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Phoenix, Arizona Site plan for Gimme Shelter Shade for Pierce Street Public Art Project. Photo courtesy Phoenix Office of Cultural Affairs The Office of Arts and Culture in Phoenix, Arizona, has completed more than 145 major art projects through its Public Art Program. With support from the NEA,...
Washington, DC Text and photos by Victoria Hutter This callbox honors Alice Pike Barney (1857-1931) , an American painter--and DC hostess--known for her portraits. They seemed to pop up over night in Woodley Park. Three vintage fire and police call boxes, with their graceful?albeit rusting?wrought...
Washington, DC Photo by Victoria Hutter By some accounts, today Rocco faced his toughest audience yet! At the invitation of Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, the NEA Chair was one of five readers who regaled an eager gathering of DC schoolkids with a lunchtime recitation of books for little...
Washington, DC August 3, 2010 2005 NEA National Heritage Fellow Chuck Brown. Photo by Tom Pich You might think that---unlike Chicago or Nashville or New Orleans---the only "music" to be heard in DC is the sound of official motorcades or pontificating politicians. But, in fact, thanks to...
Washington, DC With the August 23, 2010 , deadline for the HUD Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant NOFA only 20 days away, here's an update and reminder from HUD: 1. Register with grants.gov today! Registration is easy, but it takes several days to process. You can register on the...
Washington, DC Operatic tenor Everett McCorvey is a very busy man. In addition to performing (and acting as musical director) with the vocal group he founded, the American Spiritual Ensemble, he also teaches voice and is director of the opera program at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, a...
Washington, DC Dylan Landis DC-based writer Dylan Landis was one of 42 prose writers to receive a 2010 NEA Literature Fellowship. Her body of work includes Normal People Don't Live Like This , a novel-in-stories that was listed as one of Newsday' s "Ten Best Books of 2009" and one...
Hartford, Connecticut Two pottery pieces by Kristen Dockendorff were just some of the art work on display in CHANGE , a juried exhibition of local artists sponsored by the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism (CCCT). Photo by CCCT staff. Yesterday marked the 20th anniversary of the...
Washington, DC In today's vlog, NEA Design Director Jason Schupbach discusses the six "livability" principles that should inform community design. [flv: http://artworks.arts.gov/wp-content/uploads/JS-livability.mp4 450 273] [ transcript ] If you missed the first two vlogs in our...
Chicago, Illinois Photo courtesy NEA staff Yesterday, more than 50 experts in education, arts, government, and business convened in Chicago for the NEA?s 2010 Education Leaders Institute (ELI). Dream teams competed to win a spot to participate in a design studio for public education that focuses on...

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