Fertility Dress

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JUSTINE ZIMMER
Fertility Dress, Copper alloy, brass, and admiralty metal with repoussé symbols, 1998

Sculptor/arts activist Justine Zimmer received her MFA in Metalsmithing and Jewelry from the University of Iowa in 1999. In 1997, she co-founded Studiolo, an Iowa City Fine Art and Craft Gallery which closed in 2002.

She is the creator of Dorothy, the tornado sculpture at the Dubuque Street entrance of the pedestrian mall, representing the "Cultural Epicenter" of Iowa City. She has exhibited her work in juried competitions and invitational exhibitions throughout the United States. Justine is well known locally for her efforts in the drive to save and restore the historic Englert Civic Theater.

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