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Release: Jan. 25, 2002

UI CAMPUS NOTES -- IOWA CENTER FOR THE ARTS

FREYER DISCUSSES 'TEMPORAMA' FEB. 7 -- John Freyer, a University of Iowa graduate student, will present images and stories from his travelogue project "Temporama" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb 7, at the University of Iowa Museum of Art. Admission is free to the museum and to Freyer's talk.

"Temporama" is the second half of Freyer's project that began with the online project allmylifeforsale.com., where he sold all of his belongings on the web auction site eBay.

"Temporama" is an online exhibition and is a travelogue of Freyer's visits to the purchasers of these belongings. He has visited 30 different states on his journey in an attempt to discover how his belongings have affected their new owners.

The UI Museum of Art website has a link to "Temporama" at http://www.temporama.com . The link will be available until the end of February.

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.edu on the World Wide Web. Information on other UI arts events is available at http://www.uiowa.edu/artsiowa.

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HANSON READS FEB. 7 -- University of Iowa Writers' Workshop graduate Katie Hanson, whose short-story collection "Narrow Beams" was published last year, will read from her work at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in the Prairie Lights bookstore at 15 S. Dubuque St. in downtown Iowa City.

The free reading will be broadcast on the "Live from Prairie Lights" radio series, originating on UI radio station WSUI, AM 910.

Hanson, who received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the UI in 1998, is a member of the English faculty at Northern Michigan University, where she is editor of the literary magazine Passages North.

Hanson says of her work, "I have tried to chart the lives of families that are redefined by loss, but for the characters in my stories, losses and gains are often interchangeable. I don't like to write

about one-dimensional, flawless characters. I am more interested in the underbelly of a character, exposing human frailty, a human condition to which we can all relate."

One of the stories in the volume, "Book of Names," was originally published by Prairie Schooner, winning the Bernice Slote Award and a nomination for the Pushcart Prize.

Michael Chilbrood wrote of "Narrow Beams," "'Most of the time good and evil were just too close to call,' Katie Hanson says in 'Book of Names.' In wonderful domestic detail, Hanson shows just how that closeness forms the necessary tensions that give the gravity to everyday situations. She reveals how both the requirements and rewards of familial bonds exist within the same small space and how critical the exploration of that space is."

For UI arts information and calendar updates, visit < www.uiowa.edu/artsiowa >. To receive UI arts news by e-mail, contact < deborah-thumma@uiowa.edu >.

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PLAYS ON 'FEAR' IN MUSEUM'S 'BREATH OF ART' SERIES FEB.8 -- Plays written by undergraduates of the University of Iowa department of theatre arts will be read at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at the University of Iowa Museum of Art as part of the "Breath of Art" series.

Admission is free to the museum and to all "Breath of Art" performances.

The 10-minute plays written by first-time playwrights will revolve around the theme of "fear."

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

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 > on the World Wide Web. 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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SECOND IN BEETHOVEN TRIO SERIES FEB. 9 -- 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 second of three concerts featuring the complete cycle of piano trios by Beethoven at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, in Clapp Recital Hall.

The concert will be free and open to the public.

The program will comprise three works for piano trio: Trio in D major, op. 70 no. 1; Variations on an Original Theme, op. 44; and Trio in G major, op. 1 no. 2; and

"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 final concert in the series, featuring Variations on Wenzel Mueller's "Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu" (I am the tailor Kakadu), op. 121a; Trio in E-flat major, op. 1 no. 1; and Trio in B-flat major, op. 97 ("Archduke"), will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in Clapp Recital Hall.

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