Onstage Orange City: Watoto Children’s Choir

ORANGE CITY – The Watoto Children’s Choir of Uganda will present their energetic music and dance show in Orange City Wednesday, June 11 at Windmill Park.

The 7:00pm show features original and vibrant African music with dance routines and life-transforming stories. The program is entitled “Beautiful Africa: A New Generation.”

The show is part of the Orange City Arts Council’s Onstage Orange City summer series, and is sponsored by  Orange City Communications.

The globally-acclaimed choir was born from the holistic care program, Watoto, initiated to serve a variety of needs of the African people, especially those of children orphaned as a result of war, poverty and HIV/AIDS. “We share a message of transformation,” said Watoto founder Gary Skinner, “telling the story of Africa’s rescued orphans and women.”

Each of the children in the choir has suffered the loss of one or both parents, and all live in Watoto Children’s Villages.

“It’s a concert of hope,” said Skinner, and he and the choir desire to reach audiences “with the message of Christ’s healing power,” he said.

This tour began in Argyle, TX in mid-January and the 22  children and 10 adults will travel for six months, visiting Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Missouri, Louisiana, Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Iowa, ending their tour in late June in Colorado.

Since the tour’s inception in 1994, 64 choirs have traveled globally, providing the children with an opportunity to broaden their world view. They have done shows in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Europe, Hong Kong, Japan, Germany, France and the U.S., and have performed for everyone from royalty and national leaders to the ordinary person.

The June 11 concert is free, but an offering will be received for Watoto.

Thanks to Living Water Community Church for assisting with the event.

Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Concessions will be offered. Rain location is Unity Christian Knight Center. For more information or weather-related announcements, contact the Orange City Arts Council, ocArts@orangecityiowa.com or 712.707.6514 or see orangecityarts.net. Watoto’s site is watoto.com/choir.

 

Bring lawn chairs or blankets.

Rain location: Unity Christian Knight Center. (For changes related to the weather, check orangecityarts.net, Facebook or local radio. Or email ocArts@orangecityiowa.com)

Summer Suites 2014

ORANGE CITY – Update on June 18: Summer Suites will be held outdoors!

The Orange City Arts Council’s annual celebration of flowering gardens and music – and irresistible sweets – is coming soon. The 2014 Summer Suites will be held Wednesday, June 18 in three backyard gardens in Orange City.

The event begins at 6:30 p.m.

The “progressive concert” will feature cellist Hannah McGarvey, storyteller Jim Schaap, and ventriloquist Lisa Laird.

Hannah-McGarveyHannah McGarvey invites Summer Suites guests to immerse themselves in the world of tango from Argentina and Brazil.

A recent graduate from Biola Univeristy in cello performance, McGarvey plans a program featuring music from South America’s most well-known composers. Listeners will get a chance to hear tango music by Astor Piazzolla, songs of the Argentinian gaúchos by Alberto Ginastera, and folk-influenced Brazilian pieces by Heitor Villa-Lobos.

McGarvey, of Alton, is actively teaching private lessons and working as a freelance musician in northwest Iowa, and plans to attend graduate school in the near future to pursue a degree in ethnomusicology.

Lori Vande Brake is McGarvey’s accompanist.

Lisa Laird and Lily

Lisa Laird and Lily

Lisa Laird, of Orange City, was honored to be asked to be a featured performer at the International Ventriloquism ConVENTion in July. Other performers include Jeff Dunham (seen on David Letterman and The Tonight Show) and Terry Fator (winner of America’s Got Talent, season two). So Laird is doing her adult ventriloquism show first at Summer Suites. Kids will love it too!

Fourteen years ago, Laird was drawn into the world of puppetry by her sons Matt and Dan, and completed several levels of training. She worked with puppets in the preschool classroom until ’08, and now travels full-time as a family entertainer with Pockets Full of Fun.

She has received four Gold awards as well as first place in the Axtell Video Contest in ’13, and has performed at various conferences sponsored by Creative Ministry Solutions.

Jim Schaap

Jim Schaap

James Calvin Schaap – Jim! – will read and tell stories at the third garden. Schaap has been writing all kinds of things for almost 40 years. This summer a collection of his newest stories will come out, Up the Hill, folk tales from the cemetery of a small Dutch town in northwest Iowa. “That’s all we’re saying, really,” said Schaap, “but if you’ve never heard a story that features Calvinist zombies, you will soon.”

