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7th Annual Snowflake Family Festival will be at UI Museum of Art

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The 7th annual "Snowflake Family Festival," an afternoon of art, music, activities and refreshments for adults and children, will be from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6 at the University of Iowa Museum of Art.

All events during the festival are open to the public free of charge.

The afternoon will include a performance of "Little Red Riding Hood" by the Eulenspiegel Puppet theatre at 1 and 1:30 p.m. They will be followed by a 2 p.m. performance by the Iowa City Chamber Singers, directed by Ken Phillips of the UI School of Music. Stories and songs will be performed at 3 p.m. by "Auntie Mistletoe," and the day's events will conclude with a 3:30 p.m. concert given by two groups from the Preucil School of Music, the Espressivo Strings directed by Doris Preucil, and the Cello Choir directed by David Evenchick.

The UI Museum of Art's "Snowflake Family Festival" is coordinated by Emily Vermillion, curator of Education at the UI Museum of Art. It is planned as a fun-filled afternoon of art, music, theatre performances, tours and hands-on activities for the entire family. Refreshments will be served in the museum's Members' Lounge.

Vermillion said, "We look forward every year to sharing this delightful afternoon with the community and hope that families and friends will join us in the festivities."

Exhibitions on view in the museum during the festival will include the "Faculty Exhibition 1998," the biennial show by UI art studio faculty, and "Colorprint USA," an exhibition devoted to works by artists exploring color process in a large variety of print media.

Museum staff and volunteers will be stationed throughout the museum to welcome visitors.

The Snowflake Family Festival is sponsored by the Hills Bank and Trust Company.

The UI Museum of Art, located on North Riverside Drive in Iowa City, is open noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free. Public metered parking is available in UI parking lots across from the museum on Riverside Drive, and adjacent to the UI Alumni Center, which is just north of the museum.

For information on the UI Museum of Art, visit http://www.uiowa.edu/~artmus on the World Wide Web. Information is available on other UI arts events at http://www.uiowa.edu/~uiowacr.

11/23/98