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Grant Wood program coming at Toledo Library Tuesday, April 11

April 9, 2017
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

"Grant Wood - Prairie Rebel" presented by Tom Milligan will be featured at the Toledo Public library this Tuesday, April 11, from 2 - 3 p.m.

The event is hosted by the Toledo Library Foundation and free and open to all.

In this 45-minute, one-man show, Grant Wood chats with the audience as if talking to an old friend across the backyard fence, or maybe at his home at Five Turner Alley in Cedar Rapids. He tells us about his life and how he changed the art world forever with his work. It is the man behind American Gothic that we hear and see, and the story of how he took the moments, the memories, and the people of our state, and showed the whole world the specialness of this Iowa. After the presentation, the audience is encouraged to ask questions of the actor about Grant Wood and his life.

Milligan has spent 45 years as a working theater artist in Iowa. As an actor, director, scenic designer as well as producer, his work has been seen throughout Iowa and the Midwest.

The Toledo Library has received funding from Humanities iowa to host this presentation.

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