March Art In The Afternoon

Sharon Beckman - Creating Stories in Collage

Artist Sharon Beckman will discuss the process in creating her collages that are made with vintage ephemera, and will help participants create their own small collages. Please bring personal 2D items, such as photos and paper memorabilia, as well as scissors and a glue stick. Some vintage materials will also be provided for use.

Sharon Beckman spent most of her career in NYC as a graphic designer and art director and has shown her collages in Iowa at galleries in the Englert Theatre and CSPS.

Please bring glue stick and scissors with old photos and paper memorabilia


1:00 PM Sunday, Mar. 19th
in The Center’s Assembly Room

28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa
ADMISSION IS FREE

ART IN THE AFTERNOON is a monthly artist talk / workshop held on the 3rd Sunday of each month.  This series focuses on introducing local artists to the Iowa City community.

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March Life Drawing

The Artifactory and Beadology present Life Drawing drop in

Drawing the figure is captivating and challenging. The figure may later inhabit our landscapes and scenes. We will be drawing both clothed and nude models.  Please bring your own drawing materials.  Participants must be age 18 or over.

The ArtiFactory is a project of Arts Iowa City a 501(c)(3)non-profit
  • Mar. 19th • 5:00 to 7:00 PM (arrive on time)
  • Beadology • 220 E. Washington
  • Cost: $8.00 per session
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February Art In The Afternoon

Marcia Wegman Art In The Afternoon

Marcia Wegman will give an overview of her development as an artist from graduate school in printmaking at the University of Iowa to a full time professional artist today. Marcia will briefly touch on the many different mediums she has explored leading up to dry pastels and acrylic paint currently used. On display will be a few framed Iowa pastel landscapes and images of some of the pastel paintings done over the past few years.


1:00 PM Sunday, Feb. 19th
in The Center’s Assembly Room

28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa
ADMISSION IS FREE

ART IN THE AFTERNOON is a monthly artist talk / workshop held on the 3rd Sunday of each month.  This series focuses on introducing local artists to the Iowa City community.

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February Life Drawing

February Life Drawing

Drawing the figure is captivating and challenging. The figure may later inhabit our landscapes and scenes. We will be drawing both clothed and nude models.  Please bring your own drawing materials.  Participants must be age 18 or over.

The ArtiFactory is a project of Arts Iowa City a 501(c)(3)non-profit
  • Feb. 19th • 5:00 to 7:00 PM (arrive on time)
  • Beadology • 220 E. Washington
  • Cost: $8.00 per session
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Beyond the Studio

The ArtiFactory visits Public Space One for January’s  Art in the Afternoon

Possibility at Public Space One

This month’s program will feature artist-organizers, with a panel of PS1-affiliated visual artists: Hannah Givler, Lauren Frances Evans, Sayuri Sasaki Hemann, and Emily Jalinsky. They will share their individual work and open a broader conversation on art collaboration, organizing, and community, and how it relates to, integrates with, and/or collides with their studio practices.

There will also be the opportunity to tour PS1 and view the group exhibition Pitch In!, curated by another PS1 artist-organizer, C.R. Cooper.


1:00 PM Sunday, Jan, 15th
at Public Space One

120 N Dubuque St (In Wesley Center)
ADMISSION IS FREE

ART IN THE AFTERNOON is a monthly artist talk / workshop held on the 3rd Sunday of each month.  This series focuses on introducing local artists to the Iowa City community.

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January Life Drawing

Artifactory and Beadology Life Drawing

Drawing the figure is captivating and challenging. The figure may later inhabit our landscapes and scenes. We will be drawing both clothed and nude models.  Please bring your own drawing materials.  Participants must be age 18 or over.

The ArtiFactory is a project of Arts Iowa City a 501(c)(3)non-profit

Jan 15th • 5:00 to 7:00 PM (arrive on time)
Beadology • 220 E. Washington
Cost: $8.00 per session

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It’s time to ramp it up

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December 2016

A year ago, we presented you with an opportunity to help build a multi-disciplinary art center in Iowa City. There was support for this concept, but it was widely suggested that we first emphasize programming.

As a result, Art in the Afternoon was born. In this monthly program, local artists give presentations about their craft and technique. Jo Myers taught us to paint watercolor birds, Mary Merkel-Hess gave us a glimpse into her paper works, and Megan Bishop immersed us in the world of the Oaknoll artists. We’ve learned about cartooning and metalworking, ceramics and more. Life Drawing sessions, generously hosted by Beadology, have been very popular. More dynamic events are booked at The Center through April 2017.

What’s Next?
It’s time to ramp it up. Community feedback indicates a desire for more hands-on activities, more variety in programming, and more options for children and youth. There is interest in expanding Life Drawing, as well.

How Do We Make It Happen? With funding, we will:

  • Hire an executive director to focus on programming and community engagement.
  • Obtain temporary space. Increase our class offerings.
  • Develop a volunteer network and expand collaboration with other arts groups.

That is why we ask for your support today. At this critical point in ArtiFactory’s growth, your generous donation will help us implement the things you’d like us to do. Please donate today.
Thanks very much for your help in moving forward.

Dan Sig

Sincerely,
Dan Cummins, President, Arts Iowa City

P.S. If this dream resonates and you feel you may have something significant to offer in achieving it, please contact us directly at Artifactory@artsiowacity.org

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The Art of Found Objects

December’s ARTIST  •  Marge Clancy

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MargeDiscover how simple items from nature can become works of art. Driftwood or leaves can become her canvas. Since the ’70’s Marge has created the costumes for High School, Community Theater and Riverside Theater productions. The plays include Guys & Dolls, Bus Stop, Naughty Marietta and many more. A backdrop she made for the band, Dogs On Skis, is in Okoboji Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Now, her talents have turned toward her natural art.


1:00 PM Sunday, Dec. 18th
in The Center’s Assembly Room
28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa
ADMISSION IS FREE

ART IN THE AFTERNOON is a monthly artist talk / workshop held on the 3rd Sunday of each month.  This series focuses on introducing local artists to the Iowa City community.

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December Life Drawing

LifeDrawing 12 8x11 final

Drawing the figure is captivating and challenging. The figure may later inhabit our landscapes and scenes. We will be drawing both clothed and nude models .  Please bring your own drawing materials.  Participants must be age 18 or over.

The ArtiFactory is a project of Arts Iowa City a 501(c)(3)non-profit

Dec. 18th • 5:00 to 7:00 PM (arrive on time)
Beadology • 220 E. Washington
Cost: $8.00 per session

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