Schaap recently left Sioux Center after 37 years of teaching at Dordt College. He and his wife moved to rural Alton.

Summer Suites will be held in the backyard gardens of Marilyn Mayberry, Shay and Jackie Davis, and Dale and Jill Pluim.

The event, part of the Onstage Orange City series, is sponsored by the Orange City Arts Council. Instead of a show in Windmill Park, the event happens in three backyards.

Advance tickets are necessary, at $10 for adults and $7 for students. If purchased June 13 or before, tickets are discounted, at $7.50 for adults and $5 for students at the Orange CIty Arts Council office, Orange City town hall and Dove Christian Book Store. Get tickets for the whole family and bike or drive from garden to garden. Maps and schedules are provided to ticket purchasers.

For more information, contact Orange City Arts Council, 712-707-6514 or ocArts@orangecityiowa.com.

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And more info… about the gardens for Summer Suites!

The progressive concert/ garden tour – with desserts at each location – will be held at the backyards of Marilyn Mayberry, Dale and Jill Pluim and Shay and Jackie Davis, all in Orange City.

IMG_6191Dale and Jill Pluim’s yard features birch trees, a large maple tree, evergreens and lilacs. A red playhouse/ storage shed sits at the edge of the shady property, complementing the Pluim home. It’s an intimate setting. Ventriloquist Lisa Laird will do a program for adults, but children will enjoy the show too!

Shay and Jackie Davis live on the northwest edge of town, on a property that reminds them of their childhoods. Jackie grew up on a farm, and Shay’s childhood home was like their Orange City home. “When I went out the front, I was a city kid. The back, a farm kid,” he said.

Their front yard features perennials: day lily, bleeding heart, spiderwort, sweet william, columbine, coral bells and a variety of hosta. In the back is a two-tired deck and a large yard with mature evergreen, maple and cottonwood trees. Behind their tree border is a creek and cornfield, and their own zipline. IMG_6303

Their latest addition are homemade outdoor “lights,” attached to the side of their home – created with the help of Mariah and Makenna, with mason jars, pebbles and candles.

Author and storyteller Jim Schaap will entertain the audience at the Davis yard.

The third garden is Marilyn Mayberry’s, a large yard filled with ash, spruce, locust, amir maple, pagoda dogwood and Japanese lilac.  Marilyn has planted 17 trees since moving to her home about 18 years ago.

Fritz Kroese was the artist of her backyard patio, created last summer from a picture Marilyn found. There’s a two-sided pergola with Italian wedding lights, stamped concrete and a water rock fountain. “This is the only water front I’m going to have,” she said with a smile.IMG_6172

Marilyn’s garden also features Siberian iris, witch hazel, key lime hydrangea, and pachysandra.

Cellist Hannah McGarvey, accompanied by Lori Vande Brake, will perform at Marilyn’s place.

Rain location for Summer Suites is the Northwestern College DeWitt Theatre.

Onstage Orange City: Orange City Area Community Band

ORANGE CITY – The Orange City Area Community Band will take the stage for their first 2014 concert on Wed. June 25, and Tom Forkenbrock of Chicago will be the guest soloist.

The concert is beginning the 17th year of the band under the direction of Carla Van Beek. It is part of the Orange City Arts Council’s Onstage Orange City series, and sponsored by Diamond Vogel Paint and Van Engelenhoven Agency.

The concert will be held in Orange City’s Windmill Park at 7:00pm.

It promises to be a fun-filled evening of music, featuring some of Van Beek’s favorites over the past 17 years: A Day at Disneyland, Grease!, Pop & Rock Legends: Neil Diamond, I Dreamed a Dream, Star Dust, That Old Time Religion, Praise to the Lord the Almighty and Flight of Valor.

Forkenbrock, who played trumpet with the U.S. Army Band for nine years, will solo with the band this week. Forkenbrock will be featured in I Dreamed a Dream, Star Dust and That Old Time Religion.

The Orange City native graduated from M-OC High School in ’82, then enlisted in the U.S. Army. He has performed for two presidents, Ronald Reagan and George Bush Sr., plus Prince Charles and other dignitaries from around the world. He also played for the Pan American Games and the ’88 Olympics in South Korea.

