Author Archives: Jo Myers-Walker

An abundance of notecards

Response to the Canticle notecards has been so enthusiastic that we’re working on a whole new set! Abundant Homes is a set of 9 notecards with envelopes, each with an image from one of my paintings on the front, and … Continue reading

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New Fall classes at The Center

Registration has begun for Fall 2018 classes at The Center (Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center, Iowa City, IA)! I’ll be teaching: Beginning Watercolor Workshop, series of classes starting Tuesday, September 11, 2018 (membership in The Center is required) Intermediate Watercolor Workshop, … Continue reading

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August 2018 Newsletter

Click the link below to view or download: Jo Myers-Walker August 2018 Newsletter (7-page PDF document, approx. 2.12 MB) In this edition: Repaired and in good working order (My new knees-in-training) Behind the scenes:  Making the Mercer mural (Interactive sculpture … Continue reading

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Backdrop to the stars

I’m honored to have my artwork used to make a backdrop for Simply Stellar!, the 2018 Senior Variety Show in Ames. Show organizers had this painting’s design printed onto 15' tall canvas. The design is quite abstract, so as not … Continue reading

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Iowa Artisans Gallery featuring me in their window (shower curtain, pillows, and paintings). Lately the scene on the shower curtain — “Clock Tower in the Rain” — has looked just like the weather outside!

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Figure drawing downtown

This summer I’m teaching “Figure Drawing and Painting in Downtown Iowa City,” organized by the Artifactory, and we took to the streets for our first session on June 11. You can drop in for any or all of the remaining sessions … Continue reading

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Photos from the Festival

My booth at the 2018 Iowa Arts Festival earlier this month, with a little help from my friends! I needed 11 helpers setting up and taking down the tent due to the windy weather. Thank you to all my helpers, … Continue reading

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Students in the stands

I made 54 “sitters” (small acrylic sculptures) for centerpieces for the Newman Center’s Gala on April 21 (see the previous post Crowded house). The students who I used as models helped me set them up for the Gala. Here the … Continue reading

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Cards for contemplation

The Sisters of St. Francis have taken pictures of the Canticle sculpture (inspired by St. Francis’s well-known Canticle) and had them made into notecards. Each card highlights a symbol from the artwork with a reflection to contemplate. Proceeds from sale … Continue reading

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Crowded house

“Sitters” have been taking over my apartment as I cut out fifty of the little slumped-acrylic sculptures for centerpieces for Gala 2018, the largest “FUNdraising” event for the Newman Catholic Student Center at the University of Iowa. Next I’ll be … Continue reading

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