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Stop by our booth at the Johnson County Fair on Monday or Tuesday and register to win $85 worth of bacon from Pavelka Meats. Read the interview with Lois Pavelka and Bill Ellison of Pavelka’s Point Meats in the Little Village. Our booth at the Johnson County Fair will be located in the food stand just south of the main office.

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“We were country before country was cool, you know?” — Bill Ellison

See You at the Fair

Come visit us at our booth at the Johnson County Fair on July 25 and 26! We will be located in the food stand just south of the main office. Stop by to talk with us about our upcoming schedule and our mission to build a community art center. We need your help and your contributions!

JULY 25-26 ( 4-9 pm )  

Johnson County Fair Artists Contest Winners

First Place Winner - Hannah Seberg - Barn with Three Silos
First Place Winner – Hannah Seberg – Barn with Three Silos

Second Place Winner - Julia DeValk - White Cow
Second Place Winner – Julia DeValk – White Cow
Third Place Winner - John Demory - Blue Tractor
Third Place Winner – John Demory – Blue Tractor
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August Life Drawing

Artifactory and Beadology present 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.

Third Sunday each month, 5:00 to 7:00 PM (arrive on time)
Beadology, 220 E. Washington St.
Next Session Aug 21st
Cost: $8.00 per session.

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The Colors of the Prairie: A Natural Dye Workshop

Here’s a great local opportunity for you to work with natural dyes and Kathy Hattori, president of Botanical Colors, a natural dye company based in Seattle, Washington.

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The Colors of the Prairie: A Natural Dye Workshop

Scattergood Friends School July 22, 23 and 24 West Branch, Iowa Instructor: Kathy Hattori,  Botanical Colors.

Join us in historic West Branch, Iowa for a three day dive into natural dyes to create fabrics that evoke a sense of place: the great American prairie.  For more information, click HERE.

 

July Artist: Robert Richardson, Cartoonist and Artist

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The Artifactory and Beadology are pleased to announce that our July artist for the Art In the Afternoon program will be  Cartoonist and Artist, Robert Richardson.  His presentation will be held at Beadology at 2 PM, on Sunday, July 17th.

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Robert Yale Richardson, is retired from thirty-five years as the prepress manager for Tidewater Direct in West Branch, Iowa.

2004-05 he contributed a weekly editorial cartoon in the Iowa City Press Citizen under the name rytoonz.

2005-2012 Robert taught an evening class, “Cartooning for Beginners,” through the Coralville Parks and Recreation Department.
In retirement his focus is on painting and drawing with watercolors, pastels and ink.

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If you are interested in viewing some of his work, visit rytoonz.blogspot.com.  We hope you’ll come and see Bob’s presentation.  This will be interactive!  Bring your ideas, and learn to do some cartooning!  Supplies will be provided.

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

2:00 PM, Sunday, July 17 at Beadology, 220 E. Washington

ADMISSION IS FREE!

June Artist: Tim Linden, Metalworker and Sculptor

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The Artifactory and Beadology are pleased to announce that our June artist for the Art In the Afternoon program will be  Metalworker and Sculptor, Tim Linden.

tim_linden1Tim Linden is a local metalworker with over 35 years of experience in the industry. Tim worked as an exterior sheet metal fabricator for ASI Sheet Metal in North Liberty for 22 years.

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Tim now owns and runs Tim Linden, Inc. pursuing his own sculptural work and providing metal fabrication to artists and architects in the area.

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

2:00 PM, Sunday, June 12 at Beadology, 220 E. Washington

ADMISSION IS FREE!

Join us at Arts Fest

Untitled-1Come visit us at our booth at the Iowa Arts Festival on June 3rd and 4th! We will be located in the tent at the NW corner of Dubuque and Washington. Stop by for a chance to win prizes & to talk with us about the ArtiFactory and our mission to build a community art center in downtown Iowa City or Riverfront Crossings. We need your help and your contributions!

FRIDAY, JUNE 3RD ( 5-8pm ):

Stop by our booth to register for our FREE drawing to win:

$50 gift certificate for Blick
$50 gift certificate for Beadology
$50 gift certificate for Iowa Artisans Gallery

SATURDAY, JUNE 4TH ( 10-7pm ):

The registration for our free drawing will continue with the same fantastic prizes!

There will be art demos and activities all day by phenomenal local artists at our Arts Iowa City/Artifactory booth!

The artist schedule is as follows:

(10-12) Jenny Gringer—printmaking
(12-2) Deanne Wortman—paper and Spirograph activity
(2-5) Trudi Starbeck-Miller & Stephanie Brohman—jewelry making
(5-6) Jo Myers-Walker—painting and drawing
(5:30- 7) Bob Richardson—cartooning

May Artist: Brian Lee, Architectural Furniture

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b_lee_rBrian Lee is a registered architect, furniture designer and fabricator based in Iowa City, IA.

Brian produces interactive furniture that operates at the intersection of architecture, furniture, body-scale and urban-scale. He approaches his work as functional small scale experiments for larger architectural applications. A native Iowan, he holds a Master of Architecture from Cranbrook Academy of Art and has practiced in Iowa City since 2014.

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Come and  hear Brian talk about his life and his work.  His presentation will begin at 2:00 PM on Sunday, May 15th, at Beadology, 220 E. Washington St., and admission is free.  Refreshments will be served.

To see samples of Brian’s work online, click HERE.

Iowa Architecture Month Presentation

Christiania: 40 Years of Occupation

6:00 PM,  April 28, 2016, at Film Scene

ChristianiaPresented by Neumann Monson Architects for Iowa Architecture Month.  Hosted by Film Scene.

FREE Admission.
Seating will be first-come, first-seated.

In 1971, young people claim an 85 acre abandoned military base in the heart of Copenhagen and set up a community. Over the next 40 years, they build a self-governed community with the hope of becoming legitimate.

Christiania was born in 1971 when youthful idealism and a severe housing shortage incited hundreds of young people to occupy 85 acres of deserted brick buildings, woods, ramparts and canals as their home. Finding it politically unpopular to evict the young settlers, the Danish government declared Christiania a “short-term social experiment”.

Over forty years later, Christiania is still standing.

Through interviews with longtime Christiania residents and police and government officials, CHRISTIANIA explores consensus democracy, alternative building methods, drug policy and Scandinavian culture in a provocative and often humorous character study of this fascinating community.

“I just enjoyed watching every minute…beautiful story of that unique community.” —Rick Steves, Europe Through the Back Door

Creating a place in Iowa City for education, practice, exhibition and collaboration in fine arts and crafts.