Friday, October 5 | 9pm - 11pm

Trumpet Blossom Cafe  | 310 E Prentiss St, Iowa City, Iowa 52240

Cost: $8


The Feed Me Weird Things collaboration is a series of online visual “mixtapes” created in response to a series of music performances. Each mixtape (or group of art) is culled from the permanent collections of the University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art and paired with short essays. These essays and images provide an avenue for exploring overlaps between the aesthetic sensibilities of visual and sonic artforms. 

A central endeavor of art exhibitions and concert series alike is to introduce audiences to new ideas, or novel combinations and juxtapositions of old ideas. Musical curator Chris Wiersema (Mission Creek Festival) and visual curator Vero Rose Smith (Stanley Museum of Art) are united in their effort to carve out cavities for interesting conversations and cross-disciplinary connections. What is music? What is art? Where are the spaces between, and the intersections? What does it mean to listen and see deeply? The curators hold in common a belief that learning to listen and see with depth and empathy should not be limited to those able to receive specialized training. Sharing time, and attention, and physical proximity with others can create a natural empathy despite differences in personal identities and cultures.


Charalambides founders Tom & Christina Carter create a vision of iconoclastic music as transformative force. Touching on the outer limits of acid folk, psych rock, and improvisation, their sound remains uniquely personal & consistent.
Since 1991, Charalambides has released over 30 recordings on labels like Siltbreeze, kranky & Wholly Other. A self-titled 2LP is forthcoming on Drawing Room in 2018

Paul Cary
Iowa’s prodigal son Paul Cary closes the circle. In his Iowa days, Cary was the front man for the seminal In The Red Records’ band, The Horrors, before heading to first Chicago and then Portland. During that time he released two incredible and radically different interpretations of his high and lonesome prairie rock, both long out of print until just recently.  
Having settled once more in Iowa City, Cary is over-seeing the re-release of those sought-after first two solo albums, and heading into Flat Black Studios to record his third haunted song cycle this fall.

Collection Highlights

Carolyn Cross

Sunprints, No. 1

, 1971
Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 68 in. (121.92 x 172.72 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Ross, 1973.63