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Biennial Faculty Exhibition will be at UI Art Museum April 5-May 25
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Works of art created by the faculty of the University
of Iowa School of Art and Art History will be featured in "Faculty
Exhibition 1997" at the UI Museum of Art, April 5 though May 25.
The exhibition, which is a biennial event, will open with a free public
reception from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at the museum.
In conjunction with "Faculty Exhibition 1997," the museum
will present "Faculty Focus," a series of three faculty artists
discussing their work, as part of the weekly Perspectives programs at the
museum. Perspectives programs, held in the museum Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m.,
are free and open to the public. "Faculty Focus" will feature
Susan Maakestad April 9, Thomas Aprile April 16, and Heidi Lasher-Oakes
In conjunction with the exhibition, the Perspectives series will also
include a panel discussion on "The Business of Art," at 12:30
p.m. Wednesday, April 30. Moderators Pamela Trimpe, the museum's curator
of painting and sculpture, and Serena Stier, consultant on entrepreneurship
at the Kaufman Foundation of Kansas City, will lead a discussion with artists,
business people and art dealers.
The exhibition will feature work from all studio areas in the School
of Art and Art History: painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, ceramics,
sculpture, metalsmithing, design, papermaking and inter-media. Each of
the 26 faculty artists has selected the best of their recent work for the
exhibition, which will occupy most of the museum's display space.
Dorothy Johnson, chair of the School of Art and Art History, commented:
"The works of this year's faculty exhibition remind us of the vitality
of the visual arts at the UI and offer the opportunity to meditate, to
interact and to see from fresh perspectives."
Stephen Prokopoff, director of the UI Museum of Art, said "the
faculty exhibition is an exciting installation that we all look forward
to having in the museum. Members of the art faculty exhibit nationally
and internationally, so it's a pleasure to be able to show their work here
The UI Museum of Art, located on North Riverside Drive in Iowa City,
is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Admission to the museum is free. Public metered parking is available in
UI parking lots across from the museum on Riverside Drive and adjacent
to the UI Alumni Center, which is just north of the museum.
"Faculty Exhibition 1997" is sponsored by the University of
Iowa Community Credit Union.