Ryan Perkins studied sculpture, printmaking and graphic design at the University of Utah, and now works at the University’s Genetic Science Learning Center as a designer, illustrator and animator. He enjoys making goofy comics of anthropoid animals and screenprinting ice cream cones, and is super excited for the zines to come! What is your artist… Continue reading Artist Spotlight: Ryan Perkins
Mark Vollenweider was born in Waterloo, Iowa on June 11, 1980; graduated from the University of Iowa in 2010 with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts; has made drawings for the literary magazine “Draft: The Journal of Process”, one of which was featured in the Boston Globe in 2014. Mark lives in Iowa City, Iowa, working… Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Mark Vollenweider
Oglesby Finlay Oglesby Finlay is an artist currently focusing on Surreal and Fantasy work. Before receiving a bachelor’s degree in Illustration, Oglesby was primarily self taught. Since graduating in 2016, they have been working as a freelancer, and have recently been creating coloring books and activity materials for local businesses in the Iowa Corridor. While… Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Oglesby Finlay
Leigha Garcia George is a Latinx comics artist, geek, former librarian, and mother from Ohio. Since she could hold a pencil, she has loved drawing stories. As an artist and storyteller, she is passionate about sharing stories to bring others joy, comfort, and a knowledge that they are not alone. Leigha has a BFA in… Continue reading Artist Spotlight: Leigha Garcia George
John Engelbrecht is a visual artist, arts organizer, and educator. But most people know him as Director of Public Space ONE (PS1), a community arts venue in Iowa City which is home to the Iowa City Press Co-op, the Center for Afrofuturist Studies, and the Media Arts Co-op, to name a few. Countless local, national,… Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: John Engelbrecht
It's a beautiful Spring day here in Iowa City! Just this past Saturday, we had our Spring Mini Session's final show, "The Artist Is In." It was such a blast! And we were two members down––I can't imagine how awesome it would've been if we'd all been able to be there. No guilt! No guilt!… Continue reading The Artist Is In
Well, it's been a productive few weeks here at Art Office! Each of us are diligently working on our own projects and goals, trying to set and keep reasonable expectations for ourselves. I'm going to give you a run down of what everyone is working on, but to be frank, I can't remember it all.… Continue reading No Spring Break for Art Office!
It's the most beautiful day of all time here in Iowa City. I swear, there's nothing like going from a wind chill of -30ºF to full sunshine and 43ºF! You'd think I'd be out there in it, but–– come on–– it's still cold. And besides, I was out there in it, earlier today. I (Carla)… Continue reading Spring ’21 Mini Session… Comin’ Right Up!
Greetings from Antarctica! I mean Iowa City! Lordie, we have had sub-zero temps far too many days in a row now. I personally am over it. But!–– I told my husband if I ever resurfaced from chemo hell, I would never complain about anything ever again–– so I won't. It's just cold, and everybody has… Continue reading New Session Coming Soon!
Yes! Art Office's Holiday Mini Session is happening now! And dang, does it feel like this one's going to be productive. We had our first meeting last night (Monday, November 9th), and I have to say I was so relieved when many– if not most– members confessed to having done nothing over the break. Turns… Continue reading The Mini Session Has Begun! …and some downer news