IAC Press Release

For Immediate Release: January 10, 2011

Contact: Jeff Morgan
Public Relations

Iowa Arts Council adds six artists and groups to roster

Rostered artists are eligible to work in IAC-funded projects

(DES MOINES, Iowa) — The Iowa Arts Council today announced it has added six artists and groups to its Teaching and Performing Artist rosters.

Selected through a juried process, the artists and groups are now eligible to work in projects funded by IAC grants and can use the designation to market and promote themselves to prospective clients and sponsors.

“These artists and groups have achieved a significant accomplishment because they have to demonstrate a level of excellence to be selected for these rosters,” IAC Administrator Mary Sundet Jones said. “We are pleased to add them to the rosters, which are resources for venues, teachers and the public to find and contact high-quality performers in Iowa.”

A list of artists and groups added to IAC’s Teaching Artist Roster follows:

(Artist or Group)

Writers for Life, Jason Arbogast and Laura Sweeney
Conduct residencies in creative writing

Des Moines
Yvette Zarod Hermann
Conducts residencies in poetry recitation, performance and creative writing with and emphasis on poetry and drama

Sioux City
Diana Guhin Wooley
Conducts residencies in theatre and musical theater for young audiences
A list of artists and groups added to IAC’s Performing Artist Roster follows:

Iowa City
Central Standard Time, Matt Hibbard and Charlie Rod
Singing and songwriting duo that plays folk-inspired music

Michael Fitzsimmons
A solo percussionist who features rare instruments from around the world in his performances

The Afro-Latin Project, headed by Ed East
Performs folk dances and music from Latin American countries which include strong African influences

More information about IAC’s artist rosters is available at www.iowaartscouncil.org.

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 The Iowa Arts Council is a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and works to enrich the quality of life for Iowans through support of the arts. Funding for the Iowa Arts Council and its programs is provided by the state of Iowa and the National Endowment for the Arts. More information at www.iowaartscouncil.org.