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Release: Nov. 17, 2000
Ninth Annual Snowflake Family Festival will be held at the UI Museum of
Art Dec. 3
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Museum of Art will present the
ninth annual "Snowflake Family Festival," an afternoon of art, music,
hands-on activities and refreshments for the entire family, noon to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 3. All events during the festival are open to the public free
The afternoons entertainment will begin with performances of "The
Cat, the Ram and the Wool" by the Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre, a past
festival favorite, at 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.
At 2 p.m. the Chamber Singers of Iowa City, directed by Martin Dicke, will
perform a program of traditional and all-time-favorite songs of the holiday
The afternoons performances will conclude with a 3 p.m. concert by
the Viola Ensemble, the Ensemble con Brio and the Espressivo Strings from
the Preucil School of Music, directed by Sonja Zeithamel.
From noon. to 4 p.m. visitors, parents, children and families may participate
in "Make a Snowflake." Cookies and punch will be served throughout
The UI Museum of the Arts "Snowflake Family Festival" is
planned and coordinated by Emily Vermilion, curator of education.
"We look forward every year to sharing this delightful afternoon with
the community," she says. "We hope that families and friends will
join us in the festivities." She invites parents and children to "step
inside the warmth of the museums winter wonderland."
Exhibitions on view in the museum during the festival will include "Sharing
Traditions: Quilts from Yamanashi," "An American Sculptor: Seymour
Lipton," "Kenzo Okada: A Retrospective of the American Years 1950-1982"
and "Experiencing Devi: Hindu Goddesses in Indian Popular Art."
Museum staff and volunteers will be stationed throughout the museum to welcome
visitors. Seating may be limited for performances.
The Snowflake Family Festival is sponsored by the Hills Bank and Trust Company.
The UI Museum of Art is located on North Riverside Drive in Iowa City. Public
metered parking is available in UI parking lots across from the museum on
Riverside Drive and just north of the museum.
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