UIMA First Friday takes new direction

UIMA First Friday takes new direction

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Jan. 3 event features Emily Martin's New Direction: Rereading Shakespeare

The University of Iowa Museum of Art (UIMA) will start 2014 with a new direction. On Friday, Jan. 3, from 5-7 p.m., the museum will host its monthly First Friday event at downtown Iowa City's hotelVetro, featuring Emily Martin and her show New Direction: Rereading Shakespeare.

A drawing of a woman with an inset quote from Shakespeare's "Othello"
Emily Martin, Desdemona Speaks Up-4, 2013. Image courtesy of the artist.

Martin earned an MFA degree in painting from the UI in 1979 and started the Naughty Dog Press in 1996 to produce limited editions of primarily sculptural and movable artist's books. She joined the UI Center for the Book in 1998.

During her career, Martin has produced more than 35 limited edition artist¹s books using a variety of production techniques, including letterpress printing, intaglio printing, silkscreen printing, inkjet printing and photocopies.

Her books are included in public and private collections throughout the United States and internationally, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Tate Britain, London, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago, and the Marvin and Ruth Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, Miami Beach.

Also joining the party will be Larry and the Belief System, local trio playing funky instrumental blues. Members of the trio are Larry Fritts, Dan Berkowitz, and Josh Weiner.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the UI Museum of Art in advance at 319-335-1727.

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