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Nov. 21, 2008

At A Glance

Artist Heyman to discuss working methods Dec. 4

Painter and printmaker Daniel Heyman will discuss his working methods in a free, public artist's talk at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4 in the Senate Chamber of the Old Capitol on the University of Iowa Pentacrest.

The talk is presented by the UI Museum of Art (UIMA) in conjunction with its exhibition "Eye Witness: Daniel Heyman's Portraits of Iraqi Torture Victims," on view through Jan. 4 in the Old Capitol Museum's Hanson Family Humanities Gallery.

Heyman, a Philadelphia-based artist, has used his recent work to address human rights issues surrounding the Iraqi war. Beginning in 2006, he has traveled to the Middle East on multiple occasions with a team of lawyers to witness interviews with former Iraqi detainees. Drawing on these first-hand experiences, Heyman created spare, expressionistic portraits of more than twenty-five released prisoners of all ages, occupations and backgrounds, telling their stories by inscribing their words in the space surrounding their figures.

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Museum of Art will offer flood recovery benefit sale Dec. 4 & 5

The University of Iowa Museum of Art (UIMA) will offer a two-day sale of merchandise from the Museum Store from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 4 and 5 in the Studio Arts Building, located at 1375 Highway 1 West in the former Menards store. Free parking is available.

A variety of the Museum Store's inventory will be sold at or below cost. The selection includes authentic Oaxacan wood carvings from Mexico, jewelry, glassware, art books, children's books and games, art posters, handmade stationery, and UIMA flood T-shirts featuring Jackson Pollock's "Mural" and Grant Wood's "The Plaid Sweater." This merchandise was not affected by the floodwaters.

Proceeds from the sale will go to the UIMA flood recovery fund, to be used at the director's discretion primarily to find innovative ways to make the museum's collection visible to the community during the UIMA's displacement resulting from the summer flooding.

Cash, checks, and credit cards will all be accepted. For more information call 319-335-1727 or visit


Philharmonia and All-University String Orchestra will share Dec. 7 concert

The Philharmonia and All-University String Orchestra (AUSO), two of the orchestral ensembles at the University of Iowa School of Music, will share a concert program at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, in the Iowa Memorial Union Ballroom.

The concert, under the direction of graduate students in the School of Music, will be free and open to the public.

The AUSO will present four works:

--The Concerto Grosso in G minor  by Corelli, known as the "Christmas Concerto," with conductor Andrea Molina.
--"Rumanian Folk Dances" by Béla Bartók, arranged by Arthur Willner, with conductor Yuichi Ura.
--"Fantasia on a Theme from Thailand" by Richard Meyer, with conductor Christopher Fashun.
--Sinfonia in C major by Manfredini, with conductor Jeremy Starr.

The Philharmonia Orchestra will also present four works:

--The Suite from "The Virtuous Wife" by Henry Purcell, with Fashun conducting.
--"Christmas Suite" by Francois Joseph Gossec, with Ura conducting.
--"Eight Russian Folk Songs" by Anatol Liadov, with Molina conducting.
--The Overture to "Flotte Bursche" by Franz von Suppe, with Starr conducting.

The conductors are all graduate conducting students of William LaRue Jones, director of orchestral studies at the UI School of Music.


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