Events

April

Concert Series: More Than Music in Mae Latta – CANCELLED
April 9 at 7:00 p.m.
Guest Musicians: “Styles” by Janice Nolting, along with Marty and Marie Drilling Janice samples favorites in folk, blues, and pop, then Marty and Marie take the stage to play their favorite style, “hippie music!”
Join us on the second Thursday of the month for this series of special concerts with members of CVAGA (Cedar Valley Acoustic Guitar Association). Guest musicians play and chat with the audience about the music that inspires them.

Open Mic Night With Cedar Falls Saga – CANCELLED
April 16 at 7:00 p.m. Cedar Falls High School’s sexuality and gender acceptance group is hosting an open mic night. Everyone is welcome to attend and share their poetry, music, short writing pieces and more.

North American Review Writing Workshops – CANCELLED
April 16 from 6:00-8:30 p.m.: On Method Writing – Grant Tracey will discuss how to write like an actor using various tools.
All experience levels are welcome to participate. Please bring a laptop and/or notebook and pen. All participants will receive a complimentary copy of the North American Review. Sessions are from 6:00–8:30 p.m. in McElroy Classroom. Editors at the North American Review, Rachel Morgan, Brian Pals, Jeremy Schraffenberger, and Grant Tracey, are holding one free, generative writing workshop per month from February to May 2020. Each workshop focuses on a different genre (fiction, poetry, nonfiction, multi-genre) and is conducted by one of these four NAR editors. All experience levels will be welcome. The Hearst Center is excited to partner with NAR to support literature and the arts in our community. April and May dates and times are to be announced.

100 Days: Kate Brennan Hall Opening Reception – This event will be rescheduled.
April 16 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Join us for shrubs and snacks! More info on this exhibition.

Hard Won – Not Done – This event will be rescheduled.
Original Illustrations by Gary Kelley
Opening Reception
April 16 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Join us for shrubs and snacks! More info on this exhibition.

Lunchtime Concert – CANCELLED
April 17 at 12:00 p.m.
Guest Musicians: The UNITUBA ensemble performs under the direction of Professor Stephanie Ycaza. Bring your lunch and enjoy classics performed live by the UNI Music Department students and faculty.

Earth Day Celebration – CANCELLED
April 21 from 4:00–6:00 p.m.
Our special Earth Day Festival is brought to you in partnership with the Cedar Falls Public Library and Seed Library, Waste Trac Education Team, AmeriCorps VISTA at UNI and the Hearst Center. Join us for refreshments, arts activities, a free book giveaway, story time and hands-on environmental education activities, such as planting your own take-home seedling. Join in on sidewalk chalking, ride the Energy Bike, sign up for free energy audits/weatherization, and learn all about worm composting. The event is for all ages, family friendly and free for all to participate!

Become a Friend Reception – POSTPONED
April 28 from 5:30-6:45 p.m.
Join Friends of the Hearst Reception and meet artist, Gary Kelley. Secure your copy of the limited edition poster or proof. Click here for more info on this event!

Final Thursday Reading Series
April 30 at 7:00 p.m.
Guest Author: Jim Johnson, author of One Day In June: Selected Poems
The Final Thursday Reading Series is collaboration of Final Thursday Press, the Hearst and the UNI College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences. Thank you to Sidecar Coffee Roaster and Hansen’s Dairy for beverages. Open mic sign up begins at 7:00 p.m. and starts at 7:15 p.m. and featured authors take the stage at 8:00 p.m.


May

Lunchtime Concert – CANCELLED
May 8 at 12:00 p.m.
Guest Musicians: UNI Bassoon Group will perform including Cayla Bellamy, Assistant Professor of Bassoon at the University of Northern Iowa. Bring your lunch and enjoy classics performed live by the UNI Music Department students and faculty.

Soo Hostetler: Childhood Fantasy Opening Reception – This event will be rescheduled.
May 9, 2020 from 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Soo Hostetler, Associate Professor, Graphic Design, University of Northern Iowa / USA

“Childhood Fantasy” is a series of works that present different visual representations to rediscover the beauty of Korean folk art. My conceptual theories of design are rooted in the popular themes of Minhwa art forms that were developed during the late Joseon era. I am creating modern expressions of Minhwa-style by interpreting the traditional symbolism of the characters through my own imagination of a narrative form of storytelling using digital technology. Written messages are drawn from my memories of Korean fairy tales and my cultural heritage. Visual and written messages are delivered through the eyes of a child and portray an innocence of mind. Using nonverbal structure enhances the perceptual capabilities of the human mind and spirit. There are two important elements that support and contribute to this unique visual approach. First, a narrative form of poetic storytelling is presented visually and conveys human emotions. Second, a morphological structure of illustration is developed to portray magical dimensions of symbolism that demonstrate the power of visual communication.

North American Review Writing Workshops
May 26: Writing for Publication—Brian Pals will explore how to put the finishing touches on a manuscript and how to submit it to a print publication or online forum.
All experience levels are welcome to participate. Please bring a laptop and/or notebook and pen. All participants will receive a complimentary copy of the North American Review. Sessions are from 6:00–8:30 p.m. in McElroy Classroom. Editors at the North American Review, Rachel Morgan, Brian Pals, Jeremy Schraffenberger, and Grant Tracey, are holding one free, generative writing workshop per month from February to May 2020. Each workshop focuses on a different genre (fiction, poetry, nonfiction, multi-genre) and is conducted by one of these four NAR editors. All experience levels will be welcome. The Hearst Center is excited to partner with NAR to support literature and the arts in our community. April and May dates and times are to be announced.