Since leaving the Army, Forkenbrock has performed with big bands, wind ensembles and other performing groups in the Chicago area, and with artists including Bill Watrous, Dick Oatts, Joe LaBarbera, Chuck Findley and Bill Porter.  His bands have opened for Maynard Ferguson, Buddy Rich, Ramsey Lewis and Count Basie’s Big Band.

Forkenbrock regularly performs with “Brass From The Past”, a 60’s-80’s classic rock, Motown and soul group, as well as in the College of Lake County Wind Ensemble.  He also plays French horn, baritone and tuba, but his first and most enduring love, he said, is the trumpet, which he has played for nearly 40 years.

Forkenbrock is returning after performing with the Orange City Area Community Band in 2010 and ’11.

The concert is free and open to the public. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Concessions will be offered.

Rain location is Unity Christian Knight Center. For more information or weather-related announcements, contact the Orange City Arts Council: ocArts@orangecityiowa.com or 712.707.6514 or see orangecityarts.net.

Onstage Orange City: EXIT 113

ORANGE CITY – High-spirited. Exuberant. Entertaining. First-class! That’s Exit 113 from Des Moines. Exit 113 takes the stage at Orange City’s Windmill Park Wednesday, July 2 at 7:00pm.

The free concert, part of the Onstage Orange City series, is sponsored by Northwestern Bank and Quatro Composites™.

Exit 113 features Bob Long on lead guitar; Jill Belgarde, lead vocals and saxophone; Travis Belgarde, bass; Marty Fisher, percussion; Taylor Telford, keyboard; and Jerry Anderson, sound. Their specialty is classic rock ’n’ roll from the 50s and 60s, but they throw in 70s and 80s favorites, a bit of country, and originals. They call themselves a “rockin’ roll band.”

“Watch out! You’ll be blown away with their versatility!” said Diane Larson of Snus Hill Winery. “Sultry, upbeat and wild… they do it all and do it well.”

Their playlist is listed on orangecityarts.com and Facebook.com/ocArts, classics including I’m a Believer, Great Balls of Fire, Hound Dog and Mustang Sally. Vote for your favorites on Facebook by June 26. Watch their music video on orangecityarts.net.

Bring your dancing shoes; a dance floor will be available.

Onstage Orange City is a program of the Orange City Arts Council.

Concessions will be offered July 2. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Rain location is the Unity Christian Knight Center. For more information or weather-related announcements, see the OC Arts website or Facebook page, call 712-707-4885 or email ocArts@orangecityiowa.com. Exit 113’s website is exit113.com .

And vote on facebook.com/ocArts for your favorite songs from their play list!

 

Exit 113’s Play List

Old Time Rock & Roll

I’m a believer

Splish Splash

Jambalaya

Sweet Home Alabama

I’ve Got it Good *

These Boots are Made for walking

Smokey Joe’s Café

Hanky Panky

Heard it Through the Grapevine

Mustang Sally

You Don’t Know Me *

Georgia on My Mind

Never Been to Spain

Chivalry *

Free Ride

Joy to the World

Crazy Little Thing Called Love

I’ve Got ways Like the Devil

Don’t Know Why

Blue Suede Shoes

Fun, Fun, Fun

Surfin U.S.A.

Can’t Buy Me Love

Drive My Car

Day Tripper

Jailhouse Rock

Hound Dog

Rubberneckin’

Too Much

Trouble

Money Honey

Rip It Up

Rockin’ Robin

At the Hop

Rock Around the Clock

Saturday Night *

Simple Like Blue Jeans *

The Twist/Let’s Twist Again

Twist and Shout

La Bamba

Do You Love Me?

Some Kind of Wonderful

It Hurt so Bad

Bring it on Home

I feel Lucky

Boot Scootin’ Boogie

Footloose

Your mama Don’t dance

Jump, Jive & Wail

Bei Mir Bist Du Shoen

Give me one reason

Lovin’ Life & Layin’ Low *

Kansas city

Proud Mary

Free bird

Black Magic woman

Spooky

No Particular Place to Go

shake Rattle & Roll

Long Tall Sally

Great Balls of Fire

Johnny B. Goode

Takin’ Care of Business

Rock & Roll

Reelin’ & Rockin’

Money (That’s What I Want)

Whole Lotta shakin’ goin’ on

 

* denotes original songs

Check their website, exit113.com, for additional slow songs.

