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April 2, 2010 Washington, DC Rocco?s Art Works trip to Michigan on March 22 and 23 was a study in contrasts. He saw art in a rural setting and a big city environment. He saw spectacular new buildings not far from abandoned and deteriorating structures. And he saw an arts community with enormous...
A few things you should know about Idaho: 1. It's the 13th largest state in the union and became the 43rd state in July 1890; 2. famous Idahoans include Baseball Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Marilynne Robinson, and 3. Rocco will bring the Art Works tour to Boise...
April 1, 2010 Washington, DC Rocco with (l-r): Judy Nemzoff, Community Arts and Education Director, San Francisco Arts Commission; Frances Phillips, Program Director, Arts, The Walter and Elise Haas Fund; James E. Canales, President and CEO, The James Irvine Foundation The San Francisco Community...
Rocco on the road in Chelsea, Michigan. Photo by Elayne Gross While we're following Rocco around the country on the Art Works tour, you can now follow us on Twitter! We're @NEAarts and you can find us at www.twitter.com/NEAarts .
April 1, 2010 Washington, DC Playwright David MacGregor on the set for his play Gravity at the Purple Rose Theatre in Chelsea, Michigan. Photo courtesy of the playwright When Rocco visited the Purple Rose Theatre in Chelsea, Michigan, the theater was presenting the final week of its world premiere...
March 31, 2010 Washington, DC Last Friday the National Council on the Arts gathered for the public session of its 169th meeting. Presentations included an appreciation of the late Bess Lomax Hawes, an overview of findings from the 2008 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts , and a presentation...
March 30, 2010 Washington, DC On Friday, Chairman Rocco Landesman administered the oath of office to Irvin Mayfield as he became the newest member of the National Council on the Arts. Photo by Kathy Plowitz-Worden Grammy-winnning New Orleans jazz musician Irvin Mayfield may be new to the National...
March 30, 2010 Washington, DC The Jews on Vinyl exhibit at San Francisco's Contemporary Jewish Museum features a soundtrack of Jewish-American pop music from the 1940s through the 1980s. Photo by Drew Altizer, Contemporary Jewish Museum On his recent multi-city Art Works visit to California, Rocco...
March 29, 2010 Washington, DC Rocco greets NCA member Terry Teachout before the start of the public session of the 169th meeting of the National Council on the Arts. Photo by Kathy Plowitz-Worden Friday was a bit of a gloomy day here in Washington, DC, but things were pretty lively inside the Old...
March 26, 2010 Washington, DC Join the live webcast of the public session of the 169 th meeting of the National Council on the Arts, which will be broadcast from 9:00-10:45 am. The agenda includes the swearing in of jazz musician Irvin Mayfield as the newest?and perhaps youngest ever!?NCA member,...

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