The University of Iowa
Hancher Guild Youth Art Show
Visual Art

The Hancher Guild Youth Art Show

Presented by
Iowa City Community School District
Monday, March 6, 2017, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

March 6–10 & 20–25, Hancher Lobby
Opening reception – March 6, 4:30–6 pm

A longstanding Hancher tradition returns with The Hancher Guild Youth Art Show!

The opening reception for this celebration of the young artists in our community will include light refreshments, a performance by a visiting Hancher artist, and the announcement of the winners of the Candy Carmicheal Award for Outstanding Elementary Art and the Hancher Award for Outstanding Secondary Art. Winners will be selected by UI Professor Anita Jung from the School of Art & Art History.

Opening reception – March 6
4:30–5:15 pm – Art opening
5:15–5:30 pm – Short program
5:30–6:00 pm – Reception in the Stanley Café

Exhibition hours – March 6–10 & 20–25
Monday–Friday, 10 am–5:30 pm

Season Sponsor: WEST MUSIC
Event Sponsor: University of Iowa Community Credit Union

Image: We All Perform (detail) by Anita Jung and seventh-graders from Algona, Council Bluffs, Iowa City, Maquoketa, Muscatine, Spencer, and Storm Lake


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Hancher Guild Youth Art Show returns after nine year absence
KCRG - Monday, March 6, 2017
Hundreds of works of art done lined the halls of Hancher Auditorium once again at the Hancher Guild Youth Art Show. Nearly 400 works of art were on display from students from kindergarten all they way up to high school. People say they've missed having this annual event in Hancher Auditorium.
Longtime Hancher tradition returns as Youth Art Show puts community’s creativity on display
Iowa Now - Friday, March 3, 2017
Some of the great performing artists from around the world already have graced the Hancher Auditorium stage since its grand opening in September. On March 6, however, the new building will become a visual arts gallery filled with works created by the youth of Iowa City, Coralville, Hills, and North Liberty. The Hancher Guild Youth Art Show, which began in 1983 and was held annually until floodwaters destroyed the original Hancher Auditorium in 2008, is making its return to the University of Iowa campus. Reinstating the longstanding tradition always was part of the plan as the new Hancher was being built.
Hancher tradition returns to Iowa City with Hancher Guild Youth Art Show
Iowa City Press Citizen - Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Hancher Auditorium executive director Chuck Swanson knows that Hancher itself is a work of art. Soon, the 191,977 square-feet auditorium will be welcoming hundreds of more art pieces thanks to the hard work of students throughout the Iowa City area. The Hancher Guild Youth Art Show will return to Iowa City for the first time in nine years. Starting Monday, hundreds of works of art created by students from kindergarteners to high school seniors throughout the Iowa City area will be displayed inside the auditorium.

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 Paris Sissel in advance at (319) 467-4849 or at