April 19, 2011
School of Art and Art History ArtsFest combines culture and fun
The University of Iowa School of Art and Art History will open its doors to the public for its free ArtsFest from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 29, at the Studio Arts Building, 1375 Highway One West.
The annual springtime event features exhibitions of student artwork, demonstrations of art techniques and technologies, children's art activities, Pecha Kucha presentations and refreshments. The event represents an opportunity to celebrate the talent and creativity of UI art students and to learn more about UI visual arts academic programs.
Planned events include:
--An exhibition of student artwork from each of the school's 10 studio program areas.
"The unique circumstances of the facility at Studio Arts make possible a display of contemporary student art on an unprecedented scale," said John Beldon Scott, director of the School of Art and Art History.
Since the flood of 2008, the studio art program has been temporarily housed off-campus, and ArtsFest was conceived as an opportunity to reach out to the campus and surrounding community, to celebrate how the programs bounced back from the flood. Since then, it has grown into a regional draw, attracting people from throughout eastern Iowa and many prospective students.
UI arts events are searchable on the UI Master Calendar: http://calendar.uiowa.edu. Exhibitions are searchable at http://calendar.uiowa.edu/exhibitions. To receive UI arts news by e-mail, go to
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