 Sep 2018

BUSINESS RECORD: For retailers, it can be a circus out there

BY KENT DARR, Senior Staff Writer, Business Record Friday, September 14, 2018 6:00 AM A couple of weeks ago, when it was little more than a rumor that Younkers and all of the other brands under the house of Bon-Ton would be reborn out of liquidation, retail specialist Laura Rowley did some speculating on what […]

13 Aug 2018

IOWA ARTS COUNCIL | Community Support Advocates Win Governor’s Arts Award

Congratulations to Community Support Advocates and their Momentum Art Studio (#104 in Mainframe Studios)! Arts Group Helps People with Disabilities Christina Smith didn’t develop the Momentum program to win any shiny awards. She did it to help people with physical and mental disabilities express themselves through art. But the program’s new Governor’s Arts Award sure doesn’t hurt. […]

2 Aug 2018

Business Record | Artist uses gaming to help cancer patients

BY PERRY BEEMAN, Managing Editor Thursday, August 2, 2018 1:39 PM This Friday, Mainframe Studios’ monthly open house will feature doses of virtual reality, gaming and co-host Josh Larson’s Numinous Games, which helps cancer patients among others. The company’s latest release is “Galaxies of Hope,” developed for Novartis Pharmaceuticals and described as “a content-rich, poetic, […]

28 Jul 2018

NEWS RELEASE | Mainframe Studios Hosts Gaming Expo “60 fps” August 3

Mainframe Studios Hosts Gaming Expo “60 fps” August 3 The First Friday event is co-hosted by Numinous Games, a leading-edge game developer of interactive documentaries Galaxies of Hope and That Dragon, Cancer July 28, 2018 (Des Moines, Iowa) – On August 3rd from 4:00 – 9:00 p.m. Mainframe Studios is hosting “60 fps,” a First […]

31 Dec 2017

STUDY | Central Iowa Regional Cultural Assessment

Thank you to Bravo Greater Des Moines, Drake University, Capital Crossroads, The Tomorrow Plan and others whose dedication and vision lead to the recent Central Iowa Regional Cultural Assessment. As it states… “now is the time to build on the region’s strong social connectedness and desire to strengthen and build community with arts and culture […]