Category Archives: Art In The Afternoon

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
Free Admission

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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.

September Art In The Afternoon

September Art In The Afternoon

September 16, 2018 from 1 to 2:30 pm
in The Center’s Assembly Room
28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa
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Thomas Agran’s studio work focuses on the mid-western landscape, its total transformation through agriculture, and the political, social, and environmental consequences of that change. Some of his paintings also explore the complicated nexus of food, agriculture, nostalgia, and marketing. Agran’s paintings can be found in numerous public and private collections including the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art and the Grinnell College Prairie Studies Collection. Over the past 5 years, public art has become an important (seasonal) part of Agran’s practice, and he has executed and assisted with numerous large scale murals in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids. Agran works as the Director of Public Art for the Iowa City Downtown District, teaches painting and drawing, and lives in Iowa City with his family. www.thomasagran.com

July Art in the Afternoon

July Art in the Afternoon

July 15, 2018 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm
in The Center’s Assembly Room
28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa
Free Admission

Mary Moye-Rowley is both a graphic designer and artist, allowing one to inform the other. She is known for her joyful black-and-white portraiture, and hyper-realism in her still life and landscape. Her compositions featuring everyday objects — from marbles to tools to fabric — invoke symbols of childhood and the richness of everyday life, and speak to the way we imbue objects with meaning.

Growing up in Chicago, Mary was in kindergarten when the Sharpie was invented. She says its dry, smooth line made a vivid mark on her memory and launched a love of artists’ tools from pen and pencil to paint, pastel and Photoshop. Mary’s Artifactory presentation groups her art by the art supply that defines it.

Mary has a BFA in Graphic Design. She worked as a publication designer for the American Dental Association in Chicago and then as a freelance designer in Chicago and Los Angeles. She moved to Iowa City with her family in 1990. Her clients include CBRE, World Book, Glencoe/McGraw-Hill and ACT as well as extensive work with the University of Iowa.

Mary has supported a number of philanthropic projects with her artwork. She designed and illustrated a cookbook for the Iowa City Ronald McDonald House featuring her portraits of 33 children. Mary illustrated the book Before You Were Born, Our Wish for a Baby, creating characters to help explain IVF to children. Working with her young neighbor, Mary wrote and illustrated Logan’s Story, a hospice resource book used to help children understand cancer. See her website at marymoyerowley.com.
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June Art in the Afternoon

June Art in the Afternoon

Astrid Hilger Bennett

Over decades, her studio work has always embraced expressive painted, printed and dyed textiles that she creates herself. These have taken the form of wall pieces, art quilts and functional items which she has sold and exhibited locally, nationally and internationally. Her current bodies of work, the Tarp Series and the Drawing Series, add drawing and mixed media to those textiles. Bennett has lived in Iowa City since 1978 and is also known for her work in the local arts community, with her long affiliation with Iowa Artisans Gallery, Gallery Walk and local nonprofits. She is currently Board President of the Surface Design Association, a national nonprofit with 2300 international members working in art textile media.

1:00 PM Sunday, June 17th
in The Center’s Assembly Room
28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa
ADMISSION IS FREE

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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.

May Art in the Afternoon

May Art in the Afternoon

Jo Myers-Walker

Her focus on art began with watercolor and teaching. Due to her degrees in Art Education she was always curious about exploring other mediums. This lead to paper-making, clay, painting on wood and fabric, and acrylic sculpture to express her ideas in a new way. There was never a surface that did not need color. Through out all her years of artistic exploration, watercolor is her first love. She will be demonstrating some of her techniques and showing examples of her work. Visit her website at www.theleftbankstudio.com.

1:00 PM Sunday, May 20th
in The Center’s Assembly Room
28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa
ADMISSION IS FREE

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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.