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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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February Life Drawing

February 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.  Participants must be age 18 or over.

The ArtiFactory is a project of Arts Iowa City a 501(c)(3)non-profit
  • Feb. 19th • 5:00 to 7:00 PM (arrive on time)
  • Beadology • 220 E. Washington
  • Cost: $8.00 per session
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January Life Drawing

Artifactory and Beadology 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.  Participants must be age 18 or over.

The ArtiFactory is a project of Arts Iowa City a 501(c)(3)non-profit

Jan 15th • 5:00 to 7:00 PM (arrive on time)
Beadology • 220 E. Washington
Cost: $8.00 per session

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November Life Drawing

Life Drawing by Jo Meyer-Walker

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.  Participants must be age 18 or over.                                                           

  The ArtiFactory is a 501(c)(3) non-profit 

Nov. 20th • 5:00 to 7:00 PM (arrive on time)
Beadology • 220 E. Washington
Cost: $8.00 per session

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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

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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 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.

Photo of Bill Ellison from the Little Village
“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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