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University of Iowa News Release

Jan. 23, 2003

Hancher Hosts Children's Art Exhibit Feb. 6 - March 10

The University of Iowa Hancher Auditorium lobby will be the site of the 22nd annual Children's Art Exhibit, featuring art by elementary students in the Iowa City Community Schools Feb. 6 through March 10.

The Hancher Guild volunteer organization will host a free reception honoring the artists and their teachers, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 29.

The exhibition will be available to audience members at all events in Hancher, as well as during the regular business hours of the Hancher Showcase gift shop -- 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

Hancher events during the exhibition are: Cirque Eloize Feb. 6-8; pianist Christopher O'Riley with the UI Symphony Feb. 11; Shakespeare's "Othello" performed by the Aquila Theatre Company Feb. 17-18; a free concert by the UI Symphony Band Feb. 21; the Bang on a Can All-Stars with Terry Riley Feb. 28; and Pilobolus Dance Theatre March 5.

The district's art teachers will select works by students in all the district's elementary schools for display. The artists are also honored with certificates and ribbons at award ceremonies at each school.

For tickets to events during the exhibition contact the Hancher Auditorium box office.

Hancher Auditorium box office business hours are 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. From the local calling area, dial 319-335-1160. Long distance is toll-free, 1-800-HANCHER. Fax to 319-353-2284. People with special needs for access, seating and auxiliary services should dial 319-335-1158, which is equipped with TDD for people with hearing impairment who use that technology.

Tickets may be ordered on-line 24 hours a day, seven days a week through Hancher's website:

Orders may be charged to VISA, MasterCard or American Express. UI students may charge their purchases to their university bills, and UI faculty and staff may select the option of payroll deduction. Information and brochures may be requested by e-mail:

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

MEDIA CONTACT: Winston Barclay, 319-384-0073,

PHOTOS: Soon after the exhibit is up, we will post photos at . This will probably be sometime on Feb. 6.