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I was privileged to have studied at Iowa with Virginia. I carry with me the lessons she passed on and the unique ways she delivered her wisdom....and I think about her often as I address a classroom to this day. She was indeed a gentle soul and had a profound influence on my life. I will treasure those memories.


Posted by: Mark Todd - San Marocs, TX   Jun 05, 2016

It was a pleasure to know Virginia. Her passion and dedication will inspire me always. She will be missed but her legacy at Iowa and beyond is assured.


Posted by: Anita Jung - Iowa City, IA - Coworker   Jan 30, 2016

I am Ginny's cousin. My sisters, Dorothy Cossaboon and Keri Botello,and I have wonderful memories of Ginny. She was very close to us. While a student at California College of Arts and Crafts, Ginny would spend most weekends with us at our home in Sacramento. She was great fun and we were taken by her enthusiasm for life and her art. She and our Mother were very close. Our homes are full of Ginny's art. She was a very skilled

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Posted by: robert sullivan - gualala, Ca 95445   Jan 12, 2016

I took a printmaking class from Virginia Myers in the summer of 1964 or 65. It was one of my favorite classes ever and I have lasting memories of Miss Myers even after all these years. She was an amazing person. My sympathy to you.


Posted by: Alice Wilkinson - Cedar Rapids, IA   Jan 12, 2016
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Profoundly grateful and deeply admiring the remarkable Virginia A. Myers as the finest of teachers, most committed of artists and as a strong independent woman of rock solid personal integrity, I join all who grieve in celebrating Virginia for a big creative generous life beautifully accomplished!


Posted by: Bradley TePaske - Los Angeles, CA   Jan 07, 2016

My family and I wish to send our sincere sympathy to Virginia's family and friends. We were next door neighbors to Virginia for many years until moving from our acreage in 2000. She was a special neighbor and a special friend. Two of my youngest children helped Virginia plant the grove of trees below the driveway after she moved to Tenacre. We are not acquainted with Virginia's surviving relatives but we wish to send special condolences to Scott who was

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Posted by: Irene Wears - Solon, IA - Friend   Jan 06, 2016

I was privileged to interview Virginia at her home in 1999 as part of my Iowa Women Artists Oral History Project. I enjoyed our interview very much, and could have continued for double the time if I hadn't had another interview scheduled the same day.

I was saddened to learn of her death. She was a delightful woman and accomplished artist and teacher and innovator, and Iowa's cultural community will feel her loss.

My condolences to her family members and

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Posted by: Irene Wears - Solon, IA   Jan 06, 2016

Virginia was a wonderful neighbor and friend to Wes and Lois Ciha for many years. She had a wonderful life and gave so much to so many young artists.


Posted by: Kay Ciha - Kalona, IA   Jan 05, 2016