Events Calendar

Art In The Afternoon events are held from 1:00 to 2:30 pm in The Center’s Assembly Room, 28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa.

October 15, 2017 – Robert Yale Richardson is retired from thirty-five years as the prepress manager for Tidewater Direct in West Branch, Iowa. His focus in retirement is on painting and drawing with watercolors, pastels and ink. 2004-05 he contributed a weekly editorial cartoon in the Iowa City Press Citizen under the name rytoonz. Robert teaches an evening class, “Cartooning for Beginners,” through the Coralville Parks and Recreation Department. His art will be on display in the Senior Center’s assembly room for the event. Visit his website at rytoonz.wordpress.com/

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November 19, 2017 – Aaron Stephens will showcase his abstract drawing techniques. Often drawings are held in a lower status than abstract painting. By definition, “Abstract art seeks to break away from traditional representation of physical objects. It explores the relationships of forms and colors, whereas more traditional art represents the world in recognizable images.”

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January 21, 2018 –  Marilyn MooreAs a long time basket maker Marilyn Moore has become focused on the possibilities of working with wire and wire cloth to make her art. She will be demonstrating some of her techniques, and will be showing you examples of her work with wire.  Marilyn will allow participants to play with some of the techniques and materials that she utilizes in making her art whether, it be baskets or jewelry. Visit her website at www.marilynmooreswired.net.

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February 18, 2018 – Deanne Wortman became very interested, one might say addicted, to hot stamped foiling after her first workshop with Professor Virginia Myers. She became one of her studio assistants at 10 Acre Studios. Upon Professor Myers’ retirement Deanne began teaching her University of Iowa Foil Imaging classes. Deanne will demonstrate the art of foiling and talk about her work.

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March 18, 2018 – Janet Duffey is a self-taught artist and photographer. She is an Iowa City native and has always been creating. Her inspiration is everywhere: nature, weather, clouds, buildings, flowers and animals. She has won several blue ribbons for watercolors through Iowa Artist Region 8. Her art can be found at: fineartamerica.com/artists/janet+duffey

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April 15 2018 – Karen Rushton, My Journey With Art – Moving through issues using art exploration to deal with difficulties, growth and fun with art. She is a retired teacher with many years in the classroom with young children. Presently, Karen is a volunteer Zentangle teacher at the Senior Center. Karen is a certified art teacher with an elementary teaching MA and a CTZ (certified Zentangle teacher).

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