First Friday: January 2018

  • 5:00 PM–7:00 PM

118 E. College Street, Iowa City

Party for art at the next University of Iowa Museum of Art (UIMA) First Friday reception at FilmScene! UIMA First Fridays provide an ideal chance to usher in your weekend, enjoy the work of local artists, and mingle with other art-enthusiasts.

This month we are featuring the premiere of Paul2—a collaboration by Paul Casella and Paul Rim, with contributions from six locally and internationally recognized artists. Paul2 is a screening of poetry videos with dynamic typography, all produced in the last 8 months. Adjunct exhibits will display the calligraphy and assemblages produced by Cheryl Jacobsen for two of the videos, and photography by Margaret Casella for another two of the videos. Paul2 goes on tour as a video installation immediately after this First Friday event.

Paul Casella, MFA, won 3rd prize at the 1987 San Francisco Poetry-on-Film Festival for his 16mm, black-and-white film What We Have in Common. He is a 1990 graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and producer and director of PTV: Poetry Television, a multi-year project in the 1990s that included over 100 writers and artists and was supported by a $5,000 grant from Film in the Cities (St. Paul, MN). Paul Rim, BFA, is a graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he specialized in video editing and dynamic text design. Featured artists include college student Adelaide Bass (voice), actor and UI Associate Professor Anne Marie Nest (voice), Kirkwood faculty and author James Bass (voice), NYC-based photographer Margaret Casella (photography), and Cheryl Jacobsen, an instructor with the UI Center for the Book (calligraphy and assemblages).

First Fridays are free and open to the public with complimentary popcorn and a cash bar.

Consider becoming a UIMA member! Courtesies include home delivery of the UIMA Magazine and a personalized Membership Card, which entitles you to free entry to the Figge Art Museum and reciprocal admission to other art museums around the country.

First Fridays for the 2017-2018 season are generously sponsored by John S. & Patricia C. Koza, H. Dee & Myrene R. Hoover and John R. Menninger.

Cost: Free


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 a program, please contact the University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art in advance at 335-1727.