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Drake University

2507 University Ave
Des Moines, IA 50311-4505

General Phone: 515-271-2011
Financial Aid Phone: 515-271-2905
Sector: Private nonprofit, 4-year or above
Classification: Masters Colleges and Universities I

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WHAT: "The Da Vinci Dress Code" -

In a Des Moines bar, everybody's passing on a little secret. Don't worry, it's not about you.Actually, the sharing of a secret was staged for "The Da Vinci Dress Code," an exhibit of photos and dress patterns on the walls of the Fourth Street bar called the Lift. "The Da Vinci Dress Code" links the title of the popular book by Dan Brown to a modern-day drama involving cell phones, drag queens, bartenders and the making of a jacket.Michael Lane and Eric Wickes, the creators of the exhibit, sold the concept to Carlos Garza, who will be curating new shows every two months at the Lift for the next two years."I'm seeking to change the way art is installed and how it plays within the confines of an establishment," Garza said. "Mind perception changes when environments change."Lane and Wickes covered the Lift's walls with McCalls and Simplicity sewing patterns. Printed on tissue paper with dotted lines, triangles and numbers, these patterns provide a backdrop like a map that leads nowhere.Black-and-white photos along the covered walls depict people passing on secrets: bartender to patron, patron to patron, patron to cell phone, cell phone to college girlfriend, etc.Each person appears in two - more available