Onstage Orange City: Orange City Area Community Band

ORANGE CITY – It’s been 17 years. Wednesday, July 9 will be Carla Van Beek’s final evening as director of the Orange City Area Community Band.

The concert, part of the Onstage Orange City series, will begin at 7:00pm in Windmill Park. Sponsors are CIVCO Medical Solutions and Fareway, in conjunction with the Orange City Arts Council.

Van Beek began as director of the Community Band in 1997, recruited by Joyce Bloemendaal, then director of the Arts Council. Of course, Van Beek and music have been a duo all of her life… young Carla played piano and flute, and teenage Carla served as drum major for the Rock Valley marching band. She fell in love with all three.

After the Van Beek children started school, she returned to college at Northwestern, then taught at Hospers Christian School. She became band director at Unity Christian High in ’96.

And she played in the community band, under directors Steve Connell and Brad Miedema, prior to taking the baton herself.

It’s amazing, said Van Beek, that these high school and adult musicians can get together for one night of rehearsal – “90 minutes in a hot and humid garage, the back of the bandshell” – and create wonderful music. Obviously they are outstanding musicians, she said.

Of course, those night-before-the-concert rehearsals don’t always go smoothly. Plans change, and Van Beek hustles to find another trumpeter or percussionist. Or the weather refuses to cooperate.

“One rehearsal night, the tornado siren went off… we ended up in the basement of the Vogel paint store!” she said. Dave Bloemendaal, tuba player for the band, had his keys to the Vogel-Vande Brake store, and led the troops, leaving his oversized instrument to fend for itself.

Van Beek has loved finding music with audience appeal: marches, musicals, Disney songs, hymn arrangements, and patriotic tunes. In fact, her first concert as director – July 9, ’97 – was a patriotic concert, so July 9, ’14 will be also. The show will include Washington Post March, Semper Fidelis, Stars and Stripes, El Capitan, Colonel Bogey, and Armed Forces Salute.

Van Beek commends the Orange City Arts Council and City of Orange City for their long commitment to the band… and she has so many people to thank, including the audience, the performers, and her husband Arlo, that she could go on for days.

The July 9 concert will be the second community band concert this summer. The final will be held July 30, with Dan Mangold directing.

The concert will follow the Orange City Community appreciation meal. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs.

Rain location is Unity Christian Knight Center. For more information or weather-related announcements, contact the Orange City Arts Council: ocArts@orangecityiowa.com or 712.707.4885 or see orangecityarts.net.

Onstage OC: Festival Latino

The fun begins at 5:00pm with activities: face painting, fingernail painting, a kid’s zone with a clown and a bouncy castle, mural painting, a piñata design contest, and more! Mexican food will be sold. A Latino musical group will perform at 7:00pm.

It’s Onstage Orange City in Windmill Park at 7:00pm Wed., July 16.

Free, thanks to our sponsors: Staples, Center Fresh Eggs, ViBella Jewelry & CASA

Bring lawn chairs or blankets.

Rain location: Unity Christian Knight Center. (For changes related to the weather, check orangecityarts.net, facebook.com/ocArts or local radio. Or email ocArts@orangecityiowa.com)

Onstage OC: Chris O’Leary

Revival’s pet costume contest begins the evening, followed by Chris O’Leary’s six-piece blues band from New York at 7:00pm.

Chris spent many years as frontman, lead singer and harmonica player for Levon Helm. He has moved on to his own 6-piece band and his first release “Mr. Used to Be” won the 2011 Blues Music Award (Memphis) and the 2011 Illinois Blues Blast Award (Chicago) for “Best New Artist Debut”. Now supporting is second CD release “Waiting For The Phone To Ring.” the band performs a perfectly rounded, energetic blues sound.

It’s Onstage Orange City in Windmill Park on Wed., July 23.

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Free, thanks to our sponsor:  Revival Animal Health

Bring lawn chairs or blankets.

