“Gary Kelley” Premiers in Algona
ALGONA, IOWA — Renowned Algona alum, illustrator, and Cedar Falls artist Gary Kelley will be profiled in a world premiere film at 7 p.m. on April 28th at the Wilcox Performing Arts Center.
“Gary Kelley” is a documentary profiling the career of one of Iowa’s most prolific artists. Despite Kelley’s reputation in the world of illustration and painting, he remains relatively unknown to many Iowans. His story of success, peer recognition and staying close to his Iowa roots is important to share with local audiences, as well as viewers across the state and beyond.
With grant support from the Haggard-Twogood Charitable Trust, documentary filmmaker and UNI Filmmaker-in-Residence David O’Shields led the creation of the documentary. Creative partner, Tristan Bennett, worked closely with O’Shields serving as producer, editor and post-production supervisor.
O’Shields believes this film will be of interest to all Iowans, especially young artists aspiring to creative fields, as proof that artistic opportunities exist for talented, hard-working creatives right here in Iowa, and in the Cedar Valley, and not just in Los Angeles or New York City.
“Gary is a national treasure,” O’Shields said. “It is important for Iowans as well as viewers across the country to understand that and appreciate Gary’s extraordinary contribution to our collective culture. This is why I made the film.”
Born in 1945, Kelley grew up in Algona, Iowa, and attended the University of Northern Iowa to study graphic design.
He began his professional career in 1967 by accepting a position in the design department at Rath Packing Company and later as the art director for Hellman Associates in Waterloo, where he developed a reputation as one of the nation’s most creative and productive illustrators.
Kelley’s work has been seen in both national and international arenas, winning awards in New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Paris and Italy. To date, he has won 29 medals from the Society of Illustrators as well as the distinguished Hamilton King Award. He has a large roster of clients, including Rolling Stone, Pl***oy, Atlantic Monthly, Time, Entertainment Weekly and Los Angeles Magazine, as well as poster designs and many advertising assignments.
“Gary didn’t win all of those awards because he’s Gary Kelley,” said project supporter Scott Cawelti. “He won them because what he does has a profound impact on people. I believe this film will have that same impact.”
The film’s premiere is free and open to the public.
The film will also be screened for students earlier in the day. Gary will be present at some screenings and lead discussions. In addition, O’Shields is working with Iowa Public Television to secure statewide broadcast.
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“Gary Kelley” Premiers in Algona
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Also- we are in need of strong backs to help load the truck following the performance. Helpers will receive free tickets to the performance! Please contact Adam Orban at 515-295-7207, ext 220 if interested.
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The show IS ON for this evening! Tickets are still available online and at the door!
Baby it’s cold outside, but the show must go on! Tonight’s the night our 33 dancers take the stage for the first of two performances with Ballet Des Moines, and we can’t wait for you to see them!
This crew has worked so hard for the past few months putting together what is sure to be an unforgettable event. The stage, the lights, the costumes, the music… Don’t miss this chance to experience the Ed & Betty Wilcox Performing Arts Center in its full potential.
Doors will open at 6:00 tonight. Tickets will be available at the door, or buy them online at tinyurl.com/AlgonaNurcracker or at Bloom Floral or Algona Publishing Co.
The Haggard-Twogood Charitable Trust is thrilled to invite you to be part of the magical holiday tradition of The Nutcracker. Witness the wonder of the season as the professional dancers of Ballet Des Moines perform this beloved ballet at the Wilcox Performing Arts Center alongside 33 of the area's most ambitious local dancers, ranging in age from 5 to 18.
Tickets are on sale now! Order online at tinyurl.com/Algona-Nutcracker or in-person at Algona Publishing or Bloom Floral. Tickets are $25 each.
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Saturday, December 17 • 2:00 p.m.
Additionally, if your business or family would like to help sponsor the event, a number of opportunities are available. Please see the attached form for details, and let us know if you have any questions.
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Romantic piano by the Pianist to the Presidents
Pianist to the Presidents, having performed in the White House 75 times for every president since Ronald Reagan to Donald Trump.
David is a special favorite of President Carter and just played for Jimmy & Rosalynn’s 75th anniversary.
When not on tour, David can be found at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.
David is a native of Miami, OK. In 2020, David was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame, joining such luminaries as Merle Haggard, Woody Guthrie, Vince Gill, Patti Page, Roy Clark, Roger Miller, Toby Keith, Carrie Underwood, Kristin Chenoweth and many others.
The stage is getting ready! See you at 2:30 or 7:00 (or both)!
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Saturday, March 26. Kossuth County Concert Association presents Uptown Girls. This group is an irresistible, feel-good celebration of friendship, fervor, and fun performed by a powerhouse vocal trio of 3 beautiful ladies with piano accompaniment. Features top-of-the-charts pop hits of the 70s and 80s.
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Pops Concert this Thursday!
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Veterans Day program tomorrow at 9:30.
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Looking for something fun to do on this Monday night? Come out to The Bulldog Show tonight at 7:00! There will be a variety of staff and students performing. Admission is $5. This is a fundraiser for local mental health.
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Sure to put you in a festive mood! The weather is going to cooperate! Get your tickets now!
Only 4 days away - get your tickets for the Chambers Annual Holiday show. Celtic Yuletide - Dec 14th www.algona.org
This event is coming up fast! Please get your tickets and support the arts in Algona. This is sure to be a a fun and upbeat performance! Tell your friends!
Tickets on sale for the Chambers Annual Holiday show. Celtic Yuletide - Dec 14th www.algona.org
This pin was found stuck to somebody’s shoe after they were in the PAC. Please let me know if you know who might have lost it at the Veterans Day program.
Wonderful free event coming to Algona. Be sure and take advantage of these events to keep them coming!
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Kossuth County’s Grand Magic show was truly “magical”! Hope you can make it to the second show at 7:00!
University of Northwestern Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble at the PAC tonight at 7:30. PAC doors open at 6:30. Auditorium doors open at 7:00. They are performing this afternoon for our students and are very talented. Finally a great night to come out and enjoy some music. No admission.
Wonderful production by this talented group of kids!
Come out for the Opera Iowa production of Barber of Seville tonight at 7:00 PM. General admission seating. No charge! Doors will open at 6:30.
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Looking for something fun to do on this beautiful Thursday night? Come out to the AHS Pops Concert "The Wonderful World of Disney!" Admission is $5 at the door. Stay for a cookies and punch reception following the performances!
The University of South Dakota Chamber Singers will be performing at the Wilcox Performing Arts Center on Saturday, March 4, at 7:30 PM. Event is sponsored by the Bancroft Area and Algona Rotary Clubs. There will be a free will donation. Another great opportunity to enjoy a performance in the beautiful PAC!
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