CONTACT: WINSTON BARCLAY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0073; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Sept. 1, 1999
University of Iowa Arts Share program is now booking
events for the 1999-2000 season
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Arts Share program
-- the outreach program that makes UI artistic resources available to schools,
arts councils, museums, churches, nursing homes and other civic groups in
communities throughout Iowa and the surrounding region -- is now booking events
on- and off-campus for the 1999-2000 season.
A free program guide and artist roster, including reservation
and request forms, is now available from the Arts Share office, 1004 Voxman
Music Building, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242. Arts Share may
be contacted by phone at 319-335-1618, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Arts Share roster includes approximately 100 faculty
members, graduate students and ensembles in the visual arts, dance, creative
writing, music and theater. The artists are available for a variety of performance
and educational activities, including concerts, readings, master classes,
clinics and workshops. Arts Share also develops programs specifically to meet
the needs of individual community sponsors.
Among the many in-demand Arts Share ensembles are the
Dancers in Company repertory ensemble from the dance department; Black Action
Theatre from the department of theatre arts; and the Wizards! double reed
ensemble, the UI Percussion Ensemble and the Johnson County Landmark jazz
band from the School of Music.
Most Arts Share artists are available at minimal cost
to community sponsors, and funds from corporate sponsors provide scholarship
money for some Arts Share activities. Alliant-IES Industries and Target stores
are corporate sponsors of Arts Share. Community non-profit sponsors may also
qualify for financial assistance from the Iowa Arts Council.
In addition to sending artists to Iowa communities, Arts
Share offers "Field Trip" opportunities on the UI campus in cooperation with
UI academic departments, including theater performances, open rehearsals and
musical concerts -- often with opportunities for auxiliary educational activities
to enhance the experience.
Field Trip opportunities for 1999-2000 include productions
of Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" and Shakespeare's "The
Tempest," and concerts by the UI Chamber Orchestra, Wizards!, the La Fosse
Baroque Ensemble, the Iowa Brass Quintet, the UI Percussion Ensemble and Johnson