Rain location: Unity Christian Knight Center. (For changes related to the weather, check orangecityarts.net, facebook.com/ocArts or local radio. Or email ocArts@orangecityiowa.com)

Cashore Marionettes: They’re not just for kids!

Marionettes for all ages They're not just for kids! Cashore Marionettes, founded by Joseph Cashore, has received national awards for creating shows that appeal to all ages. The Toronto Sun said, "Each creation is a slice of life, awe-inspiring in the minutest detail." Tickets for the April 8 Orange City show are available at OC Arts Council, Dove Bookstore and Northwestern theatre and music departments.

Marionettes for all ages
They’re not just for kids! Cashore Marionettes, founded by Joseph Cashore, has received national awards for creating shows that appeal to all ages. The Toronto Sun said, “Each creation is a slice of life, awe-inspiring in the minutest detail.” Tickets for the April 8 Orange City show are available at OC Arts Council, Dove Bookstore and Northwestern theatre and music departments.

ORANGE CITY – The Cashore Marionettes are not just for kids! Joseph Cashore has received national awards for creating puppet shows for all ages, from children to adults. He will be presenting a show in Orange City Tuesday, April 8 at 7:00 p.m. at Northwestern College’s Christ Chapel. Sponsor is the Orange City Arts Council.

 

Cashore remembers seeing his first marionette at age 10 or 11; it was hanging from the ceiling of a gift shop. He stood and imagined the possibilities, then worked up the courage to ask the saleswoman if he could try moving the marionette. She said ‘no.’

 

That didn’t stop Cashore. He eventually created a puppet that would convincingly “play” a violin solo – Ralph Vaughn Williams’ “The Lark Ascending.” He worked long and hard to solve the technical problems. As a result, “the quality of manipulation is unparalleled, and the effect upon the audience is powerful,” said The Center of Contemporary Arts in St. Louis.

 

His awards include a Pew Fellowship for Performance Art for artistic accomplishment and a Henson Foundation Grant which encourages puppetry to adult audiences. He received the highest honor possible for an American puppeteer, a UNIMA Citation of Excellence…  “awarded to shows that touch their audiences deeply; that totally engage, enchant and enthrall.” Joe and Wilma Cashore have toured across Europe and North America, including the Kennedy Center, and received accolades everywhere.

Cashore Marionettes 2 min. from Joe Cashore on Vimeo.

 

The Toronto Sun said: “The range of movement truly has to be seen to be believed, and even that might be pushing it!”

 

Cashore Marionettes: mother & baby

Cashore Marionettes: mother & baby

According to Baylin Artists, Cashore Marionettes are “unmatched in artistry, grace and refinement of movement. They redefine the art of puppetry.”

Life in Motion from Joe Cashore on Vimeo.

 

Cashore has created a show that celebrates everyday life with humor and feeling, set to music by composers including Beethoven, Vivaldi, Strauss and Copland. It’s a theatrical piece which uses marionettes to evoke strong emotion… so parents of young children are asked to take that into consideration.

 

General admission tickets are $10 adults, $7 students, and free for children ages 5 and under. Tickets are available at Orange City Arts Council, Dove Christian Bookstore, Northwestern College theatre and music departments, and at the door.

 

The show is the final in the 2013-’14 Beyond Onstage series, sponsored by the Orange City Arts Council, with support from the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Cashore Marionettes: elephant

Cashore Marionettes: elephant

 

For information, phone 712-707-4885 or email ocarts@orangecityiowa.com. Or check  http://cashoremarionettes.com/iac-3line-coloraltnea-lockup-Adca-2line-black_2

OC Arts earns state Rural Arts Development Grant

Baladino

Baladino

ORANGE CITY — Among the $74,506 in Iowa Arts Council grants announced recently is a $5,000 grant to the Orange City Arts Council.

 

The grant to the Orange City organization is one of three Rural Arts Development Grants given in this grant cycle.

 

The grant will help fund the series Beyond Onstage, which has drawn audiences from the town and neighboring counties.

 

The primary arts goal of the Orange City program is to strengthen community life by introducing students and community residents to a variety of accomplished musicians and actors from across the country and around the world.

 

The series began with the Ames Children’s Choirs in October and Le Vent du Nord of Quebec, in November.

