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Moberg Gallery presents Larassa Kabel’s A Ghost at the Feast, with a reading by Jennifer L. Knox

July 16, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm CDT

Jennifer L. Knox will give a reading at Moberg Gallery in Des Moines on July 16, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. to celebrate A Ghost at the Feast, an art show by Larassa Kabel.

From the organizers:

In conjunction with Larassa Kabel’s exhibit, A Ghost at the Feast, and Mary Jones’ installation, The Map Room, Moberg Gallery will host an artists’ talks and poetry reading on Friday, July 16th, 4.30 – 6.30 pm. Kabel will discuss her new works, which focus on memento mori, and Jones will discuss her mixed media works and artists’ books, which originate from her walks and interest in why and how things are mapped.

Larassa Kabel received her BFA with honors in 1992 from Iowa State University with an emphasis in fibers. Exploring that which makes us most uncomfortable, Kabel regularly traverses the emotional and intellectual space between life and death, love and loss, the powerful and the powerless. Through the drawing, painting, performance and sculpture, she confronts our view of ourselves “outside of Nature” and our desire to distance ourselves from our mortality. She currently lives in Des Moines, IA, where she works as a fulltime artist and independent curator. She has received numerous grants and awards including an Iowa Arts Council Fellowship, and her work has been shown nationally and is in several corporate and private collections including the Des Moines Art Center, the White House and the World Food Prize.

Mary Jones makes mixed media artworks about urban walking. For 15 years, she was Professor of Art & Design at Grand View University in Des Moines, where she taught courses in printmaking, book arts, and graphic design. Prior to teaching, she worked as an illustrator with work published by The Chicago Tribune, Playboy Magazine, and the Philadelphia Enquirer, among others. She has work in the Linda Lee Alter Collection of Women in the Arts at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, and in the State Museum of Illinois in both Chicago and Springfield. She has been an artist in residence at the Ragdale Foundation and at Anchor Graphics, Chicago. She is a 2018-19 Iowa Arts Council Fellow.

Michaela Mullin is a Pushcart-nominated poet, arts writer and editor living in Des Moines, Iowa. She is Associate Editor at Nomadic Press (Oakland, California). Mullin earned her BA in English from Drake University, an MFA in Creative Writing from University of Nebraska, and a PhD in Philosophy, Art, and Critical Thought from the European Graduate School. She is a recipient of the Helen W. Kenefick Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets and the Thomas Dunn Scholarship in English. Her poetry collection, must, a collaboration with Argentine artist Mariela Yeregui, was published in 2016.

Jennifer L. Knox’s sixth book of poems, Crushing It, was published by Copper Canyon Press in 2020. Her poems have appeared in Granta, The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, McSweeney’s, Great American Prose Poems, Best American Erotic Poems, and five times in The Best American Poetry series. She is an Iowa Arts Council Fellow and the proprietor of a small spice-blend company called Saltlickers.


July 16, 2021
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm CDT
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