Cody Ash, Alyssa Peters & Shannon Torphy

Denver, CO


For the 2011 RAGBRAI overnight stay in Coralville, bicyclists knew they had completed their day when they reached Kinnick Stadium-Coralville, a replica of the Kinnick façade created across 8th Street marking the entry to S.T. Morrison Park and all of the Coralville activities.  The likeness was remarkable and everyone paused for a keepsake photo to document their arrival in Coralville!

about the artist

Cody graduated with a BA degree with a graphic design emphasis from the University of Iowa in 2001.He was an artist for several sculptures for the original Herky on Parade. Cody has worked for Monigle Associates, a branding firm in Denver, Colorado for the past 6 years, but stays connected to his Iowa roots by creating designs for events like FRY fest and granGABLE.

Alyssa graduated from the University of Iowa with a BFA in graphic design. She has worked at AOR, an advertising agency in Denver, Colorado for the past 3 years but also designs and programs websites for Herky on Parade, FRY fest and granGABLE.

Shannon grew up in Colorado but is a fan of Iowa after participating in the 2011 RAGBRAI. She is currently in school studying graphic design and loved the opportunity to put her sewing skills to work on the 2014 Herkys.


Iowa City and Coralville boast several performing arts venues which contribute to the area’s creative culture. Designed as the phantom of the Phantom of the Opera, Herky of the Opera is right at home at Coralville’s Center for the Performing Arts, which hosts a number of musicals and plays.


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