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Release: Aug. 25, 2000

2000-01 UI Arts Share program is now scheduling artists in communities throughout the state

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Arts Share program, which links the resources of the Iowa Center for the Arts with schools and other community organizations throughout Iowa and beyond, is now scheduling its roster of faculty and graduate student artists for the 2000-2001 academic year. A free program guide and artist roster is available from the Arts Share office,
2077 Voxman Music Building, the University of Iowa, 52242. Call (319) 335-1618 or send an
e-mail to <d-kenney-handler@uiowa.edu>.

The Arts Share roster includes more than 70 individual faculty and graduate student artists in music, theater, dance, the visual arts and creative writing, plus a variety of ensembles, large and small. The extensive list of ensembles include Dancers in Company, the UI dance department’s versatile repertory ensemble; the international award-winning Johnson County Landmark jazz band; the perennially popular Iowa Percussion Ensemble; and even the UI Symphony Orchestra.

The artists are available for a variety of activities, including performances, workshops, residencies, clinics, master classes, readings and lecture/demonstrations. The program will design special projects to meet the needs of community sponsors. For example, many schools have used Arts Share to organize arts days, combining Arts Share artists from several artistic fields.

Arts Share will also present a variety of educational events on the UI campus during the coming year, primarily for school groups, including open rehearsals by the UI Chamber Orchestra, performances by University Theatres of Moliere’s "The Learned Ladies," and special performances by Dancers in Company, the UI Percussion Ensemble/Steel Band, the Iowa Brass Quintet, the Johnson County Landmark jazz band and the WIZARDS! double-reed ensemble.

Arts Share will provide artists to schools in preparation for performances by the international artists in Hancher Auditorium’s Stage Door series as well.

Arts Share artists are affordable, with fees as low as $50 plus expenses. Corporate-sponsored scholarships are available for some Arts Share artists and events, and funding may also be available through the Iowa Arts Council.

Corporate sponsors for Arts Share during the 2000-2001 season are the Alliant Energy Foundation, the Principal Financial Group and Target Stores.

For UI arts information, visit this new address -- www.uiowa.edu/artsiowa -- on the World Wide Web. To receive UI arts news by e-mail, contact <deborah-thumma@uiowa.edu>.