Andrea Scott's Ely, IA Artist Collaborative “Dows Street Studio” Launches with Friday the 13th Art Show

Solon, IA photographer Andrea Scott opens the doors to her artist collaborative, photography studio & gallery Dows Street Studio on Friday Nov 13th at 6-9 pm -- with an Open House Art Show featuring music, art and photography at the historic main street studio on 1695 Dows Street Suite B in Ely

The opening features paintings & photographs from Bill Ginkens, Deb Weiser of DKW GalleryMarlin Ingalls, Travis Allen, Xene Abraham, Beth Gray, Tamara Recker, Shannon Appleby, Heith Banowetz, welder Audio Bob Biller, wood worker Bill Long and basket weaver Jon Lorence.

It also includes a 7pm music performance by legendary Iowa troubador Dustin Louis Blank – who is releasing his Field Theory album at the event.

The show is hosted by Andrea Scott of Andrea Scott Photography, Bill Ginkens of Ginks Photography, and Iowa City architectural historian and author Marlin Ingalls.

Entreprenuer Andrea Scott first made waves as starting forward for the 2-time State Champion Solon Highschool women's basketball team. She then embarked on a career in photography, while raising 3 children from a farmhouse by Lake MacBride, where they're often spotted aboard her pontoon.

Scott is pleased to feature the work of iconic Iowa native photographer & artist Bill Ginkens, who goes by the moniker “Ginks.” Ginkens was a still photographer and actor on the Hollywood feature film Western Religion, as well as on the recent Iowa production East of Middle West, written & produced by Iowa-by-way-of-Swaziland's Makotsi Rukundo. Ginks also served as location manager & associate producer on the movie, and it was on this production where he and Scott first met and joined forces.

Andrea welcomes the opportunity to launch her artists collaborative with a vital blend of artwork, photography and music: “I'm delighted to open the doors to a great venue for showcasing Iowa's local artists and for our photo studio work. We look forward to providing a unique boutique space for everything from meetings to various multi-media uses. We will do it all right here, in the heart of Ely.”

Contact: Dows Street Studio proprietor - Andrea Scott: 319-325-8500, email: Andrea@andreascott.me