COLOR ME HERKY

About the Herky

We chose a design that highlights some of Iowa’s favorite icons. Our work at the Iowa Children’s Museum has developed a painting style that incorporates large scale imagery, bold colors and a semi-realistic rendering. We have created a corresponding coloring sheet for kids of all ages to color their own Herky. Download your own Color Me Herky coloring page!

Making the Herky

Meet the Artist

Kelly Moore and Will Kemple-Taylor

Color Me Herky was designed and created by Kelly Moore, Director of Exhibits, and Will Kemple-Taylor, Exhibit/Special Projects Manager, at The Iowa Children’s Museum. Their job at the museum is to create immersive and magical spaces that inspire imagination, curiosity, and active play. When not working on museum exhibits, Kelly is an avid maker, is involved in various projects and collaborations in the local arts scene, and currently serves on the board of directors at Public Space One. Will makes music and art for multisensory experiences inspired by the landscapes and relationships surrounding us.  To see more of their work, come play in our exhibits!

Meet the Artist

Kelly Moore and Will Kemple-Taylor

Color Me Herky was designed and created by Kelly Moore, Director of Exhibits, and Will Kemple-Taylor, Exhibit/Special Projects Manager, at The Iowa Children’s Museum. Their job at the museum is to create immersive and magical spaces that inspire imagination, curiosity, and active play. When not working on museum exhibits, Kelly is an avid maker, is involved in various projects and collaborations in the local arts scene, and currently serves on the board of directors at Public Space One. Will makes music and art for multisensory experiences inspired by the landscapes and relationships surrounding us.  To see more of their work, come play in our exhibits!

Sponsored by

Iowa Children’s Museum

The Iowa Children’s Museum is where play and learning go hand in hand. We spark children’s curiosity and creativity through interactive exhibits and programs. In the museum and out in the community, we create kid-powered play spaces that encourage families to have fun together. Located in Coralville, Iowa, our museum features 18 exhibits designed to provide open-ended, self-directed experiences. In our space, kids have the freedom to explore their interests, solve problems, and build important life skills such as confidence, critical thinking, and communication. We also offer a variety of educational programs and events, including camps, family workshops, and field trips.

My favorite Hawkeye memory is the first women’s basketball game that I was able to take my daughters to in late 2022, just as the team was hitting their stride en route to the national championship game. A friend had gifted us with seats about a dozen rows from the floor, and it was magical for all of us. I rarely see my teen and tween girls so thoroughly enthralled with something happening in real life, and that special time together is a memory I will always cherish. Go Herky … Go Hawks!

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