Category Archives: Art In The Afternoon

May Art In The Afternoon

The Art of Found Objects
with 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, May 21st
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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April Art In The Afternoon

Art In The Afternoon with Beppie Weiss

Beppie Weiss has always been interested in figurative art and has developed a loose but realistic style in both of her preferred media, pastel and oil painting. She will show many of her artworks and demonstrate portrait drawing. Besides portrait commissions, the varied activities in her daily life provide the creative spark and subject matter of her work. A love of nature and gardening has inspired many paintings of flowers and gardens. Most recently, she works “en plein air” streamside as her husband fly fishes.

Education: BA Purdue University, MFA University of Wisconsin, Madison

Professional Organizations: Federation of Canadian Artists, American Society of Portrait Artists, Pastel Society of Iowa, Plein Air Painters of Iowa Her work is in public and private collections in Europe, Canada, and the United States.


1:00 PM Sunday, Apr. 23rd
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 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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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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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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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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How To

Compose With Value

November’s Artist •  Janice Bell

Value is the range of gray tones from black to white.  Janice will discuss how value changes within a work of art work lead the eye and create interest. Information on how to create value maps will also be provided. Various art forms will be used as examples, from ceramics to wood, as well as artwork by the artists.

By Janice Bell  Janice’s paintings are inspired by spending time outdoors, hiking the woodlands of Iowa, gardening, and paddling lakes and rivers. Her message to viewers is to pause for a moment, take a deep breath, really look at their surroundings, and see the beauty that is all around them. Janice considers her paintings a respite from the everyday hustle and bustle of life and hopes that viewers will feel the same.

  Janice has exhibited in juried shows across the state and became a signature member of the Iowa Watercolor Society in 1995. She began taking watercolor classes while living in New Orleans and continues her studies with various workshops, but for the most part, she is self-taught. She finds the mixing and blending of pigments on and off paper to be exciting and she delights in the challenge of creating a successful work of art. Over the years she has developed her own style of using rich saturated color and the play of light and shadow to capture the beauty found in nature.


1:00 PM Sunday, Nov. 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.

Refreshments are provided.

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October Artist

Mary Merkel-Hess

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Mary Merkel-Hess will show images from her 30+ years as a paper artist. She will discuss her process and sources of inspiration as well as her installations at the Marriott in Coralville, at Oaknoll Retirement Residence in Iowa City and other places.

Pieces by Mary have appeared in many national and international exhibitions. Her work is in permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Art and Design in New York, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, Mass. and the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C.


1:00 PM Sunday, Oct. 16th
in The Center’s Assembly Room
28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa
ADMISSION IS FREE

Art In The Afternoon logo

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.

Refreshments are provided.

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