MEET THE HERKYS
Road Trip Herky
about the artist
Jean is a life-long resident of Cedar Rapids. After earning her MA in art education from the University of Northern Iowa, she taught high school art. She then began a freelance art business creating illustrations for clients including Rockwell, Bandag, and Amana Refrigeration. After eighteen years of freelance work, she accepted a position as vice president for a small printing company. Since her retirement, Jean has enjoyed working in various forms of art media.
Upon graduation from the Kansas City Art Institute, Lou’s extensive and diverse career has included lithography and paintings in juried exhibitions; stained glass restoration in public spaces; instruction in Linn/Johnson county art education; and owning Creative Hand Gallery. She is currently the retail manager at the Museum Gate, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art where regional and area artists are featured.