Category Archives: Art In The Afternoon

July Art in the Afternoon

July Art in the Afternoon

July 21, 2019 from 1 to 2:30 pm
in The Center’s Assembly Room
28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa
Free Admission

Jeff Allen’s work has been described as bold, yet soft. Pastoral with a certain dream like ethereal quality. Impressionistic realism. Jeff draws his inspiration from the Iowa landscape and the group of friends that surround him.

Born in 1958 at Cedar Rapids, IA. Jeff has lived most of his life in Iowa and is currently living in Solon, IA. He is the founder of the Plein Air Painters of Iowa and a past member of the Plein Air Painters of Chicago, Artist member of the Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Arts of Chicago, Iowa Artists and the Cedar Rapid Drawing Group.

Jeff attended drawing & painting classes at the Des Moines Art Museum and also draws & paints with the Cedar Rapids Drawing Group and The Palette & Chisel in Chicago. Painting is a process of problem solving. Problems of light, shadow, composition, form, rhythm along with what you want to say. If you ask yourself the right questions while standing in front of the canvas you can create a painting that the viewer can connect with. Words alone are not enough…

Professional Affiliations:

Plein Air Painters of Iowa. (Founder of weekly outdoor painting group)
Plein air Painters of Chicago. (Past member)
Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Arts, Chicago, Ill. (Artist Member)

July Art in the Afternoon

June Art in the Afternoon

June Art in the Afternoon

June 9, 2019 from 1 to 2:30 pm
in The Center’s Assembly Room
28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa
Free Admission

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Sara Slee Brown, “Ten years ago, I retired as graphic designer for the public library and began to seriously pursue my dream of a career as an artist. As an undergraduate and graduate student in painting I had been trained in the traditional methods and my early work had been oil on canvas. After working as a digital graphic designer at the library, I developed methods for combining and layering digital images in my computer with the eye and sensitivity of an oil painter. I developed my own method for constructing my current work that I call, LāDi: Layered Digital Imaging.”

“My work explores choices and promises that we make in life. It is an exercise in exploring the known versus the unknown; patience, waiting; the fear and excitement of thresholds and transitions. The work begins with something familiar and real. This represents the known. Over, around and through this foundation I add other images or fragments of images that are not so easily identified. When combined with the familiar they create a new reality which may not be as easily understood but nevertheless exists: a new perspective. The comfort of the familiar combined with the confusion of the unfamiliar creates a tension and energy that is an expression of my experience in the world. My focus is the fear and excitement of life’s thresholds and transitions.”

May Art in the Afternoon

May Art in the Afternoon
May 19, 2019 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm
in The Center’s Assembly Room
28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa
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Addressing the state of mind in which art is made and how art affects a viewer’s mental state is one of Emily Jalinsky’s main objectives with her delicate works on paper, assemblages, and “printstallations”. She engages with mindfulness as a meditative act in the studio. In her work, she visually depicts mindfulness in the body and surrounding spaces through organic forms and repetitive patterns. Emily received a BFA in printmaking in 2012 with an emphasis in intaglio etching and expanded media from the University of Kansas. She is an active artist and arts organizer living in Iowa City, IA and is currently the IC Press Co-op Program Coordinator at Public Space One.

Emily uses methods of centering and repetitive action to further the idea of finding stillness in any moment. The borders between inner and outer landscape, material and immaterial become intertwined. Lichen, a symbiotic and slow-growing organism, is used as a symbol of resilience and continual growth, while patterns of gold and circular, radiating forms suggest a state change in perspective and awareness. Since the birth of her daughter, Emily has used her artwork, as her practice has always been, to bring a hyper-awareness to the swings of the mind and body.

In her practice, Emily works in both printmaking and mixed media processes with a specialty in intaglio copper etching, watercolor, embroidery, and drawing. Pieces may be bound or layered together to create larger compositions, assemblages, and installations.

April Art in the Afternoon

April Art in the Afternoon
April 14, 2019 from 1 to 2:30 pm
in The Center’s Assembly Room
28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa
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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.

March Art in the Afternoon

 

March Art in the Afternoon
March 17, 2019 from 1 to 2:30 pm
in The Center’s Assembly Room
28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa
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Jan Friedman, “In my work, the constant reference is nature. My unframed tapestries draw their inspiration from sky, water, land, and vegetation. The warp for these pieces is cotton seine twine, and the wefts are a combination of wool, cotton, rayon, metallic yarn, and dyed silk fabric strips. I like to contrast flat areas of gradual color transitions with more textured regions of exuberant hue. I also enjoy creating framed fiber collages in which I employ a wide variety of textile techniques and materials, such as small tapestries, dyed and woven bands, and sun prints on linen and silk organza. The textile elements are combined with natural treasures found on walks, which include such items as leaves, shells, feathers, sticks, and stones. These found objects are stored until they are needed in a specific collage. In contrast to the highly planned tapestries, I work intuitively on the collages, bringing together and arranging those elements in order to make a piece whose soul and energy is greater than the sum of its parts. I want my work to entice the viewer and elicit a response, whether it is spiritual, emotional, or curiosity about content and techniques employed.”

