A day in the life of a journalism student isn’t always easy. You wake up early, you get blown off and then you have a lot of time to spare. So, as I wandered aimlessly from Dubuque and Clinton St. … Continue reading
The recent tear-down of an old bank building downtown Iowa City uncovered a mural buried years ago. Three American bison are what remain of what was a larger mural painted in the 1970s by Iowa art students. For more than … Continue reading
On a warm September afternoon I strolled through the pedmall to get this collection of photos of benches painted for the BenchMarks project downtown Iowa City.
Three women and a few children representing the Children’s Center for Therapy in Iowa City painted away on this breezy day. The project that encourages local people to paint public benches is called “BenchMarks.” I spoke with one of the … Continue reading
Who gets to paint them? Could I paint a bench? I would love to paint a bench. Do people have to get their design approved by the city or can they paint whatever they want? Wait where are these, I … Continue reading
Mural painted on north side of Dubuque St. parking ramp represents unity among Iowa City community Ten hours a day artist Elezier Antonio Sotillo Rodriguez diligently painted. For 22 days straight he continued to map out and execute his five-story … Continue reading