With the holiday season kicking into high gear, Iowa arts are heating up. This month’s Iowa Arts Showcase features:
• The Grout Museum’s newest exhibit, “365 Days and Counting: Iowans in the Vietnam War” with the Grout Museum District’s Historian Bob Neymeyer and Research & Programming Assistant Christopher Shackelford
• Michael Oxley, director of Marshalltown’s Orpheum Theatre, outlining several events and exhibits that will open on the weekend of November 13th
• Native American poet Heid E. Erdrich appearing on campus as part of Native American Heritage Month
• UNI’s Steve Carignan provides an overview of the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center’s exciting 2015-16 season
• And the Heart of Iowa Classical Guitar Society’s internationally acclaimed guest guitarist, Adam Levin, talks about his love of guitar and his upcoming recital on November 14th at the Capitol Hill Lutheran Church in Des Moines
Grout Museum District Historian Bob Neymeyer and Research and Programming Assistant Christopher Shackelford delve into their exhibition, “365 Days and Counting: Iowans in the Vietnam War.” The exhibit, which closes on July 16 of 2016, tells a more personal side of the controversial war with the individual stories of some of the 115,000 Iowan men and woman who fought and served. The exhibit features artifacts, photographs, along with video and audio recordings from all branches of the U.S. armed forces.
Marshalltown’s Orpheum Theatre Center Director Michael Oxley outlines several events and exhibits starting on the weekend of November 13th marking the birthday of Iowa’s own Jean Seberg at Marshalltown’s historic Orpheum Theatre Center. Plus as a special show from the American Library Association in collaboration with the Marshalltown Public Library, the Orpheum will present events revolving around the Dust Bowl.
Guest Native American poet, video poet, playwright, non-fiction and fiction author Heid E. Erdrich appears on campus. Heid will present a public reading of her work on November 10th at 7 p.m. in UNI’s Center for Multicultural Education. Erdich comes to Iowa as part of the North American Review’s celebration of Native American Heritage Month.
Steve Carignan, the Associate Dean of Special Programs and Executive Director of the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center outlines the GBPAC’s 2015-2016 season. The line-up includes the classic productions Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Nutcracker, and Annie. Newer performances like the musical love story Once, dog whisperer Cesar Milan Live!, and magic show The Illusionists will also be sure to leave audiences delighted. The host of A Prairie Home Companion, Garrison Keillor, makes a special stop at the GBPAC as well.
Adam Levin, internationally acclaimed classical guitarist, discussing his upcoming recital at the Capitol Hill Lutheran Church in Des Moines. In his concert for the Heart of Iowa Classical Guitar Society, Levin will perform works from Ysaye, Bach, Turina, and a world premiere of a new work by Eduardo Morales-Caso.