Author Archives: Jo Myers-Walker

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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New Summer session at The Center

The Center’s new Program Guide is posted (Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center, Iowa City, IA), and registration is open for Summer 2018 classes! I have two classes coming up: A New Normal: Healing Art with Cancer Patients and Survivors, series … 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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Linn Street progression

I am repeating the Linn Street scene with a different composition and more people going to school with their morning coffee. I sit and watch what is going on with my neighbors, draw them to get a story in that … Continue reading

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Interview on IAG website

I’m honored to be the subject of an article on Iowa Artisans Gallery’s website:  In the Studio with Jo Myers-Walker. Anne from the gallery came over and took photos of the studio and interviewed me, with thoughtful questions including my … Continue reading

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A few more details

More close-ups of the characters from legends depicted in the Canticle sculpture:

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Legends of St. Francis

Before my knee surgery in October I needed to be grounded to have a successful outcome. I had been working on the Mercer project and was worn out and having knee pain. I started reading some of the legends surrounding … Continue reading

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Scenes from the Eastside Artists show

This year I became one of the tenured artists with the Iowa City Eastside Artists, pictured here at the 2017 show earlier this month. The group invites 2 or 3 juried artists each year to exhibit alongside the 20 tenured … Continue reading

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Mercer mural revealed

Thank you to everyone who came to the ribbon cutting for the new mural at Mercer Park Aquatic Center! The mural, a colorful cityscape, is made of Lexan™ panels with interactive moving parts inspired by STEAM topics (Science, Technology, Engineering, … Continue reading

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