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WRITER: REED SMITH
CONTACT: WINSTON BARCLAY
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Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0073; fax (319) 384-0024
e-mail: winston-barclay@uiowa.edu

Release: Feb. 5, 2001

What’s for dinner? UI artists reveal artistry of everyday events in February workshops

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Arts Share program will present "What’s for Dinner," multi-media workshops by graduate artists Melissa Furness and Christine Buckton, Saturday, Feb. 17 and 24, for participants at the Iowa Children’s Museum in Coralville.

In the workshop, children will look at artists who deal with food objects in art, then apply basic techniques in two or more of the following media: clay, paper mache, painting and collage. The final product will include a group presentation, documentation and cooking show.

Melissa Furness and Christine Buckton are graduate painters in the UI School of Art and Art History.

The Iowa Children’s Museum workshops are funded in part through scholarships donated by the Arts Share Program. To find out more about the "What’s for Dinner" workshops, contact Deb Dunkhase at the Iowa Children’s Museum, (319) 625-6255.

The UI Arts Share program provides artistic resources from the Iowa Center for the Arts to schools and community organizations. The 2000 Arts Share roster includes more than 70 faculty and graduate students in music, theater, dance, the visual arts and creative writing.

For more information about the Arts Share program, call director Diane Kenney Handler at (319) 335-1618 or send an e-mail to <d-kenney-handler@uiowa.edu>.

A free Arts Share program guide including artist roster is available at the Arts Share office, 2077 Voxman Music Building, the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242.