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.

February 18, 2018 – Deanne Wortman

She 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

She 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:

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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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May 20, 2018 – Jo Myers-Walker

Her focus on artmaking began with watercolor and teaching. Due to her degrees in Art Education she was always curious about exploring other mediums. This lead to papermaking, 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.
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June 17, 2018 – 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.

July 15, 2018 – Mary Moye-Rowley

A graphic designer and fine artist, working in pencil, oil and pastel. See her website at


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