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Feb. 1, 2008

At A Glance

Printmaker will present lecture Feb. 11

Jennifer Yorke, a printmaker who will be a guest of the UI School of Art and Art History, will present a lecture on her work at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, in Room 116 of Art Building West.

Yorke is a Chicago-based artist working with print, photography and bookbinding. She graduated from Carleton College cum laude and holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work examines the slippage between the public and private self, and is held in collections at the Auckland Gallery of Art, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Huntsville Museum of Art and other institutions.

"In my work I examine the tension between public space and private identity. Through manipulations of familiar images, I suggest that our public and private selves are not easily reconciled," she said.

Hancher Guild hosts Children's Art Exhibit reception Feb. 9

The young artists in Hancher Auditorium's annual Children's Art Exhibition will be honored with a reception 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, in the lobby of the auditorium on the UI campus. The reception, hosted by the Hancher Guild volunteer organization, will include free refreshments and entertainment.

The exhibition, featuring arts works by children in all the Iowa City Community School District elementary schools, selected by the district's art teachers, was installed on Jan. 31 and will remain on display through March 12.

The exhibition may be viewed not only by audiences at all Hancher events but also during the regular shopping hours of the Hancher Showcase gift shop, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The reception is supported by the University of Iowa Community Credit Union.

Guest violinist will play Feb. 11

Violinist Gregory Lee, who was recently named concertmaster of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, will present a UI guest recital with pianist Stephanie Leon Shames at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, in Clapp Recital Hall on the UI campus. Their performance will be free and open to the public.

Each half of the program will open with a work for solo violin and end with a virtuoso work for violin and piano. For the opening portion, they will be the Chaconne from the Partita in D minor by J.S. Bach and the Sonata in E-flat, op. 18, by Richard Strauss; after intermission, the Sonata No. 2 for solo violin, "Obsession," by Eugène Ysaÿe, and the "'Carmen' Fantasie" by Franz Waxman.

Lee was born in Sydney, Australia, and studied with the legendary teacher Dorothy DeLay at the Juilliard School in New York. The winner of numerous competitions, he has performed and recorded internationally. See:

Shames has performed as a recitalist and chamber musician throughout North America, Europe and the Far East. Since 2005 she has been on the faculty of the University of Oklahoma teaching chamber music and accompanying. See:

Law school faculty recognized by Johnson County Bar Association

Several faculty members of the UI College of Law will be honored by the Johnson County Bar Association at its quarterly meeting Feb. 12 for 45 years or more of service to the bar. Honored faculty members include Professor and UI President Emeritus Willard "Sandy" Boyd, Professor and College of Law Dean Emeritus N. William Hines, Professor Arthur Bonfield and Professor Emeritus Charles Davidson. Also recognized will be Robert Downer, member of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa. For more information, contact Dan Bray of Bray & Klockau, PLC, at 319-338-7968.

Open house to feature magnetic levitation, just for fun, Feb. 13

A demonstration of magnetic levitation will be one of the highlights of the "2008 Demonstrations Open House" from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, in Lecture Room 1 of Van Allen Hall, Dubuque and Jefferson streets, on the UI campus in Iowa City.

Hosted by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Department of Physics and Astronomy faculty and staff, the open house is free and open to the public, regardless of age or knowledge of science. Free refreshments will be served in the main lobby following the event.

During the open house, members of the audience -- especially children -- will be invited to participate in demonstrations on such subjects as magnetic levitation, radio and TV transmission, the explosive power needed to make water, a ping-pong ball accelerator and many more.

Feb. 16 Arts Share Community Concert features 'American Percussion Idol'

Iowa Percussion will present "American Percussion Idol," a free event in the Arts Share Community Concert series sponsored by the UI Arts Share program, at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, in Clapp Recital Hall on the UI campus.

The concert will feature four percussion trios, vying to become the next Iowa Percussion Trio. The competition will mirror the format of the "American Idol" TV show, and the audience will select the winner. Iowa Percussion is led by UI School of Music faculty member Dan Moore.

Arts Share and the School of Music are units of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. For arts information and calendar items visit


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