The Wapello Show – Workshop #4

Rosy Weber exploring the Transcendental Meditation dome
Rosy Weber exploring the Transcendental Meditation Dome

For our weeklong workshop with visiting artist Elizabeth Huey, we headed to Iowa. After a two-hour lecture on Transcendental Meditation at Maharishi University in Fairfield, we went to visit Grant Wood’s American Gothic house in nearby Eldon. A block away from the house we had a flat tire. While waiting for the tow truck, we were able to secure the Bingo Hall at the Wapello County Fair for a one-night show.

With a prime location next to the barn where the Fair Queen was being judges, Workshop participants hung the work they had made over the previous days. Subjects included the Oddfellows Club in Clear Lake, fireflies in Ottumwa, and the Golden Dome of Pure Knowledge in Fairfield. Frames for the show were found in the basement of the Hotel Ottumwa and generously loaned to us for the evening.

Odd Fellow member C.L. Brager explains the history of the Odd Fellow's Club and their Lodge in Clear Lake Iowa
Odd Fellow member C.L. Brager explains the history of the Odd Fellow’s Club and their Lodge in Clear Lake Iowa
C.L. Brager shows Rosy Weber her ceremonial sword
C.L. Brager shows Rosy Weber her ceremonial sword
Shotgun Artist Lecture by LA based painter Elizabeth Huey
Shotgun Artist Lecture by LA based painter Elizabeth Huey
Zophia Dadlez photographs fireflies in Ottumwa Iowa
Zophia Dadlez photographs fireflies in Ottumwa Iowa
Alec catches and photographs a firefly
Alec catches and photographs a firefly
Group entering meditation dome by Chloe Peterson
Group entering meditation dome by Chloe Peterson
Transcendental Meditation with TM teacher Wally
Transcendental Meditation with TM teacher Wally
Eleanor Heberlein and Rosy Weber in the Transcendental Meditation dome
Eleanor Heberlein and Rosy Weber in the Transcendental Meditation Dome
Fairfield, Iowa
Fairfield, Iowa
The Maharishi Vedic Observatory
The Maharishi Vedic Observatory
Rosy Weber working with watercolors on the RV
Rosy Weber working with watercolors on the RV
The RV gets a flat one block away from the American Gothic House in Eldon Iowa
The RV gets a flat one block away from the American Gothic House in Eldon Iowa
Zophia Daldez works while the RV gets a new tire
Zophia Daldez works while the RV gets a new tire
Shawn Wroblewski in Ford Model T
Shawn Wroblewski in Ford Model T
Group prepares for pop-up exhibition in confrance room at the Hotel Ottumwa
Group prepares for pop-up exhibition in conference room at the Hotel Ottumwa
Brooklyn Jarrett works on painting for exhibition
Brooklyn Jarrett works on painting for exhibition
Alec prepping for the group exhibition at the Wapello County Fairgrounds
Alec prepping for the group exhibition at the Wapello County Fairgrounds
Rosy Weber and her poem/performance piece in the sweltering heat
Rosy Weber and her poem/performance piece in the sweltering heat
Pop-up exhibition at The Wapello County Fair
Pop-up exhibition at The Wapello County Fair
Exhibition visitors admire Brooklyn Jarrett's painting
Exhibition visitors admire Brooklyn Jarrett’s painting
Exhibition visitors admire Brooklyn Jarrett's painting
Exhibition visitors admire Brooklyn Jarrett’s painting
Rosy Weber in between her own and Cooper Gatzmer's pieces
Rosy Weber in between her own and Cooper Gatzmer’s pieces
Group picture after pop-up exhibition with visiting artist Elizabeth Huey
Group picture after pop-up exhibition with visiting artist Elizabeth Huey

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