An exhibition of works by local artists, appetizers, wine, and craft beer are included with admission to this annual fundraiser for the Johnston Public Library. Tickets are on sale now at the library and online and at the door the night of the event. Art In the Barn features hanging art exclusively.
Medium: Acrylics On Glass
I graduated with a degree in graphic design from Iowa State University and proceeded to spend my career in advertising sales. A few years ago a friend was replacing her windows and gave me the old wooden ones to paint on. I discovered that my style tends to mimic stained glass. I now upcycle old windows, frames, glass blocks, bowls and all types of glasses. I have not repeated any of my art, so each is an original piece.
Medium: Acrylic On Canvas
Mixing my love for La street art with pop culture style. Using a mix of mediums from spray paint, paint markers and acrylic.
Medium: Acrylics On Canvas
West Des Moines
I'm a nature photographer based in West Des Moines. My main subjects have been landscape and wildlife and I've focused more lately on plants and macro.
Medium: Mixed Medium
I originally went to art school at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Went on to become an RN for many years. I continued Art making with fiber,more recently including felting and eco printing to tell stories about nature. I am the past owner of two art galleries, Iowa Artisans in Iowa City and Artisan Gallery 218. Supporting artists has been a passion for me
West Des Moines
Monica Zunino Mel, from Buenos Aires, Argentina, majored in speech therapy and neurolinguistics. For her, art has always been a favorite hobby. When she moved to the United States eleven years ago she enrolled in art classes. “My paintings are inspired by my personal experiences. I don't usually sketch. They are based on a first impulse; a first intention that I express with colors, lines, and other elements that I use. I like to call this process 'free play.' For my art to flow, I need to feel silence on the outside in order to connect with my interior. It is in that precise moment, when everything dances uncontrollably, when I feel free to express my art. My paintings are created through a layering process, with various colors that flow, creating shapes such as silhouettes, circles, branches, leaves, and other natural, organic elements. Although I always start with a main idea, it changes as the painting evolves and develops. Each work of art is a new journey. My art is a tribute to life itself.