Cheryl Jacobsen is a calligrapher and assemblage artist interested in collaborations, materiality, expressive marks, the work of past scribes, teaching, and especially living in Iowa City where she can pursue all these things on a regular basis.
Automatic Painting – Austin Caskie
October 18, 2020 at 1:00 pm. on Zoom
Austin Caskie is a painter and new media artist from North Carolina now living and working in Iowa City, Iowa. Austin Caskie earned a BFA in Art and Design at the North Carolina State University College of Design.
Tiny Books – Deanne Warnholtz Wortman
My interest in paper and printing and books goes back many years. I have explored both over the years and have gone from wall sized prints and drawings to miniatures.
Architectural Sketching – Chucho Loria
Local architect Jesus Chucho Loria will give a presentation about architectural drawing and sketching, overviewing its history with examples from the past through modern digital sketching.
Taissir Abdelgadir is a prolific artist and art professor who emigrated from Sudan to the U.S. in 2015. She has a B.A. in Applied Art, Department of Textile Printing and M.F.A from the College of Fine and Applied Art from Sudan University for Science & Technology.
James L. Ochs
James L. Ochs is a self-employed artist with over 30 years of experience in printmaking, painting, and drawing. He has been a university art instructor while also operating Ochs Studio for teaching and printmaking in Iowa City.
Andrea Smisek Gage
“Nothing challenges creativity more than the rollercoaster of life! From architectural-engineering to engineering a life of three kids, carpool and aging parents, Andrea Smisek Gage has found new ways to create in order to have new ways to cope.
Jennifer Miller’s work includes sculptural ceramics, site-specific installations, and 2-D illustrations. “Most of my projects are designed to engage viewers in an experience that encourages contemplation of their own relationship with nature, with beauty, with time, and with words. The sculptures I create are often designed to be placed outside in gardens.
From the start I felt a real connection with clay. I liked the tactile aspects of clay and how it can be shaped and molded and how the material changes properties with the addition of heat. During my time at Iowa, I became a proficient thrower and hand builder. My sculptures were large coil structures from hand rolled coils influenced by African art. Around 1996 I started working on metal sculpture with professor emeritus Julius Schmidt.
Abstract art is invented. As such, it is always personal. Whether my work looks representational, or artificial, or non-objective, it is still about invented objects in invented arrangements in stacked space.
Derived from pre-Renaissance thinking “space-stacking” has been my main visual theme since my BA and MFA in painting and printmaking.