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New Media Projects: The James Hearst Legacy
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Date: 12/22/2011 - 12/31/2012
James & Meryl Hearst Center for the Arts
304 W Seerley Blvd.
Cedar Falls

The James & Meryl Hearst Center for the Arts announces the debut of its grant project entitled James Hearst: Interpreting “The Farmstead”. The Hearst Center recently added James Hearst’s poetry to the Hearst Sculpture Garden. They have also launched cell phone tours featuring archival recordings of James Hearst reading his poetry, as well as individual Hearst Center room histories. In addition, the Hearst Center now features a multimedia kiosk featuring audio and video recordings of James Hearst, digitized copies of his poetry and prose, and images of artwork inspired by his poetry. When guests visit the Hearst Center they can now further their understanding of the historical significance of farmer-poet, James Hearst’s works, as well as his home, the present day Hearst Center for the Arts. Increase your knowledge of Iowa farm life as you listen to Mr. Hearst read and discuss his agriculturally inspired poetry, and see photos from the Hearst family album. Interested participants can stop by the Hearst Center during regular gallery hours to interact with the kiosk or log onto the website www.cedarfalls.com/hearstlegacy To view poetry plinths in the Hearst Sculpture Garden visit the garden from sunrise to sunset, seven days a week. Information is also available online at www.hearstartscenter.com. For audio tours, call (319) 243-3247 on any cellular phone, follow the prompts, and select from the following: 01-37: James Hearst reading his poetry from the Things as They Are album. 38: New exhibit info (short) 39: New exhibit info (long) 40: James & Meryl Hearst Center for the Arts and Cedar Falls Art & Culture Board Histories 41-51: Hearst Center individual room histories. 52-57: Scott Cawelti reading James Hearst’s poetry in the Sculpture Garden 58: Hearst Sculpture Garden Gallery Hours: Tuesday & Thursday: 8:00 am – 9:00 pm Wednesday & Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday & Sunday: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Closed on Mondays

Vicki Simpson

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