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November Art in the Afternoon

November Art in the Afternoon

Filmmaker Discusses Source Material, Effort, the Results

Film critics cannot identify the energies involved that drive the production trajectory with all of its compromises and triumphs. Only the maker of films can really discuss what it takes.

November 18, 2018 from 1 to 2:30 pm
in The Center’s Assembly Room
28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa
Free Admission
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Kevin Kelley has been a filmmaker for over forty years. His work has been honored with two regional EMMY© Awards, two CINE (´sini) Golden Eagle Awards, and three New York Festival World Medals. His work has been screened at The Los Angeles International Documentary Film Festival, The Newport Beach Film Festival, The New York Filmmakers Festival and aired nationally on PBS and HBO. Kelley’s films have been screened for audiences around the world including: Germany, Spain, England, Italy and Australia. In 2017, he and co-founder, Marie Wilkes, created a non-profit organization, New Mile Media Arts, whose purpose is to educate and inspire through the art of filmmaking, presenting unique stories of common people in uncommon situations. Kevin Kelley’s IMDB

Plexiglas Sitters with Grandma and Me

Plexiglas Sitters with Grandma and Me
Sunday December 2 from 1:00-3:00 pm
in The Center’s room G07
28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa
$50 combined fee for each adult and child pair.

Jo Myers-Walker will teach how to create a Plexiglas sitter. What is a Plexiglas sitter you might ask? Participants will sketch on paper, trace design on to Plexiglas with a paint marker, put in toaster oven to slump or bend to sit or stand and finally paint. The class is designed for an adult and child to participate together. The adult can be a grandmother, grandfather, mother or father. The adult and child will each have a Plexiglas sitter and fun memories to take home after the class. Open to 10 participants. Register online or at The Center. Please pay the instructor by cash or check at the first class. Membership to The Center not required.

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Life Drawing Workshops

November Life Drawing Workshop

Presented by Douglas Pendleton

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  • $25 for each 3-hour session
  • from 1:00 – 4:00 pm
  • In The Center’s Room 211
  • 28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa

An ongoing series of informal life drawing workshops. Three hours of extended poses and rigorous instruction to take your life drawing to another level. Douglas Pendleton will help you as you draw, and also provide demos and instruction during the breaks. Topics will vary from session to session but will include composition, proportion, artistic anatomy, geometric construction, chiaroscuro and the general mechanics of drawing. All levels welcome, and no sign up is necessary. Participants must be age 18 or over. Registration not required. Need not be a member of The Center. Please pay by cash or check at the beginning of each session.

Advanced Chinese Painting Workshop

Advanced Chinese Painting

Presented by Truc Deegan

  • Sunday October 28, November 4, 11 & 18 from 1:00-3:00 pm
  • in The Center’s room G07
  • 28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Four 2-hour sessions for $150
  • (use supplies from Beginning Chinese Ink Painting)
  • Pay the instructor at the first class

Anyone interested in Chinese Ink and watercolor painting can enroll in this workshop. Previous classes are not required. This class is open to individuals who want to learn and improve their painting skills.  The four lessons will cover a combination of flowers, bamboo, insects and birds. The instructor will lead the class in each lesson and give each student her personal guidance. Paper will be provided for practice in class. Open to 8 participants.

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About the Artist

Trúc was born and grew up in Vietnam.  Trúc (pronounced Chook and it means Bamboo) migrated to the United States of America and became a citizen in 1970. She graduated in University of Iowa in Art History with Honors. She studied under Mr. Ang Swee Hin who lives in Penang, Malaysia, a master of Chinese Art with the knowledge of the style of the 12th-18th century artists.

Trúc has held a number of one woman exhibitions and participated in numerous competitive and judged exhibitions as well.  She has taught brush painting in the United States, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.  Her works have been purchased by art lovers around the world and are found in collections in Malaysia, Great Britain, France, Australia, Sri Lanka, the United States and elsewhere.  In 2001 the Iowa City Public Library selected one of her works for its permanent collection.  In 2002 one of her paintings received an Honorable Mention Prize at the Hooverfest.  In 2012 Art of Mercy Hospital collected two of her works for their art collection.

Many of her works are on display at Melrose Meadow, a retirement community at 350 Dublin Drive, Iowa City, Ia.  Recently, She had a joint show titled Midwest Summer: Light & Warm with other artists at the Iowa at Cedar Rapids Museum of Art.  Her latest exhibition was held in Central College, Pella, Iowa in Nov. 2016.

Upcoming Life Drawing

Upcoming 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. Please limit media to graphite, charcoal or pastels. Do not use oils or acrylics that can leave a permanent stain. Participants must be age 18 or over. 

  • Cost:  $10.00 per session 
  • in The Center’s Room 211
  • 28 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA
  • 1:00 to 3:00 PM (arrive on time)
    • October 14th
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    • October 28th
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    • November 11th
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    • December 9th
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Enter The Center through the Washington St. entrance and the take elevator or stair to the 2nd floor or from the third floor of the Iowa Ave. parking ramp through the skywalk to The Center’s second floor. Then, proceed to room 211.

