ARTIFEX: The Dowling Catholic Performing & Visual Arts Magazine


Artifex is the official magazine of Visual and Performing Arts at
Dowling Catholic High School.

ARTFEX magazine is be published by Two Mile Ranch and licensed exclusively to Dowling Catholic as the official magazine of the visual and performing arts at Dowling.  The 8 /12 by 11 inch, full color, glossy magazine will showcase student work and talent.
The magazine is coordinated by F.R. “Fritz” Nordengren, who serves Publisher.  Nordengren, a familiar face on the Dowling campus, has photographed arts performances and volunteered on special projects throughout the school.
“We’re excited to bring a high quality, print magazine to Dowling and the community,” Nordengren, said. “Artifex is the cooperative result of passionate faculty, proactive leaders, and supportive families at Dowling.The initial reaction to idea and our prototype issue was not only gratifying, but very enthusiastic.”
Nordengren said the magazine will be published twice each year, with plan of growing both in number of pages and features each year.  The magazine will be distributed at Dowling events, an middle school music performances, and will be available for single copy sales.  A limited number of sponsor opportunities are available.
About Dowling Catholic High School:  Dowling Catholic High School is committed to serving the Greater Des Moines Catholic community and embracing learners of all faiths. In an environment that is faithful, caring and dedicated, Dowling forms each student to become a Christ-centered leader.
About Two Mile Ranch:  Two Mile ranch is a boutique, independent publisher concentrating in the arts, faith and photography.  Publisher F.R. “Fritz” Nordengren is an author and documentary storyteller, who has traveled and worked in 19 countries and in 2013 completed the Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage, walking 620 miles across Spain in 40 days.  He is a member of Sacred Heart Parish and father of two Dowling graduates.

The Visual arts offered at Dowling and showcased in ARTIFEX include painting, sketching, ceramics, metals, jewelry sculpture, mixed media as well as film and digital photography.  Performing arts include the bands, color guard, choirs, Dimensions show choir, plays, musicals, speech and debate.

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