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2022 February Newsletter

2022 February Newsletter

For your enjoyment this month the newsletter includes John McGlinn’s wonderful discoveries about what is going on around the country, as well as online.  In addition, Phil Beck provides his keen insight on an art film that you may not have heard of before and Beppie Weiss entertains with her wit, and observation of local art activities.  Isn’t it nice to be able to learn all of this from the comfort of your own home.

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2022 January Newsletter

2022 January Newsletter

Iowa Foil Printing , , . Ready For A Big 2022?

Since launching in late 2021 the excitement about hot stamped foiling has been growing by leaps and bounds. We are holding a series of classes, kicked off work sessions for certified foilers and are facilitating an international work group of folks that share their experience. We have also received several generous donations of the special materials needed for foiling. 

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November Newsletter

November Newsletter

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?

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July Newsletter

July Newsletter

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.

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June Newsletter

June Newsletter

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.

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