Art & Art History
A mural depicting Iowa birds was added to the side of Bondurant's Emergency Services building. Located at the Bondurant Regional Trailhead, the building is the future home of the city's Parks and Recreation Facility.
Created by Drew Etienne (MFA, University of Iowa), the mural encapsulates the beauty of Iowa's natural landscape across all four seasons. The artist statement conveys the inspiration for the design:
A collection of metal pipes and other parts from former playground equipment will serve as the materials for Jamie Weinfurter, an MFA student in studio arts, to create a new sculpture. Weinfurter will work with the public, especially students and staff at Audubon Elementary School, to get ideas and collect additional materials for the sculpture. It will eventually be located near the school in the Bee Branch Creek Greenway.
Sean Tyler, a graduate student in the School of Art & Art History, collaborated with downtown Clinton officials and business owner Kim Rentz to design a mural that captures the character of both a downtown anchor business, Keeping You Sewing, and elements of Clinton's history and surroundings.
Visiting Assistant Professor Ali Hval designed and installed a mural in Preston, Iowa, that reflects the community's unique history and local assets.
In 2019, Ali Hval received her MFA with Honors at the University of Iowa in Painting and Drawing with a minor concentration in Ceramics. Her work is interdisciplinary, combining mural painting, fabric, ceramic, sculpture, and installation.
MFA students will design and install a public art piece for the Manchester Fish Hatchery, driven by a process of public engagement so that the piece reflects the values, stories, and/or identity of the community.
MFA students designed and installed a public art piece for the Manchester community, driven by a process of public engagement so that the piece reflected the values, stories and/or identity of the community.
Working closely with Waterloo’s Center for the Arts, MFA student Sean Tyler designed and installed two murals at the gateway to the downtown district.
Grant Wood Public Art resident Ali Hval worked closely with the Keokuk-Hamilton Dam Museum leadership to identify themes and imagery included in a mural on the side of their new home, 428 Main Street, Keokuk, including the design and installation of an awning and a mural design for the side of the building to be installed in the future.
Keokuk, Iowa is located on bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River and is well known for Lock and Dam No. 19, which listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Through a partnership between the University of Iowa Office of Outreach and Engagement, the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History, and the City of Webster City, Iowa, faculty member Dan Miller and his students designed and constructed a “solar sculpture” that will become a permanent installation of functional art in downtown Webster City.
Graduate student Ali Hval designed a 12-panel mural for downtown Webster City.
The mural celebrates Webster City's past, present, and future with colorful paintings that each represent an important person or aspect of the community. Ali painted the mural with the help of members of the community.
Students in the School of Art & Art History Graphic Design course developed a new branding and style guide for Keokuk.
MFA student Ali Hval designed murals with "prairie style" themes for two downtown Mason City locations as part of the community's "Building Our Brand" campaign.