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Jo Myers-Walker’s Watercolor Workshop

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Registration has begun for Fall classes at the Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center, including Jo Myers-Walker’s Monday Watercolor Workshop! You can sign up at The Center’s Online Registration site, or see the Fall Program Guide for more information. (Membership in the Senior Center is not required for this class. Note that the last workshop will be on Monday, December 5, not Dec. 7.)

Jo Myers-Walker has one painting, “Lilly,” in this year’s IWS exhibit

August Art In The Afternoon


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Vero Smith is the Assistant Curator of the Legacies for Iowa Collections-Sharing Project at the University of Iowa Museum of Art. In March 2016, she graduated from Harvard Graduate School of Design’s master of design studies program in art, design, and the public domain. The Legacies for Iowa project is a large-scale arts-sharing initiative that brings the extraordinary collections of the University of Iowa Museum of Art to communities across the state. This lecture will explore the history of museums more generally as well as how Legacies for Iowa hopes to become a model for contemporary museum practice.

2:00 PM Sunday, Aug. 21st
at Beadology 220 E. Washington
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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August Life Drawing


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Artifactory and Beadology present Life Drawing
Drawing the figure is captivating and challenging. The figure may later inhabit our landscapes and scenes. We will be drawing both clothed and nude models. Please bring your own drawing materials.

Third Sunday each month, 5:00 to 7:00 PM (arrive on time)
Beadology, 220 E. Washington St.
Next Session Aug 21st
Cost: $8.00 per session.

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Bring Home the Bacon

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Stop by our booth at the Johnson County Fair on Monday or Tuesday and register to win $85 worth of bacon from Pavelka Meats. Read the interview with Lois Pavelka and Bill Ellison of Pavelka’s Point Meats in the Little Village. Our booth at the Johnson County Fair will be located in the food stand just south of the main office.

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“We were country before country was cool, you know?” — Bill Ellison
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See You at the Fair

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Come visit us at our booth at the Johnson County Fair on July 25 and 26! We will be located in the food stand just south of the main office. Stop by to talk with us about our upcoming schedule and our mission to build a community art center. We need your help and your contributions!

JULY 25-26 ( 4-9 pm )  

Johnson County Fair Artists Contest Winners

First Place Winner - Hannah Seberg - Barn with Three Silos
First Place Winner – Hannah Seberg – Barn with Three Silos
Second Place Winner - Julia DeValk - White Cow
Second Place Winner – Julia DeValk – White Cow
Third Place Winner - John Demory - Blue Tractor
Third Place Winner – John Demory – Blue Tractor
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The Colors of the Prairie: A Natural Dye Workshop

Here’s a great local opportunity for you to work with natural dyes and Kathy Hattori, president of Botanical Colors, a natural dye company based in Seattle, Washington.

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The Colors of the Prairie: A Natural Dye Workshop

Scattergood Friends School July 22, 23 and 24 West Branch, Iowa Instructor: Kathy Hattori,  Botanical Colors.

Join us in historic West Branch, Iowa for a three day dive into natural dyes to create fabrics that evoke a sense of place: the great American prairie.  For more information, click HERE.

 

July Artist: Robert Richardson, Cartoonist and Artist

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The Artifactory and Beadology are pleased to announce that our July artist for the Art In the Afternoon program will be  Cartoonist and Artist, Robert Richardson.  His presentation will be held at Beadology at 2 PM, on Sunday, July 17th.

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Robert Yale Richardson, is retired from thirty-five years as the prepress manager for Tidewater Direct in West Branch, Iowa.

2004-05 he contributed a weekly editorial cartoon in the Iowa City Press Citizen under the name rytoonz.

2005-2012 Robert taught an evening class, “Cartooning for Beginners,” through the Coralville Parks and Recreation Department.
In retirement his focus is on painting and drawing with watercolors, pastels and ink.

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If you are interested in viewing some of his work, visit rytoonz.blogspot.com.  We hope you’ll come and see Bob’s presentation.  This will be interactive!  Bring your ideas, and learn to do some cartooning!  Supplies will be provided.

ground_hogsART IN THE AFTERNOON is a monthly artist talk / workshop, typically held on the 3rd Sunday of each month. This series focuses on introducing local artists to the Iowa City community. Refreshments are provided.

2:00 PM, Sunday, July 17 at Beadology, 220 E. Washington

ADMISSION IS FREE!

June Artist: Tim Linden, Metalworker and Sculptor

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The Artifactory and Beadology are pleased to announce that our June artist for the Art In the Afternoon program will be  Metalworker and Sculptor, Tim Linden.

tim_linden1Tim Linden is a local metalworker with over 35 years of experience in the industry. Tim worked as an exterior sheet metal fabricator for ASI Sheet Metal in North Liberty for 22 years.

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Tim now owns and runs Tim Linden, Inc. pursuing his own sculptural work and providing metal fabrication to artists and architects in the area.

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ART IN THE AFTERNOON is a monthly artist talk / workshop, typically held on the 3rd Sunday of each month. This series focuses on introducing local artists to the Iowa City community. Refreshments are provided.

2:00 PM, Sunday, June 12 at Beadology, 220 E. Washington

ADMISSION IS FREE!