Iowa State University’s Bioeconomy Institute will host an opening reception for its Biorenewables Art Competition. Meet the artists and view their artwork that reflects BEI’s mission: economic, environmental and social sustainability to advance development of biorenewable resources for the production of fuels, energy, materials and chemicals. A short program will be held around 4:15 p.m. to announce the winners. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public.