We are borrowing Deanne’s foilers at the moment but we need our own to continue FoiledAgain! workshops at the ArtiFactory. You can help us develop and spread this unique art form with the purchase an Iowa Foil Printer by donating now.
The Gallery Is Open
Recently there have been articles in the press that have debated whether art museums and exhibits as we have known them are going the way of the dinosaur. Certainly today’s technology has changed the accessibility of artworks and has enabled exploration of art in unimaginable ways. New genres of digital art are engaging younger generations that view a trip to an art museum as something for older generations. But why can’t both exist?
Good Things Keep Happening
On Friday evening, The ArtiFactory was thrilled to participate in Iowa City’s Fall Gallery Walk by hosting four exhibits. Thanks to everyone who worked hard to make it a rousing success.
Good Things Happen in Threes!
. . . At least that has turned out to be true for The ArtiFactory. After the dog days of summer, we have three exciting bits of news to share:
Our black-eyed Susans decided to burst into bloom while we were away last week. What a home-coming! I’ve learned these rich yellow wildflowers symbolize wonder and imagination, encouraging us to pursue life’s whimsies. Nature speaks to us in fascinating ways and can bring simple joy.
With the official start of summer, nature is in full bloom, with flowers popping open and vegetables almost ready for harvest. The ArtiFactory is blooming, too, with new programs and exhibits (see below) in addition to several exciting offerings for later this year. Keep your eyes peeled for further notices.
The ArtiFactory has space of its own!
Effective May 1 The ArtiFactory has leased space at 120 N Dubuque St (lower level of the Wesley Center).
Art + Science = Fascinating!
Come find out what happens when you merge art and science together! Jason Snell is a nationally recognized multidisciplinary artist with expertise in music, computer programming, artificial intelligence, motion design, and generative art systems.
We invite you to watch Julia Lohrman Audlehelm create a pen and ink drawing before our very eyes!
Julia is a local artist whose Iowa roots are often found in her intricate work. Clients of note include Senator Tom Harkin, the University of Iowa President’s home and the local Unitarian Universalist Society. Join us on March 21 at 1 PM to learn more about Julia’s story and her creative process.