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Wyrick, Shirley



Shirley Wyrick was an Iowa City artist and resident. In her art practice, Wyrick focused on large scale sculptural and installation works. Many of her works were installed within the state of Iowa including at the State Historical Society in Des Moines and at multiple locations across the University of Iowa'€™s campus in Iowa City. Wyrick was an advocate for supporting and encouraging arts in the Iowa City community and served on committees for multiple arts organizations including the Greater Iowa City Cultural Alliance (GICACA). She also helped lead an effort to build CenterSpace, a multi-disciplinary community arts center that would have been located in downtown Iowa City.

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Shirley Wyrick papers

Identifier: IWA0911
Scope and Contents The Shirley Wyrick Papers date from 1974 to 2009 and measure 10.8 linear feet. The papers are arranged in nine series: Biographical, Writings, Conferences and Workshops, Exhibitions, Artwork, Professional, Community, Greater Iowa City Area Cultural Alliance (GICACA), and CenterSpace.The Biographical series includes Wyrick’s resume, profile articles from the Iowa Arts Council and Eastern Iowa’s The Gazette, and details about the Englert Theater Art Gallery lobby that was donated and named by Mryon and Jacqueline Blank in Wyrick’s honor.The Writings series (1976-1988) consists of academic research papers and presentation outlines, written and drawn documentation for Wyrick’s Master of Fine Arts thesis, and the written component of Wyrick’s Master of Art thesis.The Conferences and Workshops series (1988-2009) includes programs and hand-outs from various conferences and workshops Wyrick attended, mostly related to public art.The...
Dates: 1974-1999