picture that David drew reminds him of the time when his brother Philip and sister
Sara were at Universal Studios in Florida. They stood in line for
Rocky and Bullwinkle autographs twenty-eight years ago.
is David's twin brother—He likes to color with markers and pencils, walk, bowl,
and watch the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Chicago Cubs.
Toni Van Voorhis—feels God’s presence most while out in His creation. She may try
photography with a “real” camera at some point. For now, she prefers her iPhone,
as it’s always handy and her snaps are usually the result of happily stumbling
upon something beautiful, interesting or both!
25—a lifelong member of St Andrew, experiences the world through the
autism spectrum which enhances her artistic expression through keen
observation, perspective, and patience. She describes herself as autistic,
artistic, and an avid Disney fan! She enjoys reading, watching movies,
listening to music, cooking, traveling, and art.
gardener and lover of daffodils who shares his passion for the great
out-of-doors with four creative grandsons who are also sharing their work in
art and photography in this exhibit. His photo contribution, taken following
our big surprise snowstorm, April 17, 2020, is titled, “Spring Spoiler!
Paul Heidger, III—with his twin brother, Piers, is a third-grader at Coralville Central
Elementary School. Bugs and science are more his thing, but he enjoys creative
expression, especially when art becomes edible. “Monster Pancakes” for
breakfast are a family favorite (Halloween, 2020).
frequently found locked in dire, virtual computer combats with his twin, Paul,
and older brother, Kaevion, but with time out to observe nature, and create
with the encouragement of his art teacher at Coralville Central Elementary. His
submission, from a recent school art class project, is titled “Sunflower.”
elder brother of Piers, Paul and Rain, enjoys the adventures that nature offers
in canoe trips, camping, hiking and the opportunities the natural world offers
for his interest in photography. His submission, a neighbor’s novel chain-saw
sculpture he captured following the 2020 derecho, is entitled, “Peace to the
youngest of the four Heidger brothers, is not to be outdone by them in
imagination, creative play, and competing for I-pad space on the couch. His
artistic side is emerging early, with creative school and home art projects
using Play Dough, and painting, using lots of color, as in his submission,
“Bird with Eyebrows!”
an active dad who doesn't like to sit around. He has enjoyed living in
special places around the world and has called Iowa City home for the past
9 years old and just completed the 3rd grade. She loves
spending time with her friends playing outside, riding bikes, scooters and
playing with Barbies. She also enjoys gardening. Online art was
challenging for her this year but she is proud of this piece from class.
a stay-at-home mom and Social Worker. She loves nature, travel, exploring
the world with her family and friends. Capturing things she sees along the
way is how she freezes moments in time to hold close to her heart.
soon to be in the 10th grade at West High. She loves school, hanging with
her friends, doing art and reading. She likes helping people.
started making her own Christmas cards after a 1969 trip for which she created
pen and ink drawings of cathedrals that they saw, with greetings in the
languages of those countries. As she moved with her husband and three sons to
Norway, Ohio, and Germany, other sketches were inspired.
Leif Charis-Carlson—is finishing 4th grade at Longfellow Elementary. His
inspiration for this piece came because he wanted to make something weird. “I
made this project at school because we were supposed to make ravens,” he said.
“Other people made just ordinary ravens, but I made this one.”
Lucy Charis-Carlson—is finishing 9th grade at City High. This artwork is
based on the famous painting “The Virgin Of Vladimir,” which, according to a
highly unlikely legend, was originally painted by Luke the Evangelist. “Over
the years many people have created their own version of this piece of art,”
Lucy said. “So I decided to add my own.”
L’Engle Charis-Carlson—is finishing her junior year at City High. She
enjoys art, music, reading, and annoying her younger siblings. Since 2nd
grade, she has participated in art lessons at the Harte School of Art
(shameless plug). This piece represents how parts of a whole are completely
different yet all interconnect.
are a gift from the Lord. Seek to see them as He sees them, even when they
throw a tantrum!” Jeremy began taking photos as a child on a Kodak disc film
camera. He has upgraded to a Sony alpha-series camera ad mostly photographs his
growing family, including Eleanor (4), Isaac (8), Sara (age not disclosed), and
Hedwig (dog). He works at the UI College of Education.
Emily E. Rabe,
12 years old—Emily has been entering seed art in the Iowa State Fair since 2016
(age 8). This piece is her 2019 fair entry. Each seed was hand selected based
on color and texture.
Katherine G. Rabe, 10 years old—Kate is a 4th grader at Weber Elementary. She
loves art and takes classes at Maroger Art Studio in Coralville. Marshmallow is
a watercolor picture. Watercolors are her favorite medium for art.
the doxology from his crib as an infant was how Mateo let us know he was awake
before he could talk! Music has always been central to his personality, but
creating visual arts have been a challenge. He made this piece which we call
“in my soul,” last year in 3rd grade at Weber Elementary before COVID sent
Samantha Anderson—This new college grad has always had a very creative mind. Stained
glass was her favorite high school art class and although she has not taken any
art in college, nor has she been back to Guatemala in a few years, this piece
hangs in our home as a beautiful reminder that our children grow strong wings, then
fly away to make the world a more beautiful place.