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The James and Meryl Hearst Center for the Arts opens doors to the humanities and creative arts through the excellence and appeal of exhibitions and programs. 
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Through March 26, 2023

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TALES OF THE BULGARIAN ROSE A JOURNEY INTO THE HEART OF BULGARIA
From Rick Truax and Anelia Dimitrova 

 In 1997, journalists Rick Truax and Anelia Dimitrova travelled to Bulgaria to chronicle its transition to democracy. The Berlin Wall had fallen eight years prior and like many other Eastern European countries Bulgaria was stumbling along an uncertain path from a state-run economy to a free-market one. Looking to show the impact these seismic political shifts had on real people, the authors went into the very heart of the country at the foot of the Balkan Mountains—the valley of the roses.

This series of photojournalistic images documents Bulgaria’s centuries-old rose industry amid the hopes, dreams and uncertainties that lined the road to democracy that summer of ’97. The prints in this show document the exhausting efforts of pickers in the fields, workers in the distilleries, everyday life in nearby villages, contrasted with the dancers and performers taking part in the annual festival celebrating the rich history, culture and folklore of the Bulgarian rose.




 

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Education Offerings

March Through May 2023

SPRING  2023 SEASON IS HERE!

Each season our Education Staff offers a variety of creative classes & workshops for children, adults, and families.  We also participate in Outreach activities, City pop-ups, festival appearances and more!

Register online for classes and workshops through Civic Rec, call 319.273.8641 or stop in during open hours. 

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