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June 28, 2007

ISU at the Arts Festival

by Erin Rosacker

Iowa State's College of Design will be hands-on this year at the Des Moines Arts Festival, with a tent located in the Creative Kids Zone. The 10-feet by 10-feet tent will sport custom red siding, giving the display semi-transparent walls and a framed entrance.

Through demonstrations and activities, festival-goers will engage with the college's faculty and students. In addition, staff will be handing out magnets and brochures and visitors can sign a 12-foot banner that will hang in the Design atrium during this sesquicentennial year. The tent will be open every day of the festival, which runs from June 29 through July 1.

"The College of Design is pleased to return to the Des Moines Arts Festival and introduce many of our gifted faculty," said Mark Engelbrecht, dean of the college. "These colleagues, and many of the rest of us, will occupy a pavilion expressive of the unique nature of our college and, of course, the sesquicentennial celebration of our university. Look for us!"

The college's tent will be on the north side of Grand Avenue, between 13th and 14th streets. Iowa State also will be represented in the "Emerging Iowa Artist" booths on the east end of Grand. Twelve of the 25 featured exhibitors are current ISU students or recent graduates.

Just across the street from the Design college display, on the south side of Grand, WOI Radio will be a part of Iowa Public Radio's booth. Visitors can meet radio personalities and pick up program schedules and other information.

On Thursday, June 28, the festival's kick-off music event will air live on WOI 90.1 FM from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Originating from Blues on Grand, "LIVE! Load-In Thursday" will feature Watermelon Slim and The Workers.


College of Design faculty demonstrations

Teresa Paschke, dying silk scarves (Friday, 4-10 p.m.)

Paula Curran, bookmaking (Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.)

Joe Muench, silversmithing (Saturday, 1-4 p.m.)

Amy Harris, two-dimensional mixed media (Saturday, 4-7 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.)