CONTACT: PETER ALEXANDER
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0072; fax (319) 384-0024
Diane Kenney Handler will be coordinator of UI Arts Share program
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa has appointed Diane Kenney Handler
as coordinator of the university's Arts Share program.
Arts Share is a UI program that provides artistic expertise from the Iowa
Center for the Arts to schools, local arts councils, community arts associations,
museums, senior citizen centers and other organizations throughout Iowa and
the surrounding region.
Kenney Handler holds a master's degree in journalism from Northeastern University
in Boston and a bachelor's degree in international relations from Boston University.
Most recently, she was the media relations manager for the Chicago Symphony
Orchestra. Prior to that she served as director of marketing and program development
for the Merit Music Program, a music school in Chicago that offers atuition-free
music program and music education opportunities for the Chicago public schools.
Leslie B. Sims, UI dean of graduate studies and the coordinator of the Iowa
Center for the Arts, commented: "Kenney Handler's experience in Chicago
provides an excellent background for coordinating the Arts Share program.
"Through the Arts Share program, we remain dedicated to sharing the
talents of UI artists with the people of Iowa."
The Arts Share program currently provides students and faculty artists from
five creative arts programs at the UI: The School of Art and Art History,
the Writers' Workshop, the dance department, the School of Music and the department
of theatre arts. Individual artists and groups, including musical ensembles
and a dance company, will be available for workshops, classes, demonstrations
For more information on scheduling and the participating artists in the Arts
Share program, contact Kenney Handler at Arts Share, 1004 Voxman Music Building,
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, or call (319) 335-1618.