Your Passport to the Arts
July–September 2020
Due to the current health concerns, this program will take place in an abbreviated form. Take advantage of the Cedar Valley’s vibrant arts and cultural events this summer. Take a selfie at qualifying events and enter for a prize drawing valued over $250! Join the Hearst Center and partners, Cedar Falls Library, Community Main Street, College Hill Partnership, Cedar Falls Municipal Band, and Cedar Falls Tourism & Visitors Bureau. Look for more information at partner websites or contact Sheri Huber-Otting at or 319.268.5502. Click here to like the official Facebook page to get started!


VIRTUAL! Book Reading With Author Patti Stockdale

Join us on our website (virtual link will be provided soon) or on our Facebook page to hear the reading. Patti Stockdale’s debut novel, titled Three Little Things, tells the story of Arno and Hattie, two young Iowans exchanging love letters during the war. The story is based on the author’s grandparents’ love letters written during World War I. The author is from Aplington, Iowa. View the full recording of the reading here.

Pop-Up Party for Marjorie Nuhn
Thursday, September 24 from 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Join us on the front lawn of the Hearst Center to celebrate the current show! Enjoy a sparkling or hard cider, splash some paint inspired by Marjorie’s palette, and relax safely outdoors in good company. Bring a buddy and we’ll see you there!

Final Thursday Reading Series
Thursdays from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Please note, there will be no open mic sessions, featured author will speak for the hour.

September 24: Grant Tracey and Jim O’Loughlin
October 29 and November 19 – Authors: TBA

The Final Thursday Reading Series is a collaboration of Final Thursday Press, the Hearst Center, the UNI College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences, and the UNI Department of Languages and Literatures.

Lunchtime Concerts
Fridays at 12:00 p.m.

Bring your lunch and enjoy classics performed live by the UNI Music Department students and faculty on second Fridays of the month.

September 11: UNI Bass Studio performs under the direction of Alex Pershounin – CANCELLED
October 9: Classical Guitar Ensemble with Bob Dunn
November 13: Sandy Nordahl Electronic Music
December 11: Flute Music Performance under the direction of Hannah Porter Occeña

VIRTUAL! Art, Race and Ethics: Conversations With Artists
Thursdays from 6:30–7:30 p.m.

Join Lenore Metrick-Chen, professor of art and social history, curator and art critic, for three candid, online conversations with noted artists whose work relates to both historical and contemporary racial and ethical issues. Each program includes audience Q&A. Free, no registration required.

September 17: Donté K. Hayes

Donté K. Hayes graduated summa cum laude from Kennesaw State University at Kennesaw, Georgia with a BFA in Ceramics and Printmaking with an Art History minor. Hayes received his MA and MFA with honors from the University of Iowa and is the 2017 recipient of the University of Iowa Arts Fellowship. Recent art exhibitions include group shows at the Museum of Science + Industry in Chicago, Illinois, the Association of Visual Arts in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia in Atlanta. Donté’s artwork has been presented at the 1-54 art fair in London, England and at Design Miami in Florida. He has also been included in recent juried exhibitions from the 2019 NCECA Student Juried Show, and the 2018 River to River Midwest Regional Ceramic Juried Show at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Hayes, is a 2019 Ceramics Monthly Magazine Emerging Artists and Artaxis Fellow. Donté is the 2019 winner of the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art from the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, South Carolina. Donté K. Hayes is represented by Mindy Solomon Gallery in Miami, Florida. For more information, visit his website and Instagram.

Virtual Link and Phone Number
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Passcode: 900616
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International webinar, click here

October 22: Donna Charging

Donna R. Charging grew up on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Fort Washakie, WY. She attended Drake University in 2000-21 and has a BFA in Studio Art from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Donna attended the MA in Community Arts program at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2005. She is an enrolled member of the Three Affiliated Tribes (Mandan/Hidatsa/Arikara), and her mother is a member of the Eastern Shoshone tribe. Donna currently lives and works in New York, NY. For more information, view her website.

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International webinar, click here.

November 12: Nate Young

Nate Young is currently based out of Chicago, Illinois. He received his MFA degree from the California Institute of the Arts in 2009, and a BA from Northwestern College in Minnesota in 2004. His recent solo exhibitions include re:collection, VISArts in Richmond, VA (2017); Cleromancy, moniquemeloche, Chicago (2017); Luce Gallery in Turin (2016); Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadephia (2015). His work has been included in group exhibitions including Galerie Lelong, New York (2016); Richard Gray Gallery in Chicago (2014); the Soap Factory’s Minnesota Biennial (2013).  He has served as the artist-in-residence at The Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia, and awarded fellowships including the Knight Arts Challenge Fellowship from the Knight Foundation (2014); the Bush Fellowship for Visual Arts (2010); and the Jerome Fellowship for Emerging Artists (2014). Young is the co-founder and director of the artist-run exhibition space, The Bindery Projects, in Minneapolis. He is represented by moniquemeloche and he is an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. For more information, visit his website.

Virtual Link and Phone Number
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Passcode: 208278
International webinar, click here.

VIRTUAL! Cooking For A Cause: Food As Art
Tuesday, September 29 from 6:00–7:00 p.m.
Registration fee: $18

This program is part of the Cooking for a Cause series. Registration fees support Hearst Center programming. Join Luann Alemao and Heather Skeens virtually from Luann’s kitchen to learn how the principals of art and design can affect the palatability of our meals. Using a Blue Zones-inspired menu, explore how texture, color and form come together to make healthy, tasty meals. A menu will be available in advance here on our website soon if you’d like to prepare alongside the hosts!