Art in Des Moines

This week the Daily Palette is celebrating the art of Iowa's capital!

Des Moines is a city rich in art and culture. It is home to the Des Moines Art Center, the Pappajohn Sculpture Park, the Des Moines Arts Festival, Des Moines Performing Arts, numerous art galleries, and much more. Many of Iowa's artists and writers live and work in Des Moines, taking advantage of the wonderful artist opportunities, writing workshops, and art events it has to offer.

Metamorphosis, painted metal, 2013

Hilde DeBruyne is a Belgian-born artist living just outside of Des Moines, Iowa.  She studied art and art history in Belgium before coming to the United States.  A sculptor who works in metal and clay, DeBruyne creates both small and large scale works of art.  Her work is often abstract and she is known for her use of texture and curved lines.

You can see DeBruyne's public sculptures in Iowa in cities such as West Des Moines, Des Moines, City of Clive, Ottumwa, and Indianola, as well as in her native Belgium.  She exhibits her work throughout Iowa.

Metamorphosis was inspired by the movement of butterflies.  It is on view through Art on Campus in West Des Moines (4200 Mills Civic Parkway) until November 15, 2014.

Hilde DeBruyne's website

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on November 13, 2014

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