Fairfield Art Association
Art Exhibit "Samples" Opening
Friday, August 6th, 2021
6:30pm - 8:30pm
The Fairfield Art Association announces the opening of a new exhibit by Burlington artist, John Bybee on Friday August 6. The art is being installed by the artist in the Main Gallery at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center and is titled "Samples". This exhibit is a change from most of the art displayed in the gallery, and visitors will enjoy hearing the artist talk about his art in a gallery talk at 7:00 PM. A reception will be held from 6:30-8:30 PM.
John Bybee joined the Southeastern Community College faculty twenty one years ago. He has taught art history, Non-western Art History, and many studio classes. Previously he served as adjunct professor of art at Lincoln University in Jefferson City. Mo. He earned his master of fine arts degree in painting and drawing from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 1996.
Bybee's work has been included in numerous exhibits across the nation, including the Des Moines Art Center, Voxpopuli and Cerulean Arts Gallery in Philadelphia, Sheldon Swope Art Museum in Terre Haute, IN; and the St. Louis Artist's Guild. His works are in many private, public and corporate collections.
Bybee's past works explored the imagery of man-made structures as connectors to emotional reference and presence as it relates to context. In his recent work. those images dissolve to become elements that combine realistic imagery with a hint of sarcasm and satire. He has combined in his new work Stone Age techhnologies to draw reference to the deskilling/reskilling of modern culture.
Also tonight the Silent Auction begins on the downtown art installation "2020 in 2021 - A Better View". Bid sheets will at the FACC in Main Gallery area. There are 19 art "eyeglasses" art works to bid on.
John Bybee with art installation "Samples"
Business After Hours
Friday, August 20th, 2021 from 5pm - 7pm
102 E. Briggs Avenue, Fairfield
Join us for Business After Hours on Friday, August 20th* at SOMM Wines! Starting at 5pm, SOMM Wines will be offering a $10 wine tasting for guests. Guests can enjoy the outdoor patio seating area or indoor wine lounge. Try a new wine that you've never had before! SOMM Wines will be open for regular retail purchases during Business After Hours.
SOMM Wines is a boutique wine store and by the glass lounge, located just off the square in Fairfield, Iowa. During the summer of 2020, SOMM Wines relocated and renovated their new location.
For more information about SOMM Wines, please visit their website here.
*Business After Hours was originally scheduled for Thursday, August 19th, 2021 from 5pm - 8pm. This event was rescheduled for Friday, August 20th from 5pm - 7pm.
The Chamber Business After Hours is a free, monthly networking event open to Chamber Members, their guests and the general public. If you are interested in hosting a Business After Hours, please contact the Chamber at 641-472-2111 or by email at Info@FairfieldIowa.com.
Entrepreneurs and inventors:
Learn about intellectual property strategy August 18 – 20 at Invention-Con 2021
If you are an entrepreneur, small business owner, or independent inventor, your creative work is among your most valuable assets. Don’t miss your chance to learn how different types of intellectual property (IP), such as patents, trademarks, and copyrights, are critical to your business strategy. Learn more and register early for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) free online Invention-Con 2021: Capitalizing on your intellectual property, coming August 18-20.
Note this year’s special student programing: If you know a young inventor or entrepreneur, the August 18 agenda will feature informative workshops and young innovators who will share their experiences and insights. Please feel free to share the event link: www.uspto.gov/inventioncon
Take this opportunity to hear from business and government experts about turning ideas into innovations, protecting your work, and accessing valuable resources that can help you succeed in the marketplace. Keynote speakers Gitanjali Rao, inventor and TIME magazine’s 2020 Kid of the Year; Serene Almomen, CEO of Senseware; and recording artist Ansel Brown will share their insights on science, technological innovation, music, and business.
Presentations and workshops will cover:
Invention-Con 2021 will also include a wide range of virtual resource booths from the USPTO and other federal government agencies.
This event is offered by the USPTO’s Office of Innovation Outreach. For questions or assistance, please contact Inventioncon@uspto.gov.
Don’t forget: The USPTO offers many informative presentations, panels, and chats year-round. Find one that interests you on the events page of our website.
Information provided by:
America's SBDC Iowa - Indian Hills Community College
For more information or for tax related questions, request an appointment with a state business counselor at www.iowasbdc.org by clicking the "request counseling" button.