 

The grant provides funding for the remaining three shows in the Beyond Onstage series. The Chicago comedy troupe Second City Improv All Stars will perform Feb. 13.  Baladino, an ensemble from Israel, will perform March 28, after a week-long residency. The Cashore Marionettes will present its show April 8. Shows will be held at the Unity Christian Knight Center or Northwestern College Christ Chapel.

 

The "rocker" of Cashore Marionettes

The “rocker” of Cashore Marionettes

Le Vent du Nord and Baladino are funded in part through Arts Midwest, which has chosen Orange City for four residencies from 2013 through 2015.

 

The Iowa Arts Council also awarded Project Grants, in addition to Orange City’s Rural Arts Development Grant, to support 14 Iowa projects.

 

Rural Arts Development Grants support arts projects that positively impact the quality of life in rural Iowa, demonstrate public value and support IAC funding priorities. Funding comes from the Iowa Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

The Iowa Arts Council is a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, which is responsible for developing the state’s interest in the areas of the arts, history and other cultural matters. DCA preserves, researches, interprets and promotes an awareness and understanding of local, state and regional history and stimulates and encourages the study and presentation of the performing and fine arts and public interest and participation in them.

 

It implements tourism-related art and history projects as directed by the General Assembly and designs a comprehensive, statewide, long-range plan with the assistance of the Iowa Arts Council to develop the arts in Iowa.

 

More information about DCA is available at www.culturalaffairs.org.

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Art classes for adults offered by Judy Thompson

Highlights by Judy Thompson:  Artist Judy Thompson will teach two classes for adults in March, 2014. Her watercolor painting, Highlights, is part of the Artists' Showcase: The Orange City Arts Council's Regional Exhibition Feb. 14-22 at Northwestern's DeWitt Theatre.

Highlights by Judy Thompson: Artist Judy Thompson will teach a class for adults in March, 2014. Her watercolor painting, Highlights, is part of the Artists’ Showcase: The Orange City Arts Council’s Regional Exhibition Feb. 14-22 at Northwestern’s DeWitt Theatre.

See info below about art classes to be taught in March 2014 by Judy Thompson.

 

Drawing FUNdamentals I for Adults 

 

Instructor:  Judy Thompson, Artist

Dates: 4 Consecutive Mondays

March 3 – March 24, 2014

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Levels: Beginner and up.

Location: Korver Art Center, Northwestern College

Fee: $60 (After Feb. 20, fee is $70)

Registration: Send name, address, email address, phone number, and fee by Feb. 20 to

Orange City Arts Council, PO Box 202, Orange City IA 51041

More info: ocArts@orangecityiowa.com, 712-707-4855, orangecityarts.net

 

Do you like to draw and want to improve your skills! Then this class if for you! Drawing is a fun skill which improves with practice.  In this  informative and hands-on class, we will explore basic drawing techniques using graphite and ink as we learn to draw what we see.   This class is designed to build confidence and skills while drawing a variety of subjects including still life renderings and figurative studies.  Please grab your pencil and join us!  Minimum: 4 students

 

Materials Needed:

Sketchbook (9×12) or larger

Graphite pencils

Ultra fine point Sharpie marker

Eraser

 

Note:  A limited number of these items will be available for purchase during the class.

Another class, Take the Plunge!  Beginner Watercolor Class,  has been cancelled because of the instructor’s schedule conflicts.  

 

Judy Thompson

Drawing/Painting Instructor

 

Explore, discover and create are words which describe the learning processes for Judy Thompson’s exciting visual art classes and workshops. By combining her experience as a professional artist with hands-on instruction, Judy designs meaningful and engaging lessons which are age appropriate, content dense and fun for everyone. Learners of all ages will discover and explore art principles by creating meaningful art projects.

 

Judy’s own art interprets the people and places of the Great Plains. Her vivid watercolors have received regional and national awards, including two artist residencies with the National Park Service.  Her Homestead Series, inspired by one of these residencies, has been touring throughout the Midwest.

 

Judy is a signature member of the Iowa Watercolor Society and the National Association of Art Educators.  She exhibits her work regionally and is represented at Rehfeld’s Art and Framing in Sioux Falls, SD.  When not teaching or painting, Judy enjoys hiking and biking with her husband Dale through the fields and prairies which surround her Orange City home.

 

Visit her website:  judythompsonwatercolors.com.