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Release: Oct. 8, 2002

UI Arts Share Program Is Now Scheduling Events Throughout 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 2002-2003 academic year.

A free program guide and artist roster, “Imagine the Possibilities,” is available from the Arts Share office, 113 Halsey Hall, the University of Iowa, 52242. Call (319) 335-1618 or send an e-mail to d-kenney-handler@uiowa.edu. Forms are also available on the Arts Share web page at http://www.uiowa.edu/artsshare.

The Arts Share roster includes more than 100 individual faculty artists, graduate student artists and ensembles in music, theater, dance, the visual arts, the book arts and creative writing. As a new element of this year’s program, graduate student artists will receive training in the basic process and methodology of aesthetic education from Laura Young, UI Arts Share Aesthetic Education Consultant.

The extensive list of ensembles include Dancers in Company, the UI dance department’s versatile repertory ensemble; Duarte Dance Works; the Maia Quartet; Black Action Theatre; the international award-winning Johnson County Landmark jazz band; the perennially popular Iowa Percussion Ensemble; the Old Gold Singers; 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 communities. 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, featuring the UI Philharmonia, the UI Chamber Orchestra, the UI Percussion Ensemble and University Theatres productions of “A Streetcar Named Desire,” “Life is a Dream,” “Klub Ka: A Blues Legend” and “The Flea in Her Ear.”

The Arts Share program guide also includes information about Hancher Auditorium's Stage Door series and ICN events.

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 2002-2003 season are the Alliant Energy Foundation, the Principal Financial Group, and Target Stores. Arts Share is a program of the UI Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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