Patricia (Tricia) Knox came to the University of Iowa as a potter but found herself working in Chunghi Choo’s metal’s studio most of the time. After completing her MA in Metalsmithing and Jewelry in 1982, she established her own studio and began selling her work in galleries around the US.
“There are umpteen tools and processes to get acquainted with. Metalworking is fun and some of the processes can be dangerous. I like to play in the metal with torch and tools. It’s the combination of required precision, coupled with the use of a cut and paste process, that I find challenging and entertaining.”
Patricia has taken training with the Gemological Institute of America and Blaine Lewis at New Approach School. She was one of the 14 artists who founded Iowa Artisans Gallery in 1984. When she moved away from the area with her spouse, she met other artists in Chicago, West Virginia, Vermont, and greater Washington DC. While in Lake Co Illinois, she taught jewelry at Kaleidoscope School in Barrington, IL. She moved back to Iowa City in 2002.
Open to first time and returning students. Truc Deegan will teach the ancient art of Chinese ink painting individualize to each student’s level. She studied under Mr. Ang Swee Hin who is a master of Chinese Art in the style of 12th-18th century artists. Truc’s teacher used his teaching to continue with different subjects as a way to improve the student’s technique in painting. One finds it enjoyable to care and continue. Register at The Center (319-356-5220) or online. Open to 8 participants. Registration required.
Enter The Center through the Washington St. entrance or from the third floor of the Iowa Ave. parking ramp through the skywalk to The Center’s ground floor. Then, proceed to room G07.
About the Artist
Trúc was born and grew up in Vietnam. Trúc (pronounced Chook and it means Bamboo) migrated to the United States of America and became a citizen in 1970. She graduated in University of Iowa in Art History with Honors. She studied under Mr. Ang Swee Hin who lives in Penang, Malaysia, a master of Chinese Art with the knowledge of the style of the 12th-18th century artists.
Trúc has held a number of one woman exhibitions and participated in numerous competitive and judged exhibitions as well. She has taught brush painting in the United States, Malaysia and Sri Lanka. Her works have been purchased by art lovers around the world and are found in collections in Malaysia, Great Britain, France, Australia, Sri Lanka, the United States and elsewhere. In 2001 the Iowa City Public Library selected one of her works for its permanent collection. In 2002 one of her paintings received an Honorable Mention Prize at the Hooverfest. In 2012 Art of Mercy Hospital collected two of her works for their art collection.
Many of her works are on display at Melrose Meadow, a retirement community at 350 Dublin Drive, Iowa City, Ia. Recently, She had a joint show titled Midwest Summer: Light & Warm with other artists at the Iowa at Cedar Rapids Museum of Art. Her latest exhibition was held in Central College, Pella, Iowa in Nov. 2016.
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. Please limit media to graphite, charcoal or pastels. Do not use oils or acrylics that can leave a permanent stain. Participants must be age 18 or over.
Enter The Center through the Washington St. entrance and the take elevator or stair to the 2nd floor or from the third floor of the Iowa Ave. parking ramp through the skywalk to The Center’s second floor. Then, proceed to room 211.
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