September IAS Features Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Art Exhibits, and More

Aug 23, 2017

With classes back in session and autumn just ahead, arts events are revving up across the state. Tune in Saturday, September 2nd at 11AM or 5PM for this month’s Iowa Arts Showcase featuring:

·         Waterloo Center for the Arts Executive Director, Kent Shankle, and Curator Chawne Paige delving into the Haitian Art Society Annual Conference

·         Harvey de Souza, concertmaster and principal violinist of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble, sharing details about the ensemble’s upcoming performance at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center

·         Nathan Arndt, UNI’s Assistant Director and Chief Curator of the UNI Museum in Rod Library, investigating the exhibit showcasing UNI’s trailblazer Herbert V. Hake

·         Barbara Haskell, Whitney Museum of American Art curator, filling us in on the “American Gothic & Other Fables” exhibit

·         Jim O’Loughlin, UNI assistant professor of English, revealing his major discovery about James Hearst and the 2017-18 Cedar Falls Authors Festival

Waterloo Center for the Arts Executive Director, Kent Shankle, and Curator Chawne Paige roll out the red carpet for the Haitian Art Society Annual Conference, celebrating with exhibitions on display at the WCA, University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art, Milwaukee Art Museum, Gallery C in Dubuque, and the Figge Art Museum in Davenport. Works by contemporary Haitian artist Edouard Duval-Carrié will be showcased along with other Haitian masters artistically delving into the social and political history of Haitian Society.

Harvey de Souza, concertmaster and principal violinist of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble, shares details about the ensemble’s upcoming performance at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center in Cedar Falls. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. Their GBPAC concert will feature performances of Dvorak’s String Sextet in A, Op. 48 and Enescu’s Octet in C, Op. 47.

Nathan Arndt, UNI’s Assistant Director and Chief Curator of the UNI Museum in Rod Library, investigates the exhibit highlighting UNI’s multi-talented Herbert V. Hake. Mr. Hake was the first radio program director at UNI beginning in 1942, and the first director of radio and television in 1947. His programs, including "Landmarks in Iowa History", were known throughout the Midwest. Herbert Hake was also well-known as a cartoonist, columnist, and local historian with many popular publications to his credit.

Barbara Haskell, Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, fills us in on the Whitney’s 2018 “American Gothic & Other Fables” exhibit. Ms. Haskell is part of the Des Moines Art Center’s Gala on September 16th, and will be giving a lecture at the DMAC on September 17th on Grant Wood and why the Whitney decided to present a major retrospective of the iconic Iowa artist.

Jim O’Loughlin, UNI assistant professor of English, reveals his major discovery about author James Hearst. The 2017-18 Cedar Falls Authors Festival in September is focusing on Mr. Hearst, a poet who became a distinguished professor of English at the University of Northern Iowa and had deep roots in Cedar Falls.