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

September Art In The Afternoon

September Art In The Afternoon

September 16, 2018 from 1 to 2:30 pm
in The Center’s Assembly Room
28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa
Free Admission

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Thomas Agran’s studio work focuses on the mid-western landscape, its total transformation through agriculture, and the political, social, and environmental consequences of that change. Some of his paintings also explore the complicated nexus of food, agriculture, nostalgia, and marketing. Agran’s paintings can be found in numerous public and private collections including the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art and the Grinnell College Prairie Studies Collection. Over the past 5 years, public art has become an important (seasonal) part of Agran’s practice, and he has executed and assisted with numerous large scale murals in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids. Agran works as the Director of Public Art for the Iowa City Downtown District, teaches painting and drawing, and lives in Iowa City with his family. www.thomasagran.com

Beginning Chinese Ink Painting

Beginning Chinese Ink Painting

Presented by Truc Deegan

  • Sunday Sept 23, 30, Oct 7, 14 at 1:00-3:00 pm
  • in The Center’s room G07
  • 28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Fee $140 ($60 supply fee or a list to buy your own)
  • Pay the instructor at the first class

By its completion all the basic brush strokes used in this art form will have been studied, and four traditional paintings will have been completed. Open to 8 participants.

Register online or at The Center.

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About the Artist

Trúc was born and grew up in Vietnam.  Trúc (pronounced Chook and it means Bamboo) migrated to the United States of America and became a citizen in 1970. She graduated in University of Iowa in Art History with Honors. She studied under Mr. Ang Swee Hin who lives in Penang, Malaysia, a master of Chinese Art with the knowledge of the style of the 12th-18th century artists.

Trúc has held a number of one woman exhibitions and participated in numerous competitive and judged exhibitions as well.  She has taught brush painting in the United States, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.  Her works have been purchased by art lovers around the world and are found in collections in Malaysia, Great Britain, France, Australia, Sri Lanka, the United States and elsewhere.  In 2001 the Iowa City Public Library selected one of her works for its permanent collection.  In 2002 one of her paintings received an Honorable Mention Prize at the Hooverfest.  In 2012 Art of Mercy Hospital collected two of her works for their art collection.

Many of her works are on display at Melrose Meadow, a retirement community at 350 Dublin Drive, Iowa City, Ia.  Recently, She had a joint show titled Midwest Summer: Light & Warm with other artists at the Iowa at Cedar Rapids Museum of Art.  Her latest exhibition was held in Central College, Pella, Iowa in Nov. 2016.

September Life Drawing

September 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. Please limit media to graphite, charcoal or pastels. Do not use oils or acrylics that can leave a permanent stain. Participants must be age 18 or over. 

Cost:  $10.00 per session 

  • Second Sunday of the month
  • in The Center’s Room 211
  • 28 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA
  • September 9th,  1:00 to 3:00 PM (arrive on time)
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  • Fourth Sunday of the month
  • In The Center’s Room 211
  • 28 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA
  • September 23rd,  1:00 to 3:00 PM (arrive on time)
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Enter The Center through the Washington St. entrance and the take elevator or stair to the 2nd floor or from the third floor of the Iowa Ave. parking ramp through the skywalk to The Center’s second floor. Then, proceed to room 211.

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

August Life Drawing

August Life Drawing

    • First Saturday of the month
    • in The Center’s Room 202
    • 28 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA
    • August 4th,  1:00 to 3:00 PM (arrive on time)
    • Cost:  $10.00 per session
    • Participants must be age 18 or over

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Enter The Center through the Washington St. entrance and the take elevator or stair to the 2nd floor or from the third floor of the Iowa Ave. parking ramp through the skywalk to The Center’s second floor. Then, proceed to room 202.

Please limit media to graphite, charcoal or pastels. Do not use oils or acrylics that can leave a permanent stain.

    • Third Sunday of the month
    • Beadology • 220 E. Washington St.
    • August 19th,  5:00 to 7:00 PM (arrive on time)
    • Cost:  $10.00 per session
    • Participants must be age 18 or over

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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.

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

July Art in the Afternoon

July Art in the Afternoon

July 15, 2018 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm
in The Center’s Assembly Room
28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa
Free Admission

Mary Moye-Rowley is both a graphic designer and artist, allowing one to inform the other. She is known for her joyful black-and-white portraiture, and hyper-realism in her still life and landscape. Her compositions featuring everyday objects — from marbles to tools to fabric — invoke symbols of childhood and the richness of everyday life, and speak to the way we imbue objects with meaning.

Growing up in Chicago, Mary was in kindergarten when the Sharpie was invented. She says its dry, smooth line made a vivid mark on her memory and launched a love of artists’ tools from pen and pencil to paint, pastel and Photoshop. Mary’s Artifactory presentation groups her art by the art supply that defines it.

Mary has a BFA in Graphic Design. She worked as a publication designer for the American Dental Association in Chicago and then as a freelance designer in Chicago and Los Angeles. She moved to Iowa City with her family in 1990. Her clients include CBRE, World Book, Glencoe/McGraw-Hill and ACT as well as extensive work with the University of Iowa.

Mary has supported a number of philanthropic projects with her artwork. She designed and illustrated a cookbook for the Iowa City Ronald McDonald House featuring her portraits of 33 children. Mary illustrated the book Before You Were Born, Our Wish for a Baby, creating characters to help explain IVF to children. Working with her young neighbor, Mary wrote and illustrated Logan’s Story, a hospice resource book used to help children understand cancer. See her website at marymoyerowley.com.
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