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Jan. 26, 2004

UI Arts Share Artists Will Participate In Hoover's Fine Arts Night Jan. 27

University of Iowa Arts Share Program artists will participate in Hoover Elementary School's Fine Arts Night on Jan. 27 in Iowa City.

Visual artist Nnenna Okore will teach a workshop on recycling materials into art, and the Dusdierker-Pollock Percussion Duo will present three performances for the school's students.

Okore is majoring in sculpture in the UI School of Art and Art History. Her workshop will demonstrate recycling paper and manipulating it through shredding, weaving and twisting.

The Dusdieker-Pollock Percussion duo was formed in 2002 by UI School of Music students Michael Pollock and Nile Dusdieker. They ignore current musical trends and traditional musical arrangements, specializing in a broad range of styles and genres of music. Both are studying with Daniel Moore, a faculty member in the School of Music. and an internationally known marimba artist.

The UI Arts Share program -- a unit in the Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences -- provides artistic resources from the Iowa Center for the Arts to schools and community organizations. The 2004 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