Events

All events listed are free and open to the public. All indoor events require pre-registration to accommodate socially-distanced seating. Masks are required.

January – February

VIRTUAL! LUNCHTIME CONCERTS
Fridays at 12:00 p.m.
Join the Hearst Center online for lunchtime concerts on second Fridays of the month. Join us here or on our Facebook page to hear the concert.

February 12: Jean Hilbert, piano
March 12: UNITUBA: Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble, under the direction of Stephanie Ycaza

VIRTUAL! FINAL THURSDAY READING SERIES
Open mic at 7:00 p.m. and featured author at 7:30 p.m.
The Final Thursday Reading Series is collaboration of Final Thursday Press, the Hearst Center, the UNI College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences, and the UNI Department of Languages and Literatures. Find the link to the live program and information regarding guest authors here soon or our Facebook page. This event takes place the final Thursday of each month.

January: Mark Wagenaar & Chelsea Wagenaar
February: Ishmael Reed & Tennessee Reed
March: Ukamaka Olisakwe
April: Doug Shaw & Thomas Hockey

VIRTUAL! ARTIST TALK: RED HOUSE STUDIO ARTISTS DISCUSS THEIR WORK
February 23 @ 6:00 p.m. via Zoom

Join us to hear from three of the Red House Studio artists: Angela Waseskuk, Noah Doely and Abby Hedley, as they talk about their current work and upcoming projects. Find the link to the live program here + via our Facebook soon.

In February of 2020, the Hearst launched a visiting artist/studio program referred to as “The Red House Studios” located next door to the Hearst on Seerley Boulevard. The space houses three artists studios for practicing artists as well as the UNI Alumni Studio, a sponsored space awarded to a recent grad as a landing pad from which to continue building a body of work.

March

VIRTUAL BOOK READING WITH AUTHOR BETTY MOFFETT
Tuesday, March 23 at 6:00 p.m.

“It is clear in her new book, Coming Clean, that author Betty Moffett comes by her storytelling honestly. It’s in the blood of her kin, passed down from father to son to daughter and diffused through cousins and neighbors aplenty. But there’s more to storytelling than relaying a good yarn during a Sunday gathering at the family farm. Moffett’s dry humor takes the silver threads of her family and community narratives and transmogrifies them into gold.  Coming Clean has few of the dramatic moments that typically signpost a contemporary memoir: deaths or poisonous loves or terrible secrets or other trauma. It does not need them. The book sings with the quieter—and often more significant—moments of meaning-making that compose all the days and nights in between our major drama.” Ice Cube Press.com.

Betty Moffett lives in Grinnell, Iowa, where she and her husband enjoy walking on their restored prairie with their dog, Hyde, and playing with the Too Many String Band.  After teaching for nearly 30 years in Grinnell College’s Writing Lab, she is trying to take her own advice.  Her stories have appeared in various magazines and journals, including BLUESTEM, THE MACGUFFIN, POYDRAS, and THE WAPSIPINICON ALMANAC.  In 2018, Ice Cube Press published Coming Clean, a collection of her short stories.