Gary Kelley Event

Gary Kelley painting

Gary Kelley Event

Friday, October 28

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Join us October 28 for the world premiere of "Gary Kelley - The Film" by filmmakers David O'Shields and Tristan Bennett. Profiling the life and career of one of Iowa's most prolific artists, "Gary Kelley" is a close look at the story of an artist with international notoriety who nonetheless desires to stay close to his Iowa roots.

Born in 1945, Kelley grew up in Algona, Iowa, and attended UNI to study graphic design. Since the beginning of his professional career in 1967, his work has been seen in both national and international arenas, winning awards in New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Italy and Paris. To date, he has won 29 medals from the Society of Illustrators in New York as well as the distinguished Hamilton King Award.

The premiere will take place at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing arts Center at 7 p.m. There is no cost to attend, but please RSVP to assist with our planning.