Monthly Archives: September 2012

Exciting things happen when you wander downtown IC

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

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Demolition of Wells Fargo Bank Reveals Mural

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

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BenchMarks Slideshow

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.

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BenchMarks

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

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Painted Benches…

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

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Solidarity

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

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What’s black and white and touches the sky?

Next week I will be posting a feature story on one of Iowa City’s newest and largest (literally) art projects. It is tucked away behind the Bread Garden Market, on the North wall of the Dubuque St. parking ramp. This … Continue reading

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