My favorite Herky moments are with the UI Spirit Squad. It doesn’t even matter if it’s a home football game, volleyball match, or Beat State rally. Herky brightens up about anyone’s day – watching little kids run up and give him a high five when he’s Downtown or seeing the squad lead the crowd to the Iowa Fight Song at an athletic event. It all still gives me goose bumps. -Nancy Bird
about the artist
Jo Myers-Walker has been an artist for over 30 years, teaching at Iowa State University, DMACC, and numerous art centers in Iowa. Her masters degree is in Art Education and she works in watercolors, handmade paper, and acrylic sculptures. She moved to Iowa City in the summer of 2013 and is teaching Watercolor at the Senior Center. Her designs often focus on the diversity of downtowns and on the people and community life she sees.
BEHIND THE DESIGN
My design focuses on the diversity of downtown. I center on the people and community life that I see on the Ped Mall. I’ve included working people, students, elderly, children playing, homeless, musicians, bicyclists and all the people that make up the Iowa City landscape. -Jo Myers-Walker