WRITER: HANVEY HSIUNG
CONTACT: PETER ALEXANDER
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Release: Nov. 19,
8th Annual Snowflake Family Festival to be held at
Museum of Art
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Museum of
Art will present the eighth annual "Snowflake Family Festival," an afternoon
of art, music, hands-on activities and refreshments for the entire family,
from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5. All events during the festival are open
to the public free of charge.
The afternoon's entertainment will begin with a performance
by the Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre, a past festival favorite, at 1 p.m. At
2 p.m. the Chamber Singers of Iowa City will perform "Brother Heinrich's Christmas"
by John Rutter, "Ceremony of Carols" by Benjamin Britten and a medley of sing-along
songs. "Jessica Claus" will tell "Stories from the North Pole" at 3 p.m.,
and the afternoon's performances will conclude with a concert given by students
of the Preucil School of Music at 3:30 p.m.
From noon to 4 p.m. visitors, parents, children and
families may participate in "Make a Snowflake." Cookies and punch will be
served throughout the day.
The UI Museum of the Art's "Snowflake Family Festival"
is planned and coordinated by Emily Vermilion, curator of education.
"We look forward every year to sharing this delightful
afternoon with the community," she says. "We hope that families and friends
will join us in the festivities." She invites parents and children to "step
inside the warmth of the museum's winter wonderland."
Exhibitions on view in the museum during the festival
will include "Different Stokes: International Woodfire Ceramics," "Shaping
Earth: African Vessels," and the recently extended "Art is Life/Life is Art:
The Graphic Work of Dieter Roth." Two recently opened exhibitions are "Old
Master Drawings from the Permanent Collection" and "Circa 1900: Art at the
Turn of the Century."
Museum staff and volunteers will be stationed throughout
the museum to welcome visitors. Seating may be limited for performances.
The Snowflake Family Festival is sponsored by the
Hills Bank and Trust Company.
The UI Museum of Art is located on North Riverside
Drive in Iowa City. Public metered parking is available in UI parking lots
across from the museum on Riverside Drive and just north of the museum.
For information on the UI Museum of Art, visit http://www.uiowa.edu/~artmus
on the World Wide Web. Information is available on other UI arts events at