Fairfield Art Association
FAA Summer Art Camp
The Fairfield Art Association announces its annual Art Camp with the theme of "Look Into Art". Camp will be the week of August 2-6 from 9-11:30 AM in the FAA Studio in the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center for anyone in 3-6th grade. An exhibit of all the camp's art work created will be on Friday at 11:30 AM in the FACC with a reception for the young artists.
The week will be filled with art projects that explore and look into a different material each day and instructed by talented local artists. The class will create an "Eye Glasses Summer Art Installation" to be placed on the Fairfield Square, make a Matisse painting using the power of the sun, build a sculpture, learn about "Paint Skins" and use them for mosaic painting or jewelry. Blind embossing will be printed with FAA's printing press, and be used to create an art journal. Pastel Resist will be another project and making original collage trading cards to exchange.
All materials are provided and the class is limited, so early registration is encouraged. The class fee is $100 for the week, and $80 for a second child. Entry forms are available at the FAA studio at the FACC or email Suzan Kessel at suzan1252@aol for a form or to answer any questions.
Iowa Tourism Encourages Exploration During Family Week
Celebrate the end of summer, create memories and explore with Travel Iowa
July 7, 2021 (Des Moines, Iowa) – The Iowa Tourism Office is encouraging families to use a week-long moratorium on high school sports and activities from July 25-August 1 to explore the state or plan an end-of-summer family vacation.
The Iowa High School Athletic Association, the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union, the Iowa High School Music Association and the Iowa High School Speech Association announced the pause earlier this year and dubbed it Family Week.
“On behalf of the tourism industry, we are thrilled for families to have this designated week to prioritize quality time together and hopefully choose to explore what Iowa has to offer,” said Amy Zeigler, state tourism manager for the Iowa Tourism Office. “Whether your family is adventure seekers, foodies or artsy, Iowa has unlimited offerings close to home and ready to be discovered.”
Families can choose to explore the great outdoors with options to hike, swim and bike, embark on a food trail or follow a guide to the best restaurants, museums and theaters as well as luxury hotels and resorts across the state perfect for unwinding and enjoying the last bit of summer.
This initiative follows the launch of Travel Iowa’s Fuel Your Road Trip on July 1, which offers anyone who plans their road trip using the Build a Trip tool available at traveliowa.com a chance to win a $200 gift card each week through August 31.
As an additional incentive, participants will receive a confirmation email including hashtags for use along their road trip. Those who engage via social media during their visit will have the chance to win additional gift cards.
Tourism in Iowa generates nearly $9 billion in expenditures and $517.5 million in state taxes while employing 70,200 people statewide. The Iowa Tourism Office is part of the Iowa Economic Development Authority. For more information, visit traveliowa.com.
Volunteer Opportunities at The Well Fairfield
The Well Fairfield - Fairfield, IA
About The Well
The Well is an organization of people from area churches, nonprofits, businesses and foundations interested in more effectively serving those in need in the area. As we work together and combine our efforts, we can better address the needs that exist in our community. This is made possible through faithful volunteers and community partnerships. The Well consists of The Well Resource Center and The Well Thrift Store. The Well is located at 1700 S. Main Street in Fairfield. Check out www.thewelliowa.org for more information.
The Well Resource Center
The Well offers individuals a way to find help and hope when facing difficult circumstances by helping meet their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. As an organization, we focus on the total person to help those struggling reach long-term stability in their lives. The Well does this through community partnerships and innovative programs, all while focusing on building relationships and addressing the root cause of the issues at hand.
The Well Thrift Store
A multi-department and donation-based retailer, The Well Thrift Store partners with communities to fund The Well’s goal of offering help and hope.
Volunteer Opportunities at The Well Fairfield
Volunteers are crucial to the work of The Well. We have opportunities to volunteer in our Resource Center including hospitality desk, teaching and childcare for classes, care coordination and mentorship, food preparation and prayer. Volunteers in our Thrift Store can sort donations, welcome customers at the cash register, tag and price items and participate in other projects as needed.
Volunteers can engage during open hours during the week, or on Saturdays. The Well Thrift Store is open Wednesday through Friday 10-5 PM and Saturday 10-4 PM. The Well Resource Center is open Wednesday and Thursday 10-5 PM, and Friday 10-3 PM.
Please reach out to Carol Meyers, Volunteer Coordinator, by emailing email@example.com or call 641-819-4044 ext 727 to schedule a time to come in. Individuals may be asked to attend a 90-minute training session if you plan to volunteer regularly. One-time volunteers and groups, please connect with Carol. All volunteers can fill out an application to volunteer here: Volunteer | The Well Resource Center (thewelliowa.org).