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Art in the Afternoon on YouTube | David Noyes

David Noyes is a local artist who has worked in many media, including watercolor, pastels, and pen & ink. He received a Masters of Architecture in 1979 from The Catholic University in Washington DC., then worked more than 35 years as a licensed professional architect. Prior to that, he took courses in drawing, painting and design, sculpture, and art history at the University of Wyoming.  At the Iowa City Senior Center, he has taken drawing courses with Garth Conley and from 2014 has been part of a group led by Jim Ochs working on watercolor, pen & ink, and pastel art.

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Art in the Afternoon | Taissir Abdelgadir

June 21, 2020 @ 1:00 pm 2:30 pm

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Taissir Abdelgadir
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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. Khartoum University granted her a higher diploma from the Institute for African & Asian Studies. Taissir was active in her home country arranging organizations and initiatives that empowered women and brought attention to gender-based discrimination.  Under the brutal regime of deposed dictator Omar Al-Bashir, Sudanese artists, writers, journalists, and thinkers were suppressed for the slightest criticism of the government.  These constraints were even greater for expressive, activist women.  To escape them, Taissir taught at a university in Saudi Arabia for two years. In 2015 she was accepted for an Art Conference in New York City. She has not gone back to Sudan since.

The media she works in includes weaving, tie dye, silk screen, woodcut and linoleum block printing. Her paintings are created with watercolor, ink and acrylics.  Her artwork has been exhibited in Morocco, Sweden, India, Germany, Egypt, Kenya and Washington D.C.  Currently she is an Elementary Paraeducator for the Iowa City Schools.


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