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Iowa Master Artists: On the Next Assignment Iowa

June 15, 2007

Assignment Iowa Profiles Iowa Master Artists

Seven living Iowa Master Artists are featured in episodes broadcast June 17 and 20


(Johnston, Iowa)  -- On the next Assignment Iowa, guest host Lauri Freking introduces viewers to seven of the state’s most influential visual artists. The hour-long program will debut Sunday, June 17 at 9:30 p.m., and will be rebroadcast Wednesday, June 20 at 7 p.m. on statewide Iowa Public Television.

            Artists featured on the program include:

·        Fred Easker, a Cedar Rapids artist who, like Grant Wood once did, finds inspiration in the rolling hills of northeast Iowa

·        Jim Shrosbree, a sculptor from Fairfield and Maharishi University professor who explores an inner landscape where “reality” is elusive

·        Margaret Stratton, University of Iowa professor and Iowa City photographer who creates images that make audiences consider odd juxtapositions of place, ritual, and human activity

·        Gary Kelley, a Cedar Falls artist whose work is a part of many Iowans’ daily lives

·        Susan Chrysler White, a University of Iowa professor and artist who creates multi-layered works that inspire

·        Jane Gilmor, a Cedar Rapids artist and Mount Mercy College professor whose sculptures investigate the power of memory, humor, and culture

·        Paco Rosic, a Bosnian immigrant who transformed the ceiling of his restaurant into a much-talked-about rendition of the Sistine Chapel


For more information about Assignment Iowa, contact Iowa Public Television at 515-242-3146.

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For immediate release:
June 15, 2007

For information contact:
Tonya Weber Dusold
Communications Manager
(515) 725-9705

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