Catherine Reinhart

Creator and Lead Artist for The Collective Mending Sessions. Catherine is a studio artist living and creating in Ames, IA.

Catherine Reinhart is an artist living and creating in Ames, IA. She received her BFA in Integrated Studio Arts – Printmaking and Fiber in 2008 from Iowa State University. In 2012, she completed her MFA in Textiles from the University of Kansas.

Her works have been exhibited locally, nationally and regionally with works in Southern Graphics Council Print Collection and Archives at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi and the Print Department Permanent Collection at Seika University in Kyoto, Japan. Reinhart has been the recipient of several grants and artist residencies.

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Lockwood Cafe/Reliable Street

Reliable Street is a non-profit arts organization located in Ames, IA seeking to engage community through the arts. Located inside a grain elevator, Reliable street houses Lockwood Cafe and a gallery opening in Fall 2019.

The Collective Mending Sessions is partnering with Lockwood Cafe and Reliable Street for their 2019 - 2020 arts and community programing.

Sessions will take place in September 2019 and March 2020.

Follow: @lockwoodcafe and @reliablestreet

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open house

Open House is an artist-run and community-centered exhibition, programming, educational, and performance space inside of a single-family home in Kansas City, Missouri. We provide space for artists to explore their practice, provide a platform for immersive experiences, encourage collaboration, and help stage communal gatherings.

The Collective Mending Sessions is partnering with Open House.

Session will take place August 2019.



ISU Design on Main Community gallery

The ISU Design on Main Community Gallery mission is to strengthen creative connections between Iowa State University and the Ames community through arts education and artist-led projects.

The Collective Mending Sessions is partnering with the ISU Design on Main Community Gallery.

Session will take place January 18, 2020 from 6-9pm.

In conjunction with presentation of works from 2017 - 2019 Artist-in-Residence, Catherine Reinhart. Exhibition runs January 13 - February 7, 2020.

Follow: @designonmain203


Olson-Larsen Galleries

Olson-Larsen Galleries is a contemporary gallery representing over 60 of the finest artists in the Midwest. Located in Historic Valley Junction in West Des Moines, Iowa, Olson-Larsen fulfills its commitment to original art through exhibitions and support services for clients ranging from individuals to corporations

The Collective Mending Sessions is partnering with Olson-Larsen Galleries.

Session will take place Saturday, October 26 from 1-4pm.

Follow: @olsonlarsengalleries


2019 - 2020 Art project grant

Support for The Collective Mending Sessions provided by the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Follow: @iowaartscouncil and @neaarts