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Jan. 9, 2004

UI Arts Share Program Sponsors Workshop In Algona Jan. 15-16

University of Iowa visual artist Greta Songe will conduct an art workshop on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 15-16, at Lucia Wallace Elementary School in Algona, through the UI Arts Share program.

The workshop, which will involve the school's fourth and fifth graders, will help celebrate Algona's 150th birthday. Mayor Lynn Kueck will speak about the town's history, after which Songe will lead the students in making "a sort of ABC book based on 'H' is for Hawkeye'." The book will artistically document Algona's history.

Songe earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting and drawing from Louisiana State University in 2000. She is currently in the UI's graduate program in painting. She works mostly in oils, creating still life paintings, and also invests time in landscape drawing.

The UI Arts Share program provides artistic resources from the Iowa Center for the Arts to schools and community organizations. The 2003-04 Arts Share roster includes more than 75 faculty and graduate students in music, theater, dance, the visual arts and creative writing.

For more information about the Arts Share program, call director Leslie Finer at 319-335-1618 or send an e-mail to leslie-finer@uiowa.edu. A free Arts Share program guide, including an artist roster, is available at the Arts Share office, 113 Halsey Hall, the University of Iowa, 52242.

For UI arts information and calendar updates, visit http://www.uiowa.edu/artsiowa. To receive UI arts news by e-mail, ur-acr@uiowa.edu.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Arts Center Relations, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500.

CONTACTS: Media: Winston Barclay, 319-384-0073, winston-barclay@uiowa.edu; Writer: Marc Gaba