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Release: Feb. 8, 2002

UI CAMPUS NOTES -- IOWA CENTER FOR THE ARTS

GOODMAN WILL TALK ABOUT DOGS FEB. 17 -- Misha Goodman, director of the Iowa City/Coralville Animal Care and Adoption Center, will ask, "If Dogs are Man's Best Friend, Why are So Many Homeless?" in a lecture at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, in the University of Iowa Museum of Art. Admission is free to the museum and to the lecture.

The lecture is presented in collaboration with "William Wegman: Fashion Photographs," a current exhibition at the museum through April 14. The exhibition features Wegman's Weimaraner dogs dressed in designer fashions.

Goodman, who has been with the Animal Care and Adoption Center for nine years, will give an historical picture of how dogs came into people's lives and discuss how our society views dogs, as well as the funny, loving and sometimes aggravating things dogs do.

The Iowa City/Coralville Animal Care and Adoption Center works in public outreach through education, in addition to its role enforcing animal welfare laws, responding to calls and complaints, and being a resource for adopting pets.

Goodman said that the mistreatment, abandonment and overpopulation of dogs often result from behavioral problems that are due to a lack of training. "Wegman's photographs are great examples of dogs that are well trained," Goodman said, "He's an example of how to get dogs to do things by being nice to them and giving them things they like."

For more information on the Iowa City/Coralville Animal Care and Adoption Center visit http://www.icanimalcenter.org .

M.C. Ginsberg Objects of Art, Inc. of Iowa City is the corporate sponsor for public events at the UI Museum of Art during the 2001-02 season, through the University of Iowa Foundation.

The University of Iowa Museum of Art is located on North Riverside Drive in Iowa City. Museum hours are Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday noon-5 p.m. and Thursday and Friday noon-10 p.m. Admission is free. Public metered parking is available in the UI parking lots across from the museum on Riverside Drive and just north of the museum.

For more information in the UI Museum of Art visit http://www.uiowa.edu/uima/ on the World Wide Web. Information on other UI arts events is available at http://www.uiowa.edu/artsiowa.

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UI DANCERS IN MUSEUM'S 'BREATH OF ART' SERIES FEB. 22 -- Graduate students from the University of Iowa dance department will present six original works as part of the free "Breath of Art" series, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in the University of Iowa Museum of Art.

The series is presented weekly on Friday nights by the Museum of Art and is coordinated by the UI Arts Share program. Events on the series will include musical and dance performances, short plays and literary readings.

For the Feb. 22 performance graduate students Dawn Poirier, Tracy Vacura, Kathleen Burnett, Tony Orrico, Margaret Mead-Finizio and Tamara Schreiber will present works developed independently of the dance department faculty. The presentation will include six separate works with an informal question and discussion segment at the end. The evening is designed to be a learning experience for both the graduate students and the audience.

The UI Arts Share program provides artistic resources from the Iowa Center for the Arts to schools and community organizations. Arts Share is part of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. For more information, call director Diane Kenney Handler at (319) 335-1618 or send an e-mail to <d-kenney-handler@uiowa.edu>.

M.C. Ginsberg Objects of Art, Inc. of Iowa City is the corporate sponsor for public events at the UI Museum of Art during the 2001-02 season, through the University of Iowa Foundation.

The UI Museum of Art is located on North Riverside Drive in Iowa City. Admission is free. Public metered parking is available in UI parking lots west and north of the museum.

For information on the UI Museum of Art, visit < http://www.uiowa.edu/uima >. Information is available on other UI arts events at < http://www.uiowa.edu/artsiowa >. To receive UI arts news by e-mail, contact < deborah-thumma@uiowa.edu >.

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THIRD CONCERT IN BEETHOVEN TRIO SERIES FEB. 22 -- A faculty trio from the University of Iowa School of Music -- Annette-Barbara Vogel, violin; Anthony Arnone, cello; and Uriel Tsachor, piano -- will present the third and final free concert in a series featuring the complete cycle of piano trios by Beethoven at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in Clapp Recital Hall.

The program will feature two of Beethoven's most popular works for piano trio – Variations on Wenzel Mueller's "Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu" (I am the tailor Kakadu), op. 121a; and Trio in B-flat major, op. 97 ("Archduke") -- as well as Beethoven's very first published work, Trio in E-flat major, op. 1 no. 1.

"To our knowledge, this series will be the first time the complete set of Beethoven's trios has been performed at the UI," Tsachor said. "We feel proud of being able to present these great works as a cycle. It really changes how you understand these pieces to play them, or hear them, together."

The piano trios span most of Beethoven's professional life, from his very first publication, a set of three trios published as op. 1 in 1795, to the popular "Kakadu" Variations, op. 121a, published in 1824. Altogether, Beethoven wrote nine works for piano trio that were published during his lifetime

The School of Music is part of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.