Entries Tagged as 'Kristin Roach'

Creating Space for Art in Ames

June 1st, 2010 · No Comments

A conversation with Mitchell Squire, creator of Spoonful – a temporary space installation on the east end of Main Street. Last month Jerrod Jordahl and I made our way to one of the most interesting and small spaces we had encountered on Main Street. Mitchell Squire, a professor of architecture, had invited us to see [...]

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Tags: 2010 · AP Issues · DIY · Kristin Roach · May 2010

The Future of the Dinkey Bridge

February 6th, 2010 · 9 Comments

Union Pacific Railroad and the City of Ames are engaged in an ongoing series of negotiations to determine the fate of the Squaw Creek Bridge, know locally as the Dinkey Bridge, which runs parallel to 6th Street, east of the Iowa State campus. The bridge is an iconic landmark in Ames. The Dinkey was a [...]

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Tags: 2010 · AP Issues · January 2010 · Kristin Roach · Of Local Importance · Under the Radar

Market Street Media Foundry

October 2nd, 2009 · 1 Comment

A fresh new perspective on the arts will soon be offered in downtown Des Moines. Though it won’t open its doors until the beginning of next year, the Market Street Media Foundry has already gathered the support of the Central Iowa art community. By giving a space and a smack in the face to working [...]

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Tags: 2009 · AP Issues · DIY · Kristin Roach · October 2009

Warming the World

August 27th, 2009 · No Comments

Knitting is many things to many people: self expression, a way to keep busy, a way to “do it yourself.” One constant throughout history is that knitting has always been about warmth and love. Handmade items take time and dedication – to receive a handmade gift is to know you are cared for by the [...]

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Tags: 2009 · AP Issues · DIY · Kristin Roach · September 2009

The Sewing Rebellion at the Ames Progressive Office

January 29th, 2009 · 6 Comments

The second Sunday of January marked the first meeting of the Central Iowa Sewing Rebellion, a free monthly sewing workshop. The day was cold and the air was crisp, but it was warmer than the days before the Rebellion and, comparatively, was a great improvement. We began the meeting with good food, conversation and hot [...]

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Tags: 2009 · AP Issues · January 2009 · Kristin Roach · Of Local Importance