First Friday: November 2018

  • 5:00 PM–7:00 PM

118 E. College Street, Iowa City

Join us for Happy Hour + Art  at the next University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art First Friday reception at FilmScene! Stanley First Fridays provide an ideal chance to usher in your weekend, enjoy the work of local artists, and mingle with other art-enthusiasts.

Our November First Friday features internationally-collected equestrian artist Lisa Marie Bishop. Bishop has found new inspiration in walking through city streets, picking up reflections on glass, metal and water. Urban Perspectives marks the debut of her first abstract works on canvas, inspired by the energy between architecture and people flowing through a cityscape. These large, vibrant works in acrylic and oil are defined by a frenetic sense of urban energy, and have a fractal quality informed by a condition called Stargardt’s, which alters Bishop’s ability to see details and certain colors.

Lisa Marie Bishop grew up in upstate New York riding and competing horses. In 2008, she began rising at 4 am to paint, having no formal training, but driven by visions of horses and the desire to capture their energy. Two years after quietly posting these first works online, Bishop has emerged as one of the most sought after portraitists in equestrian art, regularly selling out her work at events around the country.  Recent commissions include Olympians in the US and Europe. Lisa currently spends summers in Iowa City painting, and the winter competition season in Wellington, Florida 

First Fridays are free and open to the public with complimentary popcorn and a cash bar.

Consider becoming a Stanley member! Courtesies include home delivery of the Stanley Museum of Art Magazine and a personalized Membership Card, which entitles you to free entry to the Figge Art Museum and reciprocal admission to other art museums around the country.

First Fridays for the 2018-2019 season are generously sponsored by John S. & Patricia C. Koza, H. Dee & Myrene R. Hoover, and John R. Menninger.

Cost: Free


Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in a program, please contact the University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art in advance at 335-1727.