February Art in the Afternoon

January Art in the Afternoon

Cancelled due to predicted bad weather
February 17, 2019 from 1 to 2:30 pm
in The Center’s Assembly Room
28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa
Free Admission

John McGlinn, “Abstract art is invented, and so when my work looks representational, it is really about invented objects in invented arrangements. As such it is always personal, even when it appears to be non-objective. I will bring my latest paintings since moving to Iowa City, as well as a few purchased works that have influenced me over the years. Come to discuss: why abstract art and what does it mean?”

January Art in the Afternoon

January Art in the Afternoon
January 20, 2018 from 1 to 2:30 pm
in The Center’s Assembly Room
28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa
Free Admission

Eloy Barragán invites everyone to participate in a dialogue on the relationship between dance and technology. This conversation has thrilled dancers, photographers, filmmakers, and artists since the beginning of photography and film. More than ever, artists are interested in screendance—an art that not only captures the movement created by the choreographer and dancer but the dance itself and the camera, highlighting the transforming art of editing. Exploring the relationship between camera and subject, director and dancer, and director and editor in addition to the transient existence of dance and permanent nature of film; bringing together images of the moving body with technology embraces the investigation of the magical hybrid art form, ScreenDance, also known as video-dance and dance for the camera.

Eloy Barragán – MFA – Hollins University

Associate Professor, Choreographer, Filmmaker, Director: International Iowa ScreenDance Festival, Co-Director: Iowa Dance Festival. Recipient of the choreographers’ fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Boise Arts Council, Lifetime Career Fellowship: Idaho Commission of the Arts. 2017 Artist Project Grant – Iowa Arts Council. Eloy’s films have been invited to festivals in Mexico, US, and Cuba.  Performed with Joffrey II, Washington Ballet, Compañía Nacional de Danza México, Ballet Royal de Wallonie, Mainz Stattheater, Eugene Ballet and Ballet Idaho. His choreography has been presented in USA, México, Finland, France, Panamá, China and Russia.

  • Eloy Barragán
  • Associate Professor/ Choreographer/ScreenDance Filmmaker
  • Advisor  Undergraduate Program
  • Department of Dance
  • Director Iowa International ScreenDance Festival
  • Co-Director Iowa Dance Festival

December Art in the Afternoon

December Art in the Afternoon

December 16, 2018 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm
in The Center’s Assembly Room
28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa
Free Admission

Adam Burke is an intermedia artist working in video, performance, and photography. He is also a writer and editor. His award-winning documentaries, animations, and music videos have been screened in festivals across the country and can be found in the collections of the University of Florida, Kansas State University, University of Nebraska at Omaha, and more. He was a studio assistant to Hans Breder for several years, working on digital paintings, installations, performances, music, and dozens of videos. While studying with Breder as an MFA student in Intermedia and Video Art, he was awarded the Ana Mendieta Scholarship. Burke is a 2018 graduate of the Eon Virtual Reality Innovation Academy at Eastern Iowa Community College in Davenport.

November Art in the Afternoon

November Art in the Afternoon

Filmmaker Discusses Source Material, Effort, the Results

Film critics cannot identify the energies involved that drive the production trajectory with all of its compromises and triumphs. Only the maker of films can really discuss what it takes.

November 18, 2018 from 1 to 2:30 pm
in The Center’s Assembly Room
28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa
Free Admission
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Kevin Kelley has been a filmmaker for over forty years. His work has been honored with two regional EMMY© Awards, two CINE (´sini) Golden Eagle Awards, and three New York Festival World Medals. His work has been screened at The Los Angeles International Documentary Film Festival, The Newport Beach Film Festival, The New York Filmmakers Festival and aired nationally on PBS and HBO. Kelley’s films have been screened for audiences around the world including: Germany, Spain, England, Italy and Australia. In 2017, he and co-founder, Marie Wilkes, created a non-profit organization, New Mile Media Arts, whose purpose is to educate and inspire through the art of filmmaking, presenting unique stories of common people in uncommon situations. Kevin Kelley’s IMDB

October Art in the Afternoon

October Art in the Afternoon

October 21, 2018 from 1 to 2:30 pm
in The Center’s Assembly Room
28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa
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Emily Martin started the Naughty Dog Press in 1996 to produce her own limited editions of primarily sculptural and movable artist’s books. Martin joined the University of Iowa Center for the Book in 1998, to teach a variety of classes exploring artists’ books, including Movable & Sculptural Books, Paper Engineering & Pop Up Books and Artists Books. During her career she has produced over 35 limited edition artist’s books using a variety of production techniques including letterpress printing, intaglio printing, silkscreen printing, inkjet printing and photocopies. Martin’s books are included in public and private collections throughout the United States and internationally. See the collections page for the full list. Martin is very interested in the intersection of the book as an art form with the traditional craft of bookbinding. Facebook: Emily Martin and Instagram: emilymartin5 and emilymartin.com.