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UNI to host walking art tours during College Hill Arts Festival <br>

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Darrell Taylor, acting director, UNI Gallery of Art, (319) 273-6134
Gwenne Culpepper, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art will offer free walking art tours during the College Hill Arts Festival, Friday and Saturday, July 19 and 20.

Tours on Friday, July 19, begin at 1, 3 and 5 p.m., leaving from the Kamerick Art Building (KAB). Saturday's tours begin at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., also leaving from KAB. Participants will be led by Department of Art students and faculty through a series of campus buildings, including Lang Hall, Seerley, the Commons and the Rod Library. In each building, various art pieces will be discussed and explained.

'I'm most excited about showing visitors the new art in Lang Hall,' said Darrell Taylor, interim director of the Gallery of Art. 'There are some beautiful pieces in the building, and this is a great way for the public to see them.' The theme of all 54 pieces in the newly renovated building is Iowa's landscape.

Two exhibits are on display at the Gallery of Art. The first is 'ALCHEMY,' showcasing jewelry and small sculpture, and the second features pieces from the university's permanent collection.

The UNI Gallery of Art is located at the corner of Hudson Road and West 27th Street, on the main floor of the Kamerick Art Building. Gallery hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call (319) 273-3095 or visit www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery.